Huawei released the Honor Play in the last year as a gaming flagship smartphone. It was the first smartphone to come with the company’s GPU Turbo technology, a couple of software tools to enhance performance while gaming. The feature was brought to Honor and Huawei smartphones after the Honor Play. Moreover, many companies replicated the feature among their handsets. The supporters of this gaming series of Honor smartphones have been waiting for a successor this year. However, Huawei released the Honor Play with a Kirin 710 that isn’t on par with the Kirin 970 in the Honor Play. Unfortunately, this is not the worst news for Honor Play owners, especially for waiting for EMUI 10 update.
Honor Play won’t receive Android 10-based EMUI 10 update
A tweet from the Honor India account revealed that the 2018 Smartphone won’t receive EMUI 10 update. The latest version of EMUI would also upgrade the smartphone to Android 10. A user asked if the Android 10 update will arrive for the Honor Play soon, the official Honor India account replied that the “…..EMUI 10.0/Android Q will not be available” for the phone due to “hardware limitations” as it requires “higher hardware specifications for optimal performance”.
Thank you for reaching out to us. We regret to inform you that EMUI 10.0 / Android Q will not be available for your device due to hardware limitations as it requires higher hardware specifications for optimal performance. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) October 18, 2019
We all know that this is the worst of excuses. After all, the Kirin 970 delivers a solid performance even on 2019 standards. The Twitter user also replied that this doesn’t make sense at all. The Honor 8X ships with a much less powerful Kirin 710 and will receive EMUI 10 update. Also, we have the Huawei P20 that ships with the same Kirin 970 and will also receive the Android 10 update. We also have examples of older devices like the Honor 10, V10 and View 10, all of them will receive the latest Huawei update.
Several Honor Play owners replied to the Tweet in disappointment. According to them, they won’t purchase Honor smartphones anymore, due to this terrible support. The Honor Play came in July 2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo, and later it received Android Pie. It will die with it unless that Huawei has a change in heart.