Huawei just released the stats of the recent phones running Android 9 Pie and it looks like they are pleased with the number – 80 million devices. This is pretty impressive as this comes after the US Trade Ban. The Chinese tech giant is clearly taking advantage of the 90-day reprieve they were granted that meant that they not only got time to pass along security patches and software updates to their clients and keep existing networks operating but also bringing back their Android licence they Google had previously revoked.
Within this period, Huawei freely updated older smartphones to Android 9 Pie plus EMUI 9.0 software. The company is also rolling out EMUI 9.1 second public beta and making it available to more devices. Their latest flagship, the Huawei Mat 20 Pro also got back on Google’s Android Q Beta program. The Chinese tech giant also dispelled reports that they’re cutting production of their smartphones saying that they’re still at full capacity despite the uncertain future.
Huawei began pushing Android 9 Pie updates starting late 2018 and is hoping that the number of devices running the Android OS grow to 100 million by the end of this month.
If the trade ban continues, Huawei will not be able to update devices to Android 10 Q and if it does, users lose Google’s services and apps. The company has been reportedly making its own Android replacement.