Huawei Y9 (2019) owners up in arms after Android 10 snub
Huawei has sent out the Android 10-based EMUI 10 update to a number of its phones. Sadly, the list of phones to have received the update is currently limited to the company's last-gen flagships and a select few Kirin 710-powered phones. Yet another update schedule detailing the company's plan for its Android 10 global rollout was released last week. One device, the Huawei Y9 (2019) was missing from the list for some reason, and that appears to have rubbed owners of the devices the wrong way.
Contrary to its name, the Huawei Y9 (2019) was actually released in October 2018. Huawei has confirmed that the phone will not be receiving the Android 10 update, and owners of the phone feel shafted. The Huawei Y9 (2019) was released with the Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 and has received the Pie update. Owners of the phone feel they're entitled to one more major OS upgrade, however, and have created a petition on Change.org to air out their feelings.
The claim isn't baseless; the Honor 8X was released in the same period and will be getting the Android 10 update. It's easy to see why Y9 owners are angry. It's not limited to the Huawei Y9 (2019) either, as it appears other Y-series phones of that generation are getting the same treatment.
Sadly, Huawei has a history of quickly forgetting its budget smartphones. Most Android OEMs are the same, too, so it's not just a Huawei thing. The Honor Play is yet another Huawei phone that was released in late 2018 but will not be receiving Android 10. The Honor 8X is a special case, as that series is one of Honor's best-selling lineups, so they provide two updates.