Android 8.0 Oreo is the latest firmware update version from AOSP project. Every manufacturer is busy creating a test build for their smartphones. Some smartphone manufacturers who have declared the first Oreo builds include Samsung, OnePlus, Sony, and the newest entry Huawei. Lately, we have seen a lot of custom AOSP 8.0 Oreo and Lineage OS 15 ROMS for several Android phones. Now, Huawei is all set to bring official Android 8.0 Oreo starting with the Mate 9.
Just so you know, this comes to us officially as a Beta testing version based on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update. Though it is Beta, it does bring in some stunning features and a fresh new look from EMUI 6.0 for the users to enjoy. EMUI 6 is a new user interface from Huawei that puts forth a lot of customization options to the users. Oreo has built in support for Substratum theme engine.
This update is based on Oreo’s SDK Level 26. The Linux kernel version is 4.4, updated from 4.1 in the Nougat-based EMUI 5. Also, it brings the security patch of September 2017. Users can avail this update from the official Beta Program App of Huawei. We have given the direct download link and an illustrative guide to how to use install or sign up for the Android Oreo for Huawei Mate 9.
Currently, only the Mate 9 can be signed up for the Oreo Beta program. The manufacturer may soon release the Oreo Beta update for other smartphones like Huawei P10, P9, Mate 10, Mate 8, and much more.
Read: How to root Oreo?
Supported Features: Android Oreo for Huawei Mate 9
The beta firmware build is really bringing forth promising features to the Huawei Mate 9. Let’s see what are those.
Basic features: Basic features such as picture-in-picture mode support, the strict background app limitations, notification channels, and App running in the background notification.
Huawei Notification channels: These notification channels do not need any 3rd party App to bring Notification Control For Apps.
EMUI 6 Updates: Android Oreo for Huawei Mate 9:
Screen Resolution: It enables changing between two different screen resolutions.Navigation Bar Hider: The new button to temporarily hide the navigation bar. You can again bring it back by swiping up from the bottom.
Navigation Dock: Uses gesture controls such as sliding up to go home, slide right for recent App, and touch to go back etc.
Substratum Support: Due to Overlay Manager Service (OMS) commits of Sony to AOSP this is finally available in a fully working mode in Android 8.0 Oreo.
Firmware Info: Android Oreo for Huawei Mate 9
Mostly in Huawei devices, beta versions software version are not mentioned to avoid leaking of information. But developers at XDA successfully found out the firmware info by digging up the build.prop file. Here take a look for yourself.
The security patch is of latest September 5, 2017. The firmware is based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
Download Huawei Oreo Beta APK
Here we are providing the direct download link to download the Beta Program.
Huawei Beta Oreo app | APK Download | Direct link
List of Huawei devices to get Android 8.0 Oreo
- Huawei P10( VTR-L09, VTRL29, VTR-AL00, VTR-TL00)
- Huawei P10 lite (Lx1, Lx2, Lx3)
- Huawei P9
- Huawei Honor 9(AL00, AL10, TL10)
- Huawei P8 Lite 2017
- (Huawei P9 Lite (2017),
- Huawei Honor 8 Lite,
- Huawei Nova Lite,
- Huawei GR3 (2017)
- Huawei Y7 Prime
- Huawei Nova 2(PIC-AL00)
- Huawei Nova 2 Plus(BAC-AL00)
- Huawei Honor 8 Pro
- Huawei P10 Plus
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei Nexus 6P (Available for download)
- Huawei Honor 8 (Controversial)
- Huawei Honor 5A
- Huawei Honor 5c
- Huawei Y3II
- Huawei Y5II
- Huawei Mate 8
- Huawei Y6
- Huawei Honor 7
- Huawei Y3( L02/03/L22/L23 U00)
- Huawei Y7
- Huawei Y6
- Huawei Y5
How to install Android 8.0 Oreo Beta test for Huawei Mate 9?
Here we are illustrating the exact steps You need to follow after You download the above App for Beta program.
Step-1 After downloading the App, generate a new HW ID using your cell phone number/e-mail address.
Step-2 Next through the App, register yourself and join the Beta Project
Step-3 Now that you are using the Beta version, if you face any trouble or bugs etc, you can report the same in details by following the below steps.
Therefore, enjoy Android Oreo for Huawei Mate 9 and enjoy the Beta version till the stable version rolls out. This comes with loads of features that will shape up Huawei Mate 9 as the next big thing. So, grab it, install and enjoy. Also, keep yourself tuned with AndroidSage for all the latest updates on Huawei Mate 9 and Android 8.0 Oreo.