Huawei makes public official list of devices it is updating to EMUI 10

Ever since it started rolling out, there have been lists upon lists of devices purported to be in line to be updated to EMUI 10 by Huawei.

While a lot of the information that informed those lists (like this one and this one) came from leaks as well as Huawei’s own channels, like the community forums run by its people and which are what we mostly rely on to get an understanding of what’s happening and what’s not happening, the company itself had remained mum, at least on an official capacity. What it has been doing, since September, is testing EMUI 10 on as many devices and releasing it to several, over the last few months.

According to the company’s own reporting a month ago, EMUI 10 was already running on over 10 million devices around the world from Huawei and its sub-brand Honor where it goes by the name Magic UI 3.0.

At the moment, though, it appears that the company is finally ready to break its silence. In what appears to be either a plan that has been long in the works or just a way of getting the updates conversation out of the way so that all eyes and ears shift to the company’s upcoming flagship line, the P40 series, Huawei has finally made public the devices whose users can expect a bump up to Android 10 via EMUI 10:

  • Huawei Nova 4
  • Huawei Nova 4e
  • Huawei Nova 5T
  • Huawei P Smart 2019/Nova Lite 3 in certain markets
  • Huawei P Smart+ 2019
  • Huawei P Smart Pro
  • Huawei P Smart Z
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P30 Lite
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
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Most of the devices listed above have already either received their stable EMUI 10 builds or have been under testing for a few weeks and the same is expected to be delivered any time now.

With what appears to be a final list – we don’t expect any more far-reaching surprises – the nail is finally on the coffin of the hopes of users of Huawei’s popular budget smartphones in the Y series. Only the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, which isn’t listed above, slipped by and received an upgrade to EMUI 10 from EMUI 9.1.

Notable smartphones from the previous year like the Huawei Y6  Prime 2019 and the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 (among others) all of which have been available in the country, are missing out on EMUI 10. As are there counterparts from 2018 like the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018, Huawei Y5 Lite, Huawei Y6 2018, Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 and, most notably, the Huawei Y9 2019.

Most of these, are already past their 2-year support window even though an argument can be made that they were still well within their support window when Android 10 was released by Google.

Huawei’s list makes no mention of the company’s tablets but the MediaPad M6 8.4 and MediaPad M6 10.8 are also set to make the jump from Android Pie to Android 10 with EMUI 10.

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