Huawei has begun the testing of the latest Android O build for its flagship device, Mate 9. If a recent report is to be believed than Huawei could be the first non-Google OEM to start testing the latest flavour of Android for its smartphones.
According to a member of XDA-Developers, the company is planning to make some tweaks in its EMUI interface in order to make it compatible with the upcoming Android operating system. The initial build is based on the developer preview of Android O and supports only English and Mandarin languages.
The leaked photo shows that Huawei is testing the latest Android version with build number MHA-AL00C00B007-log on the Chinese version of the Mate 9 and suggests that the new build would be called as EMUI 5.1 and one can see the picture-in-picture mode which allows one to view videos while using some other applications. This further strengthen the claim as this feature is exclusive for Android O. However, it is highly unlikely that the company will put this build out in public as it is meant for internal testing only.
The latest developer preview of Android O packs some interesting features. To start with, the new OS will be more power efficient. Another visible change in Android O is more control on the Notifications which pops up in the notification panel. Multiple notifications from the same app will be clubbed and users can actually customise how they want to see the notifications based on app preferences.
Besides, the first version of Android O developer preview also introduces something called – Adaptive Icons, which basically makes the icon of any third party app to look like the stock Pixel launcher apps. Apart from this, the new Android version brings a lot more changes baked into the OS which will hopefully bring some significant performance improvements in future.