Huawei didn’t take part in the initial Android P beta program that launched in May 2018, but since the release of the stable OS in early August 2018, the Chinese OEM has upgraded more devices to Android 9 Pie than any other Android vendor.
In addition to the nine handsets that joined Huawei Android 9 beta program in early September, the company has now opened the doors for a host of other devices from last year as well as others unveiled earlier this year.
If you own any of the Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Porsche Design, Mate 9 Pro, P10, P10 Plus, Nova 3, Nova 2S, Honor Note 10, Honor V9, Honor 9, or any of the three variants of the MediaPad M5 tablet, you can join the new Android 9 Pie beta program and try out the new OS ahead of the rest. However, do note that this is unstable software, meaning you are likely to come across bugs and errors.
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Here is an image of the full list of eligible devices and their respective model numbers.
In order to qualify for the new EMUI 9 beta update on your eligible device, Huawei says you need have a specific version installed on your device, as shown in the image below.
Huawei, as usual, has spared limited slots for the new devices joining the ongoing EMUI 9 beta program, which is necessary to contain the amount of damage just in case something goes wrong with the unfinished software.
Of course, this initial update is mostly targeting the Chinese market, but we expect the same program to expand to other regions soon, just like it happened for the first batch.