Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Android Oreo update with EMUI 8.0 now officially rolling out
The Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus were launched at MWC 2017. The phones didn’t launch with Android Oreo, but they have high-end specs including the Kirin 960 system-on-chip, dual 12MP + 20MP RGB + monochrome rear cameras, and an 8MP front camera. The differences between the two are that the Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch Full HD IPS display, while the P10 Plus has a 5.5-inch 16:9 QHD (2560×1440) IPS display. The P10 comes with 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of storage, while the P10 Plus comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. Finally, the P10 has a 3200mAh battery, while the P10 Plus has a 3750mAh battery.
In terms of software, the P10 and the P10 Plus shipped with EMUI 5.1 on top of Android Nougat. The Chinese variants of the phones have received the stable Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update, but the international variants have been kept waiting. In January, Huawei started an official beta program of the Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update for the international variants of the P10 and the P10 Plus.
In the same month, the company went on to release the kernel source code for the Android Oreo update, despite not having actually started rolling out the update to the international variants of the phones. Now, nearly two months later, Huawei has started rolling out the stable Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update for the phones in the Philippines.
As of now, it’s unknown if other regions are also receiving the Android Oreo update along with EMUI 8.0. Huawei has also not provided a changelog for the update. In January, the beta update’s changelog stated that the update contained performance improvements, the addition of the navigation dock, a redesigned settings menu, and a 30-day recycle bin for the Gallery app.
The EMUI 8.0 update will also bring standard Android Oreo features such as notification channels, picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, smart text selection, the AutoFill framework, faster boot times, and more. The roll-out will likely begin in a staged manner, and we expect it to be completed in the coming weeks.
Source: Huawei Mobile Philippines