Huawei has told TechRadar that it is planning future software updates for 16 of its current devices – which would include the update for Android P30 and P30 Pro Android Q that many are already clamoring for.
A new Huawei blog post in the UK has been published to clarify issues about which potential customers have been confused, including whether their devices will receive solid software updates.
In that regard, Huawei said it "was confident" that its smartphones would have access to future Android updates, so we talked to the brand for clarification.
When asked directly if the brand could guarantee future updates from Android Q to its major cell phones, he told us: "All Huawei smartphones and tablets will continue to receive security patches and Android updates"
This fits well with the leak of EMUI 10 beta that came to the Huawei P30 Pro a few days ago – that software is based on Android Q.
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Mate 20 Pro goes even further, as it has received approval from Google to upgrade Android Q, so it's likely to be coming soon as the suspension is temporarily suspended.
The complete list of devices that Huawei sent to Google for the proposed update:
- P30 Pro
- Kill 20
- Kill 20 Pro
- PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS
- P30 lite
- P smart 2019
- Smart P + 2019
- P intelligent Z
- 20 X Companion
- Companion 20 X (5G)
- P20 Pro
- Kill 10 Pro
- PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 10
- Companion 10
One thing that is just a little off is the constant use of word access, however. "Our most popular current devices, including the P30 series, will be able to access Android Q."
This may just be a translation problem, and it means that the update via over the air for Android Q will arrive as expected for all major Huawei phones. However, even if it is blocked from Google updates, such as any brand Huawei users can still download the Android Q, but the open source variant.
Or maybe Huawei uses the open source option, which is available to any brand but without Google's mobile service, to create their own update for Android Q, but which may not be identical to that of users. would be received if the software update is done normally.
The blog post also does not share details about what will happen after Android Q. Huawei's ban in the US may continue to cause problems for those who bought Android devices and expect to receive solid software updates for several years later.
What is also noteworthy is that this is on the UK side of Huawei so there is no guarantee that these proposed updates will be available worldwide.
Honor 20 also set to get Q
TechRadar's trusted internal source also told us that the new Honor 20 series (which includes Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 Lite) will receive the Android Q update.
We asked Huawei for more clarification on the blog post as well as for what plan it is after Android Q, and we will be sure to update it with more information.