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HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro getting Android 10-based EMUI 10 early? (Update: In beta)

Update: HUAWEI confirms the update in the wild is only the beta.

Published onOctober 14, 2019

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Update October 14, 2019 (11:40AM ET): You might want to stop refreshing your “check for updates” page because it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer for the stable version of Android 10 on the Mate 20 Pro.

HUAWEI Central has received word from the company that the software is still only available as part of its beta program that is currently only running in China. The publication was also sent further detail regarding the update which contains the word “log” at the end of the build number, indicating this isn’t the stable version.

Looks like Mate 20 Pro owners may have to wait until December after all. Boo. We’ve reached out to HUAWEI for further clarification.

Original article October 14, 2019 (9:12AM ET): HUAWEI’s original EMUI 10 roadmap suggested Mate 20 Pro owners would have to wait until December to enjoy the delights of Android 10, but the Chinese giant may be seeding the OTA much earlier than expected.

News of the rollout comes from DroidApp which has received word from Mate 20 Pro users in the Netherlands who have received the update. The update itself weighs in at a meaty 4.4GB.

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In addition to a bunch of Android 10 features, EMUI 10 also adds Huawei’s own tweaks on its custom skin including a raft of visual changes and a long overdue revamp for the HUAWEI camera app. We saw all these upgrades recently hit the HUAWEI P30 Pro after debuting on the Mate 30 Pro, albeit without Google services on the latter.

There’s no word on wider availability of the update for the Mate 20 Pro or other Mate 20 devices. HUAWEI sub-brand Honor is expected to follow with Android 10 updates for the HONOR 20 series soon, though those devices will be running Magic UI instead.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve received the update and be sure to bookmark our Android 10 update tracker to be first in the know when your phone gets to sample the latest Android upgrade.

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