We previously reported that the EMUI 9.1 beta will be rolling out on several new Huawei and Honor devices. Huawei has now confirmed that EMUI 9.0 is rolling out on seven more devices with Huawei Watch GT also receiving an Always on Display update.
For owners of the Huawei Mate 10 series, Mate 9 series, Mate RS, Mate 20 Lite, P20 series, P10 series and the nova 3 series you can now enjoy the fruits of EMUI 9.0 and all the software tweaks it brings to the table.
EMUI 9 is built upon Android Pie but has quite a few software tweaks and alterations that are said to enhance your experience on Honor and Huawei devices. The new navigation gestures are present and correct, as are the Huawei Share features, password vault, SD card backups and much more that you can find on the official EMUI 9.0 dedicated microsite.
Huawei is currently celebrating 80 million users running Android Pie on their Honor and Huawei devices around the world. This is impressive, although worrying that they are the second biggest company smartphone manufacturer on the planet.
Given that and the previously reported news about the Huawei ban from the U.S., this will maybe the last major update of Huawei or Honor handsets for some time. As we previously mentioned, these issues will be resolved any time, but it maybe a long time until fixed, so you must update as soon as you get the update.
The Huawei Watch GT has also finally received the much needed Always on Display option via the 220.127.116.11 firmware release (via Reddit). This 3.2MB download is also now rolling out to Watch GT owners globally, with a series of optimizations included.
Of course, Always on Display support is the biggest inclusion after not being available for some time. It allows you to set a lock screen watch face and have it constantly stay on, or simply turn off at scheduled times. Given how long the Watch GT battery lasts, even if it does take a hit, you can still count on ridiculous longevity — and at $199 the Watch GT is a real steal.
The release highlights include heart rate monitor improvements, a new mode that turns off the display when covered by your hand and general bug fixes. If you have the Huawei Watch GT, head to the Huawei Health application to check if the OTA is waiting for you to download and install.
For those waiting for the full EMUI 9.0 download, it’s worth heading to your device Settings > System Update and checking back manually on a regular basis.
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