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[Expanding] Huawei P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+ users in Europe getting December security update

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January 26, 2021: Expanding

December 2020 security update is now expanding to more regions gradually with EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.168 that improves the system security by fixing different levels of exploits and issues.

Devices receiving update: Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+

January 15, 2021: Europe

After concluding the EMUI 11 program for the Huawei P40 series and Mate 30 in Europe, Huawei is moving to deliver this major software on more smartphones such as Huawei P30, Mate 20, and more.

Aside from EMUI 11, Huawei is also sending new software for the Huawei P40 devices users that have already received the EMUI 11. According to the information, the latest firmware for the P40 series in Europe brings December 2020 security patch, which improves system security.

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Furthermore, the update also adds a new fast file transfer feature to transfer large files with high speed. The changelog doesn’t mention this feature but the source (mentioned below) confirms that it’s a part of this update.

Till now, the Flash file transfer rolled out for the Huawei smartphones on EMUI 11 in China. As it seems that, the company has started to expand it in more regions. Still, we’ll wait for more confirmation on this matter.

The Flash file transfer system supports Ultra-large file transfer at 305Mbps high speed at a long distance and can share up to 400GB large files.

Read more: Huawei P40 and Mate 30 devices getting Flash File Transfer via OTA in China

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POINTS TO KNOW:

  1. Currently, this update is rolling in Europe.
  2. The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  3. The update will not erase any data.

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What’s new in this update: 

New version: EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.168 rolling out with an update size of 531MB.

Security: Integrates security patches released in December 2020 for improved system security.

According to the December 2020 security patch bulletin, the December security update fixes 1 critical and 11 high levels of CVE’s for improved system security.

HOW TO UPDATE:

To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, 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.

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(via – Huaweiailesi)

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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EMUI 9.1.0.210 update for Honor Play 3e installs improvements

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Huawei is rolling out an EMUI 9.1.0.210 update for the Honor Play 3e smartphone that comes with a number of new optimizations for a better user experience.

For your information, Honor Play 3e was launched in 2019 and it’s a handy device that is packed with a 5.71-inch screen with a hole punch design, a 3020mAh battery, a single rear 13MP camera, and a 5MP selfie camera.

Despite the fact that the phone is still running EMUI 9.1 and the company keeps on sending new software updates for the Honor Play 3e, which is quite impressive.

Honor Play 3e with model KSA-AL10  is getting a new software update with EMUI to build version 9.1.0.210, upgrading from EMUI 9.1.0.206. The changelog reveals that the phone is getting a new Petal Light Tour app as well as new network optimizations as well as system stability improvements for Honor Play 3e.

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To be mentioned, this is not the only old smartphone to get these new improvements as there are other EMUI 9.1 devices incorporated with such ability.

Below you can check the changelog:

Application:

  • Added a quick download icon for the Petal Light Tour app, click it to download and use it directly. Note: If the “Automatically update apps” in the app market is set to “On” or “Only under Wi-Fi”, it will be updated according to the network.

Add:

  • Network conditions automatically download applications, no need to click)

System:

  • Optimize system stability in some scenarios.

Below you can check the update notes:

  • Make sure you phone is not rooted. You can upgrade to EMUI 9.1.0.210 via OTA.
  • This update is rolling out in batches and users who have not received it yet, please wait patiently.
  • This update will not delete your data, but it is still recommended that you back up all important data to the PC or the cloud (please do not back up to the internal storage space of the phone) before the upgrade, and confirm that the backup content is complete and valid.
  • After the upgrade, the system will perform self-optimization, which may cause the phone to generate some heat, fast power consumption, freezing, or slow charging. It will return to normal after 2-3 days. It is recommended to charge the phone with the screen off for over 2 hours after the upgrade is complete (it is best to charge it overnight with the screen off), and then restart the phone to ensure that the mobile phone application is quickly adapted.
  • After the update is complete, the system will restart, please wait patiently for about five minutes.
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EMUI 13 Eligible Devices (Expected)

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The season of EMUI 12 is already gone, and now we’re waiting eagerly for the next major upgrade – EMUI 13, there are various guesses and information that Huawei smartphone users want such as a roadmap and eligible devices.

However, there’s no official information available as of January 2023, which is a matter of concern.

Amid this long-term wait, EMUI 13 will bring major changes for smartphones, especially, the swipe-up icons gestures, and service widgets are likely to be the main highlights of this upcoming EMUI version. Meanwhile, the tech maker will also make improvements to the existing features.

Starting with the top tier, Huawei will bring EMUI 13 to the mid-range and then the budget models. Based on the past rollout plans and current observations, we’ve prepared a list of phones that could make their place in the EMUI 13 eligible devices list.

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It is noted that the company will start EMUI 13 journey with beta testing, followed by the official rollout. Also, we’ll update this list of devices with official information, as soon as it arrives.

Below you can check all of the expected EMUI 13 devices.

  • Huawei P50
  • Huawei P50 Pro
  • Huawei P50 Pocket
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Huawei Mate Xs 2
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 30
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei P40 Pro+
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Lite E
  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei Nova 10
  • Huawei Nova 10 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 10 SE
  • Huawei Nova 9
  • Huawei Nova 9 SE
  • Huawei Nova 8
  • Huawei Nova 8i
  • Huawei Nova Y70
  • Huawei Nova Y70 Plus
  • Huawei Nova Y90
  • Huawei Nova 7
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE
  • Huawei Nova 5T
  • Huawei Y9s
  • Huawei Y8p

Of course! It’s not an official list but we’ll find it similar to what Huawei has decided for the future of these models.

Also, we’ll keep this article updated with new inputs, so stay connected.

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Huawei Nova 5T awaits first 2023 software update

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Last month, Huawei rolled out the last update of 2022 for Nova 5T and the phone users are now awaiting the first software update of 2023, as we’re about to conclude the month.

As for now, Huawei Nova 5T runs EMUI 12.0.0.170 with December 2022 security patch but there could be more that is awaiting us. Other than EMUI 12, Huawei Nova 5T users are also looking toward EMUI 13. However, the tech maker is yet to launch EMUI 13 roadmap and eligible devices.

You can download the latest software update by visiting Settings > then tapping on System & updates and then selecting Software updates from the menu. Do note that the phone may take some time to reach to server and bring back the build version.

The first 2023 software update for Huawei Nova 5T will come soon. You can also participate in the Twitter thread linked below.

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Huawei Nova 5T:

Huawei Nova 5T expands at 73.97mm, 154.25mm, and 7.87mm, and it weighs 174 grams. The phone comes in four colors – Crush green, Midsummer purple, black, and crush blue.

The display is a 6.26-inch screen with 16.7 million colors, a 96% color gamut, an LCD panel, and an FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels). The phone is powered by Kirin 980 octa-core chipset (2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz) with Mali-G76 GPU and Dual NPUs.

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This phone comes with EMUI 9.1, then upgraded to EMUI 10.0, EMUI 10.1, and EMUI 11, and it currently runs EMUI 12. It has a quad rear camera system including 48 MP (f/1.8 aperture AF) + 16 M (f/2.2 aperture FF) + 2 M (f/2.4 aperture FF) + 2 M (f/2.4 aperture FF), supports autofocus (phase focus, contrast focus).

Huawei Nova 5T

The phone has a water drop notch to house a 32 MP, f/2.0 aperture, and supports fixed focal length.

According to the information, it boasts a 3750 mAh battery that you can recharge fast with a 22.5W charger. It supports GPS (L1 + L5 dual-band) / AGPS / Glonass / BeiDou / Galileo (E1 + E5a dual-band) / QZSS (L1 + L5 dual-band). Furthermore, it has Card reading mode / Point to point mode / Card simulation mode (make payment by SIM card, or HCE).

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