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Huawei finally promises Android 10 for the Huawei Y9 (2019), but what about the Nova 3 and Honor Play?

The Huawei Y9 (2019) will receive Android 10, but what about other phones that should be eligible? (Source: Huawei)
The Huawei Y9 (2019) will receive Android 10, but what about other phones that should be eligible? (Source: Huawei)
Owners of the Huawei Y9 (2019) mounted a campaign against the company after it was revealed that their phones would not get the Android 10 update. That move appears to have been effective, as Huawei has now backtracked and promised the update for the phone. Sadly, that says nothing about other phones that were similarly snubbed, like the Nova 3 series and the Honor Play.

It looks like consumers have snatched a much-needed win. A few days ago, we published a piece on the Huawei Y9 (2019) being snubbed by Huawei for the Android 10 update, prompting owners of the phone to create a change.org petition against the company. Well, it would seem that Huawei was paying attention to that.

The company appears to have done a U-turn on its previous decision, and will now be sending the Android 10-based EMUI 10 update to the Huawei Y9 (2019). When quizzed on Twitter regarding its plans for the phone, the company had this to say:

Thank you for your message. The Huawei Y9 2019 will receive the EMUI 10 update.

Sadly, this only confirms that the Huawei Y9 (2019) will get Android 10. We're not sure what it implies for other Y-series phones that were similarly snubbed. It's not limited to that line either, as the Nova 3 series appears to have been omitted from Huawei's plans for the Android 10 update, likewise the Honor Play

A change.org petition has also been created for the Nova 3i, and for the Honor Play. The latter currently has over 2000 signatures.

The cases of the Honor Play and Nova 3 are particularly annoying, as they're both powered by the Kirin 970, the same flagship SoC that was used on phones like the Mate 10 Pro, P20 Pro, Honor 10, and Honor View 10—all of which are billed to receive the Android 10 update sometime in the near future. Huawei has no excuse for this.

We're happy that Huawei Y9 (2019) will get the update they deserve, but this victory would be a lot sweeter if the company also attended to the other aforementioned devices it ignored in its EMUI 10 roadmap.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-01-28 (Update: 2020-01-28)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.