Despite some massive setbacks for Huawei, the company seemingly has something to cheer about in the Android world. According to a post by the company, around 80 million Huawei device owners have already updated to its EMUI 9 operating system, which is based on Google’s Android 9 Pie OS. The graphic also reveals that the number is expected to touch 100 million when the first half of 2020 comes to a close.
Flagship handsets like the Mate 20 Lite, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, as well as the budget-oriented Nova 3 lineup have already received updates. This goes to show that the company hasn’t let the recent obstacles come in the way of software development. With millions of users still out there with Huawei smartphones, it’s only fair that they receive their updates in time. Maybe other manufacturers can take a cue out of Huawei’s book and start rolling out updates to their devices relatively quickly.
— EMUI (@HuaweiEMUI) June 3, 2019
It is usually Google which is the quickest to updates, with the Pixel lineup being the first to have the honor each year. But the race to send out updates begins shortly after. While Samsung has significantly cut down its wait times for updates, manufacturers like Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo etc remain ahead of the curve.
Android 9 is currently the latest operating system but Google has already begun working on Android Q. The recent ban on Huawei in the U.S. as well as the fallout with Google might significantly affect its ability to develop Android Q for its lineup of smartphones.
Via: Phone Arena