As the XDA-Developers portal tells us, some of its developers have already been able to install and run a trial version of Android P. This will be the 9th version of Google’s mobile operating system. Now it runs on Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
After the availability of the 1st Developer Preview at the beginning of March 2018, we are now awaiting the 2nd version. It should also be noted that the first trial version is only available for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Or, as gsmarena points out, also for Huawei Watch 2 via Wear OS based on Android P.
Well, although the first logical assumption is some kind of mod or portability from Pixel’s Developer Preview to Huawei Mate 10 Pro through the Treble Project, this does not happen. Instead, this new compilation of tests was designed by Huawei itself for internal testing.
Just as last year the XDA portal would run a test build of Android O (later known as Android Oreo), the same thing happens now with Q. More specifically, this new firmware has been compiled by the Chinese manufacturer so that their engineers can test the news of Google.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro with Android P from Google
This same build or build would reach developers on the XDA Developers platform through the @FunkyHuawei or FunkyHuawei.club repository. In short, what we are seeing is a test version, intended for the brand’s staff, now installed on a Huawei Mate 10 / Huawei Mate 10 Pro. What we can see next is a new EMUI (probably a glimpse of the 9th version) , already based on Google’s Android P.
According to information from the XDA Developers portal, the version of Huawei Mate 10 used would be “ALP-AL00.” The process, according to these programmers, is neither simple nor should be followed by those who are not perfectly aware of the risks. Needless to say, only an experienced user could do this.
Still, being an extremely precocious version of Google’s Android P there is still very little that can be shown. In addition to a new animation screen, the screen with the system settings and the EMUI version.
Through this test firmware, they could not even see any hint of the new “Material Design 2”. This will be the new generation that will gradually be implemented. In practice it is a crude version. Serving only to measure the compatibility of Huawei applications and services with the next version of Google’s OS.
It should also be mentioned that the version of EMUI is 8.2. Moreover, as the XDA portal advances, its name should change to EMUI 9.0. At least as soon as Google’s Android P is officially announced, which is set to happen in August 2018.
Until then we will still have many news awaiting us.