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April 2021 Huawei EMUI Update List

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Huawei for further improvements in its existing device delivers monthly and quarterly security and features updates. In a single month, the company pushes a lot of firmware versions along with the new changelog for smartphones, wearables, and more.

Aside from security updates, the company also releases major software updates from time to time for eligible devices. As of now, Huawei is soon going to conclude the EMUI 11 update rollout by installing it on all compatible devices.

At the moment, Huawei’s major focus is on its self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS. According to the information, the company will debut HarmonyOS for smartphones in April and soon publish its roadmap.

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In the meantime, Huawei continues to send the EMUI security patches, system improvements, optimizations, features, and major updates for Huawei smartphone, tablet, and wearable users.

In this tracker, you will get all the latest insights of all software updates in a single archive for April 2021.

Below you can check April 2021 feature/security updates archive:

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April 29, 2021:

  • New lock screen and system optimization released for Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro. Read more

April 28, 2021:

  • Honor 30 Youth Edition and Play 3 starts receiving March 2021 security patch. Read more
  • March 2021 security update rolling out for Huawei Enjoy 10 smartphone. Read more

April 27, 2021:

  • Huawei expanding March 2021 security update for Mate 40 Pro smartphone. Read more
  • March 2021 security update released for Huawei Mate Xs folding smartphone. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G began collecting March 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • New app, features, optimization and security update rolling out for Honor V30 and V30 Pro. Read more
  • Huawei Mate X smartphone receiving new optimizations and March 2021 security patch. Read more
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm and 46mm variants receiving new firmware update with bunch of new features and optimizations. Read more
  • Honor Play 4 Pro 5G, Play 4, 30S and more devices getting March 2021 security update. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 7, 7 Pro, and 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition getting March 2021 security patch. Read more
  • Huawei expanding March 2021 security and system optimization for Nova 7 5G in global market. Read more

April 26, 2021:

  • Huawei P30 Lite New Edition started receiving March 2021 security update. Read more
  • March 2021 security and MeeTime optimization rolling out for Huawei P40 Pro in Europe. Read more
  • Latest update of Huawei Nova 8 SE brings March 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • Huawei Maimang 9, Maimang 8 and Enjoy 9S smartphones getting March 2021 security patch. Read more

April 24, 2021:

  • Huawei Enjoy 10e smartphone grabbing March 2021 security update. Read more
  • Huawei P Smart+ 2019 starts receiving March 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • March 2021 security update rolling out for Huawei Mate 30 series smartphones. Read more
  • March 2021 security update released for Honor 9X smartphone. Read more
  • Some of the Huawei Nova 7i users receiving Feb and March 2021 updates together. Read more
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 SE with EMUI 10.1 receiving March security patch. Read more

April 23, 2021:

  • Huawei P30 Lite started receiving March 2021 security update. Read more
  • March 2021 security patch released for Huawei P Smart Pro smartphone. Read more
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus, 20 Pro, and Z 5G receiving March 2021 security patch. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 7i began jumping on March 2021 security update, while users continues to ask for EMUI 11. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 5T smartphone upgrading over EMUI 11 in Eastern Europe. Read more

April 22, 2021:

  • Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones on EMUI 11 grabbing March 2021 security update in Singapore. Read more
  • February 2021 security update released for Huawei Nova 7i, EMUI 11 still not confirmed. Read more
  • Honor 30 and Play 4T collecting March 2021 security update. Read more
  • March 2021 security update rolling out for Huawei Enjoy 10S smartphone. Read more

April 21, 2021:

  • March 2021 security update rolling out for Huawei P40 lineup smartphones. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro and 5z grabbing March 2021 security improvements with new update. Read more
  • Huawei improves P20 Lite smartphone system security via new software update. Read more
  • New update rolling out for Huawei Maimang 9 and Enjoy 20 5G, added new apps to system. Read more
  • Huawei expanding EMUI 11 major update for Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone in Cuba. Read more

April 20, 2021:

  • March 2021 security improvement rolling out for Huawei MatePad Pro tablet. Read more
  • Huawei P30 Pro New Edition smartphone users getting February 2021 security update. Read more
  • Huawei enhances Mate 40 Pro system security via March 2021 security update in Australia. Read more
  • Huawei P Smart S starts receiving March 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • March 2021 security update expanding for Huawei P40 and P40 Pro in Europe. Read more

April 19, 2021:

  • March 2021 security update expanding for Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 users in India. Read more
  • Honor 20 Lite on EMUI 10 began collecting March 2021 security update. Read more
  • March 2021 security improvement released for Honor 9A smartphone in Europe. Read more

April 17, 2021:

  • Huawei nova 5T getting EMUI 11 software update, followed by March 2021 security update. Read more.
  • Huawei Nova 5 getting March 2021 security update. Read more.

April 16, 2021:

  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G receiving February 2021 security patch for better system security. Read more.
  • Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro running Magic UI 4, now receiving March 2021 security patch in Russia.

April 13, 2021:

  • The first software update for the Huawei FreeBuds 4i brings support for non-Huawei devices and other important optimizations. Read more.
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro receiving March 2021 security improvement with a new software update. Read more.
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro and Enjoy 10 Plus devices receiving March 2021 security update. Read more.
  • Huawei P Smart 2019 software update improves system security with February 2021 security patch. Read more.
  • Huawei Nova 7 getting the latest system improvements with a new software update. Read more.

April 12, 2021:

  • Huawei P40 Pro getting March 2021 security update. Read more.
  • Huawei Nova 5T users in Latin America begin receiving EMUI 11 software upgrades. Read more.
  • Huawei Band 4 update brings new system optimizations. Read more.
  • Huawei P Smart 2021 starts receiving February 2021 security patch. Read more.
  • Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G update brings March 2021 security patches for better system security. Read more.
  • Huawei Nova 5T users on EMUI 11 begin to receive March 2021 security patch.
  • Huawei Mate X2 getting a new software update that installs display, mail, system and security enhancements. Read more.
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 April 2021 software update installs new improvements for app and software system. Read more.

April 10, 2021:

  • April 2021 update for Huawei Watch GT 2e adds bunch of new features including Watch Face download support on iOS. Read more

  • March 2021 security improvements released for Honor 20 users [India]. Read more

  • Honor 9S smartphone users getting February 2021 security improvements. Read more

April 9, 2021:

  • New system and app update released for Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G smartphone. Read more
  • February 2021 security and system stability update released for Huawei Mate 30 smartphone. Read more

  • Honor Tablet V6 5G receiving new system and security improvements with latest update. Read more

  • New features along with February 2021 security released for Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2. Read more

  • March 2021 security improvements released for Huawei Nova 8 Pro. Read more

April 8, 2021:

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  • Huawei Enjoy 10e receiving new apps and features via latest software update. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE smartphone receiving March 2021 security improvements. Read more

  • March 2021 security update rolling out for Huawei Nova 5i smartphone. Read more

April 7, 2021:

  • New optimizations with latest update released for Huawei FreeLace Pro. Read more

  • New apps and features roll out for Honor 9X and 9X Pro with latest software update. Read more

  • Honor 8X update getting new software update with January 2021 security patch. Read more

  • March 2021 security improvements rolling out for Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. Read more

  • Network stability improvement released for Huawei Nova 7 SE smartphone. Read more

April 6, 2021:

  • February 2021 security update rolling out for Huawei MatePad 10.4 tablet. Read more

  • New update for Huawei Nova 5 brings new features and applications to system. Read more

  • Honor 30 and V30 series smartphones receiving February 2021 security improvements. Read more

  • Honor X10, Play 4T and more devices grabbing February 2021 security updates. Read more

  • EMUI 11 major update expanding for Huawei Mate 20 Pro users in Morocco. Read more

  • EMUI 11 for Huawei Nova 5T now rolling out in Singapore, brings host of new features. Read more

  • March 2021 software update for Huawei P30 brings a new app, out for users with EMUI 11. Read more

April 5, 2021:

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  • Huawei P30 Lite New Edition began collecting January 2021 security update. Read more

  • System parameter update rolling out for Huawei Mate 30 series smartphones. Read more

April 3, 2021:

  • Huawei Maimang 8 and Enjoy 9S gets February 2021 security improvements. Read more

  • Huawei Mate 10 series and Nova 4 smartphones installing new improvements with latest update. Read more

  • March 2021 security update starts to rollout for Huawei Y7p smartphone. Read more

  • Huawei P30 Lite users begin receiving February 2021 security update. Read more

  • Huawei P Smart+ 2019 began collecting February 2021 security improvements. Read more

  • EMUI 11 for the Huawei Nova 5T rolling out in Malaysia and Philippines. Read more

April 2, 2021:

  • New system and app improvements rolling out for Huawei Nova 5i Pro and 5z. Read more

  • February 2021 security update rolling out for Honor 9X Pro smartphone. Read more

April 1, 2021:

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  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone start receiving stable EMUI 11 update [UK]. Read more

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2: Changes in the Quick Settings

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EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2

Huawei EMUI 11 has the most dynamic quick settings panel in the entire EMUI series. EMUI 11 comes with new subtle UI elements such as notification panel icon toggle or switches. Once a user taps on the icon, the user sees feedback as a live animation.

The live status in the EMUI 11 software system creates a more interactive user experience and is appreciated by the consumers.

However, HarmonyOS 2 comes with a brand new control panel that is a combination of different features including:

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  • Shortcut switches
  • Super device
  • New layout
  • New Widgets

So, an EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 makes quite a sense. Therefore, it’s time to take look at the EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 quick settings panel comparison.

EMUI 11: Quick Settings

Starting with the former, users of EMUI 11 phones requires to swipe down from the top to reveal the quick settings panel.

The panel first reveals the notification center, by further expanding you’ll see the full quick setting section with quick access switches. Users can also add or remove the quick access switches with the edit option.

EMUI 11 Quick Settings Panel

HarmonyOS 2: Control Panel and Notification Center

HarmonyOS 2 comes has different sections to access – the control panel and the notification center.

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First, let’s move towards the notification center, which you can open by swiping down from the top left corner of the display. Here you can see all of your active notifications.

Users will have to swipe down from the top right corner of the display to access the control panel. Once opened, users will find out three different sections consisting of:

  1. Media controller
  2. WiFi and Bluetooth Management
  3. Shortcut switches
  4. Super Device
  5. Smart Devices management

The Control panel also allows you to manage your Control Panel with different options such as layout of shortcut switches and more.

Also, the translucent background provides increase the aesthetics of the entire Control panel as compared to EMUI 11.

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HarmonyOS 2 Control panel

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite software update brings new apps and security patch

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite

A new Huawei Mate 20 Lite update is rolling out for global users, which brings a fresh set of apps as well as security improvements for the device to keep it secure from unknown access.

To be mentioned, this update is quite important for the device owners because it installs new mobile applications to optimizes the user experience.

According to the changelog, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite adds quick download shortcuts for some popular apps including Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, Game Center, Member Center, and Link Now.

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Furthermore, the app package includes May 2021 security patches that fix 3 critical, 10 high, and 4 medium levels security threats.

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite update screenshot:

Huawei Mate 20 Lite May 2021 update

(Image source: Huaweiblog)

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New EMUI version:

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite smartphone owners can upgrade their devices to EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.285 (C432E12R1P1) with an update size of 441MB.

Changelog:

  • Apps: Added quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter Member Center, and Link Now.
  • Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in May 2021.

Update Note:

  • The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  • EMUI version and size may vary.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.

HOW TO UPDATE:

Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System & Updates
  • Open Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Download via Support app:

  • Open the Support app on your device
  • Go to the Service tab
  • Click on the updated button
  • Tap on Check for update option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

(Source: Huaweiblog)

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Chinese variants of Huawei Mate 20 series getting stable HarmonyOS 2

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July 2021 EMUI update eligible devices

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July 2021 device list

With the release of the latest security patch, Huawei has also published the July 2021 EMUI device list. These devices are listed in the monthly and quarterly software rollout sections.

According to the information, the July 2021 security patch has different levels of exploits and issues including 21 high and 28 medium levels of CVE to enhance the system security.

To be mentioned, every device has had a pre-planned update cycle, which starts after its launch. For further improvements, Huawei releases new software updates for eligible device owners.

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Because the installation of security patches can’t be undermined as it fixes unwanted issues and bugs to improve overall device performance along with system security.

So, which devices are eligible to get the monthly and quarterly updates in the July 2021 EMUI update bulletin? Let’s check them down below.

Device List

MONTHLY – JULY 2021 DEVICES:

Huawei P series:

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  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro+
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30 Lite New Edition

Huawei Mate series:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Huawei Mate 30
  • Huawei Mate 30 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 30E Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate X
  • Huawei Mate X2

Honor Smartphones:

  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor V30
  • Honor V30 Pro
  • Honor 20
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor V20

QUARTERLY – JULY 2021 DEVICES:

Huawei P Series:

  • Huawei P40 lite
  • Huawei P40 lite 5G
  • Huawei P40 Lite E
  • Huawei P30 lite
  • Huawei P Smart 2020
  • Huawei P Smart 2021
  • Huawei P Smart S
  • Huawei P Smart+ 2019
  • Huawei P Smart Pro

Huawei Y series:

  • Huawei Y5p
  • Huawei Y6 2019
  • Huawei Y6 Pro 2019
  • Huawei Y6 2019
  • Huawei Y6p
  • Huawei Y6s
  • Huawei Y7p
  • Huawei Y7a
  • Huawei Y8p
  • Huawei Y8s
  • Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
  • Huawei Y9a
  • Huawei Y9s

Huawei Nova and Maimang Series:

  • Huawei Nova 8
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 8 SE
  • Huawei Nova 7
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE Vitality Editon
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE Lohas Edition
  • Huawei Nova 7i
  • Huawei Nova 6
  • Huawei Nova 6 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE
  • Huawei Nova 5
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5T
  • Huawei Nova 5i/5i Pro/5z
  • Huawei Nova Lite 3+
  • Huawei Maimang 9
  • Huawei Maimang 8

Huawei Enjoy Series:

  • Huawei Enjoy 20 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 10
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Enjoy 10e
  • Huawei Enjoy 10S
  • Huawei Enjoy 9
  • Huawei Enjoy 9e
  • Huawei Enjoy 9S
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 SE

Honor Smartphones:

  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor 30i
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor View 30 Pro
  • Honor 20e
  • Honor 20i
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor 20 Lite
  • Honor 10i
  • Honor 9A
  • Honor 9C
  • Honor 9S
  • Honor 9X
  • Honor 9X lite
  • Honor 9X Pro
  • Honor 10X
  • Honor 10X Lite
  • Honor 8A
  • Honor 8S
  • Honor 8A Pro
  • Honor X10 Max
  • Honor X10
  • Honor Play 9A
  • Honor Play 8C
  • Honor Play 8A
  • Honor Play 8
  • Honor 30 Youth Edition
  • Honor 20 Youth Edition
  • Honor 10 Youth Edition
  • Honor Play 4T
  • Honor Play 4T Pro
  • Honor Play 4
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor Play 3
  • Honor Play 3e

Huawei and Honor Tablets:

  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 8
  • Huawei MatePad Pro
  • Huawei MediaPad M6
  • Huawei MatePad
  • Huawei MatePad T
  • Huawei MatePad T 10s
  • Huawei MatePad T 10
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2
  • Honor Pad 6
  • Honor Pad V6
  • Honor Pad X6

Note: 

Some of these devices are only available to the Chinese market and have different software versions compared to their global counterparts.

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