Huawei‘s most popular flagship smartphone – Huawei P30 Pro is now receiving a new security update released in October 2021. This update comes as Huawei has confirmed Huawei P30 and P30 Pro devices for EMUI 12 software upgrade.
Huawei P30 Pro global units currently run EMUI 11 software system and the latest October 2021 security update comes EMUI 126.96.36.199 software version and an update package size of 215 megabytes. However, this rollout is still under the initial stage of rollout and will expand further gradually. (via – Huaweiblog)
The P30 Pro users can download this software update by going into settings, System & updates, software updates, and then CHECK FOR UPDATES. Once the update appears, follow the onscreen instructions.
Although this update won’t erase any of your personal data but it’s recommended that you keep a backup of your files. On the other hand, you should also keep the Huawei P30 Pro charged sufficiently, so it won’t run out of power while installing the October 2021 update.
Huawei P30 EMUI 12:
According to the EMUI 12 roadmap, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are also part of this major software rollout. The official rollout of this EMUI version will start in the first half of 2022 but it may begin early for some models.
Meanwhile, there’s no exact date announced for the Huawei P30 series EMUI 12 rollout but it’s likely to happen right after the P40 series.
Speaking of P40, Huawei has recently started testing EMUI 12 beta software on top flagships including P40, Mate 30, and Mate 40 Pro models in some markets. This is quite interesting and good news for the Huawei smartphone owners that are eagerly waiting for the next major software rollout from Huawei.
Currently, the company has only opened the Beta project for the above-mentioned devices but the rollout will start once the registered beta applications get approval, followed by the OTA update rollout.
The rollout for this software update is yet to come and we’ll keep you posted on further developments.
Huawei 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
- Mate Xs
- Mate 30 Pro
- Mate 30
- P30 Pro
- Mate 20 Pro
- Mate 20 RS
- Mate 20 X 5G
- Mate 20 X
- Mate 20
- P20 Pro
- 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
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: Ineligible Huawei devices [List]
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.
Huawei 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?
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.
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.
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.