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Original story (published on June 23, 2020) follows:
Huawei wants you to treat Honor devices independent of the Chinese tech giant, but truth be told, the line between the two is as blurry as it can get. This is especially true when it comes to software experience and software updates.
Sure, Huawei did introduce Magic UI as an exclusive for Honor devices, but to date, some Honor smartphones are still receiving EMUI-based updates, the latest version arriving as EMUI 10.1, up from EMUI 10.0 that first brought Android 10 OS to eligible devices.
By the look of things, it seems the Magic UI skin is reserved for premium Honor devices while the rest are still stuck with EMUI updates. Regardless of the skin you get, though, the base OS is still Android.
The latest stable version is Android 10 and in this article, we keep track of all Honor smartphones that have received this version so far, be it with EMUI 10.0, Magic UI 3.0, or their newer iterations.
It’s worth noting that OS updates are rolled out gradually, so don’t be surprised if your device appears on this list yet you haven’t received the update. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Stable Honor Android 10 update is available for these phones
Honor devices started receiving the stable Android 10 update in November 2019 alongside a bunch of Huawei-branded devices. Below are the devices that have picked up the OS so far.
|Device/Android 10 update||EMUI 10.0/Magic UI 3.0||EMUI 10.1/Magic UI 3.1|
|Honor V30 Pro||—||Released|
|Honor 20 Pro||Released||Released|
|Honor 20 Lite/Honor 10i||Released||—|
|Honor 9X Pro||Released||Released|
|Honor View 10/Honor V10||Released||—|
|Honor View 20/Honor V20||Released||—|
|Honor 10 Lite||Released||—|
|Huawei Magic 2||Released||Released|
|Honor Play 9A||—||Released|
|Honor 20 Lite (Youth Edition)||Released||Released|
|Honor Play 4T Pro||—||Coming soon (July-end)|
Note that we will keep updating this article as and when we have new info. Also, feel free to chime in with your comments in the section below. We have also compiled a list of devices that are likely to receive the official Huawei Android 11 update here.
Update (July 15)
Huawei has published an official list of Honor devices that have so far been upgraded to either Magic UI 3.1 or EMUI 10.1 update. The list comprises of the following devices:
1. Honor V30 (Magic UI 3.1)
2. Honor V30 Pro (Magic UI 3.1)
3. Honor V20 (Magic UI 3.1)
4. Honor 20S (Magic UI 3.1)
5. Honor 20 (Magic UI 3.1)
6. Honor 20 Pro (Magic UI 3.1)
7. Honor 20 Youth Edition (EMUI 10.1)
8. Honor Play 9A (Magic UI 3.1)
9. Honor Play 4T Pro (Magic UI 3.1 beta testing start by the end of July)
10. Honor 9X (EMUI 10.1)
11. Honor 9X Pro (EMUI 10.1)
12. Honor Magic 2 (Magic UI 3.1)
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