Huawei and Honor smartphones may have received big and small EMUI updates but recently, Huawei has pushed a new software update that comes with the size of only 230 kilobytes (KB) and pops up right into the notification panel.
However, the update doesn’t contain any change log or anything else, which is why our readers kept asking us about this new mysterious patch that just appeared on their phones.
Similarly, we’ve also received this patch on our Huawei smartphone and after the installation, it just shows, “Latest system settings installed”. Which is not a satisfying output.
Therefore, we reached to Huawei for an official answer about this update and here’s what the company has said.
“This is the newly supported feature for time zone system update modification. This update contains only the time zone setting change and size will be nearly 230KB. The time zone update is basically for supporting Daylight saving time (DST) which is applicable for some countries”
So it’s a simple setting shuffle with added support for time zone and nothing more. What have you expected from this patch? let us know in the comment below.
Huawei MatePad 11 receiving stylus improvement update [Global]
Huawei MatePad 11 is now receiving a new software update in the global market. This update installs new improvements for the performance and for the stylus user experience. Also, the latest MatePad 11 update also comes with system stability improvements.
According to Huaweiblog, The latest Huawei MatePad 11 stylus improvement update comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 184.108.40.206 and an update package size of 718 megabytes. The upgrade will take some time to download and install.
Huawei MatePad 11 users can get this software rollout via system Settings. There are a few things to remember including the maintenance of optimum storage to store the downloaded update package and backup important data.
Previously, the MatePad 11 global users received an August 2021 security patch, improvements for Audio effects, improvement for the display. Furthermore, the update installed 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.)
Huawei MatePad 11:
Huawei MatePad 11 is powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor including 1 x Cortex-A77 Based 2.84 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A77 Based 2.4 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 Based 1.8 GHz and Adreno 650, 587 Mhz. This tab sports a 10.95-inch display with an 86 percent screen-to-body ratio, WQXGA 2560 x 1600 pixels screen resolution, and 120Hz refresh rate for a smooth UI and viewing experience.
The tablet doesn’t disappoint its consumers and brings a new 13MP (f/1.8 aperture, Autofocus) rear camera that can shoot up to 4k videos. There’s also an 8MP front-facing camera to take selfies.
Huawei MatePad 11 packs a 7250 mAh battery that supports 22.5W quick charging. Moreover, It’s one of the first Huawei tablets that comes with the HarmonyOS 2 operating system pre-installed with features such as a new user interface and better user experience as compared to the EMUI software system.
Huawei P20 global users gets July 2021 security update
Huawei is releasing a new software update for the global consumers of the P20 device. This latest software rollout brings July 2021 security patch and comes with EMUI 10 version 10.0.0.192. The July 2021 Huawei P20 security update is currently rolling out in Europe and may expand to more models soon. (via Huaweiblog)
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are eligible to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system upgrades in China. However, Huawei has not confirmed any such treatment for global users.
Coming back to this software update, the latest Huawei P20 series update is available to download via the following instructions. Visit, Settings > System & updates > Software update > CHECK FOR UPDATES. If an update is available for your model, click on “download and install” and the update package will be download.
However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind while upgrading to the latest Huawei P20 July 2021 update. First, backup your important data, so you won’t lose any of it. Although, the upgrade procedure won’t erase your date but it’s recommended.
Maintain enough storage on your device to store the update package, and keep the phone charged sufficiently, so it won’t run out of power during the installation procedure.
(image source – Huaweiblog)
Launched in 2018, Huawei P20 and P20 Pro sports new AI-powered photography features. The Pro model is the first smartphone in the world to come with a triple camera system. In terms of software, Huawei P20 and P20 Pro come with EMUI 8.1 and after a number of major upgrades, the software version reached EMUI 10 (Android 10).
The latest rollout for the Huawei P20 lineup shows that the company still wants to keep the device study and provide better security as well as stable performance. Furthermore, this may be a step towards the global HarmonyOS opening? However, we’ll have to wait for more confirmation regarding this matter.
Until then, we’ll keep you posted.
HarmonyOS Cross Device Task Center feature rolling out for Huawei P50 Pro
Huawei is rolling out a new set of features for its latest flagship – Huawei P50 Pro. These new additions include the HarmonyOS cross device Task Center feature. According to the changelog, the update comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 220.127.116.11 and a downloadable OTA update package size of 609MB.
Initially, Huawei announced cross device task center feature at the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0 on June 2, 2021. As its name says, the task center app allows you to see and manage the task manager history of the connected device.
However, this feature is powered by the distributed HarmonyOS capabilities. Therefore, it provides you more than expected and helps you to share the current app between two different devices without even installing the app on the second device. More interestingly, you will be able to control the app from the second device, which is absolutely awesome.
For instance, if you are running a game on your smartphone, you just need to go to the task manager of the phone and task manager view. Now, tap on the device (such as a tablet) to run the corresponding app. However, the user must first need to connect the tablet and the phone via the same WiFi network and Huawei ID.
Similarly, another task can also be handled by the task center such as viewing documents on a tablet for a bigger view, without even installing any additional app.
Other Changes in this update:
Looking at the details, the latest Huawei P50 Pro update also brings a new situation-based service combination and added automatic service widget customizations as well as new one-click access to similar services.
It also adds a new Celia Keyboard for a better typing experience and there are also new optimizations for the camera to improve the overall photography experience.
With this rollout, it’s expected that Huawei will further expand this feature on other HarmonyOS devices with an OTA update.