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HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro reportedly receiving Android Pie in Europe (Update: Not so fast)

It looks like Android Pie hasn't landed on the Mate 10 Pro in Europe just yet. But how long will we have to wait, then?

Published onOctober 2, 2018

The front of the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro.

Update, October 2 2018 (01:34AM): It looks like Mate 10 Pro owners in Europe will have to wait a little longer to get Android Pie. The original source for the device’s Pie roll-out mistook a beta update for a stable OTA update, according to XDA‘s Mishaal Rahman.

He also notes that the “log” term at the end of the cited build number is usually used for beta releases only.

Stable EMUI 9-based Android Pie is not yet rolling out for the European HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro. The website that first reported this, GetDroidTips, saw a beta update and believed it was a stable update.@AndroidAuth @gsmarena_com @phonearena
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) October 1, 2018

We still don’t have any word from Huawei on the matter, but it certainly seems like Mate 10 Pro users are in for a longer wait. Hopefully the company delivers the update sooner rather than later, as companies like Essential and HMD have already been able to deliver a fresh slice of Pie.

Original article, October 1 2018 (02:34AM): HUAWEI isn’t the fastest when it comes to system updates, but it looks like the company is stepping up with Android Pie. According to GetDroidTips, the Chinese colossus has pushed out a Pie-based update to the Mate 10 Pro.

The update is bundled with the EMUI 9.0 Android skin and has the build number, the website claims. The OTA is reportedly being pushed out to Mate 10 Pro users in Europe, but will “soon” spread to other markets.

EMUI 9.0 packs plenty of features, such as the Google Lens-inspired HiVision feature, GPU Turbo 2.0 for better performance in selected games, and a biometric-enabled password manager (seen below). The Chinese brand is also touting faster app launch speeds and smoother system performance with the new skin.

HUAWEI password vault details from a slide.

Android Pie should also bring a few new features to the Mate 10 Pro, such as digital wellbeing, wind down functionality, Google’s take on gesture navigation, and adaptive brightness. It’s unclear whether HUAWEI will adopt Pie’s adaptive battery feature, as EMUI already has its own power-saving features.

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News of a European roll-out means other regions can’t be far behind, so sit tight if you’ve got a Mate 10 Pro in the U.S. or elsewhere. Hopefully the P20 series and budget HUAWEI phones aren’t far behind in receiving a Pie-based update, either.

We’ve contacted HUAWEI for confirmation of the OTA and will update the article when/if we get a response. Have you received the update though? Then let us know in the comments!

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