Huawei releases EMUI 10 beta (Android 10) for Mate 20 Series, Nova 5T, P Smart+, P Smart 2019, & P30 Lite globally

It’s natural for smartphone makers to rank their latest devices higher in the software updates pecking order. This is why EMUI 10 stories have mostly revolved around the high-end Huawei P30 and Mate 20 series of phones.

The former got the nod ahead of the rest, with the first EMUI 10 beta outside China arriving mid-September. Soon after, the Mate 20 series joined the party beginning with China and later a few markets outside China got it too.

Mate 20 Pro

More recently, Huawei has been gradually spreading the Android 10 love to more devices but in limited geographical areas. However, going forward, multiple Huawei phones across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa can now be installed with EMUI 10 beta update.

In a post published in the official community forums, Huawei has revealed a list of devices and markets that can now participate in beta testing EMUI 10 update.

The list of devices has the usual suspects namely Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20X, Mate 20 Lite, Nova 5T, Huawei P Smart 2019, Huawei P Smart+ and the P30 Lite.

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EMUI 10 beta update available in more markets globally (Source)

To participate in the program from Europe, you must be living in Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Poland, or Turkey. Eligible devices must be pre-installed with the EMUI version shown in the screengrab below in order to get EMUI 10 OTA update.

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EMUI 10 beta requirements in Europe

Those in the Asia Pacific region must be residents of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Bangladesh, or Indonesia. Also, your device must be pre-installed with the firmware version shown in the screenshot below, otherwise, you won’t be accepted into the Android 10 beta program.

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EMUI 10 beta requirements in Asia Pacific

In the Middle East and Africa, the EMUI 10 beta update is available in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt, and Kuwait while Latin Americans must be in either of Mexico, Colombia, or Peru to take part.

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EMUI 10 beta requirements in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America

In order to successfully enroll in the EMUI 10 beta program and receive an OTA update that brings Android 10, your device must be installed with the firmware version described in the screengrab(s) above.

If eligible, download and install Huawei’s Beta app to “Join Project” and with the help of simple instructions in the app, you should get the EMUI 10 beta update on your device soon after. Below are some of the new features the update brings:

Magazine Design

  • Incorporates a magazine-style layout, for a more comfortable and authentic reading experience.

Morandi Color

  • Understated gray tones make for a gentler and more comfortable display.

A captivating Dark mode that’s more than meets the eye

  • Meticulously calibrated colors, based on high-level research, with a minimalist Dark mode.

Animations

  • Dynamic, naturally-based animations for page transitions, app launches, and other scenarios.

Note that this is unfinished software and not fit for use as a daily driver. So, if you intend to install it, do so only if you have another device you could turn to in case of unforeseen bugs.

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