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Huawei EMUI: Goodbye legend, HarmonyOS will carry your ambitions



Earlier this month, Huawei began the era of the Internet of Everything by launching the HarmonyOS, a new operating system based on micro-kernel technology and provides a cross-device experience that has never seen before.

HarmonyOS is an all-rounder OS, that comes with various capabilities as it can run on smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, smart wearables, smart TVs, home appliances, and in-car systems covering all aspects of consumer products.

At the launch event, Huawei not only introduced this new OS but also flooded a long list of devices that will upgrade over to HarmonyOS from the EMUI software system (check upgrade plan).

The most interesting thing to note that the HarmonyOS upgrade roadmap consists of 100 and reaching way back up to the Huawei P9 device from 2016.


The roadmap clearly shows that Huawei will feed its latest operating system on almost every important device that was launched in the past and want to send HarmonyOS to the least possible smartphone user.

On the other hand, this also means that HarmonyOS will replace the EMUI software system, and the countdown to end the EMUI software update has already been initiated.

But is this the end for EMUI? Let’s find out.


In 2012, Huawei launched EMUI 1.0 as Emotion UI 1.0, based on Android 4.0. The first version has its own unique features that accommodate a different kind of user experience.


This was the beginning of the EMUI journey and in the coming years, Huawei began to launch a new EMUI version based on the Android operating system. this version includes:

  1. EMUI 1
  2. EMUI 2
  3. EMUI 3
  4. EMUI 4
  5. EMUI 5
  6. EMUI 8
  7. EMUI 8.1
  8. EMUI 8.2
  9. EMUI 9
  10. EMUI 9.1
  11. EMUI 10
  12. EMUI 10.1
  13. EMUI 11

In 2019, Huawei was blacklisted by U.S. and Google break its partnership with the Chinese phone maker, which brought the end of Google Mobile Services (GMS) in Huawei smartphones.

Editor’s Pick – Video with all EMUI versions:

Due to the U.S. restrictions, Huawei speeds up the process of building its own operating system – Hongmeng OS.


At Huawei Developer Conference 2019, Huawei launched the first version of HarmonyOS, and simultaneously, EMUI 10.0 also made its debut based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP), it was the first time when the company unveiled an EMUI version without GMS suite.

Due to the unresolved ties with Google, at HDC 2020, the Chinese tech maker introduced EMUI 11, which is still based on Android 10 (similar to EMUI 10) but comes with a bunch of new features and focuses on cross-device connection capabilities.

At the same launch event, Huawei confirmed that HarmonyOS will install on Huawei devices starting next year (in 2021).

Beginning of HarmonyOS testing:

On December 16, Huawei finally began the first-ever HarmonyOS developer beta for the smartphone devices. Initially, the device maker only included Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series devices.


After months of testing phases, the company finally debut HarmonyOS for smartphones in early June, which will expand to a large list of models. Yet the rollout is limited to the Chinese models.

No Major Version Development:

It’s reported that Huawei will not develop any further major version of the EMUI software system. Instead, all of the existing devices are in plan to upgrade over HarmonyOS, which lefts the requirement to build a new EMUI version. However, devices with EMUI will continue to receive monthly EMUI security patches and system improvements.

Growth of a big ecosystem:

With the launch of the EMUI, Huawei also began to shape an app ecosystem called Huawei Mobile Services or HMS.

As of June 1, 2021, over more than 4 million developers have joined the HMS ecosystem. On the other side, the number of HMS Core applications has been exceeded 134,000 across the globe.


This achievement makes HMS, the world’s third-largest mobile app ecosystem, in over 170 countries and regions.

EMUI  a legend, HarmonyOS is the next leader:

Back in March, Huawei announced, EMUI 11 upgrades have surpassed 100 million users. From 2012 to 2021, Huawei continues to innovate, and surprise consumers with the EMUI system and the next stop is HarmonyOS.

On May 25, 2021, Huawei announced the launch date of HarmonyOS for smartphones and renamed EMUI Weibo and WeChat page with HarmonyOS branding instead of creating a separate fan account.

The philosophy of HarmonyOS is not the exclusion instead Huawei is looking to include as many as devices possible in the HarmonyOS ecosystem.


Since the beginning to date, EMUI evolved and improved the way consumers interact with Huawei devices. Although Huawei has started to shift its users on HarmonyOS, it’s still not confirmed, when the company will upgrade global Huawei users to HarmonyOS.

So, we can undoubtedly say that EMUI is a real legend and beautifully played its role to bring a possibility named – HarmonyOS.

Want to know more about HarmonyOS and its features? Check the video below and enjoy.


Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.


Huawei P20 global users gets July 2021 security update



Huawei P20 Update

Huawei is releasing a new software update for the global consumers of the P20 device. This latest software rollout brings July 2021 security patch and comes with EMUI 10 version The July 2021 Huawei P20 security update is currently rolling out in Europe and may expand to more models soon. (via Huaweiblog)

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are eligible to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system upgrades in China. However, Huawei has not confirmed any such treatment for global users.

Coming back to this software update, the latest Huawei P20 series update is available to download via the following instructions. Visit, Settings > System & updates > Software update > CHECK FOR UPDATES. If an update is available for your model, click on “download and install” and the update package will be download.

However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind while upgrading to the latest Huawei P20 July 2021 update. First, backup your important data, so you won’t lose any of it. Although, the upgrade procedure won’t erase your date but it’s recommended.


Maintain enough storage on your device to store the update package, and keep the phone charged sufficiently, so it won’t run out of power during the installation procedure.

Huawei P20 July 2021 update

(image source – Huaweiblog)

Huawei P20:

Launched in 2018, Huawei P20 and P20 Pro sports new AI-powered photography features. The Pro model is the first smartphone in the world to come with a triple camera system. In terms of software, Huawei P20 and P20 Pro come with EMUI 8.1 and after a number of major upgrades, the software version reached EMUI 10 (Android 10).



The latest rollout for the Huawei P20 lineup shows that the company still wants to keep the device study and provide better security as well as stable performance. Furthermore, this may be a step towards the global HarmonyOS opening? However, we’ll have to wait for more confirmation regarding this matter.

Until then, we’ll keep you posted.

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Huawei EMUI September 2021 Updates List



EMUI september 2021 updates

This month, Huawei released September 2021 EMUI security updates details ahead of time and continues to expand previously released patches. Currently, the rollout of June and July updates are on the move.

Last month, Huawei also revealed its new EMUI version – EMUI 12, but this new software remains under massive confusion or the global Huawei device owners. The EMUI 12 replicates the same feel of the HarmonyOS 2.0 user interface but clarification on its base software is still unsolved.

On the other hand, the Chinese tech maker is rapidly increasing the number of HarmonyOS powered devices, just recently, the company has crossed 90 million HarmonyOS installations in China alone.

This is quite an achievement, yet, it would be interesting if Huawei gives the same treatment for its global device owners that could further lead this number to new heights.


Amid these discussions, the wagon of regular EMUI software and security patches continues. Therefore, the Chinese phone maker keeps sending new upgrades to the Huawei phone users to improve their models.

With Huawei EMUI September 2021 Updates list, we will keep full track of all the security and feature-packed updates rolling out for Huawei devices in September 2021 and brief you about them.

EMUI September 2021 updates

Note: This list of devices will be regularly updated

Huawei EMUI September 2021 updates:

September 20, 2021:

  • Huawei Nova 5T getting September 2021 update rolling out after Huawei skips the August 2021 patch for this smartphone.
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch getting new features additions with the first beta rollout. Read more about this news here.

September 19, 2021:

  • Huawei MediaPad M5 tablet was released in 2018 and now this device is getting new apps as well as feature enhancements in the global market.
  • Huawei Y9 2019 receiving new software update with new apps and security updates.
  • Honor 9X Pro and Honor 10 Lite getting new software updates in the global market that installs June and July 2021 software updates.

September 17, 2021:

  • New apps and features were released for the Huawei Nova 3i smartphone.

September 16, 2021:

  • Following the so-called patch rollout, the P30 Lite is also receiving the July 2021 security patch with the latest rollout.

September 15, 2021:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2e grabbing a new software update in the global markets that brings new feature improvements for better performance.

September 14, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro with EMUI 11 getting July 2021 security patch.

September 12, 2021:

  • New Firmware optimizations rolling out for the Huawei Watch GT 2 with September 2021 firmware update.

September 11, 2021:

  • Huawei FreeBuds Pro getting Super Device support in China.

September 10, 2021:

  • July 2021 security update is now rolling out for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the global market.

September 8, 2021:

  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G getting July 2021 security patch.

September 7, 2021:

  • Huawei P40 Lite getting July 2021 security patch for improved system security.

September 6, 2021:

  • Huawei Nova 3 gets a new update with a number of new apps and a May 2021 security patch, that improves system security and provides a new user experience.

September 3, 2021:

  • Huawei Band 6 Pro getting new optimizations for better performance.

September 2, 2021:

  • Huawei FreeLace Pro wireless neckband earphones receiving new Bluetooth optimizations.

September 1, 2021:

  • Huawei P30 Lite New Edition is receiving July 2021 security update for improved system security.
  • Honor 20 Youth Edition gets the first September 2021 security update.
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Huawei Nova 5T September 2021 update rolling out, skips August patch



Huawei Nova 5T

The 48MP AI quad rear camera phone – Huawei Nova 5T is receiving the September 2021 security update. This new rollout also makes the skip of the August security patch and it’s a really important step toward the phone’s security perspective by keeping it update to date.

According to Huaweiblog, the Huawei Nova 5T September 2021 security update comes with EMUI 11 version and a software package size of 174 megabytes. This software rollout is currently noted inside Germany (Europe) but may soon expand for more users.

This treatment is significant because it wasn’t even delivered to the flagship phones – Huawei P40 and Mate 40 series. However, the Chinese models with HarmonyOS 2.0 already completed such installation.

The latest Nova 5T EMUI 11 incremental update comes with several fixes for the security flaws in the system and allows users to safely keep all of the device’s data.


Huawei Nova 5T September 2021 update

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Nova 5T EMUI 12:

With these fast rollouts and releases, Huawei seemingly preparing the Nova 5T for the next major software update but there’s no official confirmation available on this matter at the moment.

Huawei Nova 5T:

This phone comes with a powerful hardware configuration that includes Kirin 980 processor, quad AI rear camera, a 32MP selfie camera, and more.

Huawei Nova 5T

How to download the Nova 5T:

You can download the latest Huawei Nova 5T update via Settings. To do this, open system settings, visit System & updates, thereafter, the users will have to push “Check for updates” followed by the corresponding update check. If an update is available, you can click “Download and Install”.


However, you must remember to keep a backup of your data to prevent the loss of important files on your device. Furthermore, keep an adequate level of battery backup on your phone to prevent battery outage during the installation. Once started, it may take some time to process the update and install it on the device.

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