Huawei Mate 10 Pro receives late but welcomed Android Pie update in the US

Huawei Mate 10 Pro receives late but welcomed Android Pie update in the US
This may feel like a distant memory by now, but it was actually not that long ago when Huawei last released a phone in the US. Officially, that is, because you can obviously find "international" variants of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro on eBay with general GSM network compatibility, but naturally, no warranty you can use stateside.

Back to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, it's interesting to point out authorized retailers like Newegg are still stocking it, charging a heavily discounted price that pretty much negates the giant's somewhat advanced age. Meanwhile, those already rocking the well-reviewed 6-incher stateside are in for quite a tasty treat... at last. 

According to one Android Police writer and a number of excited Redditors, the official Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 update is making its way over-the-air to US-specific Mate 10 Pro models after getting the ball rolling in Europe several months ago.

That's certainly not an ideal release schedule, but given the company's US predicament and how unlikely it is for a major carrier to support a Chinese behemoth suspected of spying anytime soon, it's definitely good to see this massive software update delivered late rather than never. And when we say massive, we mean it in the most literal way possible (as well as figuratively speaking), with one screenshot shared on Reddit listing the size of the goodie pack at an insanely hefty 4GB+. Good thing the handset comes with a generous 128 gigs of internal storage space.

While we don't have an official changelog for this exact variant of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro (model number BLA-A09), the UI tweaks and performance enhancements shouldn't be radically different from what European users have already received. That includes all the standard Android 9.0 stuff, like Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness functionality, but also loads of proprietary EMUI 9.0 features like a simpler user interface, Huawei's own take on Google's gesture navigation, and various AI optimizations. 

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Mate 10 Pro
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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9 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Good on Huawei!

2. Ali888

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

And still everyone kisses their ass, any word on pie for the p10?

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

My Honor View 10 received Android Pie before my Mate 10 Pro, but it’s still great to see that the Mate 10 Pro has received Android Pie for the U.S. variant. The Mate 10 Pro is still a really good smartphone, and it will only get better now that it has Pie.

4. .KRATOS.

Posts: 441; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I've received the update in early December, weird it took that much of time to reach there but the only downside I encounter is not receiving notifications for some applications some I need to open the app so I could receive notifications n some I don't I don't know what's the problem n also the multi-tasking pages it turns out all black n white when I surf between the apps doesn't show the content of the app which I'm using when I press the multi-task button if anyone know anything about that I'll appreciate any suggestions

5. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Now if Huawei could only receive a welcome update in the QC department.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Coming from a Pixel fan, that’s hilarious.

8. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Not as hilarious as you trying to climb out of that salt pit.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao Considering that your comment is the one that's full of salt with you unnecessarily attacking Huawei, it's clear that you're the one bathing in that salt pit.

7. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

yeah. took them a while to test out all the spyware to make sure China was happy.... lol

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