Huawei, one of the first OEMs to unveil a smartphone powered by Android Oreo out of the box, has just started rolling out the same Oreo treat to its older handsets.
To begin with is the Huawei Mate 9, whose successor came with Android Oreo out of the box, alongside the Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9 Porsche Design. These were release last year and came preinstalled with Android Nougat, which makes Oreo their first major upgrade. The stable version comes about two months since the company launched the Oreo beta and it carries software version B334 alongside a new EMUI 8.0 skin.
As you would expect, Android Oreo is still limited to those using the Huawei Mate 9 series in China, but this doesn’t mean other regions won’t get the OTA. It only means that it will take some time before the update starts rolling out in other parts of the globe, including the U.S.
If you are using the Huawei Honor 9 and Honor V9 from the same country, the update to Android Oreo is also rolling out over the air. Similar to the Huawei Mate 9, the update also installs the new EMUI 8.0 skin on top of Oreo, but included are also several Huawei-based features. Note that in order to receive the update, you must be using the latest build, even for those not in the beta program. So, before you can update to Oreo, you will first need to update your device to the latest software version available.
For those who don’t know whether the software version they are using is the latest or not, now might be the time to hit the Settings menu of your Huawei phone. Have you received the Oreo update on your Huawei Mate 9, Honor 9 or Honor V9? Let us know in your comments below.
Update: Huawei P10 Plus joins the party, becoming the fourth Huawei device to receive the update to Android Oreo. Even though the standard P10 has not yet received the update, the fact that it’s rolling out to the P10 Plus suggests that it won’t be long before the update comes in. Still, this update has been confirmed for the Chinese market, with other markets set to come in sooner or later.