Android Oreo is rolling out for the Huawei Mate 9 in the US. The update comes bundled with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 software skin and the January 2018 security patch. Here's what you can expect.
Android Oreo rolls out to Huawei Mate 9 in the US
Rejoice, US Mate 9 owners, it's cookie time. The Android 8.0 Oreo update is rolling out to Mate 9 models MHA-L29 and MHA-L09. Both models are international variants, available to purchase unlocked in the U.S. by shoppers via various retailers.
As for the Oreo update itself, it introduces persistent notifications, adaptive icons, and picture-in-picture mode among many other features. The update also brings the January 2018 Android security patch and EMUI 8.0, the latest version of Huawei’s skin.
EMUI 8.0 is meant to take advantage of artificial intelligence to shunt lesser-used apps to the background and optimize performance. Additionally, the update brings a new floating navigation dock and a 3D panorama mode to the rear camera.
Then there's the fact that this update is supposed to bring Project Treble to the Mate 9. This should make Huawei's pledge to continue to update its higher-end phones on a monthly schedule somewhat more realistic. At the moment, the roll out appears to be slow, but you shouldn't have to wait too long.
Have you recieved latest updates to your Huawei Mate 9? Did you notice any improvements?