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The Mate 10 could be Huawei's first smartphone to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo

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EMUI 6.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo
Now that Google released Android 8.0 Oreo, handset makers can start updating a big chunk of their smartphones to the new version of the OS. Unfortunately, it might take at least a few months until a company will start the Android 8.0 Oreo roll-out, so chances are that a new device might ship with the new OS before an older one could be updated.

Although Google is expected to announce its new Pixel smartphones on October 5, these devices might not hit the shelves right away. On the other hand, the Mate 10 could be Huawei's first smartphone to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo on board.

A new report suggests Huawei is already working on EMUI 6.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. In fact, the Chinese company kicked off a closed beta program where users can test the new EMUI 6.0.

Huawei Mate 10 will be officially introduced on October 16, so theoretically there's enough time to optimize EMUI 6.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo to work on Huawei's new flagship.

It's worth pointing out that last year's flagship phablet, the Mate 9 was the first to ship with EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat, so it kind of makes sense that the upcoming Mate 10 would introduce the new version of EMUI to Huawei fans.

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