Huawei offers Oreo beta build on Mate 9


A fingerprint scanner was also spotted on the back of the phone, giving away how Huawei is implementing authentication feature as it uses more real estate of the front side for display. The Huawei Mate 9 Pro is now going for only RM2,289 and that's over RM1,100 off its original price when it was first introduced in Malaysia.

To remind you, Android Oreo includes a number of improvements and new features including improved boot time, picture-in-picture support, autofill for passwords, notification dots and Wi-Fi Assistant. Huawei might expand the beta test to more units running other firmware versions. Being a beta program, the software is not yet fully optimized for the device and users may experience some bugs till a stable version is released. Furthermore, initially, only 250 users will get the opportunity to test the Android 8.0 Oreo for the Mate 9 device. This app will be available from the Chinese company's official website.

The Chinese smartphone company also said that the last date for the beta program was November 9. The update is now available only on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

It looks like Huawei is already working hard on the Oreo update for the Mate 9. The Mate 9 will still have to undergo beta testing, but it's actually good news for Mate 9 owners that the beta testing is now ongoing.

And secondly, the beta update is now only available for units running firmware version MHA-L29C432B194.

In order to sign up for this update, there are a few things which you need to require before making any decision. As the Huawei Mate 10 launch is just around the corner, the official release of the update must not be far. Download the Friendly User Test app from Huawei's website, launch the app, log in with your Huawei ID, and then choose which beta you want to join.