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Huawei's alternative OS to Android set to roll out as early as fall

In March, amid a tightening trade war between the U.S. and China, Huawei consumer group CEO Richard Yu told Die Welt that it had a backup OS ready to deploy if it could not use Android for any reason. That reason came last week when the Department of Commerce effectively enacted an import ban against the world's second-largest smartphone brand by volume, blocking millions of phones from receiving software updates. Though the ban has been placed on hold until mid-August, Yu has now laid out a deployment plan for that backup OS.

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Huawei announces first 8 phones to get Android Q

At I/O, Google announced that Android Q Beta 3 would not only be available on its recent Pixel phones, but also 15 phones from other OEMs. Included among those 15 phones is the Mate 20 Pro, indicating that Huawei isn't slacking when it comes to the 10th version of Android. The company has just announced which of its phones will be updated to Q first.

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Android 9 Pie starts rolling out for the Huawei P10 and Honor 8X

There's a lot of Huawei news today, but here's some more. Android 9 Pie, baked under a thick layer of EMUI, is rolling out to the P10 and Honor 8X, according to some helpful tipsters. Reports have been trickling in over the last couple of days, but now the update seems to hitting a wider range of users.

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Android 9 Pie finally arrives for the US Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Late last week, I turned on my Mate 10 Pro out of a cynical curiosity to see if Huawei had pushed out Pie/EMUI 9 yet. Much to my surprise, the phone alerted me to an update waiting to be downloaded and installed. Turns out, it was the very Pie one I'd been hoping for. Since then, it appears that it's getting a wider release, though an exact time frame is difficult to pin down.

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[Update: Now $450 from Newegg] Huawei Mate 10 Pro drops to $480 ($70 off)

With Christmas right around the corner, the deals aren't likely to stop for a little while. Take this one, for instance — Amazon is once again shaving some money off the asking price for a U.S. Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Whereas we've seen the phone drop to $500 before, now you can pick one up for $479.99. Even today, that's not bad.

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Huawei's EMUI 9.0 promises more AI, better performance, and new gestures

Huawei's EMUI Android skin used to be a real mess, but it's gotten much better over the last few years. EMUI 9 is the latest version, which Huawei pre-announced a few months ago. Now, we have all the details, and it's shipping on the Mate 20. EMUI 9.0 is based on Android 9 Pie, so some of the new features won't be a surprise. Others are pure Huawei.

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[Deal Alert] Gold Huawei Mate SE drops to $192 on Amazon ($58 off)

One of the best budget phones last year was the Honor 7X, but Huawei released a slightly improved version under its own branding, the Mate SE. Amazon has the gold variant of the latter on sale for $191.92, roughly $58 off the $249.99 MSRP. Funny thing is, this phone seems to be in a price free fall, dropping a few dollars in the last twelve hours, so you might find it cheaper by the time you look at it.

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Android Oreo now rolling out to Honor 8 users in India — who's next?

Honor 8 users are on a bit of an emotional roller coaster when it comes to getting Android 8 Oreo. In January, they were told that the 2016 device would not receive Android Oreo at all, even though the Honor 8 Lite and Honor 8 Pro were getting the new OS version, due to "hardware and software limitations." That didn't really sit well with anyone, though, and a few months later the Honor 8 Android Oreo beta arrived in China, before rolling out to the public in July, alongside builds for a variety of other Honor and Huawei devices. Now, the Oreo update has finally arrived for users in India.

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[Deal Alert] Huawei Mate 10 Pro with US warranty down to $550 on Amazon

Without a doubt, Huawei can make spectacular devices when it tries. And while recent memory points to the P20/P20 Pro, the Mate 10 Pro from last year ought not be forgotten. And now, you can pick one up for yourself on Amazon for $549.99, complete with a U.S warranty. That's $250 off MSRP, or $100 off the recent sale prices.

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Huawei P20 review: A cost-cutting exercise that mostly works

Some six months after launching its late-2017 flagship, the very capable Mate 10 Pro, Huawei took to the stage in Paris at the end of March to show off the new P20 series. The spotlight was, of course, on the P20 Pro with its unusual third camera, but the little sibling was not to be left out. Though it lacks the tertiary sensor that's present in its larger brother, the "regular" P20 sports most of the same features.

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