Huawei Mate 9 EMUI 8.0 update rolling out

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Shortly after Huawei kicked off the roll-out of Android Oreo update for the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9, the Chinese company confirmed two other smartphones are getting the update starting today - Honor 9 and Honor V9. It's not an open beta at the moment - Huawei says it's capping the number of enrollees, and that it's a first-come, first serve deal - but if you manage to get in, you'll get an over-the-air update to EMUI 8.0 version B323.

In addition to the Oreo goodies, the update also bring EMUI version 8.0 B334 to both phones. The beta program is now live and will run until November 3.

If you're the proud owner of a Honor 9 or the Honor V9 and willing to give the Oreo update a go, you'll need to sign up via Huawei's Member Service application.

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Huawei Mate 9 was launched back in November previous year, in case you don't manage to recall. The new update brings a host of new AI features that the new Mate 10 comes with. reports that the beta update seems to be only showing up for Mate 9 users with MHA-L29C432B194 firmware version right now. So, only join the beta test if you know what you are doing.

The new features include dynamic wallpapers, PC mode which enables to convert your smartphone into desktop PC via USB cable (even mouse and keyboard can be connected via Bluetooth), smart split screen, some AI features which allocates resources to mostly used apps, Picture in Picture mode and other Android Oreo features.