[EMUI 9.1 rolling] Huawei Y9 (2019) joins Honor 8X as its EMUI 9 (Android Pie) update goes on hold as well

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Huawei announced EMUI 9.0 last year at IFA in Berlin. It’s the OEM’s Android Pie-based smartphone skin. During the recent episode of the Chinese tech giant’s ban in the US – which later on got lifted – many Huawei/Honor devices were bumped to EMUI 9.0 or the latest EMUI 9.1.

EMUI 9.1

Huawei Y9 (2019), Mate 20, Mate 20X, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 Lite, P20 Lite, Honor 7C, Honor 8X, Honor 9N, and 9 Lite to name a few. But were the updates actually rolled out to the concerned devices in all regions? No, not in all cases.

As we highlighted in one of our recent coverages, Honor India confirmed that despite rolling out Android Pie/EMUI 9 for Honor 8X, the update has been held back to make some improvements. Moreover, they added it is planned to be released by the first week of the coming month.

Here’s what Honor India said:


But looks like Honor 8X is not the only device for which EMUI9/Android Pie has been held. Now it has come to our notice that similar is the case with Huawei Y9 (2019) devices. For a refresher, Y9 (2019) (aka Huawei 9 Plus) is fueled by Hisilicon Kirin 710 chipset, and embraces Android Oreo 8.1 and EMUI 8.2.

Around mid Jun, EMUI 9 was pushed to the Y9 (2019) devices with an update that bumped the version from to

EMUI 9 on Huawei Y9 (2019)

The same was confirmed by Huawei’s social media channels.

Yes it is true dear, kindly be advised that Huawei is offering the Android Pie update to Y9 2019 & that will reach the users according to their country of residence & build number.

But, have all Huawei Y9 (2019) units been upgraded to EMUI 9? Sadly no.

While the company confirmed the delivery of EMUI 9.0 to Y9 (2019), many device owners are still inquiring about when is EMUI 9.0/Pie going to land on their units. And as far as we can see, the left out Huawei Y9 (2019) users are mainly from the Indian region.

Going by the latest statement coming from Huawei India (through their official Twitter handle), Android Pie on Y9 (2019) is on hold to make further improvements. Here’s what they said:

We would like to inform you that Android Pie for Huawei Y9 has been already released but currently on hold due to further improvements on user’s usage experience.

Additionally, in another tweet, Huawei India informed the same user they plan to resume the roll out by the second week of August.

We will resume rolling out new improved software update tentatively by 2nd Week of Aug’19.

Here are both the responses:


So those of you who’ve been waiting for experiencing EMUI 9 on your Y9 (2019) units, you’ll have to wait for few more weeks. Here’s hoping this time the OEM delivers the update to the left out devices in time. Rest assured, we are keeping a tab and will let you know as and when the update arrives.

Update (July 31)

Huawei P30 Lite and Y9 (2019) are now getting the EMUI 9.1 update in various regions. The OTAs bring EROFS, GPU Turbo and July security patch. For further info, take a look at this article.

Update 2 (August 19)

A wider rollout of the EMUI 9.1 update has started on Y9 (2019). Complete coverage here.

NOTE: For more Huawei-related bugs/issues, news and updates, interested readers may head here.

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