Google’s Android Pie update is rolling out to Honor 10, Honor View10 and Honor Play smartphones. The update is part of Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 update and brings full-screen gestures and a new UI for these devices.
With the latest EMUI 9.0 update, Honor 10, Honor View10 and Honor Play will receive gestures-based navigation features. The update also includes GPU Turbo 2.0 which Huawei says gives an on-demand performance boost to the devices while reducing power consumption when using power-intensive applications.
The new update also includes new features such as Translation, AI Shopping, HiVision visual search, Password Vault, Uninterrupted Gaming Mode, Wireless Sharing (Projecting), and Digital Balance dashboard among others.
“The new Digital Balance dashboard allows users to track device usage metrics and let them set the usage quota for each app. Using onboard AI capabilities, EMUI 9.0 brings HiVision that enables the camera app to recognize major landmarks, paintings, and structures surrounding the environment and provide users with the relevant information using a layer of augmented reality,” said Honor in a release.
“Also, using AI Shopping objects can be recognised and directly shopped from Amazon.in just from camera view finder, or through any image on phone. The upgraded system introduces Wireless Projecting, which provides a desktop-like experience when the device is wirelessly connected to a supported TV or monitor. Users can project presentations, photos, videos or gaming to the larger screen directly from the device. In addition, EMUI 9.0 enables wireless printing via Huawei Share,” it added.
Honor says the latest EMUI update will boost system operations by 12.9% on Honor 10, Honor View10 and Honor Play smartphones.
Asus ZenFone 5Z has started receiving Android 9.0 Pie. The new development comes weeks after Asus confirmed that the ZenFone 5Z would receive the Android Pie update by the end of January 2019. However, the latest version is now rolling out in Taiwan. The update is expected to bring the core Android Pie features as well as enhances the camera experience. The ZenFone 5Z originally runs Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 on top. Also, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, along with up to 8GB of RAM.
As posted on the official ZenTalk forums, the Android 9.0 Pie update for the ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) has started rolling out in Taiwan. The update is rolling out as a firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) package in phases. It can be manually downloaded by going to Settings > About > System Update.
The changelog provided on the ZenTalk forums revealed that alongside having some of the core Android Pie features, the latest software update speeds up the camera experience. The new package also comes with software version 22.214.171.124_20181222.
Several ZenFone 5Z users in Taiwan have confirmed the Android Pie rollout in a Telegram channel. Users report that the update carries the November 2018 Android security patch and is 1048MB in size. The update also reportedly comes with a preloaded Dark theme and a new navigation system along with gesture support.
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You can manually download the OTA Zip package and flash your ZenFone 5Z. The OTA package is compatible with the ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) model based on 126.96.36.199.
As we mentioned, Asus last month announced that ZenFone 5Z would receive Android 9.0 Pie in January 2019. The smartphone was launched in India back in August with Android 8.0 Oreo.
Asus ZenFone 5Z specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone 5Z features 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) Super IPS+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with Adreno 630 GPU and up to 8GB of RAM.