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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones getting new improvements and January 2021 security update



Huawei P20 Series

March is about to end, meanwhile, Huawei is still sending February 2021 security improvements for its devices. To date, almost all models have installed this patch for improved system security.

Now, Huawei has started delivering this same security update for older devices including P20 series smartphones and Mate RS Porsche Design. This update mainly fixes different levels of exploits and issues to defend the device against threats.

Alongside this, with this update, the company also added quick download icons for Education Center and Link Now applications as well as bring optimizes for system stability to make your phone run more smoothly.

Adapting devices:

  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design

The above mention device users can recognize this update with EMUI 10 version This update may take some to cover all P20 and Mate RS devices.

To be mentioned, it is the goodwill of Huawei that it is still taking care of its old devices and sending further security improvements after a long time.


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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Updated EMUI version:

  • Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and Mate RS smartphones getting EMUI upgraded from


  • Added: Quick download icons for Education Center and Link Now applications
  • System: Optimize system performance to make your phone run more smoothly
  • Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in January 2021.

January 2021 Security Patch Details: Installs security fixes for different levels of exploits and issues within Huawei phones including 4 critical, 1 medium, and 25 high levels of CVEs.

How to update:

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


  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.



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

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Huawei EMUI 12 Eligible Devices



EMUI 12 eligible devices

The wait is finally over, Huawei has officially unveiled EMUI 12 software for the consumers during the Huawei APAC consumer product launch event. This new software will be available for the global Huawei smartphone users from the first half of 2022.

Although, it’s a bit of late the wait must be worth the user experience EMUI 12 is about to bring. EMUI 12 has a user interface similar to HarmonyOS including the brand new control panel and lots of other additions that make it sit above any other previous EMUI version.

That’s not it, Huawei has also shared a list of EMUI 12 eligible devices that will receive this new EMUI version via OTA update starting H1 2022.

Aside from flagships, the list also includes some of the best-selling flagships such as the Huawei P30 and Mate 20 series. This is a matter of joy for corresponding users since they’re waiting for a confirmation on their major software upgrade for a while.


EMUI 12 Eligible Devices:

  • Mate 40 Pro
  • P40 Pro+
  • P40 Pro
  • P40
  • Mate Xs
  • Mate 30 Pro
  • Mate 30
  • P30 Pro
  • P30
  • Mate 20 Pro
  • Mate 20 RS
  • Mate 20 X 5G
  • Mate 20 X
  • Mate 20
  • P20 Pro
  • P20
  • Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Mate 10 Pro
  • Mate 10
  • Nova 7
  • Nova 7 SE
  • Nova 7i
  • Nova 5T
  • Nova 4
  • Nova 4e
  • Y9 Prime 2019
  • Y9s
  • Y8p

Huawei EMUI 12 Eligible Devices

EMUI 12 Features:

EMUI 12 offers a new minimalistic user interface design that looks way better than the last-gen EMUI. The new EMUI version brings motion effects powered that have a realistic approach towards consumers and reacts accordingly.

Now you can also adjust the weight of the font and make grow as per your preference and customize under the view of your eyes. The control panel is the newest addition that reflects the same behavior as the HarmonyOS operating system, it has a different section from media to quick settings as well as the new Device+ smart device controller.

Furthermore, the distributed file system won’t let you pick up your USB cable to transfer the data, instead, you can tap and transfer the files within just moments. Lastly, Huawei has improved several aspects of the EMUI software system that will boost performance and enhance user data security.

If you want to know more about the EMUI 12 features, check out the link given below.


EMUI 12 Tracker: Eligible Device, Features and Release Date

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EMUI 12: Ineligible Huawei devices [List]




EMUI 12 ineligible devices

EMUI 12 is the latest EMUI installment that comes with new features that improve the overall user experience and it’s expanding for different devices across the global market. On the flip side, there is a bunch of other ineligible Huawei devices that won’t receive the EMUI 12 software update, and below you can check the complete list.

EMUI 12 offers a new control panel that replaces the traditional quick settings menu with different sections to manage media, network quick action switches as well as smart devices. The notification panel is now switched and separated into an entirely new screen, so you can view all of your phone’s notifications in detail.

There are some useful and handy features such as large folders and intuitive screen navigation animations that improve the interactivity with this EMUI software. Huawei has also improved the performance and task handling with EMUI 12, so you can taste better task execution on time.

Note: The device list mentioned below reflects Huawei devices related to their update tier and should have received the EMUI 12 but has not been confirmed officially. However, an official announcement may confirm more models in the sequence.


So, without further ado, let’s explore the devices that are ineligible to receive EMUI 12.

  • Huawei Y9 2019
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei Nova 4
  • Huawei Nova 3
  • Huawei Nova 3e

There are also some tablets that have not been confirmed for EMUI 12 upgrade but we’ll keep you posted on this software rollout and update them in the list.

In the meantime, if you have an eligible EMUI 12 device, then do download the latest software update as it comes with various new capabilities to enjoy on your smartphone.

EMUI 12 ineligible devices

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Huawei EMUI 13 = Android 13?




emui 13 Android 13

Huawei is upgrading its global devices with EMUI 12 software update and there are various features that could find intriguing in this new EMUI version. But what about the next EMUI version? Although, Huawei hasn’t said anything about this EMUI software but wants to know whether it’ll come based on Android 13 or doesn’t it have any changes to do so?

EMUI 13:

Last Year, Huawei didn’t feature EMUI 12 at Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 21. Since Huawei has designed HarmonyOS for Chinese consumers and EMUI remains the sole choice for global users. However, at we have already started to close in for HDC 2022, which could be somewhere around September this year. Still, the dates have not been revealed to the developers.

Similar to last year, Huawei isn’t likely to promote EMUI but there could be three scenarios that could follow the HDC 2022 aftermath.

Switching to HarmonyOS:

This time EMUI 13 could possibly be based HarmonyOS operating system for the global consumers, for which, many consumers are desperately waiting. Still, Huawei has revealed to use of HarmonyOS as a China-exclusive software but who knows what happens next.


emui 13 Android 13

Using Android 13:

We aren’t quite sure of Huawei jumping directly on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) version of Android 13 but there could be a fair chance of upgrading the Android version for new HMS-powered devices.

Continue with Android 10:

If the company wants to please its existing smartphone owners such as the popular Huawei P30 and Mate 20 series, then it would definitely choose to remain with Android 10. However, it’ll quite boring to see that Android version again, since we are now passing through the fourth version of EMUI with the same Android.

Should use?

If Huawei chooses to remain on Android for EMUI and for the global consumers, then it should jump on the new Android 13 for EMUI 13. However, the concerns of Google Mobile Servies (GMS) powered phones and their access remains a big concern for the Chinese tech maker.

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