Huawei Watch 3/3 Pro gets native Petal Maps features with HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11
Huawei is rolling out a new software update for its LTE-powered Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro smartwatches using HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 software version. This update brings Petal Maps native services for these smart wearables.
Petal Maps native navigation app will allow you to set the destination and navigate only through the smart voice for a smartwatch. The LTE connectivity for Huawei smartwatches removes the requirement for a smartphone connection.
Furthermore, it would allow you to establish real-time location directly on the watch, and the navigation path is clear at a glance when you go out for walking or cycling.
The HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 software update for Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro also installs improvements for WeChat messages. Moreover, these smartwatches will bring better golf course modes for improved user experience.
Check the complete changelog below.
- Added WeChat watch version, after logging in, you can view WeChat messages, make quick replies, voice replies, and pay quickly through WeChat Pay.
- Added Petal Maps independent navigation application, no need to use a mobile phone, you can set the destination and navigate only through the smart voice art of the watch, the real-time location can be clearly displayed on the watch, and the navigation path is clear at a glance when you go out for walking or cycling.
- Optimize golf course mode to improve user experience
For Beta Devices:
Huawei has recently started HarmonyOS 3 beta activity for the Watch 3 series and released new software.
- November 1, 2022: The new feature experience version 126.96.36.199 is released, and it will be pushed to the first batch of log users who are selected for the beta version.
- November 1, 2022: New feature experience recruitment starts
Below you can check the update notes:
1. Navigation apps use high power consumption. The battery life of the Petal Maps watch will be relatively reduced, this is a normal scenario, do use it with confidence.
2. In order to get a better user experience, it is recommended to update the “Huawei Health” app to the latest version through AppGallery before updating.
3. Please keep the connection to the internet during the update process, if the update fails, please try again.
4. The update process of the wearable device may take a long time, please wait patiently for the progress bar on the device side to complete. After the system update, the device will automatically restart.
Huawei P40 lite gets March 2023 update with new Device+ addition
Huawei P40 lite is one of the most amazing smartphones to buy and the company is now sending a new software update for this device that brings March 2023 security patches.
You should know that such updates roll out in batches and may take some time to reach the smartphone. However, you are free to check this release manually via Settings. If you have more doubts on this matter, please check the instructions mentioned below.
Huawei P40 Lite comes with a 6.4-inch display and it’s powered by Kirin 810 (7 nm) chipset with Octa-core (2×2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×1.88 GHz Cortex-A55) and Mali-G52 MP6 GPU.
The phone equips a quad camera system including a 48 MP main camera with f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF + an 8 MP (ultrawide) with f/2.4 + a 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 and a 2 MP f/2.4 aperture depth camera. The phone has a 16 MP front-facing camera with f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.06″.
Looking at the firmware, the March 2023 update for Huawei P40 Lite comes with EMUI 12 version 188.8.131.521. You will have to download an update package size of 424 MB. The changelog only says about the security patches but there’s more on this matter that you should know.
Huawei has also installed a new widget to the Device+ feature, which allows you to manage watch and band devices directly from the control panel.
How to update:
To install the latest software update, head towards Settings > from here and tap on System & updates. Now you need to open the Software updates menu and not tap on CHECK FOR UPDATES at the bottom of the screen.
Huawei Watch 3 gets March 2023 update with new security patch
Huawei Watch 3 series is the first to grab HarmonyOS 3 software and the company is pushing March 2023 update for this smartwatch with a new security patch.
According to the changelog, Huawei Watch 3 series is getting March 2023 update tagged with build version 184.108.40.206. While users will have to download 258 megabytes of package size to get this new improvement onboard.
However, there’s something special about this release and that is related to the security patch. The new firmware has February 2023 security patch. With HarmonyOS 2, Huawei never fetched the Huawei Watch 3 series with a new security patch. Not specifically in the changelog.
Interestingly, this is the first time, we’re witnessing such improvement in the OTA upgrade changelog. But it is the only improvement that the smartwatch is getting for the time being.
HarmonyOS February 2023 security patches for smartwatch fix several issues and vulnerabilities in framework, system and third-party applications, stability, and network areas. Therefore, you should get this software as soon as it appears.
We also recommend Huawei Watch 3 series users check for a new upgrade to HarmonyOS 3. You can get it via Huawei Health and tap on your smartwatch, followed by the “Software updates” section.
There are various reasons to install HarmonyOS 3 on your Huawei Watch 3 including the new health and data integration with third-party devices. The cross-device connection is also improved, allowing you to connect the smartwatch for easy interaction.
Natively, you can also enjoy the new kaleidoscopic watch face, which brings in a whole new watch personalization option. Finally, HarmonyOS 3 for smartwatches also boosts the performance of the entire smartwatch. This helps you to get the best out of the LTE-enabled Watch 3 series.
So, it’s the right time to hop on the HarmonyOS 3 train and get all of these features on your wrist.
Thanks to the tipster, Einwood for this amazing tip.
Huawei P60 Pro update brings camera and two way satellite SMS improvements
Huawei is rolling out a brand new software update for the latest Huawei P60 Pro flagship and it has some important optimizations for camera and satellite SMS features.
According to the information, the Huawei P60 series is the first to equip HarmonyOS 3.1 operating system. This release brings many new features that are built onboard. However, the new rollout addresses the optimizations with HarmonyOS version 220.127.116.11 and an OTA package size of 1.11 GB.
Users of this Huawei P60 Pro can download the update with new camera effects. It also enhances image quality for a better photo user experience. On the other hand, this firmware has new optimizations for two-way satellite SMS.
Moreover, Huawei P60 Pro can get performance improvements with new system stability optimizations. This software is expanding in batches for the Huawei P60 Pro and it’s only available in China.
Huawei P60 Pro:
Huawei P60 Pro equips a new ultra-lighting main camera system with variable aperture technology training from F/1.4 aperture to F/4.0 range. The flagship’s RYYB sensor boosts light intake. The large sensor allows you to take the right photographs in the darkest environments.
The phone also ramps up an ultra-lighting telephoto camera, which adapts the world’s biggest f/2.1 aperture to process 178% more light and 488% more brightness than iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Looking at the numbers, the Huawei P60 Pro equips a triple rear camera system including a 48 MP Ultra Lighting Camera (F1.4 – F4.0 aperture, OIS). Also, there’s a 13 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (F2.2 aperture), and a 48 MP Ultra Lighting Telephoto Camera (F2.1 aperture, OIS).
Two way Satellite:
Huawei P60 Pro breaks the barrier with the first-ever two-way satellite SMS communication feature. This allows users to send and receive SMS over Beidou satellite without a mobile network.
It’s good to know that Huawei is seeding new software upgrades to the Huawei P60 series and improving the phone’s performance in different scenarios.