Huawei announces Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program for Mate 9

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This essentially means the company wants to provide beta build to a large number of users before it releases the update worldwide. The update is now available only on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Although there's no word on when that might happen, there's a good chance the update will be rolled out before the end of the year. Once you do, you'll have the chance to share the problems you've encountered with Huawei, which will fix them if necessary. According to reports, 250 users will have the opportunity to test the Android Oreo on their devices. However, being chosen is a separate issue altogether. As for the operating system, the Mate 10 series smartphones are expected to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo on board. Days after, Today Chinese company has launched an Oreo beta program for the device.

Officially retailing for RM3,299, the Mate 9 Pro is now going for as low as RM1,959 and they are available in both Titanium Grey and Haze Gold. Yesterday, Lazada Malaysia themselves were offering the Mate 9 Pro with 128GB storage for an incredible price of RM2,289.

And secondly, the beta update is now only available for units running firmware version MHA-L29C432B194.

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Users that did not possess a Huawei ID would not be eligible for the Android Oreo update either.

More details about Huawei's supposed upcoming flagship smartphones - the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro - have surfaced online ahead of a confirmed media event from the company on October 16, where it is expected to unveil the new smartphones.

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