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[Update: August Security] Honor Play software updates (September 5, 2020)

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September 5, 2020: August Security

Honor Play has started to receive the August 2020 security update and it’s rolling out with EMUI 9.1 version 9.1.0.405 and an update size of 227MB.

Thanks to the tipster – Barbaros

August 12, 2020: July Security

Throughout recent months we’ve seen a number of big security update rollout for old Huawei and Honor devices. Adding to this sequence, another smartphone started receiving a large update patch.

Honor Play has now begun receiving a new software update, which comes with fixes for calling, optimizations for the camera, and smart features including Huawei Assitant, Huawei Browser, Smart Charge mode, as well July 2020 security patch.

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By anticipating this patch, some users thought they’ve received the EMUI 10 (Android 10) but according to Honor, this device is not EMUI 10 compatible and currently runs EMUI 9.1 (Android 9).

Check full changelog, version, and upgrade instructions below.

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Update Changelog:

Calls: Fixes an issue where Explicit Call Transfer would not work in certain situations.

Camera: Changes the default status of certain Camera settings.

Huawei Assistant: Adds Huawei Assistant to the home screen providing smart reminders, personalized news, and other content relevant to you.

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Apps: Adds the Huawei Browser app, providing you with secure, convenient web browsing and searching services.

Battery: Adds the Smart Charge mode, reducing battery aging by adapting to your charging routine through AI learning and preventing the battery from being continuously charged when full. (This feature is enabled by default.)

Adds the Smart Battery Capacity feature, reducing battery aging by intelligently adjusting the battery capacity according to the battery status. Go to Settings > Battery > More battery settings and enable Smart Battery Capacity to try it out.

Security: Integrates Android security patches released in July 2020 for improved system security.

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SOFTWARE VERSION:

Honor Play receiving these massive software improvements and new features with EMUI version 9.1.0.399 and big package size of 3.95GB.

Note:

  • EMUI version and size may vary.
  • Rollout will expand gradually and may take some time/days to reach your device.

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

  • Screenshots@huaweicentral.com
  • Tips@huaweicentral.com
  • Message us on Twitter

HOW TO UPDATE Honor Play:

Via Support:

  • Support app
  • Services Tab
  • Update
  • CHECK FOR UPDATES
  • Download and install

Via Settings:

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

Thanks to the tipster – Barbaros

Honor Play July 2020 Update

 

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EMUI 13 will come?

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Huawei has been the marquee phone maker for years, the despite harsh U.S. sanctions, the Chinese tech generator continues to ramp up efforts to overcome these difficulties. Therefore, Huawei is working hard to provide new software updates for its smartphone owners. In the sequence, EMUI 12 is the latest installment that Huawei is serving for the global Huawei smartphone owners, and the rollout is yet to be completed but we’re here to talk about EMUI 13.

Yes, your read it right, EMUI 13. Although, Huawei’s new smartphone doesn’t come with Google Mobile Services (GMS) but the company’s millions of previously sold devices are still ready for more software updates. Meanwhile, the rollout of EMUI 12 has been quite satisfactory as it brings plenty of new features for the consumers.

Hence, we don’t know what’s coming next from Huawei but we’re surely excited to see whether Huawei is working on a new EMUI version? Or it’ll go for the global HarmonyOS to wrap up the EMUI bloodline.

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Will it come?

So, the question is ‘will it come?’, the answer to this question lies in the chronology. Since the U.S. sanctions, Huawei has launched three versions of EMUI – EMUI 10, EMUI 11, and EMUI 12. To be noted, at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, the Chinese tech giant introduced the HarmonyOS 1.0 operating system alongside EMUI 10.

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In the next year, Huawei introduced HarmonyOS 2.0 at HDC 2020 event as well as the new EMUI 11 software, as well as the HarmonyOS 2.0. Post HDC 2022 to 2021, Huawei upgraded its old smartphones over HarmonyOS 2.0 from previous EMUI versions in China.

During HDC 2021 event, Huawei introduced HarmonyOS 3.0 but it didn’t unveil EMUI 12 at the same event, which wasn’t surprising at all because the company is promoting HarmonyOS as the next software revolution.

Still, the global users cannot use HarmonyOS, so, the company later revealed EMUI 12 in a launch event that covers global devices.

So, the line is quite thin, but we can expect that Huawei surely has something new for its global consumers and we’re waiting for such an occurrence.

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What do you think? Huawei will bring EMUI 13? Let us know via the poll below.

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Huawei upgrades P50 Pro camera with new features update

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Huawei is sending a new software update for the P50 Pro smartphone in the global market that brings a set of new camera features through an OTA update download. It’s exciting to see this update for the flagship Huawei model and it’ll surely improve the overall camera quality with added new capabilities.

According to Huaweiblog, the latest firmware for Huawei P50 Pro has EMUI 12 version 12.0.1.221 and an updated package size of 342 MB. The changelog reveals that the phone users will get a new light painting mode on the camera application to capture amazing light trails and other image effects in real-time.

Talking specifically, the Huawei P50 Pro camera features update has effects such as Tail Light Trails, Light graffiti, Silky water, and Star Trails. The update also improves the Super Macro mode photography.

There’s no stopping here because the Huawei P50 Pro upgrade has system stability improvements to make the user interface run smoother and more efficiently.

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The latest Huawei P50 Pro camera update also improves the overall system security with patches released in April 2022.

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Huawei P50 Pro:

There are a few things that you need to know before upgrading your phone to the latest Huawei P50 Pro software. It’s recommended for you take a backup of important data to prevent unwanted deletion.

You need to keep sufficient storage to download and store the OTA update package on your phone.

To download:

To download the latest Huawei P50 Pro package on your device, you need to go to the Settings menu of your phone, from here navigate towards System & updates > from here tap on Software updates, and then click on Updates. Thereafter, the screen will prompt you with the latest software update version upgrade and allow you to get it on board. Make sure you download this as soon as it arrives on your Huawei P50 Pro device.

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Huawei P30 Pro EMUI 12 rolling out in Netherlands

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Huawei is expanding EMUI 12 software update for the Huawei P30 Pro smartphone in the Netherlands. The latest EMUI version is already under rollout procedure for the global consumers and now, users in the Netherlands can also install this EMUI version for the latest functionalities.

According to the information, Huawei P30 Pro users can download this EMUI 12 in the Netherlands by going into Settings > System & updates > Software update and following the on-screen instructions to get the latest software builds.

Alternatively, you can get the latest software update on the My Huawei app, which you can download from AppGallery and request the software update onboard.

Huawei P30 Pro is one of the most sold Huawei smartphones, this old flagship will still attract your eyes if you put them even once in a direction. However, the Huawei P30 Pro can still load heavy applications and tasks to provide you with a new and fresh user experience.

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Thanks to the tipster for this amazing tip.

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By loading the latest EMUI 12 software, your Huawei P30 Pro will be able to provide a better user interface designed and inherited from HarmonyOS operating system. Therefore, you will be getting a bunch of new user interaction features once you install this software rollout.

EMUI 12 for P30 Pro also has better privacy features as well as performance improvements as compared to EMUI 11. If you haven’t already, then we surely recommend you get your share of the EMUI 12 OTA update as soon as it arrives.

However, you should also know a few things before going for this major software upgrade. First, make a backup of important data to prevent any unwanted data removal. Make sure you have sufficient battery capacity.

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You can check the complete EMUI 12 changelog for the P30 Pro device via the link given below.

Huawei P30 series EMUI 12 changelog [Features]

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