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May 2021 Huawei EMUI Update List

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With full force, Huawei is currently bent toward the development and beta testing of a fully-owned HarmonyOS 2.0 ecosystem and planned to shift general smartphone users over it in June.

However, EMUI 11 rollout is almost done and will be soon concluded by the company across the globe. Aside from major updates, the monthly and quarterly security update is also an important part of smartphones that protects the device from threats.

For security concerns, Huawei released the software update with an updated EMUI version along with a new changelog for devices from each segment as per their update cycle in a single month.

Huawei, from its busy schedule, definitely gets time to deliver the EMUI security patches, system improvements, optimization, and other important updates for its existing devices.

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However, Huawei is good at taking care of its devices, so there no possibility that it will disappoint the consumers. As there is plenty of rollouts that conduct in a single month. With this tracker, users will get full insights into all types of updates released by the company in May 2021.

Below you can check May 2021 feature/security updates archive.

May 31, 2021:

  • Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 began collecting April 2021 security improvement. Read more
  • Latest EMUI update for Huawei P20 Lite installs April 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • New app shortcuts and system stability improvement expanding for Huawei Nova 5T in Europe. Read more
  • Surprise! Huawei releases a new feature software update for Nova 2s smartphone, which was launched in 2017. Read more
  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite installs security improvement released in April 2021. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 3, 3e, 3i and Enjoy 8 Plus devices gets new app, features and March 2021 security update. Read more

May 29, 2021:

  • Huawei MatePad and MediaPad M6 series grabbing new features along with April 2021 security patch. Read more
  • April 2021 security patch rolling out for Huawei Mate X and Enjoy 10e smartphones. Read more

May 28, 2021:

  • New features and improvements rolling out for Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G. Read more
  • New update rolling out for Huawei Maimang 9 and Enjoy 20 5G, added new apps to system. Read more
  • Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus getting Bluetooth connectivity, security and other important optimizations. Read more

May 27, 2021:

  • Huawei Nova 8 smartphone began collecting April 2021 security update. Read more
  • April 2021 security patch rolling out for Huawei Nova 7 SE and Nova 5 Pro devices. Read more

May 26, 2021:

  • Huawei FreeBuds 4i getting new charging improvements with latest firmware update [global]. Read more
  • May 2021 HarmonyOS 2.0 software update for Huawei Smart Screen X65 new performance and optimizations. Read more
  • Huawei Mate Xs folding phone receiving February 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • April 2021 security update for Huawei Mate 30 Pro expanding in Europe. Read more

May 25, 2021:

  • Latest Huawei FreeBuds 4i firmware expanding in China, installs health reminder and calling improvements. Read more

May 24, 2021:

  • Honor Play 4T, 9X, X10 and other device getting April 2021 security update. Read more

May 23, 2021:

  • Huawei expanding new Petal app software upgrade package for Nova 5T in more countries. Read more
  • April 2021 security rolling out for Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G smartphone [global]. Read more
  • April 2021 security update rolling out for Huawei Mate 40 smartphone. Read more
  • Latest update of Huawei Nova 8 Pro installs April 2021 security patch. Read more

May 22, 2021:

  • Huawei Nova 7 and Nova 7 Pro begun receiving April 2021 security improvement. Read more
  • March security patch and new petal apps update for Huawei P30 Pro users expanding in Europe. Read more

May 21, 2021:

  • Huawei MediaPad T5 getting smart charging mode with latest EMUI update. Read more
  • Huawei P Smart 2019 users receiving March 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • April 2021 security update expanding for Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 expanding in more markets. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro and Nova 5z users grabbing April 2021 security update. Read more

May 20, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 20 users receiving March 2021 security, Petal Search, Petal Map, Reader and other apps with latest update. Read more
  • New Bluetooth and Charging rate improvements firmware released for Huawei FreeBuds Pro. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 6 devices getting April 2021 security update, HarmonyOS developer beta test underway. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 7i users on EMUI 10.1 getting April 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Pro Plus, and RS Porsche Design receiving April 2021 security update. Read more
  • Latest Huawei Mate X2 update brings touch sensitivity and system stability optimizations. Read more
  • March 2021 security update rolling out for Huawei P40 Lite smartphone. Read more
  • Huawei P Smart Pro smartphone receiving April 2021 security improvements. Read more

May 19, 2021:

  • Huawei P30 users getting new apps set along with March 2021 security update. Read more

May 18, 2021:

  • New Petal apps with system stability improvements for Nova 5T rolling out with the latest software update. Read more

May 15, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 20 series receiving new additions, optimizations, fixes and security improvement with latest software update. Read more
  • Huawei FreeBuds 4i getting new health reminder and calling improvements via latest update. Read more

May 14, 2021:

  • Latest update for Huawei Nova 5i released, brings April 2021 security patch. Read more
  • Huawei FreeBuds 3 getting improvements for Bluetooth stability with the latest firmware update. Read more

May 13, 2021:

  • Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 smartphone starts receiving April 2021 security update. Read more
  • March 2021 security improvements rolling out for Huawei P Smart 2021. Read more

May 12, 2021:

  • New health reminders and system optimizations update rolling out for Huawei FreeBuds Pro that improve user experience. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro and Honor V20 receiving latest features and improvements via new updates. Read more

May 11, 2021:

  • Huawei Nova 7 SE Lohas Edition getting March 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro’s lock screen and system optimization update expanding for global users. Read more
  • New update for Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) brings February 2021 security improvements. Read More

May 10, 2021:

  • April 2021 security patch rolling out for Huawei Maimang 8 and Enjoy 9S. Read more
  • Huawei released March 2021 security update for MediaPad T8 tablet. Read more

May 7, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G smartphone receiving March 2021 security update. Read more

May 4, 2021:

  • HarmonyOS 2.0 update released for Huawei Smart Screen V and S series. Read more
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite receiving smart charging feature with a new software update. Read more

May 3, 2021:

  • Huawei MatePad 10.4 receiving March 2021 security improvements [Global Model]. Read more
  • Huawei Watch GT’s latest software update rolling out in more markets. Read more
  • March 2021 security patch for Huawei P30 Lite released in Europe. Read more
  • New wear detection improvements and features released for Huawei FreeBuds Studio. Read more
  • Huawei rolling out a massive size security update for Huawei Y7a smartphone. Read more
  • March 2021 security update rolling out for more Huawei Nova 5T users. Read more

May 2, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite and P smart Z receiving March 2021 security update. Read more
  • Huawei expanding Watch Fit update with new features and optimization in Europe. Read more

May 1, 2021:

  • Honor Play 4T Pro and Play 3e began collecting March 2021 security update. Read more

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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EMUI 12 Tracker: Eligible Device, Features and Release Date

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EMUI 12 tracker

Huawei has officially revealed all of the EMUI 12 features, inspired by new the HarmonyOS operating system for global users. This new EMUI version comes with a bunch of new features and improvements over EMUI 11 and provides a better user experience.

EMUI 12 features include:

  1. Minimalistic UI Design
  2. Motion Effects
  3. Font Weight
  4. Control Panel
  5. Notification Center
  6. Device+
  7. Distributed File System
  8. Better MeeTime
  9. More Performance
  10. Enhanced Security

Check the detailed EMUI 12 features here (Link)

EMUI 12 Eligible Devices:

Currently, we don’t have any information about the eligible devices for the Huawei EMUI 12 or the rollout roadmap. However, if the rollout appears, then it’ll first begin with the Huawei Mate 40 series, P40 series, Mate 30 series and expand forward.

Meanwhile, this EMUI 12 tracker will keep you posted with the latest news regarding EMUI 12.

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EMUI 12 Latest News: Tracker

August 28, 2021:

  • Why Huawei has launched the latest EMUI version and why not rolling out HarmonyOS 2 for global users? Let’s find out more information on this report.

August 26, 2021:

  • Huawei released all of the EMUI 12 features, yet a rollout map is still awaited.

August 10, 2021:

  • We reported that the user interface of the EMUI 12 has HarmonyOS inspired user interface, which looks way better and intuitive compared to the EMUI 11 or previous-gen EMUI system.

August 5, 2021:

  • Huawei launched Huawei Nova 8 smartphone in Russia that comes with a pre-installed EMUI 12 software system. Still, the base of this new software remains unknown for the meantime but it’s exciting for the consumers.

June 27, 2021:

  • EMUI 12 appeared on the Huawei PC Manager app, the reference is ambiguous. However, the company later removed the reference from the app on July 27, 2021.
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Some Huawei EMUI 11 phones showing Google Play Protect error [sideload]

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Huawei EMUI 11

Although Huawei and Google have never been in an official conflict but being a US-based firm, Google had to withdraw its software service support from the Huawei smartphone. Under these circumstances, the Chinese phone maker introduced HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) as an alternative for the GMS (Google Mobile Services) for the users.

Yet, this is a temporary solution as the global users still rely on EMUI system software, a custom software skin of Google’s open-source mobile operating system – Android. But now seems that the leading internet service provider wants to completely block the Chinese users and smartphone from accessing the GSpace.

To be mentioned, the users of Huawei branded phones have discovered various alternative ways to use the GMS as undoubtedly it’s a big service platform with a massive userbase. On this matter, recent news discloses the users accessing GMS on Huawei EMUI 11 phones encountering Google Play Protect errors.

It’s well known that Huawei phones before the Huawei P30 series cannot access GMS app due to the lack of a Google Play Protect certificate. Therefore, Huawei phone users on EMUI 10.1 or EMUI 11 have to sideload these apps via different third-party solutions that aren’t safe but the consumers, most of the time, get success to port Google apps on the corresponding phones.

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Before going into a deep discussion, let first know about this Google error.

Google Play Protect Error:

It’s a kind of scanning program to detect the application being installed on Android phones. It ensures devices’ safety by alerting the users against harmful apps and sometimes also removes them. If an app shows the play protected errors means, that has some potential to harm the device or breach the software policy.

Huawei Play Protect errors

Coming back to the topic, it’s not the first time when a Huawei EMUI 11 device is showing such an issue because it’s not an officially certified Google Android certified device or software.

Most interestingly, this is not a universal case, because other phones running on EMUI 10 such as Huawei Mate 30 Pro aren’t displaying this error and running fine, after sideloading G apps. On the other hand, users can still block the notifications using the IceBox or can use a Hybrid GMS from the Huawei AppGallery.

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(Source: HuaweiCommunity)

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Huawei EMUI October 2021 Updates List

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October 2021 EMUI updates List

Huawei released the October 2021 EMUI security patch details ahead of time and the company has also confirmed the devices that will participate under the October 2021 EMUI security updates rollout program.

We know that Huawei has skipped the August security patch rollout for some of the Huawei devices, instead, the Chinese tech maker decided to put a send button in September for different models and in various markets around the globe.

But the biggest concern is that “whether and when Huawei will send a new major update to the global consumers?” In our view, it’s a pretty legit question and remained unexplored up until now. However, we may witness, the launch of HarmonyOS 3.0 at the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 alongside HarmonyOS 3.0.

Meanwhile, the security and software improvements update rollout continues to expand and there are a lot of new devices that are ready in line to receive their share of the software update.

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Here, via this EMUI October 2021 updates List, you can access all of the rollout updates and their briefing that rolling out in the month of October 2021.

October 2021 EMUI updates List

Huawei EMUI October 2021 updates:

October 9, 2021:

  • Huawei Watch Fit New firmware update rolling out with version 1.1.0.36 upgrading from 1.1.0.30. This update also adds new Skipping Rope feature and optimizations for the system for improving system performance.

October 3, 2021:

  1. Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro, Enjoy Z 5G, and Maimang 9 5G receiving HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.205.
  2. Huawei Maimang 8 and Enjoy 9S getting new software with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.187. This update brings important improvements for the system stability to improve the overall user experience and performance.

October 2021 Security Patch:

October 2021 EMUI security patch brings 46 fixes address by Google and 56 fixes address by the manufacturer Huawei. However, the company is still sending the September 2021 security release note to different regions.

Besides, this Chinese phone maker also published the HarmonyOS security patch details for September 2021. At the same time, it also started to roll out this update for various devices on HarmonyOS 2.0 by the start of this month.

October 2021 security patch fixes a total of 46 CVE, among them, there’s one critical level, 27 are of high level, and 2 medium level CVE fixes. In addition, 16 CVEs were already included in previously released fixes.

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