Huawei Mate 9 Pie update: Android 9 coming soon on Optus Australia: China gets March patch and camera improvements

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March 16, 2019: An update is rolling out for Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro/Porsche Design users. The update has EMUI version 9.0.1.160 for the duo and the changelog is mostly the same.

The Mate 9 (MHA-AL00 and MHA-TL00) is receiving an update with plenty of additions that include optimized camera performance and stability for improved launch and photo taking speeds, updates the pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference, fixes an issue where the navigation bar cannot be displayed in Smart cover mode, and installs March 2019 security patch.

As for the Mate 9 Pro (LON-L29), the B161 update optimizes camera performance in certain scenarios, updates the pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference and installs March 2019 security patch. Both updates are airborne, meaning some users will get the OTA download notification ahead of others.

March 08, 2019: Optus Australia is currently testing Android Pie update for the Huawei Mate 9, with the process expected to end on March 18th. This isn’t to say the rollout will begin immediately, but it does tell us that Android Pie will soon be ready to download on your Optus Australia-branded Mate 9.

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March 05, 2019: Users of the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and Mate 9 Porsche Design that aren’t participating in EMUI 9.0 beta program have a new update rolling out as EMUI 8.0.0.375. The OTA update installs a new security patch for January 2019 to the device as well as a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements


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Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro came out in 2016 and were among the first devices to be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Being the company’s flagship phones at the time Android 8.0 Oreo came out in August 2017, the devices were given significant attention by the company that led to an update to Oreo in late 2017.

So, what next for Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro users? Well, you guessed it!

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Huawei Mate 9 update timeline

Date EMUI & Android version Changelog
15 Mar 2019 9.0.1.160 | Android 9 Optimizes camera performance and stability for improved launch and photo taking speeds, updates the pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference, fixes an issue where the navigation bar cannot be displayed in Smart cover mode and installs March 2019 security patch
21 Jan 2019 8.0.0.375 | Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch in China
18 Jan 2019 9.0.1.150 (beta) | Android 9 January 2019 security patch, Adds VoLTE support, Fixes the problem of blackening the lower boundary of a special scene, and Fixes an issue where a particular scenario could not be applied separately
23 Dec 2018 9.0.1.126 (beta) | Android 9 Third RMUI 9.0 update based on Android 9 Pie, still limited to China only
18 Dec 2018 8.0.0.374 | Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
11 Dec 2018 9.0.1.120 (beta) | Android 9.0 Android 9 beta 2 with December 2018 security patch
20 Nov 2018 9.0.1.55 (beta) | Android 9.0 Installs EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie for models MHA-AL00 and MHA -TL00 (China)
08 Sep 2018 8.0.0.368 | Android 8.0 Installs September 2018 security patch
24 July 2018 8.0.0.368 | Android 8.0 Unlimited screen recording, July 2018 patch, and more
30 Jan 2018 8.0.0.312 | Android 8.0 Adds moving pictures for capturing dynamic photos, installs new security patches, and more
07 Dec 2017 B334 | Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo, EMUI 8.0, and more
29 Mar 2017 B172 | Android 7.0 Improved touchscreen response and battery life, and more

Huawei Mate 9 Pro update timeline

Date EMUI & Android version Changelog
15 Mar 2019 9.0.1.160 | Android 9 Optimizes camera performance, updates the pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference and installs March 2019 security patch
21 Jan 2019 8.0.0.375 | Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch in China
18 Jan 2019 9.0.1.150 | Android 9 January 2019 security patch, Adds VoLTE support, Fixes the problem of blackening the lower boundary of a special scene, and Fixes an issue where a particular scenario could not be applied separately, and support for new full-screen gestures for better navigation as well as system optimizations
23 Dec 2018 9.0.1.126 Third RMUI 9.0 update based on Android 9 Pie, still limited to China only
18 Dec 2018 8.0.0.374 | Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
11 Dec 2018 9.0.1.118 (beta)| Android 9.0 December 2018 security patch
20 Nov 2018 9.0.1.56 (beta) | Android 9.0 Installs EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie for models LON-AL00 (China)
11 Sep 2018 8.0.0.376 | Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
15 Aug 2018 8.0.0.375 | Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
18 July 2018 8.0.0.372 | Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
11 June 2018 8.0.0.371 | Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
15 May 2018 8.0.0.368 | Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch and Face Unlock
11 April 2018 8.0.0.367 | Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
19 March 2018 8.0.0.361 | Android 8.0 March 2018 security patch
03 Feb 2018 8.0.0.343 | Android 8.0 February 2018 security patch, optimized calling experience in certain scenarios, bug fixes, and improved system stability

Huawei Mate 9 Android Pie update

  • Expected release date: January 2019
  • Beta version now available

Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9 Porsche Design are in line to receive an update to Android Pie before the end of the year now that a beta program is already available for the trio. This is the series’ second and perhaps last major OS upgrade and while testing is open in China, other regions should join the party sooner or later.

For users of the standard Mate 9, you need to have at least EMUI version 8.0.0.372 in order to qualify for the OTA update. Those using the Mate 9 Pro or the Porsche Design need at least version 8.0.0.370 to qualify, so make sure you have the correct base version. Also, the OTA will only come your way if you submitted your interest to join the EMUI 9 beta program when it was announced for these devices back in October 2018.

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