[Beta recruitment] Huawei Y9 (2019) & Huawei P20 Lite Android 9.0 Pie update (EMUI 9): Here’s when it will roll out
PSA: We do understand the recent Huawei ban episode must have raised firmware update-related concerns for you as a Huawei/Honor phone user. While the final picture is still unclear, at least for another 3 months, Google will be working with Huawei. That means, the scheduled updates in the coming 90 days (starting May 20th) should be releasing as planned. But what after that, well, that depends on Huawei’s fate in the US.
This story is being continuously updated….new updates are being added at the bottom…..
EMUI, as you may know, is Huawei’s Android skin and EMUI 9.0 is their Android 9.0 Pie based OS that was announced last year at IFA in Berlin. It is now available on quite a few Huawei and Honor devices such as Huawei P20/P20 Pro, P10, Mate 10/10 Pro, Honor 10, View 10 and 8X/8X Pro.
However, many of their phones still await Android 9.0 Pie or EMUI 9’s arrival, including Huawei Y9 (2019) and Huawei P20 Lite. Owners of other Huawei devices of course are curious to know when will they get to taste the long-awaited Pie.
But now we have at hand the latest information about when will EMUI 9.0 be finally landing on two of the Huawei mid-ranger phones, Y9 (2019) and P20 Lite.
Huawei Y9 (2019) (also known as Huawei 9 Plus in China) comes baked with a Hisilicon Kirin 710 chipset, Android Oreo 8.1 and EMUI 8.2. Huawei P20 Lite (aka Huawei Nova 3e for China), on the other hand is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 659 and comes with Android 8.0, EMUI 8 out of the box.
Unlike its name, the budget Android smartphone Y9 (2019) was actually released in 2018, and was due to receive EMUI 9.0 beta in March this year. And that happened right in time, as can be seen in Huawei’s following Facebook post:
Forget beta, as now it has come to our sight that Huawei Y9 will be getting EMUI 9.0/Android Pie in the coming month, that is May. The information came from Huawei India while reverting back to one of the inquirers on Twitter.
we expect to release the final version of EMUI 9.0/Android Pie in batches tentatively by mid of May’19.
That means, the wait will be over soon and Huawei Y9 (2019) users will finally get to taste the Pie in few more weeks.
That’s not all.
Another Huawei phone for which users have been eager to receive EMUI 9.0 is Huawei P20 Lite. While the other devices from P20 series, P20 and P20 Pro were bumped to EMUI 9.0 based on Pie back in December last year, their lighter kin P20 Lite users were left longing.
While initially it was reported that P20 Lite will get Pie in April, later on, some publications mentioned that it has been delayed to July. But going by the latest information coming from Huawei India, EMUI 9 should now be landing anytime on P20 Lite as the company plans to release it in the end this month.
Android Pie and expected to be released the final version of Android Pie in batches tentatively by end of Apr’19.
So that’s another thumbs up.
FYI the latest version of Huawei’s skin is EMUI 9.1 that debuted on this year’s Huawei P30 lineup of phones. And a Weibo post recently revealed which other Huawei and Honor devices will be getting EMUI 9.1 in the days to come.
The first section of the list specifies four models that support EMUI 9.1 beta testing namely, Huawei Mate 20/20 Pro, Mate 20X and Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS.
The second section highlights Huawei phones that support internal testing of EMUI 9.1 like Huawei Mate 20 Lite (aka Miamang 7), Mate 10/10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design, Mate RS Porsche Design, Mate 9/9 Pro, Mate 9 Porsche Design, P20/P20 Pro, P10, P10 Plus, Nova 4, Nova 3, Nova 3i, Nova 2S.
Apart from that, Honor devices like Honor 10, Honor Note 10, Honor View 10, Honor View 10 Lite, Honor 9, Honor V9, Honor Play, Honor Play 8A, and Honor 8X also support internal testing.
Other models that will be upgraded are Huawei Nova 4e, Nova 3e, Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus, Huawei Enjoy 8 Plus, Huawei Enjoy Max, Huawei Enjoy 9S, Huawei Enjoy 7S, Huawei Enjoy 9e, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 8X Max, Honor 20i, Honor 9i, Honor 7X.
Same goes for Huawei MediaPad M5 10.1, MediaPad M5 8.4, MediaPad M5 8.0, MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 and MediaPad 5T 10.1.
Though the exact timeline as to when these devices will be bumped to EMUI 9.1 wasn’t shared.
But like always, we are keeping a tab of Huawei and Honor phones, and will share as and when we get hands on EMUI 9.1-related info on the devices, just like we did for Honor 8X.
Update 1 (May 09)
Going by the latest information shared by Huawei India (on Twitter), the update may have been delayed for Huawei P20 Lite.
Update 2 (June 10)
Huawei has confirmed EMUI 9.0/Android Pie update for Huawei P20 Lite has already been rolled out. Considering the staged roll out, it will take time to reach all units.
The EMUI 9.0 update based on Android 9 is already out for P20 Lite and it is being released in batches. You will be getting the update soon. Stay tuned!
Update 3 (June 12)
Huawei y9 2019 is also receiving EMUI 9 (or Android Pie) update now. Complete story here.
Update 4 (June 15)
While the update has already started rolling out, it looks like Indian units of Huawei P20 Lite will get it with a bit delay. Huawei India confirms EMUI 9.0/Android Pie will be coming on P20 Lite devices by June end.
Kindly accept our sincere apologies for the delay, we would like to inform you that our software team has confirmed the compatibility of device with EMUI 9.0/Android Pie and expected to be released the final version of EMUI 9.0/Android Pie tentatively by end of Jun'19.
— Huawei India (@HuaweiIndia) June 15, 2019
Update 5 (June 18)
Purported Huawei EMUI 9.1 & 9.0 (Android Pie) update list comes to light. Complete coverage here.
Update 6 (July 5)
Huawei India is delaying the Android Pie based EMUI 9.1 update for Huawei P20 Lite, while North American units are getting the OTA. Read on to know more.
Update 7 (July 16)
Huawei is currently recruiting beta testers for evaluating EMUI 9.1 update for Huawei P10, P10 Plus, Mate 9/9 Pro/9 Porsche Edition, nova 2s, Honor 9 & V9. Details here.
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