[Rollout resumed] Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 EMUI 10 update halted, no VoWiFi support for Honor View 10 in India

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

Original story (published on January 15, 2020) follows:

Earlier this month the stable EMUI 10 update based on Android 10 rolled out to the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 in various regions across the globe, joining the growing list of Huawei/Honor devices that have received the new EMUI 10 update.

The update is rolling out over the air, which means some people are yet to receive the download notification to date. The staggered nature of OTA rollouts is meant to give the vendor time to monitor the performance of the software on devices that pick up the update first.

If everything works fine on the first batch, the vendor then proceeds with the wider rollout. The monitoring period could last anywhere between a few days and a couple or so weeks.

Apparently, for Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, it seems the company has found something that needs to be addressed in the new EMUI 10 update. As a result, the rollout has been temporarily halted, at least for those in India.

Thank you for showing your interest in Android EMUI 10. We would like to inform you that Stable version of Android EMUI 10 for Huawei Y9 Prime is temporarily put on hold.

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Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 EMUI 10 update halted (Source)

Huawei India further notes that the Y9 Prime 2019 EMUI 10 update will resume rolling out in the first week of February 2020. This should explain why your Y9 Prime 2019 is still on EMUI 9.1.

For those who had already received the update, feel free to chime in with your experience using EMUI 10 in your comments at the end of this post.

Honor View 10 does not support VoWiFi calling in India

The Honor View 10 launched in late 2017, but most markets got it in early 2018. The device natively supports WiFi Calling, something those using it on Three UK, for instance, can attest to.

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Honor View 10 has WiFi Calling in the UK (Source)

Despite this overwhelming evidence, surprisingly, Honor India says the Honor View 10 doesn’t support VoWiFi calling feature.

While it is understandable if a certain carrier doesn’t support WiFi calling on certain devices, Honor needs to provide a better explanation as to why the View 10 supports Wi-Fi calling in the UK but doesn’t in India where VoWiFi calling is buzzing.

We would like to inform you that Honor View 10 does not support this feature.

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Honor View 10 VoWiFi calling (Source)

Interestingly, Honor India is negating a statement made by one of their own in the official HiHonor India forums back in July 2018. When asked about the VoWiFi feature on the Honor View 10, a moderator confirmed that indeed the device has this feature on board.

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Honor View 10 VoWiFi calling feature (Source)

But going by the comments that followed the above statement in the forums, it seems VoWiFi calling was never there. If anything, Honor may have to push a firmware update to enable the feature. We will be here to let you know if and when it arrives.

Update (February 25, 2020)

Huawei has seemingly resumed rolling out the stable EMUI 10 update to the Y9 Prime 2019, at least according to reports coming from Spain. Full details here.

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