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How to install Android Q Beta on Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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At Google I/O 2019, Huawei has come in the frontline to receive the Android Q’s third beta for its Mate 20 Pro flagship. The new Android Q flagship comes with a new set of features that you can expect into the upcoming EMUI 10.

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So, if you own a Mate 20 Pro and still wondering how you can install the latest Android 10 (Android Q) Beta on your phone, here are the complete instructions that’ll guide you to get the Android Q beta build directly to you Mate 20 Pro device.

But before you jump into the instruction, we recommend you to read the qualification terms and conditions.



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Recruitment Information:

Audience: Global Android developers with a HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro

Beta participation terms and conditions: To join this project, applicants should meet the following conditions.

  • Participant must have a Google Play Developer Account (which seems unfair), learn more about Developer here play.google.com/apps/publish/signup/
  • Participant must have released one or more apps on the Google Play Store.
  • Use a Huawei Mate 20 Pro mobile phone, with a HUAWEI ID registered by the Google Play Developer account’s email. This email will be used later to log in to the Beta app. (Note: The email address will be verified by HUAWEI official team. The developer will be qualified and receive the OS test version after successfully verified.)

How to register for the Android Q beta update:

1. Open the following link using a Huawei Mate 20 Pro phone: https://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/fut/

Download and install the Beta app.

2. Log in to the app with a HUAWEI ID registered by the Google Play Developer account’s e-mail and sign up for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro Developer project.

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Ownership of the phone:

Developers should use their own Mate 20 Pro phones. For details about the version number, please refer to the information below.

Duration of the project:

May 8, 2019 – June 30, 2019 (GTM+8)

Developer version push:

After registration, the first version will be pushed on May 11, 2019 (GTM+8). The following versions will be pushed on every Tuesday and Thursday (GTM+8).

To find out if you are qualified to enter the project, you can go to the Personal menu in Beta app, select Join Project > Available projects > HuaweiMate20pro Beta project, and confirm that the Project status is “YOU HAVE JOINED THE PROJECT”.

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Bug report:

If a developer finds any system problems or other issues during the test, he or she should submit feedback through the Beta app.

Notes:

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1. The testing version is a developer version and cannot be used for commercial purposes. Bugs or problems may occur during usage such as freezing, rebooting, updating failure, and etc. Please back up important data in advance, and exercise caution when updating to the latest version. The existing bugs and solutions will be updated continuously at the end of this thread.

2. If the phone version is restored to the commercial version through HiSuite, the system will continue to update the following commercial versions.

3. The beta version is unstable and may contain bugs, causing data loss or other issues. Therefore, please do not use this version for personal use, and back up the phone data in advance.

4. Mate 20 Pro versions supported outside of China:

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LYA-L09 9.0.0.210(C432E10R1P16)

LYA-L09 9.0.0.238(C432E10R1P16)

LYA-L29 9.0.0.210(C432E10R1P16)

LYA-L29 9.0.0.238(C432E10R1P16)

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More versions might be added during the project.

5. Supported countries: Italy, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Denmark, Romania, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Serbia, and Ukraine.

6. System update method: Update to the developer version through OTA.

7. The system can be restored to the commercial version through HiSuite, however, all user data will be cleared in the process.

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*Huawei reserves all rights related to this recruitment activity.

If you have any questions about the recruitment or about the beta version, please send an e-mail to: hwthirdparty@huawei.com or visit: https://www.google.com/android/beta for more details.



————————–Known bugs————————–

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1. After you logged in with Google account in Set-up Wizard, the account login status might be displayed as “None” in multiple interfaces such as Settings. And the Google Play Store might ask you to login again when you launch it.

2. Google Maps cannot locate when launching for the first time.

3. Sharing picture feature might be unavailable after disabling location service.

4. Face recognition might be unstable.

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5. Voice wake up might be unstable and cannot record voice command.

6. Gesture navigation might be unstable.

7. Fingerprint payment might be unsuccessful under certain scenarios.

8. The Camera app might encounter issues such as crash, black screen, incorrect watermark, and etc.

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9. Message blocking might be ineffective, and the messages might be unable to be sent by third-party messaging apps.

10. VoLTE feature might be unavailable under certain scenarios.

More information will be added constantly in this thread. So remember to come and check out the latest news. Stay tuned!



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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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Huawei completes 5G RedCap technology verification to reduce 5G base station cost

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Huawei 5G Redcap technology

Huawei has recently initiated the verification test of the world’s first 5G Redcap key technology. And the results are shocking! Ultimately, the technology can control and reduce the cost of 5G base stations to the level of 4G.

Yes! That’s right. The technology came into existence with the help of the IMT-2022 (5G) promotion group of MTNet. The industry has just completed the build-up of this useful 5G R17 RedCap technology and began its testing for base station and chip technology.

The testing comprised a few specific elements. For instance, access to RedCap UD, handover, initial  BWP shared between RedCap UE and ordinary 5G UE, independent uplink/downlink initial BWP of RedCap UE, and uplink and downlink rate.

To begin the test procedure, the group used Huawei’s 5G communication base station and some high-end chips from famous Chinese chip makers. While testing, Huawei realized that the new 5G RedCap technology can decrease the expense of 5G base stations to the 4G base station grade.

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Huawei 5G Redcap technology

So far, the 5G base station is 10 to 15 times more expensive than the 4G base station. On the other hand, the 5G base stations excessively consume more power which is another drawback. And let’s not forget about the 5G modules that are still availed at a high rate.

However, in this expense-oriented field, 5G RedCap technology has appeared as a boon for manufacturers. In comparison to the original cost of deploying one base station, Huawei can now deploy more than three stations.

Reduction in cost is directly proportional to 5G Upgrades

Alternatively, the reduction in the cost of 5G modules and base stations permits more smart gadgets to upgrade to the 5G level. Besides, IoT devices can now access the 5G networks at a cheaper rate. This is one of the best technology that will play wonders in all the aspects related to the 5G networks.

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Stadia: Another big Google product failed and shutting down

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Google has now made a public announcement to end the gaming service Stadia entirely. Although Stadia was a massive cloud gaming service but failed. It hasn’t garnered user traction that Google was not able to attract an expected number of users.

However, Google is at least making an effort to set things right by issuing refunds on all Stadia hardware that was purchased through the Google Store, even though the stadia services failed news will undoubtedly have a significant negative impact on Stadia supporters.

Through January 18, 2023, players will have access to their game collection and be able to play so they can finish their final play sessions. By mid-January 2023, the majority of refunds ought to be finished.

To be noted, The Google+, Orkut, and Google Allo apps are the services that had faced the same situation as Stadia now.

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Google shut down stadia

The Google+:

After Google Buzz, Google Friend Connect, and Orkut, Google+ was the company’s fourth effort into social networks. In order to compete with websites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumblr, it took the position of Google Buzz in 2011.

But further Google shut it down due to insecure users’ data the hackers and this makes it not survive for long on social media.

Orkut:

This application debuted just two weeks before Facebook, it allows users to meet their old friends. Orkut’s user base decreased as a result of the increase in fake accounts, duplicate profiles, and hate groups. and in 2014 Google announced to shut it down.

Google Allo:

It is supported for both Android and iOS devices users to make instant messages. It’s just like the WhatsApp application, if you have the contact number of your friend then your can exchange messages, voice note files, images, and more using the app.

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And Its AL-powered feature makes it popular among users. However, a glitch in the assistant in 2017 led to the voice assistant sharing search results from a user’s discussion and this made Allo shut down in 2018.

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Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun display variants sold out, consumers need to wait until October

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Huawei Mate 50 series is not going to leave the headlines space so easily. And why not, it is one of the most bashing devices in the history of smartphones. In the latest edition, the news is running regarding the sold-out scenario of Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun Glass variants.

Yes! Huawei Mate 50 series and especially its Kunlun Glass variants are so much popular among consumers that they sold out within seconds. However, every good thing has some negative impact and so has happened with the Mate 50 lineup.

The huge selling of the Mate 50 models brought a shortage in the units. Though the company increased the production capacity of the Mate 50 devices immediately after the sold-out result. Yet, the upcoming number of units was not enough to calm down consumer demand.

Hence, this supply chain will take some time to get back on the original track. According to the Weibo blogger @FactoryDirectorShiGuan, the Chinese tech giant has hyped the production capacity of the Mate 50 series Kunlun variants. But, the supply chain will be improved after mid-October.

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On the flip side, the blogger also states that the rush will slow down till November. So, instead of paying a higher price for the Mate 50, users can keep patience till November to grab the device with its actual cost tag.

Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun variants sold

Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun Glass.

Well, there is no doubt why Mate 50 Kunlun Glass Edition is so favored among users. Consequently, it is one of the strongest glass protectors that secures your device from almost every external drop and damage.

Moreover, these glasses have qualified for the first Swiss SGS five-star drop-resistance certificate. In comparison to the normal screen protectors, these mechanisms use 108 microcrystalline raw materials in their manufacturing.

The Kunlun Display Shields are 10 times tougher than ordinary ones. But at this moment, these elements are a little away from the user’s reach. Don’t worry, just a few days more, and you will have your favorite Mate 50 version in your hands.

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