Huawei P9 will receive the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update

Huawei has revealed that the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus will be treated to the much-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update in the not-too-distant future.

There’s no word on when the release will arrive. All we know is that it’s en route and is set to bundle all of the changes included in the firm’s EMUI 8.0 user interface, which we’ve criticised on more than one occasion, as well as a number of bug fixes.

It’s safe to assume that Android 8.0 will be the last firmware update the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus receive, as both handsets are now nearing the end of their two-year support window, meaning Android P – codenamed Pistachio Ice Cream – is likely off the cards.

Android 8.0 Oreo bundles a number of useful features, including support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP), notification channels, adaptive icons and circular emoji, in addition to a plethora of much-needed stability improvements and an exciting new Easter egg.

At the beginning of the month, competitor Samsung recommenced its Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in the United States, after it was forced to halt its operation while it explored various reports of the firmware stimulating various reboot issues.

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LG also started distributing the Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade for the Verizon-branded variant of the LG V30 earlier this month, with some claiming that it will reach the unlocked model in the coming weeks, and other carrier-locked models soon thereafter.

What do you think of Huawei’s decision to treat the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus to a taste of Android 8.0 Oreo? Let us know on Twitter @TrustedReviews.