Huawei P10, P10 Plus Now Being Updated With Android 8.0 Oreo

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Huawei is now distributing a stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo to the P10 and P10 Plus, its 2017 Android flagships which originally launched with Nougat, the company confirmed earlier this week. The rollout started on Wednesday and is understood to be global in nature, though Huawei is still likely to take several weeks until it makes the new software available in all parts of the world. As is always the case with smartphone updates, the new firmware is targeting unlocked variants of the P10 and P10 Plus, as well as those that are running an unmodified version of EMUI, whereas owners of carrier-altered devices are likely to have to wait until this spring before they're able to download Android 8.0 Oreo.

While all eligible P10 and P10 Plus units are by default set to periodically scan for updates on their own, users who may have disabled that functionality or are simply seeking to get Oreo as quickly as possible can always attempt searching for the firmware manually through the System settings app. The Chinese original equipment manufacturer hasn't provided a changelog of the update, though Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI has already been detailed during its open beta earlier this year. Besides native Android features and improvements such as Notification Channels and Dooze mode optimizations, the software that's now rolling out to the P10 lineup comes with a new floating navigation dock, enhanced security functionalities, new user tips, artificial intelligence improvements, and support for dual-Bluetooth connections, among other things.

The P10 and P10 Plus are expected to be officially succeeded in less than two weeks when Huawei is planning to announce the P20 lineup consisting of the regular P20 and P20 Pro, the latter one of which is likely to sport a triple-camera setup. Both phablets should run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and support Google's Project Treble which is also part of the package that's now making its way to the P10-series handsets. The P20 family is scheduled to be announced on March 27 in Paris, France, and should begin retailing globally shortly after.

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