When Google releases a new system update, every Android user gets excited about whether their device will receive an upgrade to the new OS. However, it is the sole discretion of the smartphone OEM regarding finalizing which model will receive a system update. Speaking of which, Huawei has confirmed that there will be no Android 10 update for Honor 8 Pro. Neither the Nova 3i will receive a jump to the new Android OS.
The Chinese OEM has revealed this as a reply to an Honor 8 Pro user’s query on Twitter. The user wanted to know whether the device will get the Android 10. Citing hardware limitations Huawei denies any chances of Android 10 update for Honor 8 Pro. In fact, the Nova 3i from Huawei will not be able to enjoy the all-new Android 10 as well due to the similar reason.
As per the OEM, to be able to run Android 10, better hardware is important. It will exhibit optimal performance. Unfortunately, the hardware setup of the Honor 8 Pro and the Nova 3i do not qualify for Android 10.
Normally, we see an Android device continues to get a minimum of two major system updates starting from its release date. Honor 8 Pro launched with Android Nougat. Later it stepped up to Android Oreo and last year to the Pie OS. Apparently, the device enjoyed two major OS updates. So, Huawei is scrapping it from the list of smartphones eligible to get the Android 10.
On the other hand, the Nova 3i released with Android 8.1. It even stepped up to Android Pie with EMUI 9.1. Strangely, it won’t be getting a second OS update to Android 10 even though it’s less than 2 years old.
If you use the Honor 8 Pro or the Nova 3i, then you won’t be officially receiving any upgrade to Android 10. However, you can use GSI Treble to install Android 10 on your Honor 8 Pro.