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    August 30, 2017

    Huawei’s Mate 10 could be the first smartphone to debut with Android 8.0 Oreo

    Android 8 Oreo Huawei Mate 10

    A new report has revealed that Huawei’s Mate 10 could be its first smartphone to debut with Android 8.0 Oreo underneath EMUI 6.0.

    Google offiically released Android 8.0 Oreo in the past week, and we’ll likely see the newest update in full, stock glory premiere aboard the forthcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. A new report, however, has revealed that Huawei may well be readying the operating system for release with the Huawei Mate 10.

    The Mate 10 is expected to bring with it an edge-to-edge display similar to the Galaxy S8, and – of course- the device will bring with it a new update to Huawei’s custom software skin in the form of EMUI 6.0.

    Read: Huawei P10 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Modern Warfare

    Playfuldroid reports that Huawei has launched a closed beta program for users in China, wherein potential customers can trial EMUI 6.0. Given that the Mate 10 is set for reveal on October 16th, Huawei will be pressed for time to refine EMUI into a stable release for launch.

    The move mirrors the company’s strategy with last year’s Mate 9, which was the first Huawei device to arriving running EMUI 5.0 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat.

    It remains to be seen what improvements Huawei will elect to take from Android 8.0 Oreo; the firm has the option of loading its phones with Android Go for emerging markets, and further has the option of becoming compliant with Project Treble to deliver speedy Android updates to its users.

    EMUI is famous for being one of the most controversial software skins – the software, while being crammed to the brim with features, is often seen as a bloated take on the simplicity of other near-stock Android devices.

    Read: Huawei’s Watch 2 brings nanoSIM support and a rugged, sportier design

    What are your thoughts? Would you plan to pick up the Huawei Mate 10 at launch? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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