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Huawei wants you to treat Honor devices independent of the Chinese tech giant, but truth be told, the line between the two is as blurry as it can get. This is especially true when it comes to software experience and software updates.

Sure, Huawei did introduce Magic UI as an exclusive for Honor devices, but to date, some Honor smartphones are still receiving EMUI-based updates, the latest version arriving as EMUI 10.1, up from EMUI 10.0 that first brought Android 10 OS to eligible devices.

By the look of things, it seems the Magic UI skin is reserved for premium Honor devices while the rest are still stuck with EMUI updates. Regardless of the skin you get, though, the base OS is still Android.

Honor 9X Pro
Honor 9X Pro just updated to EMUI 10.1

The latest stable version is Android 10 and in this article, we keep track of all Honor smartphones that have received this version so far, be it with EMUI 10.0, Magic UI 3.0, or their newer iterations.

It’s worth noting that OS updates are rolled out gradually, so don’t be surprised if your device appears on this list yet you haven’t received the update. Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Stable Honor Android 10 update is available for these phones

Honor devices started receiving the stable Android 10 update in November 2019 alongside a bunch of Huawei-branded devices. Below are the devices that have picked up the OS so far.

Device/Android 10 update EMUI 10.0/Magic UI 3.0 EMUI 10.1/Magic UI 3.1
Honor V30 Released
Honor V30 Pro Released
Honor V20 Released Released
Honor 20 Pro Released Released
Honor 20 Released Released
Honor 20 Lite/Honor 10i Released Released (Beta)
Honor 20S Released Released
Honor 20i Released
Honor 9X Released Released
Honor 9X Pro Released Released
Honor View 10/Honor V10 Released
Honor View 20/Honor V20 Released Released
Honor 10 Released
Honor 10 Lite Released
Honor 8X Released
Honor Magic 2 Released Released
Honor Play 9A Released (Beta)
Honor 20 Lite (Youth Edition) Released (Beta) Released
Honor Play 4T Pro Released (Beta)

Note that we will keep updating this article as and when we have new info. Also, feel free to chime in with your comments in the section below. We have also compiled a list of devices that are likely to receive the official Huawei Android 11 update here.

Update 1 (July 15)

Huawei has published an official list of Honor devices that have so far been upgraded to either Magic UI 3.1 or EMUI 10.1 update. The list comprises of the following devices:

1. Honor V30 (Magic UI 3.1)
2. Honor V30 Pro (Magic UI 3.1)
3. Honor V20 (Magic UI 3.1)
4. Honor 20S (Magic UI 3.1)
5. Honor 20 (Magic UI 3.1)
6. Honor 20 Pro (Magic UI 3.1)
7. Honor 20 Youth Edition (EMUI 10.1)
8. Honor 9X (EMUI 10.1)
9. Honor 9X Pro (EMUI 10.1)
10. Honor Magic 2 (Magic UI 3.1)


Update 2 (July 16)

The Honor Play 4T Pro, which runs Magic UI 2.1 out of the box, will begin testing Magic UI 3.1 beta based on Android 10 later this month. See the full story here.

Update 3 (July 22)

In addition to the Honor Play 4T Pro that we highlighted a week ago, the Magic UI 3.1 beta update is now available for the Honor Play 9A as well, but this is happening in China. See the full story here.

Update 4 (July 30)

Thanks to a comment made on the Honor community by a support professional, we now know that the Honor 20 will be receiving the Magic UI 3.1 update in India by the end of July. Thus, users can expect to see the update roll out either today or by tomorrow. See the full story here.

Update 5 (August 6)

The Honor 20 is finally receiving the Android 10 update along with the company’s Magic UI 3.1 skin in India. The update comes with the software version C431E9R3P7 and it also brings the June security patch. See the full story here.

Update 6 (August 12)

Huawei seems to have released the Magic UI 3.1 update for the Honor View20 in India. This new update is rolling our as version in the country and comes with an OTA download size of 4.91GB. See the full story here.

Update 7 (August 25)

The Honor 9 Lite is no longer slated to receive any security updates going forward according to Huawei’s latest security bulletin. With this, all hopes of the device getting the update to Android 10 alongside EMUI 10 have also vanished. See the full story here.

Update 8 (February 20)

Honor 9X Pro users in India will be disappointed to know that the company is still claiming that the Android 10 update for the device is in development. This is despite saying the same several months ago. Head here for more details.

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