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Honor 9X Pro smartphone (EMUI 9.1) picks up May 2021 security update [Global]

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The Honor 9X series smartphones were launched both in China and the global market and quite famous among consumers. However, the Honor 9X and 9X Pro in the global market have a completely different story as both of these were launched on different dates.

Compared to the standard version, the Honor 9X Pro comes with EMUI 9.1 and Honor didn’t even upgrade this device up until now. However, the phone continues to receive new security updates, as recently the company starts rollout the May 2021 security update for Honor 9X Pro global variant.

Moreover, Honor 9X smartphones on the home ground have already installed this security patch last month. The security update fixes different levels of exploits and issues to protect the phone against threats.

HarmonyOS 2.0 eligible:

Right after the launch of Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 launch, Huawei has flowed a HarmonyOS upgrade rollout plan for 100+ Huawei and Honor devices limited to the Chinese market.

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According to this official roadmap, Honor 9X and 9X Pro smartphone owners are able to get their hands on new HM OS in the first half of 2022. But, it was expected that the company will deliver HarmonyOS upgrades early as scheduled.

Talking about global variants, Huawei will surely expand the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta program and upgrades for the models, which are getting HM OS update in China. But, we should wait for HarmonyOS 2 official roadmap for global devices, for more confirmation. Until then, stay tuned!

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New EMUI Version:

Honor 9X smartphone users can upgrade their devices on EMUI 9.1 version 9.1.1.225 from 9.1.1.221 (C636E1R3P1) and comes with an update size of 98.80MB in the Asia Pacific region.

Changelog:

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

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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.

Key points for users before Update:

  • 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 INSTALL:

To download this update manually, go to Settings then System, 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.

Also, check:

May 2021 security update released for Honor 9X and 9X Pro smartphone

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Huawei P30 May 2022 update changelog

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May 2022 security update is rolling out for Huawei P30 Pro smartphones and the company is sending this software update to improve the security of the smartphone. According to the Huawei P30 series May 2022 update changelog reveals that this update brings essential security optimizations.

Huawei P30 Pro May 2022 update changelog reveals that the update runs for devices with EMUI 12 software upgrade. So, if you haven’t already then we recommend you get it on board before moving to download this security patch.

Below you can check the complete May update changelog for Huawei P30 devices.

This update improves system security with security patches.

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Security:

  • Integrates Android security patches released in May 2022 for improved system security. For more information about the security of Huawei EMUI system updates.

Notes on the update:

  1. Your personal data will not be deleted by the update. However, we recommend that you back up important data before updating.
  2. If you encounter any problems during the update, call Huawei customer hotline or visit a Huawei customer service center.
  3. The update package will be automatically deleted after the update is complete.

If you haven’t already, Huawei P30 Pro users can download this software update via Settings > then navigate towards the Software update menu and then proceed with on-screen instructions.

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EMUI 12 RoadMap Europe: Devices and Rollout Dates

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EMUI 12 roadmap Europe

Huawei is rolling out EMUI 12 major software updates for eligible devices in the global market. Initially, Huawei has organized the EMUI 12 beta activity to verify the new features as well as find and fix the bugs.

As of now, the top models of Huawei including Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Mate 30 Pro, Mate Xs, P40 series, and more have grabbed the stable EMUI 12 in West and North-East Europe. However, this EMUI 12 update rollout is continuously expanding and reaching more devices ASAP.

Recently, Huawei has officially published an official EMUI 12 rollout roadmap for its devices launched in Europe. This updated plan shows the list of eligible devices along with their current status and rollout start date.

Editor’s suggestion: EMUI 12 Features: New UI design, Motion effect, Control Panel, Device Plus and more

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EMUI 12 roadmap Europe

Updated on May 12, 2022:

EMUI 12 roadmap for Europe:

West Europe

  • Huawei Mate Xs: Completed (End of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro+: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X: Completed (Early April 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro: Pushing in batches (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite: Completed (Middle of February 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G: Completed (End of February 2022)
  • Huawei P30: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei P30 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (5G): Pushing in batches (Early April 2022)
  • Huawei Nova 5T: Pushing in batches (Early April 2022)

North-East Europe

  • Huawei P40: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro+: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate Xs: Completed (End of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite: Completed (Middle of February 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G: Completed (End of February 2022)
  • Huawei P30: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei P30 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (5G): Pushing in batches (Early April 2022)
  • Huawei Nova 5T: Pushing in batches (Early 2022)

Note: This roadmap will upgrade over time with new information

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EMUI needs power key feature similar to One UI and Android

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Turning off your smartphone could be helpful for various reasons. However, with the evolving smartphone ecosystem, phone makers need also to evolve and Android device manufacturers continue to stand up to expectations by installing useful features and bringing them to the consumers.

Such interesting feature includes the virtual power key that is now has been adopted by different phone makers including Google and Samsung for Android and One UI software. The feature allows you to access the power menu directly from your quick settings panel. This is quite an amazing feature that Android phone makers should include in their phone ecosystem.

But Huawei EMUI still doesn’t have a virtual power key, which is a bummer for the consumers. As we expected, Huawei should have rolled out, Virtual power key with EMUI 12 software update, as it’s already used by other phone makers.

Below you can check an example of what the virtual key would look like in a Samsung device running One UI software.

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EMUI 12 power key

If installed, the virtual power key could become one of the most favored feature addition on EMUI devices.

The use cases of this feature are very simple, and Huawei could add a virtual power icon right into the control panel. The feature will ease the access and remove some hassle from the physical power key as it will be able to survive longer with the device hardware.

Currently, this feature has not been part of EMUI software but we surely waiting to see what Huawei thinks of its integration.

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