[Another hope] Huawei evaluating Honor Play & Honor 9 Lite for EMUI 10 update
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on October 12, 2019) follows:
Android 10 is now available for many devices, and there are several more devices to get added to the list. OEMs are evaluating the devices in their portfolio that fits the bill for getting the Android 10 update.
Huawei recently came up with the Mate 30 series devices that run on EMUI 10 which is based on Android 10. Moreover, it is using the Huawei Services Core instead of Google Services Core.
Note that the Mate 30 series devices do not come with any of the Google Apps and services pre-installed. Besides, Huawei has recently announced its update plan for the EMUI 10 update rollout.
Following this, its sub-brand, Honor has also officially revealed the EMUI 10 update plans for the Honor devices. You can check out the list of devices below:
For your convenience, here’s a translated version of the EMUI 10 update schedule on Honor phones:
But, in a recent development, out of curiosity, when users asked the Huawei officials whether the Honor Play and the Honor 9 Lite will get the Android 10 based on EMUI 10 then, Huawei commented:
Thank you for showing your interest for EMUI 10. We would like to inform you that our software team is rigorously working and evaluating the device hardware compatibility of EMUI 10 Operating System with your device. We request you to kindly stay tuned to our official pages, HiCare App for future announcements on software updates. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
Notably, the two devices were not listed in Honor’s official list for devices that will receive the Android 10 update.
But, taking a loot at the response, the company is evaluating the devices and it fits the bill then, the EMUI 10 will be soon made available for Honor Play and Honor 9 lite.
To recall, the Honor Play was released in 2018 and the Honor 9 Lite in 2017. It looks a bit difficult for the Honor 9 Lite to receive the latest Android 10 based EMUI 10 as it is a fairly old device. However, nothing can be said until some concrete information comes up.
We will keep you in the loop regarding this, once we have some reliable sources and information.
Update 1 (October 18, 2019)
In the latest development, Honor India has responded to a query regarding whether the Honor Play will get EMUI 10 based on the Android 10. Responding to this Honor stated on Twitter that:
Thank you for reaching out to us. We regret to inform you that EMUI 10.0 / Android Q will not be available for your device due to hardware limitations as it requires higher hardware specifications for optimal performance. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
With this, the hope of getting the Android 10 on the Honor Play bites the dust.
Update 2 (October 22, 2019)
In a recent development, Huawei Mobile UK came out with a contradictory response to whether the Honor Play will get the EMUI 10 update or not. Previously, Honor India cleared the air by stating in a tweet that due to hardware limitations, the Honor Play will not get EMUI 10.
But looking at the response from Huawei Mobile UK, there is still a bit of hope as the company is still working on the final version of the EMUI 10 and denied to give in more information on the same. c
You can check out the tweet below for your reference:
Looking at these contradictory responses from Huawei and Honor brand, it is safe to say that there is still a bit of hope left for Honor Play getting EMUI 10 before we rule out the device.
Update 3 (January 11, 2020)
Honor will continue to provide security updates to Honor Play, but the Android 10/EMUI 10 update scenario is not very clear. Details here.
Update 4 (January 14, 2020)
Huawei, through its social media handles, has confirmed that both the Huawei P20 Lite and Honor 9 Lite don’t meet minimum requirements to run Android 10. Take a look at this article to know more.
Update 5 (January 14, 2020)
According to Honor UK, Honor Play might get Android 10 after all – albeit in March. Details here.
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