Earlier this month, Google publicly released the latest Android 9.0 Pie. The new update is already available for the Google Pixel smartphones and also the Essential Phone. While a few companies including Nokia, OnePlus, Vivo and OPPO have released Android 9 Beta update for few of their devices, the public update is expected to be released by the end of this year. Vivo and Nokia have officially confirmed to start rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie update in the next couple of months.
Huawei which is the second largest smartphone manufacturer isn’t part of the group of Chinese brands who offered Android P Beta for their respective devices. Honor, the sister brand of Huawei, now confirmed the Android 9.0 Pie update is in the final stage. As of now, the company is internally testing the new Android 9.0 Pie update on Honor 10 and Honor V10 smartphones. While the Honor View 10 (a.k.a Honor V10) was launched late last year, the Honor 10 was unveiled just a couple of months ago in London.
In the coming weeks, the company will roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for selected Honor 10 and View 10 users for beta testing. Once the public update is available for both these devices, the company will also start rolling out for other Honor smartphones. Last month, the company launched the GPU Turbo edition of Honor 10 and Honor V10 with the all-new EMUI 8.2 out of the box. The GPU Turbo technology is said to offer 60% better graphics performance and reduces the battery consumption by 30%.
Both the Honor 10 and Honor View 10 are powered by the in-house Kirin 970 octa-core processor. While the Honor View 10 came with the metal unibody design, the Honor 10 sports gradient finish 3D curved glass back body. At the upcoming IFA 2018, Huawei is rumored to unveil the new Kirin 980 chipset. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!