Huawei has started testing Android 8.0 Oreo for its Mate series devices. The leaked Huawei Mate 9 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta build confirms this. The leaked beta build supports both dual and single SIM European variant Mate 9 (MHA-L29 and MHA-L09). The leak verifies that Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro owners can expect official Oreo update in the coming months.
Thanks to FunkyHuawei, the leaked Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update is now available for download for European variant Mate 9 (MHA-L29C432 and MHA-L09C432). According to the source, the Oreo update brings much better performance and battery life on Mate 9. Though the specifications of leaked firmware shows wrong OS and EMUI version, as per the source, this is because of the beta firmware.
If you would like, you can download and test the Android 8.0 Oreo beta build now on your Mate 9 (European variant dual and single SIM Mate 9). Head over to FunkyHuawei website here, download and install the firmware.
As per the recent development, Huawei Mate 9 series users can expect Android 8.0 update to come sometime soon, same would be the case for Huawei’s sub-brand Honor 8 and 6X Oreo updates.
Below is a list of Huawei devices that are confirmed to get Android 8.0 Oreo update in the coming months. However, no ETA is available for now.
– Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9
– Huawei P10, P10 Plus, P10 Lite
– Huawei P9, P9 Plus, P9 Lite
– Huawei Honor 8 Pro, Honor 8
– Huawei Honor 7
– Huawei Honor 6X
Also, Huawei Mate 8, Mate 9 Porche, Mate S, Huawei P8 Lite, Huawei GR5 2017, Huawei G8, Huawei GT3, Huawei Y7 Prime, Huawei Y7, Huawei Y3 2017, Huawei Y5 2017, Honor 5X and Honor 5C are expected to get Android Oreo update.
Unfortunately, all other Huawei and Honor devices will not get official Oreo update. However, users can still enjoy Oreo on many of these devices by installing LineageOS 15 or other Oreo based custom ROMs. (Source – Reddit)