June 2021 security update reaches Huawei Mate 20 Lite [Global]
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.
(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.
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)
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 18.104.22.1681. 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 22.214.171.124. 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.
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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 126.96.36.199 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.