Huawei delists the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro from its security update schedule
Death and taxes, two things that are inevitable—and the deaths of the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro could be at hand. The phones appear to have been removed from Huawei's security update schedule, which could be a telling sign of the company's plans to finally lay them to rest.
Huawei, like most other OEMs, has a constantly updated page on its website for its monthly and quarterly security update support list. The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are now missing from both lists.
It's a tad curious, really. The Honor View 10 was launched just after the Mate 10 phones but is still on the monthly security patch list. The Mate 10 Lite, a mid-range phone that was released even before the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, is still listed on the quarterly update section.
The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro were released over two years ago, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them reach the end of their lifespans. Having both the Honor View 10 and Mate 10 Lite still on the lists is what makes it all confusing. There's a chance this could just be an erroneous commission by Huawei.
That said, even if this was a mistake, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are unlikely to stay around for much longer, and we'll be sad to see them go. The Mate 10 Pro was, perhaps, Huawei's first modern flagship that could compete with Samsung and Apple's similarly-tiered offerings on even footing—and should go down as a classic.
The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will receive the Android 10-based EMUI 10 update, regardless of Huawei's security update plans.