In December 2016, Huawei started testing the new Android 7.0 Nougat on the G9 Plus and the phone’s Chinese variant known as Maimang 5.
While many devices that begun beta testing Android 7.0 Nougat in 2016 have already been updated to the stable version, the Chinese OEM seems to be struggling with the Huawei G9 Plus and Maimang 5 handsets. Even though there’s a new Nougat update rolling out now, it is still part of the beta channel.
If you own a Huawei G9 Plus or Maimang 5 and are part of the beta program, look out for a Nougat OTA update that carries firmware version B339. However, your phone must be running on any of firmware versions B150, B159 or B166 in order for the latest version B339 to be installed, otherwise, you’ll be forced to update to any of those three first.
Whether Huawei G9 Plus and Maimang 5 are now on their final beta update or not is still unknown, but hopefully, the stable version will be out sooner than later.
As noted earlier, the Huawei G9 Plus is known as Maimang 5 in China, which means the two share the same specs, among them a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage. To keep the phones alive is a decent 3340mAh battery unit.