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Huawei Mate 9 gets the EMUI 9 (Android Pie) update in China

If Huawei has proven themselves in one area, it's in providing Android 9 Pie updates for many of their devices. Huawei's heavily customized EMUI 9 may not be your jam, but you have to admit the company has done a great job at bringing it to their current and even last generation of devices. Speaking...

Huawei must pay $10.5 million for allegedly violating 4G LTE patents

Huawei's expansion into the United States was almost a certainty until AT&T suddenly pulled out of the deal. Citing "political pressure," AT&T called off the deal to carry the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and since then, Huawei has had little to no presence in the country. Still, that hasn't stopped a Texas jury from finding...

Android Pie GSI now available for Project Treble-enabled devices

When Google first announced Project Treble with Android 8.0 Oreo, there was some skepticism among the community about how effective Treble would be at bringing faster updates to Android devices. After seeing how Treble can help kickstart the custom development process by making it possible for supported devices to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI),...

Huawei P20, Huawei Mate 10, and more will start getting bi-monthly software updates

Earlier today, Huawei announced that they will be introducing software updates every two months for many of their smartphones. These updates will include not only new features and bug fixes, but the latest security patches as well. The company has previously been criticised for its lack of updates, with security patches often taking months to...

Team OpenKirin opens website to support all EMUI 8 Huawei/Honor devices

Huawei and their subsidiary Honor ship their smartphones and tablets with their EMUI software. It's a heavily modified version of the stock Android framework that offers a lot of features not found in AOSP. Some people prefer all of the added features while the stock Android purists would much rather have stock Android running on...

How to flash a Generic System Image (GSI) on Project Treble supported devices

If you've only heard of Project Treble in passing but haven't looked into it all that much, then you may have heard that it's supposed to help major Android updates roll out more quickly. At XDA, there's another benefit that we've spoken about at length: the ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI)...

Here’s a list of Android devices updated with Project Treble support

Whereas Apple is able to keep most of their devices, even many older ones, up to date with the latest software (which sometimes involve rather controversial features), Android device makers have varying degrees of success keeping their devices up to date. Some device makers like Essential and Google are pretty good at providing security patches,...

Android Oreo with EMUI 8.0 Now Available for the Chinese Huawei Mate 9

Over the past several months, we've seen quite a few OEMs roll out Android Oreo to their devices. It's a pretty exclusive club at the moment, but it seems like more devices every day are getting Google's latest and greatest. Case in point: A stable version of Android Oreo, based on EMUI 8.0, is now...

A Revolution in Custom ROMs: How Project Treble makes Porting Android Oreo a 1 Day Job

The XDA forums have been the central gathering of custom ROM development for years. It's thanks to the hard work of developers on our forums that many older Android smartphones are kept alive by custom ROMS sometimes years after devices were abandoned by the device maker. Though most manufacturers release bootloader unlocking methods these days,...

I Booted Stock Android Oreo on the Huawei Mate 9 thanks to Project Treble

Just a week before this year's Google I/O, Google unveiled one of the most fundamental, low-level changes to the Android OS framework: Project Treble. Project Treble modularizes the Android OS framework to separate it from vendor code, allowing OEMs to work on new software updates without having to wait for vendors (like Qualcomm) to update...

Huawei Shares Details About Android Oreo for Mate 9, Android P and Monthly Security Updates

It was a big day today for Huawei as they officially unveiled the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10 Porsche Design to the world. The company is putting a lot of focus on AI (just like we saw from Google at their recent launch event) and they're also working hard from the...

Here’s the Official Changelog for Huawei Mate 9’s Android Oreo Beta Update

Just a few days back, we published an exclusive first look at the upcoming Android Oreo update for the Huawei Mate 9. We later learned that this update is actually branded as EMUI 8.0. Surprisingly, Huawei themselves opened up an official beta test for the Mate 9—though it was limited to 250 participants in Germany...