[Update: Beta Sign-ups] EMUI 10 beta based on Android Q will start rolling out for the Huawei P30 series on September 8th

[Update: Beta Sign-ups] EMUI 10 beta based on Android Q will start rolling out for the Huawei P30 series on September 8th

Update (9/10/19 @ 2:05 PM ET): Huawei has opened up beta sign-ups for EMUI 10 on the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.

China’s largest technology company, Huawei, is holding its annual Developer Conference this week in the city of Dongguan. At the event, Huawei officially announced the latest version of its Android-based software called EMUI. EMUI 10.0 is based on Android 10 Q, which itself is still in beta phase. Nonetheless, Huawei is prepared to show the world what the Android Q update for its Huawei and Honor-branded smartphones will look like.

Earlier this week, Google rolled out the sixth and final Android Q beta for its Pixel smartphones. Since Google provides certain partners with early access to the Android 10 source code, some smartphone brands like Xiaomi and OnePlus have started customizing the next Android release with their own flavor. Huawei is no different in that regard, except the company’s only Android 10 beta release was basically EMUI 9 with Android Q framework changes under-the-hood. This week, we’re finally going to see what changes Huawei is making on top of Google’s Android Q.

EMUI 10 based on Android Q, at the HDC 2019

During the keynote event, Huawei only talked about the system-wide dark mode that’s coming to EMUI 10, but there’s bound to be a lot of additional changes to Android Q that Huawei couldn’t fit into its announcement today. At the Huawei Developer Conference, Huawei did confirm that the Android Q beta release will become available for the Huawei P30 series on September 8th, but that’s likely only for the Chinese models. Still, we now have a firm launch date for the first beta of Huawei’s next Android release, and that means the stable release shouldn’t be too far off.

EMUI 10 based on Android Q, at the HDC 2019

We’re at the Huawei Developer Conference this week to learn all we can about the new Harmony OS and EMUI 10, so keep an eye out on the XDA frontpage for more information.

EMUI 10 Release

As previously announced by both Huawei and Honor, the latest Android 10 Q-based EMUI release will be made available for the following devices:

  • Honor 8X
  • Honor 10
  • Honor 20
  • Honor 20i/20 Lite
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate 20 RS
  • Huawei P30 lite
  • Huawei P smart 2019
  • Huawei P smart+ 2019
  • Huawei P smart Z
  • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (5G)
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite

The Huawei Mate 30 series will launch with the new EMUI 10 and Android 10 onboard, as Huawei confirmed during its keynote at HDC today.

Update 8/9/19 @ 6:30 AM EST: An earlier version of this article incorrectly implied that the stable EMUI 10 release will roll out for the P30 series on September 8th. It is in fact just the public beta. The article has been corrected; we apologize for any confusion.


Update: Beta Sign-ups

EMUI 10, based on Android 10, is the next big software update from Huawei. They have now opened beta sign-ups for the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro. This is an open beta and you will need to wipe all of your data if you install it and want to go back to a previous stable build. Huawei has published a full list of all the P30/P30 Pro specific models and build numbers you need to install the beta. If you qualify, you can install the Beta app to join the project. Check out the thread below to see all the details.

Known issues:

  • Apps downloaded using a certain browser app cannot be installed.
  • Screen occasionally turns black in picture-in-picture mode.
  • Local videos cannot play using HUAWEI Video when the network is connected.
  • Some finance apps might exit unexpectedly due to the compatibility issues with Android Q.
  • Some apps might have display issues as they have not been made compatible with the Google Dark Mode.
  • Some third-party apps might not run properly as they have not been made compatible with Android Q.

Source: Huawei

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