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EMUI 11 first beta rolling out for Honor View20 users in Egypt

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Earlier, Honor has entered the global market for Magic UI 4 beta testing. The first of the devices recruited outside of China are Honor 20, 20 Pro, and V20 but currently, it is available for limited users.

Honor is rapidly working to expand the Magic UI 4 beta program for more of its devices in more regions. This testing gives the opportunity to registered users to test the Magic UI 4 features ahead of a stable release.

Read more: Breaking: Honor 20, 20 Pro and V20 begins EMUI 11/Magic UI 4 beta testing [Global]

Recently, Honor has kicked off the second Magic UI 4 beta update for Honor V20 along with Honor 20 and 20 Pro in China, which brings the new dynamic screen effect and optimizations for MeeTime, display, third-party applications, and fixes some known issues.

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Now, Huawei is sending the first Magic UI 4 beta for Honor View 20 beta testers in Egypt. The Magic UI 4 first beta offers new features including artistic always-on display, new animations, super notepad, transparent permission, and more as well as November 2020 security patch for security enhancements.

Version: Honor View 20 beta users getting Magic UI 4 beta version 11.0.0.123 with an update size of 1.80GB.

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Changelog:

Security: Install the security patch released in November 2020 that fixes 3 critical and 15 high levels of CVE’s.

Magic UI 4 features:

TECHNOLOGY FOR PEOPLE:

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Smart AOD: EMUI 11 refines the user experience and brings vivid, dynamic visual elements for the Always On Display (AOD). AOD now allows you to customize your screen and showcase your personal style with text and images even when the screen is off.

Multi-Window: Multi-Window allows you to open apps in a floating window for multitasking. You can relocate the floating window to the desired location or minimize it to a floating bubble for easier access later.

Smoother animations: The brand new, intuitive animations throughout EMUI 11 create a smoother, more unified, and visually pleasing user experience when touching items or sliding on the screen.

Subtle effects: Whether you’re toggling switches on or off, subtle effects have been enhanced throughout the OS for greater visual satisfaction.

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SEAMLESS CONNECTIONS:

Multi-screen Collaboration: This is a special feature that enables your devices to work together to achieve their full potential. You can mirror your phone to your laptop’s screen to improve your productivity with multiple app windows readily available. (This feature requires a Huawei laptop with PC Manager of version 11.0 or later.)

Privacy-based screen projection: When you project your phone onto an external display, messages and incoming calls are displayed only on your phone screen, both protecting your privacy and ensuring the continuity of screen projection.

Super Notepad: Notepad now supports editing notes simultaneously from multiple Huawei devices. For example, you can insert a photo from your phone to the note being edited on your tablet.

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You can now quickly identify and extract text from images or documents, edit the text, and then export and share it. Creating a digital version of a paper document has never been easier.

AI Subtitles: Browse articles or pictures in different languages and translate the words or paragraphs by selecting and adjusting the selection.

PRIVACY AND SECURITY:

Transparent Permissions: The app permission pop-up window display instruction for you to select and give or reject requested permissions.

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Things to know:

  1. Currently, this update is rolling out in Egypt.
  2. The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  3. The update will not erase any data.

HOW TO UPDATE:

To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop-up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the Support app. To do this, open the Support app, go to the Service tab on the bottom bar, tap on the update, then select Check for updates and then download and install.

Thanks to the tipster: Eng. Ahmed Zezo

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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Huawei releases July 2021 security update for Honor 20S and Play 9A

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After several Huawei devices, the company is expanding the July 2021 security update for the eligible Honor phones. As per the information, the Honor 20S and Honor Play 9A have begun receiving new security patches released in July 2021.

Huawei’s July 2021 security patch brings fixes for 49 vulnerabilities including 21 high and 28 medium levels of CVEs that could harm your device. Furthermore, it also enhances the overall performance and smoothens the device’s performance.

For your information, this update will gradually cover all the eligible devices and it may take time to show on your device via OTA. Meanwhile, you can also check for new software updates manually.

Software versions

  • Honor 20S: Latest EMUI 10.1 version 10.1.0.119 upgraded from version 10.1.0.117.
  • Honor Play 9A: Latest MagicUI 3.1 version 3.1.0.188 upgraded from version 3.1.0.187.

Honor 20S July 2021 update

Honor 20S:

Honor 20S comes with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolutions. The smartphone equips a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP wide-angle, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP lens for macro shots. It has a 32MP front-facing camera.

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The device packs a 3750mAh battery with 20W fast charging. It is powered by the Kirin  810 octa-core processor. It comes pre-packed with the Android 9.0 based Magic UI 2.1 and currently running on EMUI 10.1 software.

Things to remember:

There are several important points you need to remember before installing the July 2021 patch on your Honor 20S and Honor Play 9A.

  • Make sure your device is not root.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.
  • This update won’t erase your data, but we recommend you to take backup in advance.
  • Follow the update instructions carefully (mentioned below).

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How to check for updates:

Via Settings: 

  • Open Settings, then go to System & updates and open Software update.
  • Now select Check for updates >> if any update shows up, then hit the Download and install button.

Via Support app:

Alternatively, you can also download software updates using the Support app. To do so:

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  • Open Support app >> tap Service tab on the bottom bar >> then click on Update button.
  • Now select Check for updates, and then press Download and install.
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New Huawei Smart Selection AI camera enters in public testing, launching soon

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According to the latest information, Huawei‘s new Smart Selection AI camera has been spotted on the company’s official online platform – Huawei VMall. The company starts the public testing of this new model on 15th July 2021.

This Smart AI camera price at 249 Yuan (about 38 USD) but it’s available at just 229 Yuan (about 35 USD) during the test. Furthermore, participate in the public test activity to stand a chance to win spin the lucky draw.

By participating in the public test, the winner can get the Huawei Cloud Service Season Card worths 25 Yuan and enjoy the video streaming. However, this benefit can only avail after the first sale of the AI camera, which will start on 25th July 2021.

Main Highlights of the Model:

  • 5GHz WiFi support
  • Distributed capabilities of HarmonyOS
  • 2K ultra-clear pixels
  • 360 dgree horizontal angle
  • 110-degree verticle angle
  • Huawei HiLink Support
  • Supports App remote control

Using the 5G network support Huawei Smart Section AI camera captures high-resolution images with fine details of a human object. With the power of HarmonyOS support, users can also share real-time images established a smart and strong cross-platform connection.

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The latest and precise AI algorithms accurately discovered the human figure and can deliver a direct warning to the Smart Life APP to inform the user in real-time. Furthermore, consumers can also control it from anywhere with the support of the APP remote control feature.

As long as any movement happens in a range of the camera, it starts to follow it and captures the whole 360 views horizontally and 110 vertically. Additionally, it features the low-light full-color technology to detect the clear image even in the weak light at night.

(Source – CNMO)

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Honor 20 smartphone on Magic UI 4 getting May 2021 security improvements

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The May 2021 security update is releasing for the Honor 20 smartphone in the Indian market. On the other hand, some of the Honor 20 users reported that they’ve not yet received the Magic UI 4 upgrade.

To be mentioned, After the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched devices are now under the support of Huawei.

The quad-camera-equipped Honor 20 phone was launched in 2019 with a 6.26-inch display, Kirin 980 processor, EMUI 9.0, 48MP rear quad camera system, 32MP front camera, and more. However, this smartphone is currently working on Magic UI 4.

According to the information, Huawei has pushed a new Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.161 (C675E3R1P4) for Honor 20 Indian users with an update size of 188MB. However, we can expect that the same software update has been expanding to global users.

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Honor 20 users can check the full changelog mentioned below.

Thanks to the tipster: Tamil G

Is Honor 20 is eligible for HarmonyOS 2?

At the moment, HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing is going in for Huawei and Honor Chinese variants. In the first batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing for Honor devices, there were 12 devices including Honor 20 and 20 Pro.

Recently, these smartphones received the first HarmonyOS 2 closed beta update that brings a whole new operating system and user interface to provide the next level user experience.

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Since the Honor 20 series is eligible for HarmonyOS 2.0 in-home ground so, the same fate is also decided for the global variants. It is expected that soon or later these smartphones will get the hands-on new OS but we’ll have to wait for an official confirmation.

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.

Changelog:

Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in May 2021.

May 2021 security patch details: This security update fixes different levels of exploits and issues including  3 critical, 10 high, and 4 medium levels of CVE for improved system security.

CHECK FOR UPDATE:

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VIA SETTINGS:

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

ALTERNATIVELY, VIA SUPPORT:

  1. Open the Support app
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Tap on Update
  4. Download and Install
  5. Install and restart your phone

Also, check:

HarmonyOS 2.0 first closed beta update rolling out for first batch of Honor devices

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