Huawei officially announced the launch of the beta program for EMUI 9.0, based on Android Pie. The company took it to Twitter to say which devices will be the first to receive an update to the latest version of the platform.
The list includes six Huawei and three Honor phones, all powered by the Kirin 970 chipset, since the Kirin 980-powered Mate 20 series smartphones already run the EMUI 9.0 out of the box. Here's the full list of first-wave phones:
The early adopter list is limited to 5,000 users per phone. To join the program, you have to upgrade the Beta Tester app to its latest version 184.108.40.206. Once you’re in the team, tap Services and then Upgrade Early Adoption. The beta users are required to return some feedback about the new features and design.
Huawei already said what to expect of EMUI 9.0 across all its devices - a “simple, enjoyable, and consistent” user experience including GPU Turbo 2.0, Password vault and optimized app launch. There are also the features Google introduced with the arrival of Android Pie - Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, Digital Wellbeing (or as Huawei calls it - Android Dashboard) and AI suggestions in the app menu.