The US Trade ban has left Huawei in a precarious position as it’s not able to do business with key US suppliers, including Google and Microsoft. This has caused uncertainty with owners of Huawei and Honor devices who have been left wondering whether their handsets will receive security updates and Android Q. A 90-day reprieve has helped allay some of these concerns, but now the company has confirmed that Android Q will be coming to the Mate 20 series and the P30 series.
“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” said the manufacturer on its Huawei Answers page.
The company continues by saying, “We have been working with third parties for many months to ensure devices will be able to receive Android Q updates. Technical preparations and testing has already begun for over 17 devices. In fact our Mate 20 Pro has already been given approval to receive Android Q as and when it is released by Google.”
The Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro aren’t the only devices expected to receive the Android Q update. Huawei confirms that it has also submitted the handsets below for approval to receive Android’s latest OS update:
Mate 20 Pro
PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS
P smart 2019
P smart+ 2019
P smart Z
Mate 20 X
Mate 20 X (5G)
Mate 10 Pro
PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 10
Mate 20 Lite
The Honor 20 series – which is not currently available in South Africa – is also expected to get the Android Q update according to Android Authority.
In an interview with MyBroadband, Huawei South Africa CBG General Manager – Mr. Likun Zhao – confirmed that not only would all handsets launched in South Africa continue to function normally, but that the beta version of Android Q would be available for the P30 series in July.