Huawei has begun rolling out the latest firmware update for smartwatches in the global market. Now, Huawei Watch GT 2 starts receiving an upgraded version along with changes to improve overall device performance as well as user experience.
Recently, the company has released a new software update for Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) Chinese variant. It brought optimizations for system stability, new watch faces, added a weather application, moon phase information, and more.
However, the global version only brings system stability improvements excluding the other features alongside changes compared to its Chinese counterpart.
We want to mention that this rollout is under expansion and may take some time to reach more users.
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HarmonyOS for Huawei smartwatches:
Aside from the feature updates, all the Huawei smartwatch owners are also waiting to get hands-on newly launched HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. However, the company has not yet started the HM OS beta activity for a smartwatch.
According to the previous report, Huawei Watch GT 2, 2e, 2 Pro, and 2 Pro ECG version likely to upgrade over HarmonyOS 2 in the future. Yet an official confirmation is still awaited on this matter.
New Version details:
Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch users can upgrade their devices to the new version 126.96.36.199 and the firmware package size is 22.71MB.
- Optimizes system stability in some scenarios
- Connect the watch to your phone using the Huawei Health app,
- Open the app
- Tap on Devices and select the device name
- Choose firmware update
- Then follow the onscreen instructions to update your watch if there are any new updates.
- 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.
- The watch needs to have at least a 20% battery to update.
- Make sure the Bluetooth connection is stable during the update. Try again if the update fails.
Huawei P20 global users gets July 2021 security update
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.
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.
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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).
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.
HarmonyOS Cross Device Task Center feature rolling out for Huawei P50 Pro
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 188.8.131.52 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.
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.
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.
With this rollout, it’s expected that Huawei will further expand this feature on other HarmonyOS devices with an OTA update.
Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 smartwatch update brings big optimizations
Back in June, Huawei pushed a software update for the squared frame smartwatch – Huawei Watch Fit 2. This new update installed a number of important features such as – Lock screen password and SMS reply.
Now, an incremental firmware update is being seeded to the Huawei Watch Fit that comes with big optimizations for the lock screen password and other features as well as fixes some issues with the display.
Huawei Watch Fit update details:
The Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update comes with firmware version 184.108.40.206 upgrading from 220.127.116.11.
Talking in-depth, the Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update has new optimizations to the lock screen password, that further improve the security of the smartwatch. To be mentioned, optimization is also being made to the message notification that will work more properly after this rollout.
Furthermore, the Bluetooth connection stability improvements bring a stable connection and pairing between the smartwatch and the connected device.
Additionally, the September 2021 Huawei Watch Fit update has new fixes for the display, which appears abnormally while showing exercise records in some situations.
That’s not the end of this story because the update also includes system stability optimizations that will boost the performance of this device and provide you a better user experience.
Below you can check the changelog.
- Optimize the lock screen password feature to enhance device security
- Optimize the message notification feature to improve user experience
- Optimize Bluetooth connection stability
- Optimize system stability in some situations
- Fix the problem of abnormal display of exercise records in some situations
Important notes and availability:
This software version is currently rolling out in China and may also expand to global users soon. The update for the domestic consumers is expanding in batches so, it may take some time to cover every device owner.
Before you proceed to upgrade, it’s recommended to keep the battery level above 20 percent and ensure sufficient storage. Thereafter, the connection between the smartwatch and the corresponding connected device must be maintained, otherwise, the watch would be disconnected and the package will not be transferred.
The overall upgrade process may take some time therefore you need to wait for the process to conclude successfully.
Watch Fit 2:
A report reveals that Huawei is preparing to launch the Huawei Watch Fit 2, which will come with new features and improvements over the existing Huawei Watch Fit (first generation). Read more about this new link below.