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Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm and 46mm variants receiving new firmware update with bunch of new features and optimizations

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Aside from smartphones, Huawei is also good at taking care of its other products including smartwatches, fitness bands, wireless earphones, headphones, and more.

Last week, Huawei has kicked off a software update for Huawei Watch Fit that brought new moon phase information to the weather card to the system and improves the Sp02 monitoring mode for accurate results.

Now, the company has started sending a new firmware update for models of the Huawei Watch GT 2 and GT 2e. This update comes with various changes and optimizations that improve the user experience.

According to the latest changelog, it added a weather application that supports outdoor environment information, moon phase information, altitude barometer application with a severe weather warning, system stability optimizations, and more.

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Models getting update:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm
  • Huawei Watch 2e

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Huawei Watch GT 2 users can check the complete changelog and other important information about the software package as well as its version information mentioned below.

What’s New in this update:

Latest Version:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm and Watch GT 2 42mm receiving a new version 1.0.12.20 upgrading from 1.0.11.20/1.0.11.28/1.0.11.38/1.0.11.62
  • Huawei Watch GT 2e receiving a new version 1.0.7.22 upgrading 1.0.6.20/1.0.6.22

Changelog:

  • iOS users can download and install more free watch faces
  • Weather application supports outdoor environment information such as sunrise, sunset, tide, etc.
  • Add moon phase information to the weather application card
  • The altitude barometer application newly added the severe weather warning function
  • In the exercise application, the elliptical machine supports the display of cadence and cadence-related data
  • Optimize system stability in some scenes

HOW TO UPDATE WATCH GT 2:

Connect the watch to your phone using the Huawei Health app, open the app, touch Devices, touch the device name, choose Firmware update, then follow the onscreen instructions to update your watch if there are any new updates.

NOTE:

  1. The update progress in the app is just for transferring the update package, it still needs to be installed on the watch for the update to complete.
  2. The watch needs to have at least 20% battery to update.
  3. Make sure the Bluetooth connection is stable during the update. Try again if the update fails.

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

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Huawei P9

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.

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.

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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.

Changelog:

Applications:

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  • 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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Huawei p9 software update

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

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Huawei P Smart Z receives new apps and security update

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Along with June 2021 security improvements, Huawei is also sending May 2021 patches for its eligible devices. According to the latest info, the Huawei P Smart Z is now receiving May 2021 security update along with new applications.

The newest firmware for the P Smart Z can be identified with EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.253 (C431E112R1P2) and comes with an update size of 337MB. In addition to the security improvements, there is a shortcut added for downloading Huawei apps.

Moreover, the update also brings several new applications such as Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter Member Center, and Link Now. All these apps can be directly downloaded by tapping on their shortcuts.

Apart from these aforementioned changes, this update does not add other features to the P Smart Z. Check the instructions to download the update below.

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Huawei P Smart Z update

Things to keep in mind:

  • Take a backup of your important data beforehand to avoid any kind of data loss.
  • It is a staged rollout and may take time to reach your device.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage before installing.

HarmonyOS 2.0 for Huawei P Smart Z

Huawei is currently aiming for Chinese users for HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade. The company has been releasing beta and stable updates for several eligible devices. Moreover, the P Smart Z phones are also eligible for this new software. However, the announcement for their beta program is yet to be made by the company.

Talking about the global users, they have been waiting for a long time to test this new software. While Huawei is soon expected to announce its plan of HM OS rollout outside China. Check more about HarmonyOS here.

What’s New:

Security

  • Integrates security patches released in May 2021 for improved system security.

Apps

  • Adds quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter Member Center, and Link Now. The apps can be downloaded by tapping the shortcuts.

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.

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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.

(Via)

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June 2021 security update reaches Huawei Mate 20 Lite [Global]

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Huawei Mate 20 Lite, the three-year-old mid-range device is now grabbing June 2021 security update. This new software update installs improved system security and brings performance stability.

Just a few days ago, we have covered the May 2021 update for the Mate 20 Lite. Aside from being just a security patch, the update also brought some new apps to optimize the overall user experience.

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is currently running EMUI 10.0 version. This smartphone will also soon get the new HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade which is already rolling out in the global market.

The June 2021 security patch carries the EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.286 (C432E1R1P1). Besides security improvements, the Mate 20 Lite June 2021 update does not bring any further changes to the changelog. Users will have to download file size of 109MB.

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite June update

(image source – Huaweiblog)

Things to keep in mind before updating:

  • This update won’t erase your data and is safe to install.
  • We still recommend you take a backup of your important data to avoid any kind of data loss.
  • It’s a staged rollout and may take time to arrive for your device.
  • Follow the update instruction correctly (mentioned below)

Huawei Mate 20 Lite HarmonyOS 2.0 status:

Huawei has completed the beta program for its topmost devices delivering the stable version. While the global users are still waiting for beta testing of the new HM OS. The company has not yet announced its plan for users outside China.

Talking about the global users of Huawei Mate 20 Lite, they are eligible for HarmonyOS 2.0. It’s just that the time for the rollout is not known at the moment. We expect the Chinese OEM to announce the beta program very soon.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite

How to check for Huawei Mate 20 Lite update?

Download through Settings: 

  • Open Settings and click on System & Updates, then open Software update.
  • Tap on Check for updates option, if an update appears then click Download and install.
  • After installation reboot the device.

Download through Support app:

  • Open the Support app, then navigate to the Service tab and click on the Update button.
  • Now tap on Check for update option, if found any then click Download and install.
  • After the installation completes, reboot the device.

(Source – Huaweiblog)

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