The Chinese smartphone maker started a major update round on Monday. Older models will get EMUI 9, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie.
For the announcement of Android Pie, we have to go back to August 2018, when the first stable version of Google’s operating system appeared. As we are used to from the search giant, this version was accompanied by all sorts of new features. Google introduced Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, among others. The first feature distributes the amount of energy from the battery to the apps you use the most, the second automatically adjusts the desired screen brightness based on the amount of ambient light. In addition, we became acquainted with Digital Wellbeing, new navigation gestures and improved privacy settings by not allowing apps that run in the background to give access to things like your microphone and camera.
In addition to the standard functions of Android Pie, Huawei itself adds a few new features, including GPU Turbo 2.0, AI Video Editor, Wireless Projection (to stream the contents of your phone to your TV) and wireless printing.
Android Pie is available for the following models:
Huawei Mate 20
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei Mate 10
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei P10 Plus
Huawei Mate 9
Huawei P Smart Plus
Huawei P Smart (2019)
Huawei P Smart Plus (2019)
Some of the devices mentioned above made the switch from Android Oreo to Android Pie earlier this month, such as the Huawei P20 and Huawei Mate 10. Most devices are now mentioned for the first time, such as the Huawei P Smart models. That is good news for anyone who wants his or her smartphone up-to-date.
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The new Android 9.0 Pie comes with many new features :
- Android Pie helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it's the super power you can't even see.
- With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
- Picture-in-Picture allows you to see two apps at once, it's like having super strength and laser vision.
- Notification Dots: Press the notification dots to quickly see what's new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
- Android Instant Apps: Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
- Google Play Protect: Working to keep your device and data safe from misbehaving apps by scanning over 50 billion apps per day, even the ones you haven't installed yet!
- Whether you're talking, playing, working or streaming, you can feel confident about keeping your battery strong and full of life.
- Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.
- Better RAM Management.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to Oreo 8.0.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android Pie 9.0 file first. Download Android Pie_9.0.zip