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Huawei P40 series (EMUI 11) getting June 2021 security update [Global]

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Huawei P40 series global units began receiving a new software update that brings June 2021 security patch. These security improvements are already being rolled out for several eligible Huawei devices running EMUI software.

As usual, it’s a staged rollout, so may take time to cover each and every device. Still, you can check it out on your P40 devices and match the latest EMUI 11 version from 11.0.0.193 (C636E5R4P3).

Adapting models:

  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro+

As the changelog suggests, there aren’t any major changes or features that come in the software package. Instead, the OTA update only includes the security improvements. Despite just being a normal security patch, the update size notably reaches 280MB.

According to Huawei, the June 2021 security patch fixes different levels of exploits and issues including 2 critical levels and 13 high levels of CVEs. It further enhances the user’s experience and brings stability to the device. Check the full download instructions below.

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Huawei P40 June 2021 security update

(Thanks to the tipster – Tamil G)

Things to remember:

  • Maintain enough battery and storage before installing the update.
  • Take a backup of your important data beforehand to avoid any kind of data loss.
  • The EMUI version and the size of the update may vary.
  • As a staged rollout, it may take time to reach your device.

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HarmonyOS status for P40 series [Global]

Being the topmost flagship series, the Huawei P40 received the HarmonyOS 2 beta update in the first batch of the rollout right after its announcement. However, the HM OS is currently limited to China.

The global users on the other hand are still waiting for their turn to test this new operating system. However, Huawei hasn’t yet announced any upgrade plan for users outside Chinese ground.

How to check for updates:

Download update via Settings

  • Open Settings >> System & Updates >> Software updates
  • Then tap on Check for updates option
  • If found any update, click Download and install
  • After installing reboot the device

Download update via Support app

  • Open Support app >> navigate to Service tab >> click Update
  • Tap on Check for update option >> if found, click Download and install
  • After installing reboot the device

If you want to check more updates, then do visit our software update section.

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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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Huawei MatePad 11 receiving stylus improvement update [Global]

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Huawei MatePad 11 is now receiving a new software update in the global market. This update installs new improvements for the performance and for the stylus user experience. Also, the latest MatePad 11 update also comes with system stability improvements.

According to Huaweiblog, The latest Huawei MatePad 11 stylus improvement update comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.191 and an update package size of 718 megabytes. The upgrade will take some time to download and install.

Huawei MatePad 11 users can get this software rollout via system Settings. There are a few things to remember including the maintenance of optimum storage to store the downloaded update package and backup important data.

Previously, the MatePad 11 global users received an August 2021 security patch, improvements for Audio effects, improvement for the display. Furthermore, the update installed a quick download shortcut for Celia Keyboard to the home screen. The app can be downloaded by tapping the shortcut. (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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Huawei MatePad 11:

Huawei MatePad 11 is powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor including 1 x Cortex-A77 Based 2.84 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A77 Based 2.4 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 Based 1.8 GHz and Adreno 650, 587 Mhz. This tab sports a 10.95-inch display with an 86 percent screen-to-body ratio, WQXGA 2560 x 1600 pixels screen resolution, and 120Hz refresh rate for a smooth UI and viewing experience.

The tablet doesn’t disappoint its consumers and brings a new 13MP (f/1.8 aperture, Autofocus) rear camera that can shoot up to 4k videos. There’s also an 8MP front-facing camera to take selfies.

Huawei MatePad 11 packs a 7250 mAh battery that supports 22.5W quick charging. Moreover, It’s one of the first Huawei tablets that comes with the HarmonyOS 2 operating system pre-installed with features such as a new user interface and better user experience as compared to the EMUI software system.

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Huawei P20 global users gets July 2021 security update

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Huawei is releasing a new software update for the global consumers of the P20 device. This latest software rollout brings July 2021 security patch and comes with EMUI 10 version 10.0.0.192. The July 2021 Huawei P20 security update is currently rolling out in Europe and may expand to more models soon. (via Huaweiblog)

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are eligible to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system upgrades in China. However, Huawei has not confirmed any such treatment for global users.

Coming back to this software update, the latest Huawei P20 series update is available to download via the following instructions. Visit, Settings > System & updates > Software update > CHECK FOR UPDATES. If an update is available for your model, click on “download and install” and the update package will be download.

However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind while upgrading to the latest Huawei P20 July 2021 update. First, backup your important data, so you won’t lose any of it. Although, the upgrade procedure won’t erase your date but it’s recommended.

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Maintain enough storage on your device to store the update package, and keep the phone charged sufficiently, so it won’t run out of power during the installation procedure.

Huawei P20 July 2021 update

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Huawei P20:

Launched in 2018, Huawei P20 and P20 Pro sports new AI-powered photography features. The Pro model is the first smartphone in the world to come with a triple camera system. In terms of software, Huawei P20 and P20 Pro come with EMUI 8.1 and after a number of major upgrades, the software version reached EMUI 10 (Android 10).

 

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The latest rollout for the Huawei P20 lineup shows that the company still wants to keep the device study and provide better security as well as stable performance. Furthermore, this may be a step towards the global HarmonyOS opening? However, we’ll have to wait for more confirmation regarding this matter.

Until then, we’ll keep you posted.

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

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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.

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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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