Just as we reported yesterday, Huawei has officially announced openings for beta testers that would be among the early adopters of its Android Pie OS upgrade in China. The upgrade is going to cover nine (9) different Huawei models and these include the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design, Mate RS Porsche Design, P20, P20 Pro, Honor 10, Honor V10, and Honor Play.
The upgrade will not only usher in new features that come with Android 9.0 Pie but will also usher in Huawei’s own EMUI 9.0 custom skin. Huawei is yet to disclose the features EMUI 9 will bring along with it but 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. There is also adaptive brightness and a number of UI changes.
The recruitment exercise is open for users of the 9 eligible models in China via Huawei’s Pollen Club EMUI forum’s website. Since this is a Closed Beta version, Huawei did reveal that not all the latest features that the full upgrade offers will be available. We expect the closed beta recruitment for the global ROM to rollout in no distant time.