Huawei announced a list of phones that would get updated to EMUI 10 back in June. The list included popular devices like the Huawei P30 series and Mate 20 phones. The company has now revealed that the P30 series and Mate 20 series will get the stable EMUI 10 update this month in China, although a global EMUI 10 release may still take a while.
According to the updated rollout plan, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are both set to get updated to EMUI 10 by mid-November, while the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design will receive the update by the end of this month. These phones and more will receive the stable EMUI 10 update only in China for now. Huawei says more models will be added to the list.
Meanwhile, older flagship models like the Huawei P20, P20 Pro and Mate RS Porsche Design will be part of the EMUI 10 public beta in the second half of November. Some Honor phones like the Honor 20 series will also receive the stable EMUI 10 update later this month.
There is no word yet on when the Android 10-based EMUI 10 update will be released for these Huawei phones globally, but it is expected to happen soon. With the ongoing US ban, Huawei is unable to release new phones like the Mate 30 series with Google apps and services. However, phones like the P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro will continue to receive updates and Android security patches for the foreseeable future.
Despite the US ban on Huawei, the company has posted strong shipment figures for 2019. It recently announced that it shipped 200 million smartphones globally this year and plans to ship a total of 270 million before 2019 comes to a close. A major chunk of the sales is in China, where Huawei has been seeing tremendous response to the Mate 30 series.
The company is expected to launch the Mate 30 series in India, but it will be interesting to see how consumers react to flagship without Google apps and services available.