Huawei phones including P30 Pro, P30 to get Android Q upgrade

10:25 PM | 20 Jun, 2019
Huawei phones including P30 Pro, P30 to get Android Q upgrade
BEIJING - Despite ongoing tiff with the Trump administration, Huawei will roll-out the next Android operating system update, Android Q, for its latest phones including P30 and P30 Pro.

Moreover, Huawei's sub-brand Honor is also working on an Android Q update for the flagship Honor 20 series, it has emerged.

The development comes a month after Google suspended all business ties with Huawei in order to comply with the Trump administration blacklisting the technology company.

Initially, it was inferred that the suspension was equivalent to Huawei immediately losing access to Google's Android operating system updates.

However, Huawei has stated that a number of Huawei handset owners can expect to get access to the forthcoming Android OS upgrade, which would enable users to enjoy a range of new features including a system-wide dark mode, improved location data controls, estimated remaining battery life in the notification dropdown, Digital Wellbeing timers in the app switcher, and new colour themes for the system.

"Our most popular current devices, including the P30 series, will be able to access Android Q. In fact, we have already launched a beta developer programme for Android Q which is running right now on our Mate 20 Pro device," Huawei said.

In its statement, Huawei confirmed that all of its existing phones will continue to receive security updates and will not lose access to the Google Play Store, in a major relief to the users.

Those who have fetched Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei Mate 20, or Huawei Mate 20 Pro will now breath a sigh of relief after the statement.

According to Huawei, other  smartphones that it is "confident" will receive Android Q are P30 Lite, PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS, P smart 2019, P smart+ 2019, P smart Z, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 X (5G), P20 Pro, P20, Mate 10 Pro, PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 10, and Mate 10.