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Huawei Mate 20 series gets second EMUI 10.1 beta with new AOD, Dark mode optimizations and more [CN Models]

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Huawei Mate 20 Series

Huawei Mate 20 devices are one of the first to test the latest features offered by EMUI 10.1 and the company has initially started its beta testing in China and begin the first rollout last month.

Now Huawei has released the second beta build EMUI 10.1 for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, Mate 20 X 4G, Mate 20 X 5G. The update adds Split-screen mode, new AOD theme, Multi-device control panel to manage connected devices, and dark mode improvements.

More details for this update linked below.

Changes – Huawei Mate 20, 20 Pro, 20 RS, 20 X 4G, 20 X 5G:

Split-Screen:

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Just slide-in from either side of the screen and stay to access the app dock. Apps inside the sidebar can be dragged across the screen to initiate Multi-Window. Images, text, and even files can be dragged from one app to another.

Floating Window allows users to perform basic tasks such as responding to text messages without exiting the active full-screen app, so users can stay focused on their tasks at hand.

Always On Display (AOD):

Adds the new Kingfisher Micro-Stereoscopic clock style to the Always-on Display (AOD) to create a 3D depth of field. Open Settings > Home screen & wallpaper > Always On Display.

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Multi-Device Control Panel:

Allows you to connect to your devices more easily by using the Multi-Device Control Panel, such as when connecting to your audio input or output device during music and video playback. Swipe up from the left or right of the bottom edge when the screen is unlocked to access the Multi-Device Control Panel. Go to Settings> More connections> Multi-Device Collaboration to try it out.

Dark Mode:

Adds dark mode support for more third-party applications.

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Huawei Mate 20 Series Second EMUI 10.1 (Changelog)

Versions:

The latest EMUI 10.1 beta update for Huawei Mate 20 comes with EMUI 10.1.0.135 upgrading from 10.1.0.117.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, Mate 20 X receiving EMUI 10.1.0.135 from EMUI 10.1.0.115.

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G receiving EMUI version 10.1.0.135 upgrading from 10.1.0.116.

Note: The rollout related to Chinese models.

Want to send us update screenshots or information? connect here – screenshots@huaweicentral.com or send us a direct message to Twitter.

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HOW TO UPDATE HUAWEI Mate 20 SERIES:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Click on System & updates
  3. Click on Software update
  4. Click on CHECK FOR UPDATES
  5. Click on Download and install

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 Nova 9 global version comes with EMUI 12: PSA

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On October 21, 2o21, Huawei launched Nova 9 for global consumers but the phone comes with EMUI 12. However, its Chinese version comes with HarmonyOS 2 operating system in China.

Huawei Nova 9 is a versatile device that has huge features and camera details that provides a new user experience and camera prowess with its quad-camera system consisting of a 50MP high-quality main camera.

In terms of software, the Huawei Nova 9 for the global models has EMUI 12 that brings a new user interface and features that reflect HarmonyOS and give the same UI experience. Still, the mystery of EMUI 12 remains hidden, whether it’s an Android-based software or its HarmonyOS.

Learn more about EMUI 12 features here – EMUI 12 Features: New UI design, Motion effect, Control Panel, Device Plus and more

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Huawei Nova 9 emui 12

Huawei Nova 9: Global

According to the information, the Huawei Nova 9 has two color options – Starry Blue and Black. The phone is priced at 499 euros, in some markets, this new device will sale from November 2nd onwards, while its current availability remains under pre-order status.

In terms of specs, the Nova 9 features a 6.57-inch OLED display with FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, center hole-punch design, and curved edges.

This phone has a quad-camera system consisting of a 50 RYYB main camera, f/1.9 aperture + 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP depth of field camera, f/2.4 aperture, 2 MP macro camera, f/2.4 aperture.

On the front side, it has a 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) selfie camera. Both of these cameras provide different types of camera modes and photo enhancing features for you to make the most out of the camera specifications.

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Huawei Nova 9 Pro

The Huawei Nova 9 expands at 160mm x 73.7mm x 7.77mm and 175g. In terms of battery, it has a 4300mAh battery along with a 66W super fast charge and USB Type-C input. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor provides faster task executions but it only has a 4G LTE model.

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New system apps and improvements rolling out for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro [Global]

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Huawei is now rolling out a new software update for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone in the global market with new apps. The company is sending this software update with a firmware version EMUI 11.0.0.202, the OTA package size is 1.26GB.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro global update consists of new system apps including quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter, Member Center, Link Now, and Celia Keyboard.

According to Huaweiblog, the latest Huawei Mate 30 Pro update consists of system stability for improved user experience. Aside from these improvements, the Mate 30 Pro doesn’t reflect any additions in the changelog.

To be mentioned, the software update is currently at the initial stage and will expand to more devices in the coming days or weeks.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro New Apps Update changelog:

System:

Improves system stability in certain scenarios.

Apps:

Adds the Huawei apps folder to the home screen to keep you up to date on popular apps.
Adds quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter, Member Center, Link Now, and Celia Keyboard.

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The apps can be downloaded by tapping the shortcuts. (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.)

If you want to send us Tips, Update Screenshots, or a Message? connect with us here:

  • Screenshots@huaweicentral.com
  • Tips@huaweicentral.com
  • Message us on Twitter

The latest Huawei Mate 30 Pro update won’t delete your personal data, yet, an advance backup is recommended before updating the device for the worst-case. Furthermore, ensure enough memory storage, battery backup, and a strong internet connection before installing this update. However, if you still meet any problem during the update can seek help from the Huawei customer service center.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro New apps update

(image source – Huaweiblog)

How to Download the update:

There are two ways for downloading this update- first with a mobile setting and the second with the Support App. I have mentioned both you can download anyone you are more comfortable with.

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Download Via Settings:

  • Open smartpnoe Settings
  • Select System
  • Now click on Software update
  • Then Check for updates
  • If available, click Download and install
  • Now you can Restart your device

Download via Support app

  • Open Support app on your smartphone
  • Go to the Service tab
  • Now select Update
  • Click on Check for Updates
  • If available, then tap Download and install
  • Now you can Restart your device
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EMUI 12 Features: New UI design, Motion effect, Control Panel, Device Plus and more

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EMUI 12

Huawei has released the EMUI 12 operating system, which comes with a suite of new features, user interface (UI) design, animation effects, seamless device controller, and other important enhancements over EMUI 11.

EMUI 12 design reflects the design scheme of the HarmonyOS operating system. From UI to features, all carry the same rhythm. However, Huawei has remained silent on the based software of EMUI 12.

Let’s jump to the matter, and explore the EMUI 12 Features:

Minimalist Design:

EMUI 12 comes with a new innovative user interface design that has beautiful rounds corners and provides a seamless viewing experience. There are finely tuned gradients that create a perfect sense of depth in the display, while the simple black, white and blue color format offers a clean and refined look.

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EMUI 12 seamless design

Motion Effects:

This EMUI software comes with new animation effects that reflect realistic gravity and magnet animation effects. The latest animations added to the UI reflects the celestial objects move in the universe, and makes the overall touch interaction more smoother and interactive.

Font Weight:

The new software supports stepless weight adjustment, which allows you to adjust the size and the weight of the font by just adjusting the slider. This new feature enhances the user’s viewing experience and makes the UI labels more visible for better UI controls.

stepless font

Control Panel:

Control Panel is an all-in-one solution that you can access by swiping down from the top right corner of the display. The Control Panel consists of audio playback, WiFi, and Bluetooth settings on the same screen.

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EMUI 12 Control Panel

That’s not it because the Control Panel the above-mentioned controls are followed by shortcut switches section. There’s also a Device+ section. The aim of the Control Panel is to provide you the quickest possible options on the go without at the fastest pace.

Notification Center:

Compared to the EMUI 11, the Notification Center is now separated from the Quick settings panel. The users now have a brand new notification center, that you can access via swiping down from the top left corner of the display.

Device+:

Finally, let’s talk about the “Device+”. This feature resembles the Super Device feature on the HarmonyOS 2. What are the use cases? Let’s take a brief look.

You can simply tap on the MatePad icon (as shown in the image) to activate a multi-screen collaboration with MatePad. This will help you conduct calls, send messages, and check photos from your phone on the tablet screen.

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EMUI 12 Device+

Once connected with MateBook, you can edit your phone’s files directly using your laptop’s bigger display with ease of access. Want to enjoy your phone’s content on an even bigger display? Don’t worry, EMUI 12’s Device+ supports Huawei Vision smart TVs.

Lastly, the earbuds support of the Device+ allows you to listen to should of the other connected device such as Huawei Vision, without disturbing other people.

Distributed File System:

Distributed File System is quite powerful and works best, with this feature, you can get instant access to your phone documents or photos as easily as to access another disk drive on your laptop.

Most interestingly, these all functionalities can be conducted without touching your phone’s data cable.

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distributed file system

MeeTime:

MeeTime video calls were introduced with EMUI 10.1 and improved in EMUI 11. With EMUI 12, Huawei is taking a step ahead, this feature now supports cross-device video calls, you can seamlessly shift video calls picked up on your phone to Huawei Vision by using the MeeTime Video Call Transfer feature, and shift the call back to your phone, as per your requirement.

Huawei Meetime

Performance:

Time to come to an important part – Performance, the EMUI 12, provides faster web pages and apps loading as you scroll. You can return to the page next time as you load it up.

Even after a long term of use, the EMUI 12 ensures to provide optimum performance, operation response, and app startup as it was doing initially.

Security:

Lastly, the security. EMUI 12 comes with better security and privacy protection, You can input your password to unlock your phone from your laptop while being connected to the Multi-screen collaboration feature.

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Moreover, you can set your smartwatch as a trusted device of your phone for extra protection. Your phone will only respond when your phone is connected via Face unlock.

Also, Read:

Huawei HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]

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