Finally, even Huawei P10 Lite and Mate 10 Lite have started updating to Android 8.0 Oreo. The news comes from Germany where some users are getting the OTA notification asking to update their devices. According to reports, the new firmware carries the build number WAS-LX1A 184.108.40.2062 (C432) for the P10 Lite and RNE-L01 220.127.116.110 (C432) for the Mate 10 Lite. The update weighs about 2.5 GB if you are going to update from a stable firmware, but if you adhered to the beta testing phase you will just have to download 500 MB. The official changelog is consistent, just as every major update. Important improvements have been implemented in the user interface, as well as improvements related to artificial intelligence.
Now, the operating system has a faster boot phase and also better performance, even though these devices still did not receive the update containing the new GPU Turbo technology. The PrivateSpace app and the overall security of the operating system have been improved as well, and smart tips have been implemented to inform the users about useful features of the EMUI. It is now possible to sync more information from LinkedIn to email and calendar and there is also a reinvented settings menu.
Among the other important adds, there is a recycle bin in the gallery app that contains the deleted photos and it keeps it there for up to 30 days. Now, Huawei P10 Lite and Mate 10 Lite can connect to 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time, while it was not possible in the previous version. Given that the update has rolled out to German units of Huawei P10 Lite and Mate 10 Lite, we expect it to expand to all the units of the handsets very soon. Note that these devices have also been confirmed to get the GPU Turbo technology in the coming months: it will improve graphics performances and reduce power consumption.