Android 8.0 Oreo and Project Treble seem like they’re poised to rework the Android framework as we know it, especially with Google separating the OS framework from the manufacturer, like in the case of the Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro.
In the long run, this move will allow for easier, faster, and cheaper development of updates. So far, the biggest hurdle seems to involve getting all Android phones on board. Fortunately, Huawei and their Mate series managed to run stock Android Oreo in their latest tests. Technically, they got working AOSP ROMs on the devices, which is the barebones stock version of the OS, at the ground level. This serves as a method for manufacturers to run a pure Android experience without any custom UI’s like the Huawei EMUI skin.
What does this mean for the Huawei brand? This might change future development of the Mater series, starting with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. In simpler terms, we might see instances where Huawei makes use of stock Android as an OS. For now, though, everything is still in the drawing board.