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Huawei Mate 10/Mate 10 Pro started receiving EMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1) update

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Last month Huawei announced that the Mate 10 series will receive an early EMUI 8.1(Android 8.1) update including several other features by mid-July and guess what by today the update is started to rollout in China.

This update is started to roll out on July 16 with EMUI experience version 8.1.0.321. Each of Mate 10/Mate 10 Pro has 50,000 places (total 100000) waiting for you to experience, participation methods: membership service (APP) – service – upgrade application / upgrade early adopters (version required 8.0.0.152 will be upgraded to 8.1.0.321).

According to Huawei’s official schedule to upgrade Mate 10 series in mid-July this update will bring 960fps super slow motion, AI photography master, 3D portrait light effect, smart gallery and many other practical functions that will significantly improve the performance and overall experience of both devices.


Released back in October 2017, the Huawei Mate 10 series was launched with EMUI 8.0(Android 8.0). In March, moving with the trend Huawei added face recognization feature and rollout the update to the device. In May, Mate 10 series received ‘Super Night Scene’ mode camera update to make night shooting more stable and clear.

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Last month, Mate 10 series becomes the first Huawei devices to receive and support the latest ‘GPU Turbo‘ technology and now continuing the chain of updates by providing EMUI 8.1 update to the devices and renewing the series as newly launched flagship.

The update is an early stage of the rollout and not confirmed as China exclusive but for the global users of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, this update will be rollout as the update goes stable.





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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Huawei Mate 20 Pro HarmonyOS portrait service widget feature rolling out

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro portrait camera widget

Huawei is rolling out a new software update for the Mate 20 Pro that brings an important HarmonyOS portrait gallery service widget feature. This is an addition to other ingredients of the latest software rollout for the Mate 20 device in China.

The changelog is identical to the software rollout that became visible for the Huawei Mate 40 series, very recently in China. Therefore, the same update is now being sent to these three years old flagship.

According to the information, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro portrait service widget feature update comes with HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.207 along with an update package size of 0.97GB. This is quite a big package because there’s a lot more to explore.

The latest portrait service widget allows you to rotate photos (in gallery view), swipe to change them to change the on-screen image, or click on the photo to open the app for a large view of selection.

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The new software update for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a better service center, a new cross-device task manager, adds Celia keyboard as well as system stability and AI Celia voice assistant improvement.

This update is currently expanding in batches for the Huawei Mate 20 series models running HarmonyOS 2.0 in China. Therefore, the Chinese tech maker is now wondering to improve the device with the latest enhancements as possible.

The latest software rollout is only available for the Chinese consumers of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, while the global users still run EMUI 11 software system and waiting eagerly for the next major upgrade.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Portrait HarmonyOS service widget

How to Update

If you have the Huawei Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro with the HarmonyOS operating system, you can check for the update via the following instructions.

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Go to the settings section. To do this, open Settings > Software & updates > updates, Check for updates, and if available, download and install. Your phone will restart and begin the installation process.

Before you begin, it’s recommended that you charge your smartphone sufficiently so it won’t run out of power during the update procedure. Also, keep a backup of your important data, so you won’t lose a nick of your important memories. Furthermore, the downloaded update package will be deleted automatically once the installation finishes.

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 and MatePad 10Ts getting new EMUI software updates

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8-inch and MatePad T10s are receiving new software update in the global market. These phones are checking this software rollout with EMUI software versions including 11.0.0.217 and 10.1.0.190 respectively for both of these tablets.

For your information, these two devices are eligible to upgrade over HarmonyOS in China but the situation remained unknown for the global consumers.

Aside from this, the MatePad Pro 10.8 is receiving a new September 2021 security patch. On the other hand, the Huawei MatePad 10Ts brings a new changelog with lots of brand new changes. Check it linked down below.

Huawei MatePad Pro Update Changelog:

Integrates security patches released in September 2021 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei EMUI system updates.

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Huawei MatePad T10s changelog:

Apps:

Improves the horizontal display in certain third-party apps. Adds a quick download shortcut for Celia Keyboard to the home screen. The app can be downloaded by tapping the shortcut. (Note: If the setting for Auto-update of apps in AppGallery is set to On or Wi-Fi only, app updates will be downloaded and installed automatically when the network connection is good.)

System:

Improves system stability in certain scenarios.

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Security:

Integrates security patches released in September 2021 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei EMUI system updates.

How to update these two tablets?

How to check for download:

Via Settings

  • Open Settings
  • Then tap on System & updates.
  • Click Software update.
  • Tap on Check for updates option.
  • If a new update shows up, then click Download and install.

Via Support app:

  • Alternatively, the users can also check for the new update via the Support/My Huawei app. To do so:
  • Open the app.
  • Then go to the Service tab and click the Update button.
  • Tap on Check for update option, if found any then click Download and install.
  • After installing reboot the device.

Here are some of the important notes:

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

(Source – Huaweiblog – 1, 2)

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro global units gets September 2021 security update [EMUI]

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The global units of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro are receiving a new software update that brings September 2021 security update. There could be better if Huawei would have revealed a new major update for the consumers but the Chinese phone maker may be required more time.

According to the huaweiblog, Huawei Mate 40 Pro September 2021 security update comes with EMUI 11.0.0.208 (C432E6R4P1) in the global market. This rollout is now expanding in batches and there are many people that have been waiting to install the latest version.

On the other hand, the Chinese version of the Huawei Mate 40 devices with HarmonyOS a bunch of new features including the cross-device feature as well as other important addition and improvement. Read more here.

huawei mate 40 pro september 2021 security update

(thanks to the tipster – Sargej)

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro Update Changelog:

Security:

Integrates security patches released in September 2021 for improved system security. For more information about the security of Huawei’s EMUI system updates, please visit the Huawei official website.

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  • Screenshots@huaweicentral.com
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Before you upgrade:

  1. We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
  2. Use a stable connection to download the update package.
  3. Do not forcefully turn off the phone, once the installation is started.

How to update your smartphone:

There are two ways that you can download this latest software update, both of these areas the following:

VIA SETTINGS:

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  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap Software update
  4. Tap Check for Updates
  5. Download and Install
  6. Install

After the installation and restart, we recommend you let the system optimize the new application so your device can run smoothly on further commands.

VIA SUPPORT:

You can also request this update via the Support app with the following instructions.

  1. Open the Support app
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Tap on Update
  4. Download and Install
  5. Install
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