Few days ago we’ve saw some screenshots from the leaked EMUI 6, Oreo based rom, running in a Huawei Mate 9. Based on these screens we had a glimpse of EMUI’s update. Today the company has decided to deliver the software update in the beta form.
In order to be eligible you must have an Huawei Mate 9 laying around and download the Beta Friendly User Test app (nice name) in Huawei’s website. After installing the app you should register in the beta program.
However, there’s a small catch for those interested in testing the 8.0 ROM. According to some reports, Huawei is limiting the entries to up to 250 users. Due to that, you will need an extra lucky to get their approval and receive the OTA update.
EMUI 6 is based in the recent released Android Oreo 8.0, so it brings all the features introduced by Google’s new software update, that includes the Autofill API, Notification Channels, Picture and Picture mode and so on.
Regarding to Huawei’s software we have a new mode for interacting with the navigation bar, it basically adds the possibility to disable it and replace for a gesture control in a new bottom dock. EMUI 6 also brings the possibility to reduce the phone resolution between the supported sizes. For Mate 9 we can change between 720p and 1080p, we can expect it to change accordingly to the phone running the OS.
According to the Chinese company, the be program will end in November 3, with a final stable EMUI 6 arriving for Huawei Mate 9 a few time later. Furthermore, we expect the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 to be running EMUI 6 out the box.
Other devices that may receive EMUI 6 are the whole family of Huawei P9 and P10. In the Honor Series, Honor 8 and 9 should receive the latest Google’s cookie. Lastly in the mid-range section Honor 6X and possibly Honor 5X may be the ones receiving the latest update. We should wait to see, trough the beta program, if the list will grow up or be reduced in the future.