Huawei’s EMUI might not be our favorite OEM Android skin out there, but it is much better than it once was with EMUI 9.1 on the P30 Pro. The Android Pie update is now making its way to 49 Huawei-branded devices in the very near future.
Originally posted on Chinese social networking site Weibo (via Huawei confirmed the 49 handset list that will receive the EMUI 9.1 update. We have already seen the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20X, and the Mate 20 RS receive a beta build of EMUI 9.1, while both the P30 Pro and P30 have the full-fat version pre-installed already.
[Update 07/23]: The stable EMUI 9.1 update is now rolling out to P20 and P20 Pro devices — in India, Singapore and other regions — with several more expected in the coming days (via ).
It’s worthwhile opening up the HiCare app and checking if the OTA has reached your device, although we expect this to be a staged global rollout.
[Update 07/17]: We have a couple of tidbits of info about EMUI 9.1/Magic UI 2.1 as Honor has confirmed that five devices will get the Magic UI 2.1 update — with the EMUI 9.1 beta heading out to eight Huawei devices ahead of a full release in the coming weeks. The full list is below:
Huawei is testing the EMUI 9.1 beta on the following devices:
It’s worth noting that this is the EMUI 9.1 , the full release should be later this month and should be available to download at some point in the coming days (via ).
[Update 26/06]: The EMUI 9.1 update is now rolling out to P20 Lite and Mate 20 devices. Multiple reports on are confirming that you can head to the HiCare app in the UK, Germany and more to download the OTA. Expect more OTA notifications to appear globally over the coming days.
[Update 06/24]: We now have confirmation and a release timeline for when Huawei devices will get the full-fat EMUI 9.1 software release (via ). First up is the Mate 20 line which is getting the update in June — which doesn’t give Huawei much time to push the OTA. Closely followed in July with the P20 and P20 Pro getting the update alongside the Mate 10 and Mate 9 series. The final handset to get EMUI 9.1 will be the P10 series in August — tablets notwithstanding.
We’ve already seen a few devices get the update, so the release schedule is a little bit behind the times with regard to certain devices. If you have the P20 Lite or any Mate 20 device, you may have already seen the 3.34GB update rolling out.
According to XDA, these are the devices currently testing the EMUI 9.1 update:
Huawei is also planning for the following devices to get the EMUI 9.1 update:
That is one heck of a big list of handsets that will get the Android Pie fork in the not-too-distant future. There are some notable absentees though, as many handsets do have varying names for specific region launches.
EMUI 9.1 will prove to be quite the jump for handsets still running Android Oreo builds of EMUI. That means the brand new gesture navigation method, GPU Turbo 3.0, and heaps more on top. While we may likely see Android Q on new Huawei devices in the late fall, it’s still great to see these devices get up to speed with the latest full Android release.