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