Chinese company, Huawei, starts a beta program to test the Android Oreo for its 2016 release, the Mate 9. This essentially means the company wants to provide beta build to a large number of users before it releases the update worldwide.
The Android Oreo was the 8th update made in the technology. The update is currently available only on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. However, Google has hinted that a number of phone companies are set to acquire the update by the end of the year. Huawei may be one of them.
The Android Oreo beta build offered by Huawei will be available only to a selected number of users. According to reports, 250 users will have the opportunity to test the Android Oreo on their devices.
The good news is that any user can be an Oreo tester. The user only has to download the Beta Friendly User Test app from Huawei’s dedicated website. However, being chosen is a separate issue altogether. The user can certainly make an application from the website but the final choice lies with the company.
The Chinese smartphone company also said that the last date for the beta program was November 9. This would mean that the Android 8.0 Oreo update would be rolled out to Mate 9 by the end of 2017.
However, the company has also said that every Mate 9 would not receive the beta update. The update would only reach users that had purchased devices with the firmware version MHA-L29C432B194.
Users that did not possess a Huawei ID would not be eligible for the Android Oreo update either.
Regardless of the stipulations involved with the Mate 9, the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro are certain to be the first Huawei devices to come equipped with Android Oreo.