Huawei P9 is the flagship of this manufacturer from 2016. As theoretically, support should be provided at least to Android Oreo – nothing like that will happen. Huawei officially confirmed that P9 will not receive updates to Android 8.0 Oreo. Why?
Huawei P9 is the flagship of a Chinese manufacturer who has already had years – specifically two. It turns out, however, that in the current vision of Android Huawei does not see the point in equipping it with the current version of the software. And how do you buy a new top phone with the intention of having it for a long time? A similar situation has recently been met by Honor 8. Here, too, the manufacturer is hiding behind the allegedly non-compliant requirements that Google set.
Huawei P9 without Android Oreo
Huawei P9 certainly was not such a popular smartphone in Poland as Honor 8. There were several reasons, but the most important seems to be the price and availability of only the variant with 3 GB RAM in the case of P9 (4 GB in the Horze 8). Currently you will buy it for about 1,300 zlotys and at this price it seems not the worst fotosmartphone, but it certainly is not an opportunity of the century. In my opinion the biggest disadvantage remains the update, because Huawei P9 certainly will not receive Android Oreo.
The P9 phone does not meet Google's requirements for Android 8 OREO.
I found such information on the official Huawei Poland website , so you can treat it as a certain one. As with Honor 8, I can not understand it. It's hard for me to imagine that the Kirin 950 processor would not deal with Android in the new version – it is still much more efficient layout than those found in some average. I would like to write that I am surprised. But I'm not a bit – heavy update support was one of the reasons why I'm no longer a user of the Huawei P10 – which probably will not see Android P. If so, the manufacturer will confirm its approach – we make smartphones that are just as good and cheaper than the competition, so do not demand that we care for them yet. You want current software, buy a new smartphone .
Is not it worth buying Huawei's flagship?
Oh, no, I'm really far from saying that. Not every new version of the system is so important for everyone . If you do not want to be up-to-date with the direction in which Android develops, it is not necessarily Oreo, P, or even unknown versions that must be important. From the point of view of the average user, security patches are more important, and you can live without bounces. The maker of smartphones can not be crossed only because of the operating system. Remember that the Huawei P20 Pro is currently the best photosmartphone in the world , the Huawei P20 for PLN 2699 remains one of the cheapest flagships, and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is probably the best link among all top models. Source: Huawei