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2016′ Huawei Mate 9 is installing May 2021 update with new apps and bug fixes

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One of Huawei’s oldest flagship phones – Huawei Mate 9 is now grabbing a new software update, which comes after more than half a year. This new software update brings new applications and a set of fixes for the system, to improve its performance and user experience.

Huawei Mate 9 May 2021 update comes with a hefty size of 652MB, which makes sense of the package content. It also makes the users excited about the new changes. According to the changelog, the Huawei Mate 9 May 2021 update has EMUI 9.1 version 9.1.0.296 (C432E10R1P8). However, it may vary for different models.

Huawei Mate 9 was launched in 2016, it’s one of the most recognized Huawei flagships. This phone comes with Android 7 based Emotion UI 5.0 and with a number of upgrades, the phone currently runs EMUI 9.1. Unfortunately, these EMUI powered devices aren’t eligible to receive monthly updates any longer but the company is still sending regular security patches to maintain its performance.

However, one thing to note is that both Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro are included in the HarmonyOS upgrade roadmap, which means they may start testing the HarmonyOS operation system this year. This is surely a big improvement if the company has the same plan for the global models of Huawei Mate 9.

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What’s New in Huawei Mate 9 May 2021 update:

This new firmware has much to offer for the Mate 9 users in addition to resolving the annoying bug that was reported during calls. It fixes that issue, which could cause unusual noises during calls in some scenarios.

Moreover, it installs new applications to the system including Petal Search, Books, GameCenter, and Browser. It also adds shortcuts to download certain apps such as Petal Maps, Member Center, Link Now, and Celia Keyboard.

Furthermore, it also adds a new Huawei apps folder on the home screen that shows popular apps to keep you up to date. Lastly, the software update includes a new security patch released in May 2021 to optimize the overall security of the devices and enhance the user experience.

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Huawei Mate 9 may 2021 update screenshot

(image source – Huaweiblog)

Before you update:

There are some points you need to check in order to download this update successfully on your Mate 9.

  • This update won’t erase your personal data.
  • We recommend you take a backup of your important data, just in case.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage before updating.
  • Make sure to use a stable connection to download the package.
  • It’s a staged rollout and may take time to reach cover all the devices.

Changelog:

Security

  • Integrated Android security patches were released in May 2021 for improved system security.

Calls

  • Resolves an issue where unusual noises may be made during calls in certain situations

Apps

  • Adds the Huawei apps folder to the home screen to keep you up to
    the date on popular apps.
  • Adds the following apps: Petal Search, Books, GameCenter, and Browser.
  • Adds quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Maps,
    Member Center, Link Now, and Celia Keyboard. The apps can be
    downloaded by tapping the shortcuts.

How to check for updates:

Via Settings: 

  • Open Settings >> System >> Software updates
  • Then tap on Check for updates and click Download and install

Via Support app:

  • Open Support app >> Service tab >> Update
  • Now tap on Check for updates and then click Download and install

Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 sports a 5.9-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolutions. The company has also launched the Mate 9 Porsche Design, which has a much improved AMOLED display. It is powered by Kirin 960 octa-core SoC and paired with 4GB/6GB RAM options.

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The smartphone comes in different storage options including 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. It packs a 4000mAh battery. The Huawei Mate 9 is equipped with a dual rear camera of 20MP+2MP. While there is an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies.

(source – Huawei blog)

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 and MatePad 10Ts getting new EMUI software updates

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8-inch and MatePad T10s are receiving new software update in the global market. These phones are checking this software rollout with EMUI software versions including 11.0.0.217 and 10.1.0.190 respectively for both of these tablets.

For your information, these two devices are eligible to upgrade over HarmonyOS in China but the situation remained unknown for the global consumers.

Aside from this, the MatePad Pro 10.8 is receiving a new September 2021 security patch. On the other hand, the Huawei MatePad 10Ts brings a new changelog with lots of brand new changes. Check it linked down below.

Huawei MatePad Pro Update Changelog:

Integrates security patches released in September 2021 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei EMUI system updates.

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Huawei MatePad T10s changelog:

Apps:

Improves the horizontal display in certain third-party apps. Adds a quick download shortcut for Celia Keyboard to the home screen. The app can be downloaded by tapping the shortcut. (Note: If the setting for Auto-update of apps in AppGallery is set to On or Wi-Fi only, app updates will be downloaded and installed automatically when the network connection is good.)

System:

Improves system stability in certain scenarios.

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Security:

Integrates security patches released in September 2021 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei EMUI system updates.

How to update these two tablets?

How to check for download:

Via Settings

  • Open Settings
  • Then tap on System & updates.
  • Click Software update.
  • Tap on Check for updates option.
  • If a new update shows up, then click Download and install.

Via Support app:

  • Alternatively, the users can also check for the new update via the Support/My Huawei app. To do so:
  • Open the app.
  • Then go to the Service tab and click the Update button.
  • Tap on Check for update option, if found any then click Download and install.
  • After installing reboot the device.

Here are some of the important notes:

  • Your personal data will not be deleted by the update. However, we recommend that you back up important data before updating.
  • If you encounter problems during the update, call the Huawei customer service line or visit a Huawei customer service center.
  • The update package will be automatically deleted when the update is complete.

(Source – Huaweiblog – 1, 2)

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro global units gets September 2021 security update [EMUI]

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The global units of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro are receiving a new software update that brings September 2021 security update. There could be better if Huawei would have revealed a new major update for the consumers but the Chinese phone maker may be required more time.

According to the huaweiblog, Huawei Mate 40 Pro September 2021 security update comes with EMUI 11.0.0.208 (C432E6R4P1) in the global market. This rollout is now expanding in batches and there are many people that have been waiting to install the latest version.

On the other hand, the Chinese version of the Huawei Mate 40 devices with HarmonyOS a bunch of new features including the cross-device feature as well as other important addition and improvement. Read more here.

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(thanks to the tipster – Sargej)

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro Update Changelog:

Security:

Integrates security patches released in September 2021 for improved system security. For more information about the security of Huawei’s EMUI system updates, please visit the Huawei official website.

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Before you upgrade:

  1. We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
  2. Use a stable connection to download the update package.
  3. Do not forcefully turn off the phone, once the installation is started.

How to update your smartphone:

There are two ways that you can download this latest software update, both of these areas the following:

VIA SETTINGS:

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  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap Software update
  4. Tap Check for Updates
  5. Download and Install
  6. Install

After the installation and restart, we recommend you let the system optimize the new application so your device can run smoothly on further commands.

VIA SUPPORT:

You can also request this update via the Support app with the following instructions.

  1. Open the Support app
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Tap on Update
  4. Download and Install
  5. Install
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EMUI 12 Tracker: Eligible Device, Features and Release Date

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Huawei has officially revealed all of the EMUI 12 features, inspired by new the HarmonyOS operating system for global users. This new EMUI version comes with a bunch of new features and improvements over EMUI 11 and provides a better user experience.

EMUI 12 features include:

  1. Minimalistic UI Design
  2. Motion Effects
  3. Font Weight
  4. Control Panel
  5. Notification Center
  6. Device+
  7. Distributed File System
  8. Better MeeTime
  9. More Performance
  10. Enhanced Security

Check the detailed EMUI 12 features here (Link)

EMUI 12 Eligible Devices:

Currently, we don’t have any information about the eligible devices for the Huawei EMUI 12 or the rollout roadmap. However, if the rollout appears, then it’ll first begin with the Huawei Mate 40 series, P40 series, Mate 30 series and expand forward.

Meanwhile, this EMUI 12 tracker will keep you posted with the latest news regarding EMUI 12.

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EMUI 12 Latest News: Tracker

August 28, 2021:

  • Why Huawei has launched the latest EMUI version and why not rolling out HarmonyOS 2 for global users? Let’s find out more information on this report.

August 26, 2021:

  • Huawei released all of the EMUI 12 features, yet a rollout map is still awaited.

August 10, 2021:

  • We reported that the user interface of the EMUI 12 has HarmonyOS inspired user interface, which looks way better and intuitive compared to the EMUI 11 or previous-gen EMUI system.

August 5, 2021:

  • Huawei launched Huawei Nova 8 smartphone in Russia that comes with a pre-installed EMUI 12 software system. Still, the base of this new software remains unknown for the meantime but it’s exciting for the consumers.

June 27, 2021:

  • EMUI 12 appeared on the Huawei PC Manager app, the reference is ambiguous. However, the company later removed the reference from the app on July 27, 2021.
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