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Display and Connection update released for Huawei Watch 3 series [Global]

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Huawei has begun to roll out a new firmware update for HarmonyOS powered smartwatches, Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. According to the information, this update brings a bunch of optimization for system features that increases user experience.

Since the launch, this is the second software update released for Huawei Watch 3 series via OTA. To be mentioned, Huawei Watch 3 lineup was initially debuted on June 2, 2021, and gradually expand its presence in the global markets.

The updated information reveals that Huawei Watch 3 and 3 Pro device owners can install the latest firmware update with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.170 upgraded from 2.0.0.155 (C432E170R1P170). Additionally, this update comes with an update size of 220MB.

(Image source – Huaweiblog)

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Huawei Watch 3 series first update:

The first firmware update of Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro brought support for skin temperature detection function, skin temperature detection function, more third-party apps, improves the display, and optimizes the system stability.

Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro:

Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro features a round-shaped AMOLED screen, comes with pre-installed HarmonyOS 2.0, provides a faster and smoother touch screen experience, and more.

In terms of health monitoring features, this smartwatch offers SpO2 blood oxygen detection, ECG, a new coronary heart disease screen, handwashing detection, body temperature detection, fall detection, and more fitness features.

New software improvements:

This latest Huawei Watch 3 lineup update brings a number of optimizations to provide an improved user experience. By exploring the changelog, we found that it optimizations the display of certain user interfaces, coupling, and connection as well as system stability.

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Changelog:

  • Optimizes the display of certain user interfaces
  • Optimizes the coupling and connection
  • Optimizes the system stability in certain situations

Update Notes:

  • Currently, this is rolling in the global market.
  • The watch needs to have at least a 20% battery.
  • Make sure the connection is stable during the update.
  • Try again if the update fails.

Update Instructions:

  • Connect the watch to your phone using the Huawei Health app
  • Open the App
  • Touch Devices
  • Touch the Device name
  • Choose Firmware update
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to update your watch if there are any new updates

(Source: Huaweiblog)

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Emirates app launches for HarmonyOS powered Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro

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Huawei Y6P receiving June 2021 security improves with new update

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After the rollout for several Huawei devices, the June 2021 security patch reached the Huawei Y6P users. As usual, this update just brings security improvements, other than adding any new features.

Huawei Y6P features a 6.3-inch display, a triple rear camera, MediaTek processor, and much more. The main highlight of this phone is its massive 5000mAh battery along with fast charging.

To be mentioned, the latest software update for the Nova 5T has EMUI 10.1 version 10.1.0245 (C636E4R3P1) with a download size of 98.83MB. However, the update size and EMUI version may vary in different markets and regions.

According to Huawei, the June 2021 security update brings fixes for different levels of exploits including 2 critical and 13 high levels of CVEs for improved system security and device stability.

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Aside from the security patch, the update doesn’t reveal much of the information about any other changes made to the smartphone’s software system.

Huawei Y6P update screenshot

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Things to remember: 

  • Take a backup of your important files to avoid data loss.
  • Use a stable connection to download the update.
  • It’s a staged rollout and may take time to reach your device.
  • Make sure to maintain enough battery and storage before installing updates.

How to check for Huawei Y6P updates?

Via Settings

  • Go to Settings
  • Click System & Updates
  • Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, then click Download and install
  • After installing, reboot the device

Via Support app

  • Open Support app
  • Go to the Service tab
  • Click on the Update button
  • Tap Check for an update
  • Download and install, if found
  • After installation, reboot the device

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Huawei Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z all users upgrading to HarmonyOS 2

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Huawei Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z all smartphone users start upgrading over Huawei’s own HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system in China. After installation, these device users can experience the new features offered by HarmonyOS 2.

On July 21, Huawei announced the third phase of stable HarmonyOS 2 rollout for a batch of 27 devices including Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z 5G. At that time, the rollout is early stage so it is taking to reach all eligible devices.

Now, all the Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z smartphone owners running HarmonyOS 2.0 beta or EMUI 10.1 version can directly install the HarmonyOS 2.0 on their respective devices.

Huawei Enjoy Z

HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system comes with quite impressive features such as Super Device, which allows users to control multiple devices with one. App Guard prevents risky apps from being installed and helps to secure the running environment of the entire operating system and more.

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Stable HarmonyOS 2.0 version:

  • Huawei Enjoy Z smartphone users currently working with EMUI 11 version 10.1.1.214/217 can upgrade over HarmnyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.146.
  • Huawei Maimang 9 smartphone users currently working with EMUI 11 version 10.1.1.210 can upgrade over HarmnyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.147.

HarmonyOS 2

HarmonyOS 2.0 full changelog:

Home-screen: Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.

Control Panel: Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.

Service Center: If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.

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Smart Folder: HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.

HarmoynOS Fonts: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.

Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.

Smart Office: Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.

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Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.

Task manager: Support task status saving infrequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.

SECURITY:

App Guard: The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed. This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.

Certifications: The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.

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Collaborative Security: Add a mobile – Computer collaborative authentication feature and allows you to unlock your phone by entering the phone’s screen unlock password on your Huawei computer when your phone and computer are connected via multi-screen collaboration.

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These 27 Huawei devices receiving stable HarmonyOS 2, Global variant awaits

 

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Huawei P9 and P9 Plus getting new software update, preparing for HarmonyOS upgrade?

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Surprisingly, a new software update for its older P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. This firmware installs the January 2021 security patch and adds some new features to the device. This software for the P9 devices also brings stability to the system for a better user experience.

This update for Huawei P9 and P9 Plus installs new applications, optimizes search features on the home screen, improves system stability, adds new apps shortcuts. To be mentioned, this new firmware also improves system security with patches released in January 2021.

Both the P9 and P9 Plus are the two of Huawei’s oldest smartphones, launched way back in 2016. This flagship uses the first-ever Leica dual-camera system. The P9 lineup launched with pre-installed EMUI 4 based on Android 6. Currently, they operate on EMUI 8.0 and getting new security improvements.

This is a bit surprising for the users as the P9 series recently completed its five years of launch. Even after, Huawei has not forgotten them and released a new security patch. It’s not just the security improvements, there are some new feature add-ons as well.

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The rollout is currently limited to the Chinese user but there are a number of assumptions that we can make. One of these suggests that the P9 devices could also be preparing for the HarmonyOS 2.0. However, the device is not listed under the current HarmonyOS 2 rollout roadmap but who knows what may happen next.

Note: Software update is currently rolling out for Chinese users. While the global rollout is not yet confirmed.

Huawei P9 update changelog

What’s New:

This update for Huawei P9 and P9 Plus installs new applications, optimizes search features on the home screen, improves system stability, adds new apps shortcuts. To be mentioned, this new firmware also improves system security with patches released in January 2021.

Changelog:

Applications:

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  • Added a popular recommendation folder on the desktop to intelligently recommend popular and selected applications for you. Add a quick download icon for the Education Center and the Link Now application. Click to download and use it directly.

System:

  • Optimize the smart search function, pull down from the desktop to quickly enter, search for local or online content
  • Optimize the system stability of some scenes

Apps

  • Delete the original preset AutoNavi map and WPS applications (some models), if necessary Please go to the application market to download (if you have updated the application, it will not be deleted)

Security:

  • Integrates security patches released in January 2021.

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Things to remember 

  • Before updating, make sure your phone is not root.
  • The update will arrive via OTA.
  • It is rolling out in batches and may take time to reach your device.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage before installing.
  • Do take a backup of your important data, just in case.

How to check for updates

Download via Settings

  • Open Settings
  • Then navigate to System
  • Software update
  • Check for updates
  • If arrived, click Download and install
  • Open Support app

Download via Support app

  • Service tab
  • Then select Update
  • Click on Check for Updates
  • If arrived, then tap Download and install

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