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Huawei P9 and P9 Plus getting new software update, preparing for HarmonyOS upgrade? [Updated]

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Update: August 17, 2021:

This update is now expanding to Huawei P9 models in China.

August 2, 2021:

Surprisingly, a new software update for its older P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. This firmware installs the January 2021 security patch and adds some new features to the device. This software for the P9 devices also brings stability to the system for a better user experience.

This update for Huawei P9 and P9 Plus installs new applications, optimizes search features on the home screen, improves system stability, adds new apps shortcuts. To be mentioned, this new firmware also improves system security with patches released in January 2021.

Both the P9 and P9 Plus are the two of Huawei’s oldest smartphones, launched way back in 2016. This flagship uses the first-ever Leica dual-camera system. The P9 lineup launched with pre-installed EMUI 4 based on Android 6. Currently, they operate on EMUI 8.0 and getting new security improvements.

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This is a bit surprising for the users as the P9 series recently completed its five years of launch. Even after, Huawei has not forgotten them and released a new security patch. It’s not just the security improvements, there are some new feature add-ons as well.

The rollout is currently limited to the Chinese user but there are a number of assumptions that we can make. One of these suggests that the P9 devices could also be preparing for the HarmonyOS 2.0. However, the device is not listed under the current HarmonyOS 2 rollout roadmap but who knows what may happen next.

Note: Software update is currently rolling out for Chinese users. While the global rollout is not yet confirmed.

Huawei P9 update changelog

What’s New:

This update for Huawei P9 and P9 Plus installs new applications, optimizes search features on the home screen, improves system stability, adds new apps shortcuts. To be mentioned, this new firmware also improves system security with patches released in January 2021.

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Changelog:

Applications:

  • Added a popular recommendation folder on the desktop to intelligently recommend popular and selected applications for you. Add a quick download icon for the Education Center and the Link Now application. Click to download and use it directly.

System:

  • Optimize the smart search function, pull down from the desktop to quickly enter, search for local or online content
  • Optimize the system stability of some scenes

Apps

  • Delete the original preset AutoNavi map and WPS applications (some models), if necessary Please go to the application market to download (if you have updated the application, it will not be deleted)

Security:

  • Integrates security patches released in January 2021.

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Things to remember 

  • Before updating, make sure your phone is not root.
  • The update will arrive via OTA.
  • It is rolling out in batches and may take time to reach your device.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage before installing.
  • Do take a backup of your important data, just in case.

How to check for updates

Download via Settings

  • Open Settings
  • Then navigate to System
  • Software update
  • Check for updates
  • If arrived, click Download and install
  • Open Support app

Download via Support app

  • Service tab
  • Then select Update
  • Click on Check for Updates
  • If arrived, then tap Download and install

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 Watch 3 series August 2022 optimization update expanding

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Huawei Watch 3 August 2022 update

Owners of the Huawei Watch 3 series can experience a smarter lifestyle supported by improved interaction, autonomous connection, and all scenario connectivity. And top maintain its compatibility Huawei releases a new August 2022 optimization update for the Watch 3 users.

Notably, this new August 2022 optimization update for the Huawei Watch 3 series devices was previously released on the home ground and now the company is working to expand its reach to another region.

Let’s explore the changelog:

It increases the wearable’s efficiency by optimizing some key components in a way that benefits the consumers. Therefore, if you own a Huawei Watch 3 or Watch 3 Pro, now is your time to give your gadget a new design.

Meanwhile, the update brings system stability has been improved for some scenarios. It also improves the system security to a high level that helps you to give you high-end services.

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Huawei Watch 3 August 2022 update

In conclusion, installing the most recent HarmonyOS 2.1.0.239 build is required to access a useful collection of features and upgrades.

How to update:

  • Users can download this update through Huawei Health App.
  • Just open the application and tap on the devices option
  • Select “Huawei Watch 3” there.
  • Afterward, you have to select the latest update
  • Follow the further procedure to install this firmware

HarmonyOS 3:

Huawei Watch 3 users in the Chinese market are testing the beta update for the Watch 3 series, it brings a vast changelog for the users with lots of new features and changes. The HarmonyOS 3 beta update is limited to the home ground and soon it will expand to another region.

However, it is also expected that Company to directly release the stable version of the HarmonyOS 3 for global users. We have to wait for the will to see the next step of the firms.

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HarmonyOS 3 beta is now available for Huawei MatePad 11

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Huawei MatePad 11 users started collecting the iconic HarmonyOS 3.0 beta update, this latest build will redesign your large screen with numerous new features and give you a fresh start with on your tablet.

No doubt, this new HarmonyOS 3 version for your Huawei MatePad 11 tablet, brings a number of positive changes but there is another side of this beta update, that you should be aware of. As any beta update comes for the testing and with the purpose to know the user’s experience with the new build.

However, the beta version isn’t a stable release so you may experience some flaws in this beta testing. We suggest you take part fearlessly, as the Huawei MatePad 11 tablet is compatible to handle any considerable version.

For upgrading, the new version HarmonyOS 3.0.0.103, which is upgradable over HarmonyOS 2.0.0.265 build version. Below you can check the adaptable model:

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  • Huawei MatePad 11 WiFi version DBY-W09

How to update:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on System & updates
  • Tap Software update
  • Tap Check for Updates
  • Download and Install

hUAWEI matePad 11 harmonyOS 3 beta

Changelog:

New Interaction:

  • Stackable: you can view cards by swiping up and down, or by pulling down and then swiping left to delete, you can also drag to change the order of the cards or add them to the desktop.
  • Combinable: You can combine cards of different sizes and application shortcuts into one. Cards and combined cards can be resized, and you can apply combined templates with a single click.
  • Smart folder: There are additional sizes and styles available, and you can change the size by long-pressing the folder. You can always find the right one, no matter how much or how little you apply. Storage options, as well as more efficient use of desktop space
  • Smart desktop layout: Kneading the desktop intelligently layouts the desktop, you can categorize applications and cards by color and function, and one-click selection generates a personalized desktop automatically.
  • Xiaoyi: Xiaoyi recommends continuous wisdom upgrading and can dynamically recommend services or applications based on time, scene, location, and usage habits, among other things, providing you with a time-saving and convenient experience.

Full-scene smart life:

  • Super terminal: Hyperterminal has been fully expanded to support more device types, various devices can be flexibly combined, interconnected, and coordinated, and devices with different Huawei IDs can also be quickly interconnected, allowing the benefits of each device to be freely invoked.
  • Broadcast control center: Support for connecting two pairs of Bluetooth headphones at the same time has been added, for one song, two people can enjoy and listen to the beauty together, in addition, a multi-device broadcast control function has been added, which can conveniently control the music playback of nearby speakers through the mobile phone’s broadcast control center.

Performance and power consumption:

  • Superframe game engine: The superframe game engine has been improved further, and energy consumption has been reduced by intelligently scheduling CPU and memory resources.

Privacy and security:

  • Privacy center: Provides you with access to all application permissions in the General dashboard, as well as proactive privacy protection suggestions for potential risks You are aware that for all visits
  • Security Center: You can check the security status of the current device or other devices with the same Huawei ID at any time, proactively assisting you in identifying problems and providing protection The device is said to be safer and more reliable.

Accessible:

  • Visual Aid: Image description and text recognition functions have been added, which can report the characteristics and positions of people or objects recognized in the scene, the text content recognized in the reading environment, describing people appearing in the camera lens, and so on.
  • Hearing Aid: Supports quick connection with hearing aids, You can quickly discover nearby hearing aid devices through Bluetooth and easily pair and connect. Added vocal enhancement function, which optimizes the sound by enhancing the clarity of the human voice in the environment, calls, and media to make the sound heard more clearly.

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Huawei Mate Xs 2 gets HarmonyOS 3 beta

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The Huawei Mate Xs 2 smartphone is renowned for its distinctive display and beautiful appearance. It is also jam-packed with creative software features that provide an exceptional user experience. The company released a new standard HarmonyOS 3 beta update for the Huawei Mate Xs 2 smartphone to make it more compatible.

The HarmonyOS 3 beta update for Huawei Mate Xs 2 offers a super device that is fully expanded and supports more types of devices that can freely invoke, interconnect and coordinate with different Huawei LDs, this helps each device connected to your models.

Additionally, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 users can now experience a new look on their home screen. All you need to pinch the screen to intelligently apply the layout, it easily classified applications and widgets by color and feature to apply a personalized home screen in a single tap.

While talking about the privacy and security features of the HarmonyOS 3, then it provides you a general dashboard for all application permission and behavior. Besides, it proactively provides privacy protection suggestions for possible threats.

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To know more about the HarmonyOS 3 beta version of Huawei Mate Xs smartphone then below you can check the changelog info and build version:

HarmonyOS 3 MATE XS 2 HarmonyOS 3 beta

Who can grab this:

If your Huawei Mate Xs 2 (PAL-AL00), and Mate Xs 2 (PAL-AL00) edition is running over the HarmonyOS 2.0.1.139 version, then you’re eligible to get the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.104 version.

Note: 

All the HarmonyOS 3 beta-eligible models have offered the same version number alongside the changelog. So you can check our previous articles to know more about the new feature and changes for the devices. Read more

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