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New optimizations with December 2021 security update released for Huawei Nova 8 series



Huawei Nova 8 series smartphones are receiving the latest December 2021 security update that comes with HarmonyOS version in China. According to the changelog, this update brings a big list of changes that includes optimizations for system features and the latest security patch.

The new update for Nova 8 series comes with optimizations for Bluetooth compatibility with other devices, Huawei printing with third-party apps, voice call broadcast features, smart-multi window mode, and system stability. Also, it installs the security patch released in December 2021 for improved system security.

Adapting models:

  • Huawei Nova 8 (ANG-AN00)
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G (BRQ-AN00)

So, Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro users download and install this latest update as soon as it appeared on devices for improved user experience. More information related HarmonyOS version and changelog is detailed below.

Huawei Nova 8 December update

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Huawei Nova 8 series December update:

New Version:

  • Huawei Nova 8 series models receiving HarmonyOS version upgraded from in China.


  • Optimizes the compatibility of Bluetooth and some headsets
  • Optimizes the compatibility of Huawei printing with some third-party applications
  • Optimizes the system stability of some scenarios
  • Optimizes the user experience of smart multi-window
  • Optimizes call voice broadcast function
  • Optimizes the user experience of the service widgets
  • Installs December 2021 security patch to enhance the security of the mobile phone

Before you upgrade:

  1. We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
  2. Use a stable connection to download the update package.
  3. Do not forcefully turn off the phone, once the installation is started.


To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, tap on the update, then select Check for updates, and then download and install

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