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Honor 9A getting new applications and security patch with the latest software rollout

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Huawei devices are receiving new security patches that bring the latest security improvement as well as required changes in the system settings to improve the overall user experience.

Honor 9A is one of the devices that was launched, while Honor was still under Huawei’s leadership. Therefore, it has been received new security patches and software improvements till now.

In the recent edition, Honor 9A begins to receive a new OTA update that installs a number of new apps and April month’s security. It’s the first time when we’ve noted such rollout for an Honor phone but more phone users might have been getting the same treatment.

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Things to know:

  1. We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
  2. Use a stable connection to download the update package.
  3. Do not forcefully turn off the phone, once the installation is started.

New Magic UI Version:

Honor 9A smartphone users can upgrade their phones on Magic UI 3.1 version 3.1.0.220 (C432E4R2P2) with an update package size of 736 MB in Europe.

Changelog:

  • Apps: Added quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Search, Reader, Petal Maps, Member Center, Game Center, and Link Now
  • Call: Optimizes the calling experience in some scenarios.
  • Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in April 2021

HOW TO UPDATE HONOR 9A:

Via Settings:

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

Via Support:

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

Thanks to the tipster: Ethan

Also, check:

Honor HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]

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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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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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Petal apps and system improvements rolling out for Honor 20 and 20 Pro devices [Global]

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After the separation of Honor and its parent brand Huawei, the Honor device user started worrying about their future. As of now, HarmonyOS 2.0 is a much-anticipated topic among Huawei and Honor consumers.

According to the previous information, the Honor devices that were launched ahead of the Huawei-Honor breakup, are eligible to upgrade over HarmonyOS.

Additionally, it was also reported that Honor 30 and 20 series smartphones are currently under HarmonyOS 2.0 beta-testing pool in China.

Besides this, Honor has begun sending a new software update for the Honor 20 and 20 Pro smartphones. This update comes with a full package of new features that enhances the user’s experience and installs new apps.

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According to the changelog, Honor 20 update brings quick download icons for popular apps including Petal Search, Reader, Petal Maps, Member Center, Link Now, and Game Center. The update also improves system stability for better performance.

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Honor 20 devices owners can check the latest Magic UI 4 version and detailed changelog below.

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.

New Magic UI 4 Version:

Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro smartphone starts receiving new Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.146 (C431E4R5P4) with a big update size of 0.99 GB.

Changelog:

  • System: Improves system stability in all scenarios
  • Apps: Added quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Search, Reader, Petal Maps, Member Center, and Link Now
  • Apps: Added the Game Center app

Update steps:

There are two ways that you can download this latest software update, both of these areas the following:

VIA SETTINGS:

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

After the installation and restart, we recommend you let the system optimize the new application so your device can run smoothly on further commands.

VIA SUPPORT:

You can also request this update via the Support app with the following instructions.

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

Thanks to the tipster: Tamil G

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Honor Play 4T, 9X, X10 and other device getting April 2021 security update

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