In 2020, Huawei has introduced the Huawei Nova 8 series in the existing Nova family. The Nova 8 lineup includes Nova 8 SE, Nova 8, and Nova 8 Pro. Among these three models, the Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro comes pre-installed with EMUI 11 and Nova 8 SE equipped with EMUI 10.1.
Huawei Nova 8 specs: Huawei Nova 8 offers a 6.57 inch OLED display with FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution, 90Hz screen refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, Kirin 985 7nm processor, EMUI 11, 64MP quad rear camera, 32MP selfie camera, 3800mAh battery with 66W fast charging and more.
Huawei Nova 8 Pro specs: Huawei Nova 8 Pro comes with a 6.7 inch OLED display with FHD+ (2676 x 1236) resolution, 120Hz screen refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, Kirin 985 7nm processor, EMUI 11, 64MP quad rear camera, 32MP+16MP dual selfie camera, 4000mAh battery with 66W fast charging and mo
Huawei Nova 8 SE specs: The Nova 8 SE offers a 6.53-inch OLED display with a 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, MediaTek Dimensity 800U/720 processor, EMUI 10.1, 64MP rear quad-camera, 16MP selfie camera, 60Hz screen refresh rate, charger, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage and more.
To improve the system security and performance of the device, the company regularly delivers software updates with improvements for system, security as well as features. In this article, you can capture all of the Huawei Nova 8 lineup updates, improvements, changes made to these device’s EMUI firmware to date.
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July 1, 2021:
First HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update released for Huawei Nova 8 SE and more smartphones.
June 23, 2021:
EMUI 10.1.1.153 version update releasing for Huawei Nova 8 SE smartphone with May 2021 security update.
May 27, 2021:
EMUI 11 version 22.214.171.124 began installing the April 2021 security update on Huawei Nova 8 smartphone.
May 24, 2021:
EMUI 11 version 126.96.36.199 latest update of Huawei Nova 8 Pro installs April 2021 security patch.
May 21, 2021:
Check Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 6 running HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta [Video].
May 1, 2021:
EMUI 188.8.131.52 version update for Huawei Nova 8 smartphone installing March 2021 security improvements.
April 26, 2021:
EMUI 10.1.1.151 latest update of Huawei Nova 8 SE brings March 2021 security improvements.
April 9, 2021:
EMUI 184.108.40.206 version brings March 2021 security improvements for Huawei Nova 8 Pro.
March 27, 2021:
EMUI 220.127.116.11 version for Huawei Nova 8 Pro that optimizes display and system stability. Read more
EMUI 10.1.1.150 build released for Nova 8 SE brings February 2021 security patch. Read More
March 13, 2021:
EMUI 18.104.22.168 version released for Nova 8 that installs the February 2021 security as well as brings new improvements and features
EMUI 22.214.171.124 update for Nova 8 Pro gets February 2021 security along with system improvements
February 27, 2021:
EMUI 126.96.36.199 build version released for Nova 8 smartphone that brings optimization for audio, display, and system stability
EMUI 188.8.131.52 update for Nova 8 Pro offers camera and system improvements
February 20, 2021:
EMUI 184.108.40.206 version for Nova 8 Pro smartphone comes with a display and system improvements
EMUI 10.1.1.148/149 update for Nova 8 SE device brings January 2021 security patch
February 11, 2021:
EMUI 220.127.116.11 build released for Nova 8 users that brings optimization for off-screen display interface
February 9, 2021:
EMUI 10.1.1.147/148 update for Nova 8 SE installs December 2020 security update
February 1, 2021:
EMUI 18.104.22.168 version for Nova 8 offers improvements for the system stability and shooting effect
EMUI 22.214.171.124 build for Nova 8 Pro comes with optimization for gaming experience and more
January 20, 2021:
EMUI 126.96.36.199 update released for Nova 8 users brings December 2020 security update
EMUI 188.8.131.52 update for Nova 8 Pro comes with December 2020 security update and optimizations for camera, system, and fingerprint unlocking.
December 25, 2020:
EMUI 10.1.1.146/147 update for Huawei Nova 8 SE getting November 2020 security patch
November 30, 2020:
EMUI 10.1.1.134/135 version for Huawei Nova 8 SE comes with finger unlock and camera improvements
November 18, 2020:
EMUI 10.1.1.126/127 first update released for Huawei Nova 8 SE with new optimization
HOW TO UPDATE:
To download this update manually, go to Settings then System, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop-up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.
Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the Support app. To do this, open the Support app, go to the Service tab on the bottom bar, tap on the update, then select Check for updates and then download and install.
Huawei Nova 9 global version comes with EMUI 12: PSA
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
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.
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.
New system apps and improvements rolling out for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro [Global]
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 184.108.40.206, 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.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro New Apps Update changelog:
Improves system stability in certain scenarios.
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.
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.)
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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.
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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.
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
EMUI 12 Features: New UI design, Motion effect, Control Panel, Device Plus and more
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.