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Huawei Mate 9 gets Android Oreo in the US

Huawei Mate 9 Android flagship gets Oreo update in the US
Huawei Mate 9
Android Oreo is finally rolling out for the Huawei Mate 9 in the US. This update includes the January 2018 security patch from Google and Huawei's EMUI 8.0 custom interface.
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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.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-01-31 (Update: 2018-02- 1)