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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro EMUI 8.1 open beta now available, update includes GPU Turbo technology

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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro EMUI 8.1+ Android 8.1 open beta is now available. Users who want to experience the latest EMUI 8.1 system, need to register for the beta program.

This major update also includes GPU Turbo technology which makes Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro as the first flagship to receive this tech among all other Huawei devices in line for EMUI 8.1 update(except Honor Play).

“This update should add GPU Turbo technology. This is complete collaborative graphics acceleration technology that can improve the performance of mobile GPUs and graphics processing efficiency by increasing it upto 60%,” said According to He Gang, the president of Huawei’s terminal mobile phone product line.


Models:

Mate 10 Netcom Edition ALP-AL00
Mate 10 mobile custom Netcom version ALP-TL00
Mate 10 Pro Full Netcom Edition BLA-AL00 (including Porsche Design Edition)
Mate 10 Pro Mobile Customized Netcom Edition BLA-TL00

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This beta stage has begun in China and could be expanded in other countries anytime soon while the stable rollout is expected in Mid-July.

Before participating in the internal testing EMUI 8.1, please make sure that the current baseband version is B113 (To check the version number: Settings -> About mobile, check the version number information).

How to Sign Up for Beta program

The first step: Register beta account at here ( Users who register for the log version must register, user registration non-log version please go directly to the second step )

Instructions

1. It is recommended to sign up with a mobile phone number to make it easier to retrieve forgotten account.
2. After the registration is completed, verify that the login is successful. After logging in, the interface is as follows. The username in the upper right corner is your Beta Club internal account number (please keep in mind your closed beta account. In the second step, you must fill in the polling forum(Huawei club login) to sign up for beta activities).
3. If you previously registered Beta Club beta account number, please log in to verify that the account number is correct, If not please re-register.

Second Step: fill in the registration information (completed in the Pollen Forum) Click to enter the registration information

Reminder: This page is more convenient to operate on a computer instead of mobile view if you opened it in a phone try to switch the mobile phone browser page to the computer version)

Fill in the registration information

1. When entering the pollen forum for the first time, you will be reminded to log in to Huawei account (Huawei account is your login cloud service, official website, pollen club account), after entering your login, click on the product beta registration.

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2. Please be sure to correctly select the internal test activity that matches your mobile phone model number. The mobile phone system check method: Settings – About mobile phone – Model.

3. Be sure to fill in the correct information for Beta Club internal account. (Beta Club beta account is registered at here).



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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.

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HarmonyOS Cross Device Task Center feature rolling out for Huawei P50 Pro

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HarmonyOS Task Center

Huawei is rolling out a new set of features for its latest flagship – Huawei P50 Pro. These new additions include the HarmonyOS cross device Task Center feature. According to the changelog, the update comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.206 and a downloadable OTA update package size of 609MB.

Initially, Huawei announced cross device task center feature at the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0 on June 2, 2021. As its name says, the task center app allows you to see and manage the task manager history of the connected device.

However, this feature is powered by the distributed HarmonyOS capabilities. Therefore, it provides you more than expected and helps you to share the current app between two different devices without even installing the app on the second device. More interestingly, you will be able to control the app from the second device, which is absolutely awesome.

harmonyos task center

For instance, if you are running a game on your smartphone, you just need to go to the task manager of the phone and task manager view. Now, tap on the device (such as a tablet) to run the corresponding app. However, the user must first need to connect the tablet and the phone via the same WiFi network and Huawei ID.

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Similarly, another task can also be handled by the task center such as viewing documents on a tablet for a bigger view, without even installing any additional app.

Other Changes in this update:

Looking at the details, the latest Huawei P50 Pro update also brings a new situation-based service combination and added automatic service widget customizations as well as new one-click access to similar services.

It also adds a new Celia Keyboard for a better typing experience and there are also new optimizations for the camera to improve the overall photography experience.

HarmonyOS Task Center Update for Huawei P50 Pro

Expansion:

With this rollout, it’s expected that Huawei will further expand this feature on other HarmonyOS devices with an OTA update.

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Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 smartwatch update brings big optimizations

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Huawei Watch Fit

Back in June, Huawei pushed a software update for the squared frame smartwatch – Huawei Watch Fit 2. This new update installed a number of important features such as – Lock screen password and SMS reply.

Now, an incremental firmware update is being seeded to the Huawei Watch Fit that comes with big optimizations for the lock screen password and other features as well as fixes some issues with the display.

Huawei Watch Fit update details:

The Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update comes with firmware version 1.0.5.20 upgrading from 1.0.5.12.

Talking in-depth, the Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update has new optimizations to the lock screen password, that further improve the security of the smartwatch. To be mentioned, optimization is also being made to the message notification that will work more properly after this rollout.

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Huawei Watch Fit Lock screen

Furthermore, the Bluetooth connection stability improvements bring a stable connection and pairing between the smartwatch and the connected device.

Additionally, the September 2021 Huawei Watch Fit update has new fixes for the display, which appears abnormally while showing exercise records in some situations.

That’s not the end of this story because the update also includes system stability optimizations that will boost the performance of this device and provide you a better user experience.

Below you can check the changelog.

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Optimization:

  • Optimize the lock screen password feature to enhance device security
  • Optimize the message notification feature to improve user experience
  • Optimize Bluetooth connection stability
  • Optimize system stability in some situations

Fix:

  • Fix the problem of abnormal display of exercise records in some situations

Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update

Important notes and availability:

This software version is currently rolling out in China and may also expand to global users soon. The update for the domestic consumers is expanding in batches so, it may take some time to cover every device owner.

Huawei Watch Fit

Before you proceed to upgrade, it’s recommended to keep the battery level above 20 percent and ensure sufficient storage. Thereafter, the connection between the smartwatch and the corresponding connected device must be maintained, otherwise, the watch would be disconnected and the package will not be transferred.

The overall upgrade process may take some time therefore you need to wait for the process to conclude successfully.

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Watch Fit 2:

A report reveals that Huawei is preparing to launch the Huawei Watch Fit 2, which will come with new features and improvements over the existing Huawei Watch Fit (first generation). Read more about this new link below.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 may launch soon with new features

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Huawei Watch GT 2 receiving Major New Features with first beta update

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Huawei Watch GT 2

A week ago, Huawei released a notice of recruitment for the Huawei Watch GT 2 users, which will bring a number of new features. Speaking of which, the Chinese tech maker has released the first beta update for the corresponding smartwatch models that brings a number of new features.

According to the information, the first beta update for the Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm comes with 11.0.14.53. The update consists of new lock screen features, new outdoor sports, screen always-on feature, and enhance female cycle feature.

Let’s explore these features in a bit of detail.

Huawei Watch GT 2 New features:

New Lock screen password: The Watch GT 2 users can now put a lock on their watch. So, it would require a pin to very the unlock procedure every time you unlock the Watch GT 2.

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The beta update brings new improvements or sports-related activity on the Huawei Watch GT 2. Now, the company has feeding new sunrise and sunset displays for outdoor sports. The new pace zone support will bring you more help to exercise scientifically.

That’s not it, the update now supports the connection and third-party data sharing with Huawei phones and sports equipment. There’s the new always on-screen option added, which will provide you convenience for viewing real-time exercise data. You can access this feature from Settings > Excercise Settings > Screen always on.

Lastly, an update that would really be helpful for the female consumers of the Watch GT 2. The watch now has an improved menstrual cycle feature with the added support of cycles through the watch.

Here are all of the changes and features that Huawei is testing on the Watch GT 2. However, the company continues to bring new features for the participated beta testers during the activity timeline.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 New Features

Important Information and Notes:

This beta testing is currently limited to the Chinese models of the Watch GT 2 46mm and rolling out for the 1800 users who’ve successfully made it to the beta program under the closed beta activity that started on September 17, 2021.

However, users would be required to install the required firmware version 1.0.13.26 on their smartwatch to upgrade with new features. The corresponding participant must have the latest version of Huawei Health Beta.

Huawei Watch GT 2

To be mentioned, keep your smartwatch charged sufficiently before you move to the upgrade process and maintain the distance between the watch and the phone during the package transfer. Wait for the upgrade process to conclude because it may take a long time.

Is this HarmonyOS?

No, certainly not but these features could be preparations towards the major rollout, which is currently unconfirmed via Huawei.

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