On July 15, Huawei officially announced that the Huawei Mate 10 series will be upgraded with the new EMUI 8.1 update and from July 16th, Mate10 series users can upgrade through open [Member Service] APP> [Upgrade Early Adoption] to experience the new features that tag along this major update.
The EMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1) is scheduled to be expanded to more devices and will bring the following major features.
Smart camera, see a more beautiful vision
When photography meets AI, it will be as sharp as an artist. The food shot is not attractive enough? Or is the night scene not amazing enough? EMUI 8.1’s AI photography master can intelligently identify 19 types of more than 500 scenes, and automatically select a more suitable camera mode, allowing you to take a good photo with one click.
Steps: Go to [Settings], confirm that [AI Photo Master] is turned on, and turn on [Camera] to start shooting.
Super Slow Motion Photography
Allows users to slow down the beauty of the moment and discover more interesting details in the video.
Steps: Open [Camera], slide [More], select [Slow Motion], and start shooting.
3D Portrait Lighting
EMUI 8.1 can choose 5 unique 3D portrait light effects, such as professional lighting masters to illuminate you in front of the lens, fingertips can achieve a three-dimensional effect. In addition, there are “Fun AR Effects”, different gestures summon different fun special effects.
Face Unlock: Fast and Secure Access
By looking at your screen for less than a second, you can access your phone swiftly. Built on complex algorithms and facial comparison data, the facial recognition ensures high-level security to guard against photo and video intrusion.
EMUI 8.1 system, open AI ecological platform, the application is comprehensive and intelligent; the pictures can be intelligently identified and classified.
Voice Commands For Camera
AI Voice Search is a smart photo album housekeeper, which helps you easily find and share various photos. With the help of Google Assistant that’s is deeply integrated with EMUI 8.1. Speak to it with different commands to open the Camera and switch between Photo, Video, Monochrome and Panorama modes.
New Shopping Experience
The EMUI 8.1 system is more intimate with the map shopping function and supports shooting and shopping. Scan a product directly, or use two fingers to press an object in an image, to get direct access to an Amazon shopping link. Quick and easy.
HUAWEI SHARE 2.0:
The Huawei Share function of the EMUI 8.1 system enables Huawei to quickly share files between mobile phones. The transmission speed is hundreds of times faster than Bluetooth. Huawei phones can also share files wirelessly with Huawei tablet PCs across systems.
Note: Some of these functions are only available on the HUAWEI Mate 10 series, P20 Series and Porsche Design Mate RS.
New system apps and improvements rolling out for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro [Global]
Huawei is now rolling out a new software update for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone in the global market with new apps. The company is sending this software update with a firmware version EMUI 22.214.171.124, the OTA package size is 1.26GB.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro global update consists of new system apps including quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter, Member Center, Link Now, and Celia Keyboard.
According to Huaweiblog, the latest Huawei Mate 30 Pro update consists of system stability for improved user experience. Aside from these improvements, the Mate 30 Pro doesn’t reflect any additions in the changelog.
To be mentioned, the software update is currently at the initial stage and will expand to more devices in the coming days or weeks.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro New Apps Update changelog:
Improves system stability in certain scenarios.
Adds the Huawei apps folder to the home screen to keep you up to date on popular apps.
Adds quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter, Member Center, Link Now, and Celia Keyboard.
The apps can be downloaded by tapping the shortcuts. (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.)
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The latest Huawei Mate 30 Pro update won’t delete your personal data, yet, an advance backup is recommended before updating the device for the worst-case. Furthermore, ensure enough memory storage, battery backup, and a strong internet connection before installing this update. However, if you still meet any problem during the update can seek help from the Huawei customer service center.
(image source – Huaweiblog)
How to Download the update:
There are two ways for downloading this update- first with a mobile setting and the second with the Support App. I have mentioned both you can download anyone you are more comfortable with.
Download Via Settings:
- Open smartpnoe Settings
- Select System
- Now click on Software update
- Then Check for updates
- If available, click Download and install
- Now you can Restart your device
Download via Support app
- Open Support app on your smartphone
- Go to the Service tab
- Now select Update
- Click on Check for Updates
- If available, then tap Download and install
- Now you can Restart your device
Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm password lock feature beta update rolling out
Later last month, Huawei began to enroll testers for the Watch GT 2 42mm and now, the company has finally begun to send the corresponding new beta update password lock feature for the Watch GT 2 42mm version.
According to the information, the Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm version’s first beta software update with password lock feature comes with a bunch of new features and a firmware version 126.96.36.199 upgrading from 188.8.131.52.
This rollout is currently released in China for 400 users that participated in the beta activity later last September. Thereafter, the selected beta testers can download and install this firmware update enjoy the latest additions before it’s released in public.
The Watch GT 2 42mm version first beta brings a new lock screen password feature, better sports features as well as health optimizations for female consumers.
Huawei Watch GT 42mm update changelog:
Safety: Added lock screen password feature to enhance device security
Sports: Added sunrise and sunset display for outdoor sports. The pace zone can be displayed during running to help you exercise scientifically. It can be linked with the three-party data of Huawei mobile phones and sports equipment.
You can keep the screen always on during exercise, which is convenient for viewing real-time exercise data (opening method: Settings>>Exercise Settings>>Screen always on)
Healthy: Enhanced menstrual cycle function, can manually record the cycle through the watch.
For your information, this update is only available for the beta testers of the corresponding activity initiated in China. Therefore, it’s not confirmed to rollout in the global market.
How to check for updates:
You need to connect the Watch GT 2 Pro to your phone using the Huawei Health app, open the app, touch Devices, touch the device name, choose Firmware update, then follow the onscreen instructions to update your watch if there are any new updates.
Huawei Watch GT 3 second update:
Today, Huawei has also released the second beta software update for the Watch GT 2 46mm version in China. This mainly focuses to improve the smartwatch in terms of system stability and provide you with faster performance.
Huawei P20 update in China brings new optimizations for call and display
The initiator of camera-centric Huawei smartphones – Huawei P20 receiving new calls and display optimization with the new update in China. It has fixed some basic problems causing the slower performance in the device. However, they will be resolved after installing this update.
The succeeder of the Huawei P10 series has hyped with HarmonyOS in the home ground, giving an extensive users experience. On the other hand, global users are being compensated with regular security patches and timely features. Yet, they are hoping for the HM OS ventures for this smartphone introduced in 2018.
As per the information, Huawei has kicked off the latest HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 version update for the P20 users in China. It’ll shift the previous 10.0.0.188 version to the latest 220.127.116.11 after installing the new system improvements. However, the company has pushed this update in a staged manner, so no worries if hasn’t reached your device.
As for now, users can check the full update log for this Huawei phone-
- Call: Fix the problem of screen brightness delay during incoming calls in some scenes
- Bluetooth: Fix the problem of abnormal Bluetooth connected devices in some scenes
- Display: Optimize unlock animation Optimize the display effect of part of the game interface
Below you can check the Huawei P20 update changelog released in China-
Download the update latest via smartphone Settings. To do this, open system settings, and then visit System & updates. Thereafter, the users will have to click on “Check for updates” followed by the corresponding update check. If an update is available, you can click “Download and Install”. Also, don’t forget to restart your device once the process is complete.
You must remember to keep a backup of your important data to prevent any kind of data loss during the update. Furthermore, keep an adequate level of battery backup on your phone to prevent battery outage during the installation. Once started, it may take some time to process the update and install it on the device. Until then, wait patiently and try not to disturb the installation process.
About Huawei P20:
Huawei P20 series initially debuted in 2018 containing two- standard and pro models. The smartphone equips AI-powered photography features. We can also say, it started the era of camera-like photography in Huawei phones. Besides, the P20 Pro was the first triple camera smartphone across the globe. The models were pre-installs the EMUI 8.1 and Kirin 970 chip. Later, it received two major upgrades till EMUI 10 (Android 10).