Huawei didn’t have any device taking part in testing Android Pie beta back in 2018, but with Android Q taking more than 15 non-Google phones into the beta program, the Mate 20 Pro – the only Huawei device – got a spot.
But what about other Huawei (and Honor) phones? You may be asking. And we have some answers that will be updated continuously as and when we get more official info.
The first batch
Huawei has a huge inventory of devices to update to Android Q, but only a handful will be given the first priority. More devices will follow as the year progresses.
Since the rollout will happen in batches, some handsets, especially midrangers powered by Android 9 Pie out of the box and some older flagships from 2018 and 2017, will have to wait until 2020 to receive this same update.
Here’s the official list of Huawei devices that will receive Android Q update.
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 X
- Huawei Mate 20 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei P30 Pro
- Huawei P30
- Huawei P20
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P Smart (2019)
- Huawei P Smart+ 2019
- Huawei P Smart Z
- Huawei Honor View 20
- Huawei Honor Magic 2
Huawei Kenya launched the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro earlier this year and followed the duo with the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro not long ago. From the initial batch, these are the only devices that are officially available locally.
It’s worth noting that Huawei will release Android Q first to the Chinese variants of the quartet before we get a taste of the latest dessert these sides of the world. Also, Huawei hasn’t provided a specific release date, but it claims the rollout will begin right after Google releases the OS to the Pixels.
Just so you know, Google is expected to begin rolling out the stable Q update to the Pixels in August 2019, which gives Huawei only three months to get the software ready. Since EMUI, Huawei’s heavily customized overlay is also vying for a place in Q, it will be interesting to see if this promise is kept.
With Huawei expected to announce more devices that will receive Android Q updates, we’ll continuously update this post to reflect the latest news.