Huawei starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8 for Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro

Huawei kicked off an Android Oreo beta program for the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro about two months ago and promised the final version of the update would be launched very soon. It looks like today is the day Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro users are getting the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update.

The roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 has just started in China, but the update will be slowly released in more regions in the coming weeks. One other thing worth mentioning is the update is available for the Porsche Design version of the Mate 9 as well.

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Screenshots of Android Oreo with EMUI 6 on the Huawei Mate 9 emerge ahead of release

Huawei is actively testing Android Oreo for Mate 9, but the company’s first smartphone to ship with the new version of the OS will eventually be the upcoming Huawei Mate 10, which is expected to be unveiled on October 16.

Regardless, some of Huawei’s high-end smartphones will receive Android Oreo updates, and by the looks of it, the Mate 9 will be the first to get it.

The folks over at XDA got their hands on a working beta build and captured of some screenshots of Android Oreo with EMUI 6 on the Huawei Mate 9.

Among the new features the new update …

For reasons unknown, Huawei has removed all EMUI images from its website

In a surprising turn of events, Huawei has decided to remove all EMUI images for its smartphones from its official website. Usually, Huawei smartphone owners could download and flash ROM images from a dedicated website, which came in handy when new versions of EMUI would be uploaded by the Chinese company.

Now when you visit Huawei’s website that was hosting the download links, you are met with a message that informs you all EMUI images have been removed.

To deliver a more convenient and satisfactory update service, Huawei now only provides online updates …

Honor 6X finally gets its Android Nougat update, EMUI 5.0 included

Honor USA just informed us that, starting today, May 2, it’s rolling out an official Android Nougat update to its 6X smartphone. 

If you own a honor 6X, you probably know that the update was initially supposed to be released in March. But, hey, we’ve seen longer delays.

The new update brings Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 to the honor 6X. This means that the handset is getting software enhancements all across the board, from a refined design, to increased security and superior overall performance. Honor aims to upgrade all 6X units (likely around the world) by mid …