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Huawei Mate 20 series receiving new additions, optimizations, fixes and security improvement with latest software update

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Huawei Mate 20 series has been always at the top of the line to receive new features and security updates that improve devices’ to the best of their hardware capabilities.

Recently, Huawei has updated the EMUI 11 update rollout for global users, which brings a number of new features for this lineup. However, it’s also observed that Huawei has also slowed down the security patch rollout process for the Huawei Mate 20 device owners.

But this is not the matter at the moment because Huawei Mate 20 users also have their eyes set on the HarmonyOS testing. On the other hand, Huawei has not confirmed any testing slots for the Huawei Mate 20 series at moment but the device surely deserves a shot at this operating system.

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And that’s not it, because Huawei has just released a new software update for the Huawei Mate 20 series devices. And the changelog for this update sounds quite big for the users and could soon reach the global users in a silent mode.

So what’s new this OTA update really brings for the Huawei Mate 20 models? Well, the update package contains a brand new home screen and a new popular recommendation folder to recommend your popular apps.

The update also installs Link Now and Education Center apps for Chinese consumers.

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The firmware also brings optimizations for calling, sound effects, and apps in certain situations to improve user experience. Furthermore, the update applies fixes for the problem in the WeChat app with a certain feature of sharing (Chinese users).

Lastly, Huawei improved the Mate 20 series’ system security with security patches released in March 2021, which fixes 2 critical, 13 high, and 132 medium levels of CVEs for improved system security.

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To be noted, the update is currently rolling out for the Huawei Mate 20 model in China and may expand for global users in the coming weeks.

Check more information about this rollout detailed below.

Adapting devices:

  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design

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Note:

  • The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
    EMUI version and size may vary.
  • Maintain enough battery level and storage on your device before starting this upgrade.
  • We recommend you give your device time to optimize system apps after reboot to provide a better and stable user experience.

Software version detail:

Huawei Mate 20 series currently runs EMUI 11 and the latest software update for these devices comes with EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.139 for Mate 20, Mate 20 X, and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design. On the other hand, Huawei Mate 20 Pro getting this upgrade with EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.139/140 moving from EMUI 11.0.0.130.

Changelog:

Added:

  • Add a new home screen and add a popular recommendation folder to intelligently recommend popular and selected applications for you.
  • Added Education Center and Link Now applications.

Optimizations:

  • Call: Optimize the stability of calls in some scenario
  • Sound Effects: Optimize the sound experience of some scenario
  • Apps: Optimize compatibility with some third-party applications

Fix:

  • Application: Fix the problem that the WeChat clone cannot be selected when sharing

Security Patch:

  • Integrates security patches released in March 2021 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei EMUI system updates, please visit the official Huawei website: https://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/bulletin/2021/3/

How to update Huawei Mate 20 series:

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

Also, check:

New features and security improvements rolling out for Huawei Mate 20 X 5G

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Huawei Nova 7 5G receiving June 2021 security update [Global]

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Huawei Nova 7 5G

Huawei Nova 7 5G quad-camera smartphone running on EMUI 11 starts receiving June 2021 security patch in the global market for improves system security.

To be mentioned, Huawei has not delivered this security update for Nova 7 Chinese variants yet. On the other hand, this series of smartphones has successfully tested the HarmonyOS 2.0 in the beta phase and begun to upgrade over the stable HM OS version.

However, there is no information available regarding HarmonyOS 2.0 for global users. The HarmonyOS 2.0 launch in the global market is still awaited.

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Huawei Nova 7 SE

EMUI Version:

With the latest update, Huawei has pushed the upgraded EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.158 from EMUI 11.0.0.157 (C185E5R1P3) with an update size of 234MB.

By exploring the changelog, we have found that aside from the installation of a new security patch, this firmware update doesn’t bring improvements to the system.

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Huawei Nova 7 5G June 2021 update

Thanks to the tipster: Mohamed

Important Points:

  • The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  • EMUI version and size may vary.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.

New EMUI 11 Changelog:

Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in June 2021.

June 2021 security patch details: This security update fixes different levels of exploits and issues including  2 critical, and 13 high levels of CVEs for improved system security.

HOW TO UPDATE:

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Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System & Updates
  • Open Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Download via Support app:

  • Open the Support app on your device
  • Go to the Service tab
  • Click on the update button
  • Tap on Check for update option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Also, check:

HarmonyOS 2 stable update announced for Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7 and Nova 8 smartphones

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EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2: Changes in the Quick Settings

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EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2

Huawei EMUI 11 has the most dynamic quick settings panel in the entire EMUI series. EMUI 11 comes with new subtle UI elements such as notification panel icon toggle or switches. Once a user taps on the icon, the user sees feedback as a live animation.

The live status in the EMUI 11 software system creates a more interactive user experience and is appreciated by the consumers.

However, HarmonyOS 2 comes with a brand new control panel that is a combination of different features including:

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  • Shortcut switches
  • Super device
  • New layout
  • New Widgets

So, an EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 makes quite a sense. Therefore, it’s time to take look at the EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 quick settings panel comparison.

EMUI 11: Quick Settings

Starting with the former, users of EMUI 11 phones requires to swipe down from the top to reveal the quick settings panel.

The panel first reveals the notification center, by further expanding you’ll see the full quick setting section with quick access switches. Users can also add or remove the quick access switches with the edit option.

EMUI 11 Quick Settings Panel

HarmonyOS 2: Control Panel and Notification Center

HarmonyOS 2 comes has different sections to access – the control panel and the notification center.

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First, let’s move towards the notification center, which you can open by swiping down from the top left corner of the display. Here you can see all of your active notifications.

Users will have to swipe down from the top right corner of the display to access the control panel. Once opened, users will find out three different sections consisting of:

  1. Media controller
  2. WiFi and Bluetooth Management
  3. Shortcut switches
  4. Super Device
  5. Smart Devices management

The Control panel also allows you to manage your Control Panel with different options such as layout of shortcut switches and more.

Also, the translucent background provides increase the aesthetics of the entire Control panel as compared to EMUI 11.

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HarmonyOS 2 Control panel

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite software update brings new apps and security patch

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite

A new Huawei Mate 20 Lite update is rolling out for global users, which brings a fresh set of apps as well as security improvements for the device to keep it secure from unknown access.

To be mentioned, this update is quite important for the device owners because it installs new mobile applications to optimizes the user experience.

According to the changelog, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite adds quick download shortcuts for some popular apps including Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, Game Center, Member Center, and Link Now.

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Furthermore, the app package includes May 2021 security patches that fix 3 critical, 10 high, and 4 medium levels security threats.

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite update screenshot:

Huawei Mate 20 Lite May 2021 update

(Image source: Huaweiblog)

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New EMUI version:

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite smartphone owners can upgrade their devices to EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.285 (C432E12R1P1) with an update size of 441MB.

Changelog:

  • Apps: Added quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter Member Center, and Link Now.
  • Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in May 2021.

Update Note:

  • The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  • EMUI version and size may vary.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.

HOW TO UPDATE:

Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System & Updates
  • Open Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Download via Support app:

  • Open the Support app on your device
  • Go to the Service tab
  • Click on the updated button
  • Tap on Check for update option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

(Source: Huaweiblog)

Also, check:

Chinese variants of Huawei Mate 20 series getting stable HarmonyOS 2

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