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Huawei Nova 5 Pro and Honor V20 receiving latest features and improvements via new updates

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At the moment, Huawei’s focus is more on HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing and preparing for the rollout for the general consumers, of which, Huawei fans eagerly waiting for it on their devices.

Parallelly, Huawei is also sending the software updates for its existing devices including Nova 5 Pro and Honor V20. The new update of both devices brings a number of changes to the system for user’s convenience as well as installs the March 2021 security patch.

According to the changelog, it comes with a new smart message setting item, a popular recommendation folder on the desktop, optimizations for call stability, and more. [Full changelog below]

Adapting devices:

  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  • Honor V20

To recall, last month, Huawei has already delivered the March 2021 security patch for the Nova 5 Pro smartphone that fixes 2 critical, 13 high, and 132 medium levels of CVEs for improved system security.

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HarmonyOS:

Talking about Honor V20, it is an HarmonyOS eligible Honor device and soon upgradable over HarmonyOS 2.0, once the general stable rollout starts. Until then, users can enjoy HarmonyOS ringtone on their respective smartphones.

Honor V20

New EMUI versions:

  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro smartphone users getting EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.141 upgrading from 11.0.0.139
  • Honor V20 smartphone users getting Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.132 upgrading from 11.0.0.130

Changelog:

For Huawei Nova 5 Pro:

  • A new smart message setting item, when enabled, can intelligently identify the content of the text message and provide you with more convenient services.
  • Added a popular recommendation folder on the desktop, which is now a popular selection application for smart recommendation Optimized Huawei Mall, Huawei Club, Education Center, and Link Now applications.

For Honor V20:

  • A New smart message setting item, when enabled, can intelligently identify the content of the text message and provide you with more convenient services.
  • Added a popular recommendation folder on the desktop, which is now a popular selection application for smart recommendation optimized Honor Mall, Honor Club, Education Center, and Link Now applications
  • Optimized call stability in some scenes
  • Fix the problem that WeChat clone cannot be selected when sharing
  • Integrates the Android security patch released in March 2021.

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.

Update steps:

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

VIA SETTINGS:

  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

(Via)

Also, check:

These 7 Huawei devices receiving HarmonyOS 2.0 beta in the second developer phase [List]

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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 P30 May 2022 update changelog

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May 2022 security update is rolling out for Huawei P30 Pro smartphones and the company is sending this software update to improve the security of the smartphone. According to the Huawei P30 series May 2022 update changelog reveals that this update brings essential security optimizations.

Huawei P30 Pro May 2022 update changelog reveals that the update runs for devices with EMUI 12 software upgrade. So, if you haven’t already then we recommend you get it on board before moving to download this security patch.

Below you can check the complete May update changelog for Huawei P30 devices.

This update improves system security with security patches.

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Security:

  • Integrates Android security patches released in May 2022 for improved system security. For more information about the security of Huawei EMUI system updates.

Notes on the update:

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

If you haven’t already, Huawei P30 Pro users can download this software update via Settings > then navigate towards the Software update menu and then proceed with on-screen instructions.

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EMUI 12 RoadMap Europe: Devices and Rollout Dates

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EMUI 12 roadmap Europe

Huawei is rolling out EMUI 12 major software updates for eligible devices in the global market. Initially, Huawei has organized the EMUI 12 beta activity to verify the new features as well as find and fix the bugs.

As of now, the top models of Huawei including Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Mate 30 Pro, Mate Xs, P40 series, and more have grabbed the stable EMUI 12 in West and North-East Europe. However, this EMUI 12 update rollout is continuously expanding and reaching more devices ASAP.

Recently, Huawei has officially published an official EMUI 12 rollout roadmap for its devices launched in Europe. This updated plan shows the list of eligible devices along with their current status and rollout start date.

Editor’s suggestion: EMUI 12 Features: New UI design, Motion effect, Control Panel, Device Plus and more

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EMUI 12 roadmap Europe

Updated on May 12, 2022:

EMUI 12 roadmap for Europe:

West Europe

  • Huawei Mate Xs: Completed (End of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro+: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X: Completed (Early April 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro: Pushing in batches (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite: Completed (Middle of February 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G: Completed (End of February 2022)
  • Huawei P30: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei P30 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (5G): Pushing in batches (Early April 2022)
  • Huawei Nova 5T: Pushing in batches (Early April 2022)

North-East Europe

  • Huawei P40: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro+: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate Xs: Completed (End of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite: Completed (Middle of February 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G: Completed (End of February 2022)
  • Huawei P30: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei P30 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (5G): Pushing in batches (Early April 2022)
  • Huawei Nova 5T: Pushing in batches (Early 2022)

Note: This roadmap will upgrade over time with new information

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EMUI needs power key feature similar to One UI and Android

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EMUI 12 power key

Turning off your smartphone could be helpful for various reasons. However, with the evolving smartphone ecosystem, phone makers need also to evolve and Android device manufacturers continue to stand up to expectations by installing useful features and bringing them to the consumers.

Such interesting feature includes the virtual power key that is now has been adopted by different phone makers including Google and Samsung for Android and One UI software. The feature allows you to access the power menu directly from your quick settings panel. This is quite an amazing feature that Android phone makers should include in their phone ecosystem.

But Huawei EMUI still doesn’t have a virtual power key, which is a bummer for the consumers. As we expected, Huawei should have rolled out, Virtual power key with EMUI 12 software update, as it’s already used by other phone makers.

Below you can check an example of what the virtual key would look like in a Samsung device running One UI software.

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EMUI 12 power key

If installed, the virtual power key could become one of the most favored feature addition on EMUI devices.

The use cases of this feature are very simple, and Huawei could add a virtual power icon right into the control panel. The feature will ease the access and remove some hassle from the physical power key as it will be able to survive longer with the device hardware.

Currently, this feature has not been part of EMUI software but we surely waiting to see what Huawei thinks of its integration.

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