The Mate 10 could be Huawei's first smartphone to ship with 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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Mate 10
  • Display 5.9" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

It will not....

2. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hope it will support Tmobile's 600mhz LTE bandwidth.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It should. Huawei wouldn't mess around with it's handsets for the US market, considering that they're pushing further to establish themselves in the US market.

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

But the ugly UI remains the same .....

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Wonder why people complain about the UI of an Android handset when there is a bunch if custom launchers.

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

this Custom launchers change app drawer or some icons at max if you want proper complete theme , you need root and not every1 can root devices

9. KingSam

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

EMUI 5 is really good. Idk whats his problem. Early huawei skins were bad but not lately.

10. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

First thing I ditch in ANY smartphone is the launcher. I like the launcher to look just like my "retired" phone, when I buy a new one. I just install Nova, set it up and that way the "where are things now" problem is gone.

6. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I bought Mate 9 for my dad. The UI looks fine to me. Myself is using Nova Launcher.

8. fyah_king unregistered

Can't wait for this one!! I am loving my Mate 9!

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