Huawei announces when the Mate 20, Honor 20, and Honor View 20 will start getting EMUI 10 (Android Q)
Huawei has been hard at work on its own homebrewed Harmony OS, but the company strongly insists that Harmony OS is the company’s Plan B. This new OS will be used if and only if using Android on Huawei and Honor devices becomes impossible. Huawei is still committed to Android, and the next EMUI 10 update will also be based on Android Q, the next version of Google’s operating system. At the Huawei Developer Conference, Huawei confirmed that EMUI 10 beta will be coming to the Huawei P30 and the Huawei P30 Pro on September 8, 2019. Now, reports suggest that Huawei has also shared a timeline for EMUI 10 beta release for its other devices.
According to a report from MyDrivers, the Huawei Mate 20, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the Huawei Mate 20 X, Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design will receive their EMUI 10 beta in late September 2019. Honor devices, namely the Honor 20, the Honor 20 Pro, the Honor View20 and the Honor Magic 2 will receive their equivalent Magic UI 3.0 update in late September 2019 as well.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman, had the opportunity to try out EMUI 10 beta based on Android Q beta at the Huawei Developer Conference. The biggest change with this Android Q build is the ability to use a system-wide dark theme, with EMUI 10 even forcing this dark theme onto third-party apps, regardless of whether the app has added in a dark theme or not. Other changes include a simplification of the Settings app, a few changes to the Camera UI, a new swipe up gesture to access the app drawer, further improvements to the Quick Settings panels to make the tiles more accessible when using the phone in one hand, new animations for certain transitions and other smaller changes. Huawei will likely bring attention to more changes when the Beta begins rolling out to more devices. If you’d like to read more about these upcoming changes, you can read our hands-on for EMUI 10 with Android Q on the Huawei P30 Pro.