Huawei Mate 9 gets Android Oreo in the US
Although the Huawei Mate 9 has been released back in December 2016, this 5.9-inch flagship is still a handset worth taking into account when deciding to buy an Android phone. Now, the aging Mate 9 has just become even more relevant for US customers, since it finally received the Android Oreo update.
Since this is not the first Oreo update to talk about, you probably know already what to expect: persistent notifications, adaptive icons, improved battery life, picture-in-picture mode for the few apps that support it, and multiple tweaks and fixes. Because we are talking about a Huawei handset, the Oreo update also comes with EMUI 8.0 on top. At last, you should know that the security patch included in the new firmware is dated January 1, 2018.
EMUI 8.0 comes with quite a few tools and features of its own, including a 3D panorama mode for the rear camera, a floating navigation dock, an excellent memory manager, and more. Project Treble support should also arrive with this update, but this has not been confirmed yet.
The Huawei Mate 9 is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, next to 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and an excellent 12 MP + 20 MP main camera setup with 2X zoom, optical image stabilization, and Leica optics. In this moment, it can be acquired from Amazon for US$492.