This morning we woke up with the news of the deployment of the update to Android 9 Pie for Huawei P20 Pro. The question that comes later is always, and for mine when? Let's try to solve next how you can check if you can install and update Android 9 Pie on your Huawei mobile.
The first thing we should say is that you have to be aware of a very important detail. Google only forces manufacturers, and is one of the requirements to have the "license" of Android, which although it costs them money has its qualifications, to support system updates during the two years following the launch of the terminal and three in security patches. However, preparing an operating system update on Android is not easy for manufacturers, since they have to pass several filters before they can launch it to their users so they can install it without problems. This is one of the reasons why if you have a mobile interface with a brand (EMUI in the case of Huawei) it takes longer to get the update than when you have a pure Android version such as Android One.
How to know if my Huawei mobile will be updated to Android 9
How we say, the obligation is that during the next two years, the manufacturer has to update the terminals to the versions that come out in that time . Done the law done the snare. The new iterations of Android are usually launched in October, and is one of the things that manufacturers play because if they launch a mobile in January, then throw the account, they will only have to update twice while they throw it in November, because during the same years they will have to face three minimum updates. This is also on paper, because sometimes they simply care little pay the "fine" and some other model stays on the road. It is also true that there is no denying that brands extend their most successful terminals, sometimes, and as long as the hardware allows it, they update terminals that may even be 4 years old, although they are very specific cases.
Currently, the list of confirmed phones by the brand to install the update to Android 9 Pie are:
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei P10
- Huawei P10 Plus
- Huawei Nova 3
- Huawei Nova 2S
- Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4 and 10.8)
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro (10.8)
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro  Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei P20
- Huawei P20 Pro
Obviously, the latest release, the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and the recently released in Spain, the Huawei Mate 20 X, is not that they can update, but they already carry Android 9 Pie serial installed.
How install the update to Android 9 Pie in Huawei
If you have any of the models indicated above, the good news is that you can try your luck and enter the program beta of Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 . This allows you to install the update before anyone else and to sign up you just have to follow these steps:
- Access the following link and download the beta app.
- Install this application and register using the Huawei login credentials.
- ] In case your compatible device is part of the list, an EMUI 9 message will appear on the screen.
- Select the option that comes out and proceed with the installation.
- Follow the steps to finish and enjoy Android 9 and EMUI 9 on your phone.
How to check if there is an Android update pending for Huawei
If your phone is not on the list but is less than 2 years old at this time, it is almost certain that you will receive the update. The problem is that it is impossible to tell you when – beyond being aware of the news of the sector -. But you can check periodically if you have any updates available for your mobile in the Settings app itself. To do this just follow this route: Settings> System> Software Update
You will enter the screen that you can see above and automatically the server will check if there are system, operator or security updates to install on your device.
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