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Huawei Nova 7, 7 Pro, and 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition getting March 2021 security patch

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Huawei Nova7 Series

In mid-April, Huawei has released a software update for Huawei Nova 7 5G smartphone that brought optimization for system compatibility with some third-party applications. It helps the app to run more stable.

Now, Huawei is sending a new firmware update for Nova 7 5G along with Nova 7 Pro and Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition. This update mainly installs the security patch released in March 2021 that protects the device against threats.

According to the changelog, this update fixes the different levels of exploits and issues. Additionally, Huawei put efforts into identifying the hidden privacy issues and resolve them with security patches for improved system security.

Talking about Nova 7 series smartphone, they have been a part of EMUI 11 beta testing for a long time and further received the stable latest custom OS version in November 2020.

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The EMUI 11 features a new smart multi-window mode, smoother animations, subtle effect motion effect motions on the notification panel, new privacy features, and more.

Adapting device:

  • Huawei Nova 7
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition

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  • Screenshots@huaweicentral.com
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  • Message us on Twitter

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.

EMUI Version:

  • Huawei Nova 7 5G smartphone users grabbing EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.146 upgrading from 11.0.0.145
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G smartphone users grabbing EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.146 upgrading from 11.0.0.143
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition smartphone users grabbing EMUI 10.1 version 10.1.1.164 upgrading from 10.1.1.163

Changelog:

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

March 2021 Security Patch Details: This security patch fixes 2 critical, 13 high, and 132 medium levels of CVEs for improved system security.

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 update button
  • Tap on Check for update option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

(Via)

Also, check:

Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G began collecting March 2021 security improvements

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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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Huawei Mate 20 Lite September 2021 security patch out for global users [EMUI]

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Global users are receiving the September 2021 security patch on the Huawei Mate 20 Lite smartphone. The update has only brought the bug fixes mentioned in the security bulletins released for September this year. Speaking of which, Huawei didn’t release any update after June 2021 security patch for this device in overseas markets.

Debuted in 2018, Huawei Mate 20 Lite comes pre-installed with EMUI 8 operating system. Later, the company sends two major updates for this base smartphone and it’s currently running on EMUI 10. Although, it didn’t receive the EMUI 11, still counts as an important device of the company. Thus, it timely gest new features, bug fixes, and system optimizations.

As reported by HuaweiBlog, the September 2021 security patch contains the EMUI 10.0.0.290 version for Huawei Mate 20 Lite users. However, the changelog doesn’t seem to contain much due to its smaller update size. There are no additional features or major modification come with the security note. You can check the details below:

Changelog Details:

  • Update Version: EMUI 10.0.0.290 (C432E12R1P1)
  • Update Size: 116 MB
  • Changelog: This update integrates security patches released in September 2021 for improved system security.

EMUI September 2021 security patch

(Image from HuaweiBlog)

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How to Download:

Huawei Mate 20 Lite users can download the latest EMUI September 2021 security patch from the smartphone’s setting. Still, there are many things a user needs to consider before installing the update.

A battery level of more than 20% is required, so your device won’t be worn out during the procedure. At the same, users also need to ensure adequate storage in the system and stable network connection.

However, the update size is rather small, so you can also make the download with personal mobile data easily. Also remember, not to disturb the process or use the smartphone in between the installation. Below you can check the downloading steps-

  • Open your smartphone and go to Settings
  • Now tap on the System & updates
  • Then open Software Update
  • From here select Check for updates
  • If an update is available, it’ll pop up on your phone
  • Click on Download and install
  • Wait for the process to complete, and Restart your device
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Huawei EMUI October 2021 Updates List

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October 2021 EMUI updates List

Huawei released the October 2021 EMUI security patch details ahead of time and the company has also confirmed the devices that will participate under the October 2021 EMUI security updates rollout program.

We know that Huawei has skipped the August security patch rollout for some of the Huawei devices, instead, the Chinese tech maker decided to put a send button in September for different models and in various markets around the globe.

But the biggest concern is that “whether and when Huawei will send a new major update to the global consumers?” In our view, it’s a pretty legit question and remained unexplored up until now. However, we may witness, the launch of HarmonyOS 3.0 at the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 alongside HarmonyOS 3.0.

Meanwhile, the security and software improvements update rollout continues to expand and there are a lot of new devices that are ready in line to receive their share of the software update.

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Here, via this EMUI October 2021 updates List, you can access all of the rollout updates and their briefing that rolling out in the month of October 2021.

October 2021 EMUI updates List

Huawei EMUI October 2021 updates:

October 17, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro global units with EMUI 11 is receiving a new security software update that brings Stepmerb 2021 security patch.
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 and MatePad 10Ts gets new software update upgrades with the latest security patches as well as a bunch of new Apps, Read more

October 16, 2021:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 getting October 2021 software update that brings system stability improvements.

October 9, 2021:

  • Huawei Watch Fit New firmware update rolling out with version 1.1.0.36 upgrading from 1.1.0.30. This update also adds new Skipping Rope feature and optimizations for the system for improving system performance.

October 3, 2021:

  1. Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro, Enjoy Z 5G, and Maimang 9 5G receiving HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.205.
  2. Huawei Maimang 8 and Enjoy 9S getting new software with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.187. This update brings important improvements for the system stability to improve the overall user experience and performance.

October 2021 Security Patch:

October 2021 EMUI security patch brings 46 fixes address by Google and 56 fixes address by the manufacturer Huawei. However, the company is still sending the September 2021 security release note to different regions.

Besides, this Chinese phone maker also published the HarmonyOS security patch details for September 2021. At the same time, it also started to roll out this update for various devices on HarmonyOS 2.0 by the start of this month.

October 2021 security patch fixes a total of 46 CVE, among them, there’s one critical level, 27 are of high level, and 2 medium level CVE fixes. In addition, 16 CVEs were already included in previously released fixes.

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