Mate 10 and 10 Pro get slapped with stock Android Oreo, confirming their Treble cred
Huawei is finally primed to exit its pariah state in the US carrier market, as its CEO Richard Yu officially confirmed in an interview with ABC that the company will have the high-end Mate 10 line in carrier stores as soon as January, and at a "competitively priced" tag to boot.
We are already salivating at the thought that Huawei may get creative with pricing of the Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro in order to gain a foothold in the all-important carrier portfolios. After all, the Mate 10 Pro has the best battery life in its class, a camera set that is ranked high up there with the Note 8 or iPhone X in low-light, and a pretty compact for the screen diagonal design, so it ticks all the desirable boxes this season, and may be destined for success in the US.
Google's Project Treble was just confirmed working on both the Mate 10 and 10 Pro, as it should, given that the phones ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Treble unifies and standardizes the basic Android drivers and APIs, so that developers only have to deal with porting the front end, instead spending most of their time porting features to specific hardware, as they do with custom ROMs.As if to add to the positive feeling about the phones' stateside launch,
This is supposed to speed up Android updates significantly, but the side bonus is that ROMs can be ported quicker, too. Apparently, devs took a stock AOSP Android Oreo, and tried to make it work on 10 and 10 Pro with great success, and only a few non-critical kinks to be ironed out after the swap. Currently, Project Treble phones are few and far between, and we are glad to hear it works as advertised on high-end handsets like the Mate 10 and 10 Pro, which are coming to America next month.