Google unceremoniously released the Android 9.0 Pie operating system for the Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones as well as the Essential Phone earlier this month. Since then, it has been speculations galore as to the third-party models that would get updated to Android Pie. Huawei was reported to have started testing the new OS on the P20, Mate 10 Pro, Honor 10 and Honor V10 and that it would announce the upgrade at IFA 2018. The Chinese firm’s Android Pie version is reportedly coming with EMUI 9.0 customization.
It has now been revealed that Huawei will officially open the Android 9.0 Pie internal test recruitment on August 28and that this recruitment of testers will be for 9 models. According to the details scooped from Huawei’s Pollen Club, the models are the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design, Mate RS Porsche Design, P20, P20 Pro, Honor 10, Honor V10, Honor Play. The beta upgrade plan for other models is still not known.
Android 9.0 Pie comes with several new features, one of which is a new navigation system. With Android Pie, navigation is now gesture-based. There is also a new feature called Adaptive Battery which uses machine learning to improve power management. Other features include adaptive brightness and a number of UI changes.