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Huawei P10 Lite and Mate 10 Lite getting EMUI 8.0 (Android 8.0) update in Europe

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Huawei Mate 10 Lite and the Huawei P10 Lite are both receiving an update as EMUI 8.0 (Android 8.0 Oreo). After the beta test for both devices, it is time for these to taste the Oreo update.

According to HuaweiBlog.de, The OTA update weighs about 2.5GB and just 500MB if you are updating from the beta version. The build number for the P10 Lite is WAS-LX1A 8.0.0.362 (C432) and RNE-L01 8.0.0.330 (C432) for the Mate 10 Lite.

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  • EMUI 8.0 doesn’t just include Android 8.0, but it also includes many great features and enhancements that make your device more intuitive, faster, and safer. We recommend updating now.
  • Smart Features: With quick access, you can initiate common operations from any screen. New additions to the home screen provide quick access to the most commonly used app features. Simply hold down on an app’s icon to display its shortcut menu.
  • Faster: AI-based optimizations provide greater stability, speed, and fluidity. The system also starts faster and is smoother to use.
  • Safer: Benefit from the improved system, privacy, and data protection thanks to system security updates and PrivateSpace.
    “Smart Tips” recommends faster and smarter ways to operate your phone.
  • You can now sync the career details of your LinkedIn contacts to your address book.
    The settings menu has been redesigned to be even clearer and more intuitive.
  • A recycle bin has been added to the gallery where deleted photos are stored for up to 30 days. Unintentionally deleted photos can be easily restored.
  • Phone Manager has been simplified and managing your device is now even easier. Cleansing takes less time and thorough cleansing is now even more thorough.
  • Your device can now connect to two Bluetooth devices at once (for example, headphones and car).







Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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HarmonyOS Cross Device Task Center feature rolling out for Huawei P50 Pro

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HarmonyOS Task Center

Huawei is rolling out a new set of features for its latest flagship – Huawei P50 Pro. These new additions include the HarmonyOS cross device Task Center feature. According to the changelog, the update comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.206 and a downloadable OTA update package size of 609MB.

Initially, Huawei announced cross device task center feature at the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0 on June 2, 2021. As its name says, the task center app allows you to see and manage the task manager history of the connected device.

However, this feature is powered by the distributed HarmonyOS capabilities. Therefore, it provides you more than expected and helps you to share the current app between two different devices without even installing the app on the second device. More interestingly, you will be able to control the app from the second device, which is absolutely awesome.

harmonyos task center

For instance, if you are running a game on your smartphone, you just need to go to the task manager of the phone and task manager view. Now, tap on the device (such as a tablet) to run the corresponding app. However, the user must first need to connect the tablet and the phone via the same WiFi network and Huawei ID.

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Similarly, another task can also be handled by the task center such as viewing documents on a tablet for a bigger view, without even installing any additional app.

Other Changes in this update:

Looking at the details, the latest Huawei P50 Pro update also brings a new situation-based service combination and added automatic service widget customizations as well as new one-click access to similar services.

It also adds a new Celia Keyboard for a better typing experience and there are also new optimizations for the camera to improve the overall photography experience.

HarmonyOS Task Center Update for Huawei P50 Pro

Expansion:

With this rollout, it’s expected that Huawei will further expand this feature on other HarmonyOS devices with an OTA update.

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Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 smartwatch update brings big optimizations

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Huawei Watch Fit

Back in June, Huawei pushed a software update for the squared frame smartwatch – Huawei Watch Fit 2. This new update installed a number of important features such as – Lock screen password and SMS reply.

Now, an incremental firmware update is being seeded to the Huawei Watch Fit that comes with big optimizations for the lock screen password and other features as well as fixes some issues with the display.

Huawei Watch Fit update details:

The Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update comes with firmware version 1.0.5.20 upgrading from 1.0.5.12.

Talking in-depth, the Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update has new optimizations to the lock screen password, that further improve the security of the smartwatch. To be mentioned, optimization is also being made to the message notification that will work more properly after this rollout.

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Huawei Watch Fit Lock screen

Furthermore, the Bluetooth connection stability improvements bring a stable connection and pairing between the smartwatch and the connected device.

Additionally, the September 2021 Huawei Watch Fit update has new fixes for the display, which appears abnormally while showing exercise records in some situations.

That’s not the end of this story because the update also includes system stability optimizations that will boost the performance of this device and provide you a better user experience.

Below you can check the changelog.

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Optimization:

  • Optimize the lock screen password feature to enhance device security
  • Optimize the message notification feature to improve user experience
  • Optimize Bluetooth connection stability
  • Optimize system stability in some situations

Fix:

  • Fix the problem of abnormal display of exercise records in some situations

Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update

Important notes and availability:

This software version is currently rolling out in China and may also expand to global users soon. The update for the domestic consumers is expanding in batches so, it may take some time to cover every device owner.

Huawei Watch Fit

Before you proceed to upgrade, it’s recommended to keep the battery level above 20 percent and ensure sufficient storage. Thereafter, the connection between the smartwatch and the corresponding connected device must be maintained, otherwise, the watch would be disconnected and the package will not be transferred.

The overall upgrade process may take some time therefore you need to wait for the process to conclude successfully.

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Watch Fit 2:

A report reveals that Huawei is preparing to launch the Huawei Watch Fit 2, which will come with new features and improvements over the existing Huawei Watch Fit (first generation). Read more about this new link below.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 may launch soon with new features

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Huawei Watch GT 2 receiving Major New Features with first beta update

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Huawei Watch GT 2

A week ago, Huawei released a notice of recruitment for the Huawei Watch GT 2 users, which will bring a number of new features. Speaking of which, the Chinese tech maker has released the first beta update for the corresponding smartwatch models that brings a number of new features.

According to the information, the first beta update for the Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm comes with 11.0.14.53. The update consists of new lock screen features, new outdoor sports, screen always-on feature, and enhance female cycle feature.

Let’s explore these features in a bit of detail.

Huawei Watch GT 2 New features:

New Lock screen password: The Watch GT 2 users can now put a lock on their watch. So, it would require a pin to very the unlock procedure every time you unlock the Watch GT 2.

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The beta update brings new improvements or sports-related activity on the Huawei Watch GT 2. Now, the company has feeding new sunrise and sunset displays for outdoor sports. The new pace zone support will bring you more help to exercise scientifically.

That’s not it, the update now supports the connection and third-party data sharing with Huawei phones and sports equipment. There’s the new always on-screen option added, which will provide you convenience for viewing real-time exercise data. You can access this feature from Settings > Excercise Settings > Screen always on.

Lastly, an update that would really be helpful for the female consumers of the Watch GT 2. The watch now has an improved menstrual cycle feature with the added support of cycles through the watch.

Here are all of the changes and features that Huawei is testing on the Watch GT 2. However, the company continues to bring new features for the participated beta testers during the activity timeline.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 New Features

Important Information and Notes:

This beta testing is currently limited to the Chinese models of the Watch GT 2 46mm and rolling out for the 1800 users who’ve successfully made it to the beta program under the closed beta activity that started on September 17, 2021.

However, users would be required to install the required firmware version 1.0.13.26 on their smartwatch to upgrade with new features. The corresponding participant must have the latest version of Huawei Health Beta.

Huawei Watch GT 2

To be mentioned, keep your smartwatch charged sufficiently before you move to the upgrade process and maintain the distance between the watch and the phone during the package transfer. Wait for the upgrade process to conclude because it may take a long time.

Is this HarmonyOS?

No, certainly not but these features could be preparations towards the major rollout, which is currently unconfirmed via Huawei.

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