+ Sunday December 8th, 2019

Huawei is running a developer conference in Dongguan City, China from August 9-11 – and there’s an interesting keynote presentation on the schedule for the first day – a presentation of EMUI 10, which we know is based on Android Q.

Huawei developer conference agenda, August 9 2019

There’s a few interesting things around this.

Firstly, yes you are indeed correct – Android Q hasn’t been released yet. It may have been released by August 9, though. Android Pie was revealed to the world on August 6 2018 (Oreo was August 21 2017). We don’t know when Android Q will go official, with developer previews still rolling out.

Secondly, even if Android 10.0 Quince is announced a couple of days before that’s a very fast integration. Of course, it’s not necessarily a release. Huawei might simply be showing us how they’ll adopt the new features in the OS and present them to EMUI users.

It’s also possible Huawei is going to punk us all, and EMUI 10 might be based on the company’s Hongmeng OS with everyone getting a free upgrade away from Google-land. That would be a wild ride, but it’s far less likely.

Facing down the possible end of a 90-day stay on its Entity List ban on August 19, it wouldn’t surprise us to find Google engineers working to get Android Q into AOSP in time, and Huawei engineers feverishly working on finishing its implementation – the company is currently one of Google’s closest hardware partners.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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