This week, on our weekly news roundup: on this Friday, the Sony Xperia XZ1 will start receiving Android Pie, EMUI 9.0 Beta goes official, and more!
What’s new this week?
- Xperia XZ1 will get Android Pie by the end of this week
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S gets Android Pie
- EMUI 9.0 Beta is finally official
- Update for the Galaxy Watch brings a few general improvements
- Latest update for the HTC U12+ brings bug fixes
- Android Pie update for the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T will be delayed
XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium
Good news for Sony Xperia XZ1 owners – Android Pie will start being delivered to your device on this Friday. Of course, the same thing applies to the XZ1 Compact and XZ1 Premium.
Other than that, the Xperia XZ2 Premium will also get it later during this month and the XA2/Ultra and XA2 Plus will also receive it at some point. Sony hasn’t announced exactly when but we’ll let you know once we find out!
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Mi Mix 2S
Xiaomi has previously mentioned that most of their smartphones will receive Android Pie and the first one seems to be the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Huawei has officially announced it and the update is already arriving to various units in China.
Various Android Pie features will be included in this update like Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, Digital Wellbeing, and more. Other than that, there’s also Xiaomi’s new refined UI which does a better job at utilizing tall screens.
So, we’ve been hearing a lot about EMUI 9.0 for a while now and we knew that it would officially come in Beta officially, but we just didn’t know when. So, all we could really do is sit tight and wait while the Mate 20 Pro was giving us some first real-life impressions.
Well, the wait is now officially over. EMUI 9.0 Beta is officially available for 9 Huawei models. Those are the:
- Huawei Mate 10
- Mate 10 Porsche Edition
- Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei P20/P20 Pro
- Honor 10
- Huawei Honor V10
- Huawei Honor Play
However, there is a catch. Only 5000 users per device can sign up for Beta access. So, if you’re still not sure whether you want Beta access or not, then you better make a decision fast.
You can sign up for the Beta program or upgrade to this one by using the “Beta Tester” that you’ll find on your device. If this new version is not found, then wait for a while before searching again.
It goes without saying that you may experience crashes, bugs, or anything like that. After all, that’s why Betas are also called “Early Access Versions”.
So, if you’re not willing to come across some problems, then it’s highly recommended not to sign up for the Beta and wait for the stable release. Otherwise, don’t complain if your alarm clock doesn’t go off in the morning.
Remember the new smartwatch from Samsung? A new update is ready for it and it brings a few simple improvements. To be more precise, it improves the reliability of battery charging and music playback.
Other than that, general improvements have been made to improve the overall user experience. But, Samsung doesn’t specifically mention with detail what has changed.
The update weighs about 28 MB and you can install it through the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. It’s currently being released in the US. So, it should be available for the whole world soon.
OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, 5T
Bad news for OnePlus owners. Chances are that you were expecting the upcoming Android Pie for your device, however, Pete Lau – OnePlus’s CEO – said that the Pie update will be delayed for the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T.
The reason? Well, apparently, more work needs to be done before the update is ready for these kinda old devices.
The good news is that at least the OnePlus 6T will come with Android Pie out of the box. If you’re looking for a new OnePlus device, then this is surely something to keep in mind.
Other than that, when Android Pie is ready for OnePlus devices, we may also get to see the new OxygenOS UI.
The latest software update for the HTC U12+ brings system optimizations, bug fixes, and September’s security patch. It weighs 160 megabytes and is currently being delivered OTA in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. So, other places are sure to follow soon as well.
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