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Honor 20, 20 Pro, V20 and Magic 2 receiving first Magic UI 4 beta (EMUI 11)

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Earlier, Huawei has begun recruitment of 8 Huawei and Honor device for the EMUI 11/Magic UI 4 beta testing program. The recruitment of these devices started from November 9 to November 18 in China.

After completion of recruitment, now Honor has begun to roll out the first Magic UI 4 beta version for Honor 20, 20 Pro, V20, and Magic 2 devices. As per details, the new changelog brings new features like smart multi-window, subtle effect, super notepad, and more.

Read more: Stable EMUI 11 rolling out for Huawei Nova 7, Nova 6 Series and MatePad 10.8

Honor 20, 20 Pro, V20, and Magic 2 grabbing 11.0.0.115 version, which is upgraded from 10.1.0.170. Currently, these versions are available for users, who are registered for Magic UI 4 closed beta testing.

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Recently, Honor has also released the stable Magic UI 4 version stable version for the Honor 30 and V30 series. The Honor 30 and V30 series is the first series, which received the Magic UI 4 stable version. Know more

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CHANGELOG:

Smart Always-On-Display (AOD)

  • EMUI 11 refines the user experience and brings vivid, dynamic visual elements for the Always-On-Display. Now, AOD allows users to customize your screen and showcase your personal style by adding text and images to your lock screen. (only for Magic 2 devices)

Smart 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 animation

  • 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 effect:

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

Super Notepad:

  • It allows you to scan documents. You can also quickly identify and extract text from images, edit the text, export it in multiple file formats, and share it.

System translation:

  • Translate screen allows you to touch and hold the text on a foreign language web page with one finger, or on a picture with two fingers, to have the text translated. You can also adjust the area of the screen to be translated.

Hide Display Message:

  • When screencasting in mobile mode, enable the message do not disturb function, which allows the phone’s incoming calls and message banner notifications to be displayed only on the phone interface, which protects the privacy and ensures the continuity of screencasting.

NOTE:

  1.  This update is currently rolling out in China.
  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.

Want to send us Tips, Update Screenshots, or a Message? connect with us here:

  • Screenshots@huaweicentral.com
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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 update button
  • Tap on Check for update option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

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Honor Play 9A receiving November 2021 security update

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Honor Play 9A November update

Huawei has started delivering a new software update for Honor Play 9A that installs a security patch released in November 2021. This latest update improves the overall security of the smartphone by fixing different levels of exploits and issues.

As per the changelog, this update installs the latest Magic UI software version Magic UI 3.1.0.191 upgraded from Magic UI 3.1.0.190. So, consumers if you have an Honor Play 9A phone, we recommend installing your device on November 2021 update as soon as possible.

The November 2021 EMUI security patch fixes one critical, 22 high levels of CVEs, 8 medium levels of CVEs while there’s no low level of CVEs. Additionally, it also fixes 2 high levels and 8 levels of medium CVEs to increase system security.

Models getting updated:

  • Honor Play 9A MOA-AL00
  • Honor Play 9A MOA-AL20
  • Honor Play 9A MOA-TL00

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Honor Play 9A November update

EMUI software update:

  • New firmware: Honor Play 9A getting Magic UI version 3.1.0.191 from Magic UI 3.1.0.190.
  • Changelog: Integrates Android security patch released in November 2021.

Honor Play 9A November update

Update Note:

  • The device must have a better battery backup to install this update that is a minimum of 50%.
  • It’s compulsory to check your storage availability(Internal/External SDcard) to download the latest update as per the size required.
  • A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.

HOW TO UPDATE HONOR Play 9A:

 Via Settings:

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  • Settings
  • System & updates
  • Software update
  • CHECK FOR UPDATES
  • Download and install

Via Support:

  • Support app
  • ServicesTab
  • Update
  • CHECK FOR UPDATES
  • Download and install

Honor Play 9A:

Honor Play 9A was released under the affordable smartphone range with a large battery of 5000mAh, Magic UI 3.0 based on Android 10, and equipped with MediaTek MT6765 processor.

This smartphone features  6.3-inch HD+ LCD display (1600×720), 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, 13MP dual rear camera, 8MP front camera and supports GSM, HSPA, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi.

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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).

If you want to send us Tips, Update Screenshots, or a Message? connect with us here:

  • Screenshots@huaweicentral.com
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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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