Screenshots of Android Oreo with EMUI 6 on the Huawei Mate 9 emerge ahead of release


Huawei is actively testing Android Oreo for Mate 9, but the company's first smartphone to ship with the new version of the OS will eventually be the upcoming Huawei Mate 10, which is expected to be unveiled on October 16.

Regardless, some of Huawei's high-end smartphones will receive Android Oreo updates, and by the looks of it, the Mate 9 will be the first to get it.

The folks over at XDA got their hands on a working beta build and captured of some screenshots of Android Oreo with EMUI 6 on the Huawei Mate 9.

Among the new features the new update will add to the Mate 9 there's a new option that will allow users to choose the screen resolution (720p or 1080p). Also, Huawei added a button the Mate 9 users can place on the navigation bar. The button will make the navigation bar invisible when pressed. In order to make it reappear, a swipe up gesture is needed.

The picture-in-picture mode is present as well as part of the Android Oreo, along with improved background app limitations and notification channels.

Finally, a new navigation dock is available for those who aren't particularly happy to use the navigation bar. It's basically a movable floating button that replaces the navigation bar and can be used via gestures like slide up to go home, slide right for recents, and touch to go back.

We've only added a few screenshots, but there are a lot more along with more details about Android Oreo and EMUI 6 at the link below.

source: XDA

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Mate 9
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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6 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The resolution toggle should be the part of stock Android. Perhaps in Android P, eh? I mean, what else they're going to do with Android 9 anyway? Oreo is as polished as it gets! But I'd certainly love even MORE software optimization! Anyhow, The EMUI-6 seems pretty neat. I think they're finally getting rid of iOS esque settings menu, good for them. iOS has aged, and it hasn't aged well, unlike me! I mean, just what an ugly little duckling The iOS 11 turned out to be! Disappointing. Oh well, G'Day!

2. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Great news! Some people said Huawei don't update their software....

3. bloodless

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

What about double tap to wake ?

4. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

no double tap (its on the xda comments)

5. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

P9 has had the resolution toggle for a while, interesting the Mate 9 is only getting it now.

6. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

don't worry even p9 will get it

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