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

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Huawei Nova 5T quad-camera smartphone was one of the top-selling smartphones across the world from the budget segment of Huawei. Due to its popularity, it has a big fan base and existing users.

Since its launch, the Nova 5T lies under the top list of Huawei smartphones that receive continuous features and security updates to improve the device capabilities and overall performance.

At the moment, Huawei is focusing on many sections to regain its lost position in the market due to US sanctions and trying to resolve the previous issues. Parallelly, HarmonyOS 2.0 testing is also underway and general consumers have to wait a little more to get hands-on HarmonyOS.

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Huawei Nova 5T

In the meantime, Huawei has slow down the rollout of the monthly software updates for its devices. But, Huawei Nova 5T doesn’t get affected due to Huawei’s busy schedule.

Now, Huawei has just released a new software update for Nova 5T smartphones that comes with the latest EMUI 11 version a huge and interesting changelog for the users.

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Are you really interested to know with this OTA update brings for the Huawei Nova 5T? Well, it seemed that it is the first time when such popular apps are rolling out through a software update package.

This update added new shortcuts for apps including Petal Search, Petal Maps, Reader, and Member center as well as installs two big app Game Center and SkyTone services to the system.

That’s not the end, the update also improves the system stability to help your device to run more stable that increase the performance of the device speed.

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Let’s take a look at apps:

Petal Search:

Huawei Petal Search is a solution for smartphones that provides services all-in-one search app including search bar with voice search, visual search feature, news feeds, and more.

Petal Maps:

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Petal Maps offers map browsing, map searching, navigation, and air gestures. Also, it not only lets you get your current location, browse the map, search for places, and add your favorites, but displays real-time traffic conditions, events, and more.

Readers:

Huawei Reader allows the creation of a digital reading platform to give users a richer reading experience.

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Members Center:

Member center is the membership app for Huawei smartphone users that provides info, activities, rewards, Huawei’s latest updates, and more in a single platform.

Gamer Center:

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GameCenter is a platform to bring mobile gaming communities together through high-quality content and rewards as well as help gamers to interact better with each other and get the most out of the games they play.

SkyTone Service:

SkyTone app allows you to use access mobile internet without the need for a SIM card when you travel in other countries or regions. To get this SIM-free service, users need to follow some steps and log in with Huawei ID.

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Users can check the complete changelog and other important information about the software package as well as its version information below

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.

EMUI Version:

Huawei Nova 5T smartphone users can identify this update with EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.146 (C185E4R2P4) with a huge package size of 0.99GB.

Changelog:

System:

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  • Improves system stability in all scenarios

Apps:

  • Added quick shortcuts for apps including Petal Search, Petal Map, Reader, and Member Centre
  • Added new Game Center and SkyTone app.

HOW TO UPDATE:

Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System & Updates
  • Open Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Download via Support app:

  • Open the Support app on your device
  • Go to the Service tab
  • Click on the update button
  • Tap on Check for update option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Thanks to the tipster: Samer

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Latest update for Huawei Nova 5i released, brings April 2021 security patch

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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 11 vs HarmonyOS 2: Changes in the Quick Settings

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EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2

Huawei EMUI 11 has the most dynamic quick settings panel in the entire EMUI series. EMUI 11 comes with new subtle UI elements such as notification panel icon toggle or switches. Once a user taps on the icon, the user sees feedback as a live animation.

The live status in the EMUI 11 software system creates a more interactive user experience and is appreciated by the consumers.

However, HarmonyOS 2 comes with a brand new control panel that is a combination of different features including:

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  • Shortcut switches
  • Super device
  • New layout
  • New Widgets

So, an EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 makes quite a sense. Therefore, it’s time to take look at the EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 quick settings panel comparison.

EMUI 11: Quick Settings

Starting with the former, users of EMUI 11 phones requires to swipe down from the top to reveal the quick settings panel.

The panel first reveals the notification center, by further expanding you’ll see the full quick setting section with quick access switches. Users can also add or remove the quick access switches with the edit option.

EMUI 11 Quick Settings Panel

HarmonyOS 2: Control Panel and Notification Center

HarmonyOS 2 comes has different sections to access – the control panel and the notification center.

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First, let’s move towards the notification center, which you can open by swiping down from the top left corner of the display. Here you can see all of your active notifications.

Users will have to swipe down from the top right corner of the display to access the control panel. Once opened, users will find out three different sections consisting of:

  1. Media controller
  2. WiFi and Bluetooth Management
  3. Shortcut switches
  4. Super Device
  5. Smart Devices management

The Control panel also allows you to manage your Control Panel with different options such as layout of shortcut switches and more.

Also, the translucent background provides increase the aesthetics of the entire Control panel as compared to EMUI 11.

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HarmonyOS 2 Control panel

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite software update brings new apps and security patch

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite

A new Huawei Mate 20 Lite update is rolling out for global users, which brings a fresh set of apps as well as security improvements for the device to keep it secure from unknown access.

To be mentioned, this update is quite important for the device owners because it installs new mobile applications to optimizes the user experience.

According to the changelog, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite adds quick download shortcuts for some popular apps including Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, Game Center, Member Center, and Link Now.

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Furthermore, the app package includes May 2021 security patches that fix 3 critical, 10 high, and 4 medium levels security threats.

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite update screenshot:

Huawei Mate 20 Lite May 2021 update

(Image source: Huaweiblog)

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New EMUI version:

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite smartphone owners can upgrade their devices to EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.285 (C432E12R1P1) with an update size of 441MB.

Changelog:

  • Apps: Added quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, GameCenter Member Center, and Link Now.
  • Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in May 2021.

Update Note:

  • The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  • EMUI version and size may vary.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.

HOW TO UPDATE:

Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System & Updates
  • Open Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Download via Support app:

  • Open the Support app on your device
  • Go to the Service tab
  • Click on the updated button
  • Tap on Check for update option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

(Source: Huaweiblog)

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Chinese variants of Huawei Mate 20 series getting stable HarmonyOS 2

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July 2021 EMUI update eligible devices

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July 2021 device list

With the release of the latest security patch, Huawei has also published the July 2021 EMUI device list. These devices are listed in the monthly and quarterly software rollout sections.

According to the information, the July 2021 security patch has different levels of exploits and issues including 21 high and 28 medium levels of CVE to enhance the system security.

To be mentioned, every device has had a pre-planned update cycle, which starts after its launch. For further improvements, Huawei releases new software updates for eligible device owners.

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Because the installation of security patches can’t be undermined as it fixes unwanted issues and bugs to improve overall device performance along with system security.

So, which devices are eligible to get the monthly and quarterly updates in the July 2021 EMUI update bulletin? Let’s check them down below.

Device List

MONTHLY – JULY 2021 DEVICES:

Huawei P series:

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  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro+
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30 Lite New Edition

Huawei Mate series:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Huawei Mate 30
  • Huawei Mate 30 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 30E Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate X
  • Huawei Mate X2

Honor Smartphones:

  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor V30
  • Honor V30 Pro
  • Honor 20
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor V20

QUARTERLY – JULY 2021 DEVICES:

Huawei P Series:

  • Huawei P40 lite
  • Huawei P40 lite 5G
  • Huawei P40 Lite E
  • Huawei P30 lite
  • Huawei P Smart 2020
  • Huawei P Smart 2021
  • Huawei P Smart S
  • Huawei P Smart+ 2019
  • Huawei P Smart Pro

Huawei Y series:

  • Huawei Y5p
  • Huawei Y6 2019
  • Huawei Y6 Pro 2019
  • Huawei Y6 2019
  • Huawei Y6p
  • Huawei Y6s
  • Huawei Y7p
  • Huawei Y7a
  • Huawei Y8p
  • Huawei Y8s
  • Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
  • Huawei Y9a
  • Huawei Y9s

Huawei Nova and Maimang Series:

  • Huawei Nova 8
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 8 SE
  • Huawei Nova 7
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE Vitality Editon
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE Lohas Edition
  • Huawei Nova 7i
  • Huawei Nova 6
  • Huawei Nova 6 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE
  • Huawei Nova 5
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5T
  • Huawei Nova 5i/5i Pro/5z
  • Huawei Nova Lite 3+
  • Huawei Maimang 9
  • Huawei Maimang 8

Huawei Enjoy Series:

  • Huawei Enjoy 20 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 10
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Enjoy 10e
  • Huawei Enjoy 10S
  • Huawei Enjoy 9
  • Huawei Enjoy 9e
  • Huawei Enjoy 9S
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 SE

Honor Smartphones:

  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor 30i
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor View 30 Pro
  • Honor 20e
  • Honor 20i
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor 20 Lite
  • Honor 10i
  • Honor 9A
  • Honor 9C
  • Honor 9S
  • Honor 9X
  • Honor 9X lite
  • Honor 9X Pro
  • Honor 10X
  • Honor 10X Lite
  • Honor 8A
  • Honor 8S
  • Honor 8A Pro
  • Honor X10 Max
  • Honor X10
  • Honor Play 9A
  • Honor Play 8C
  • Honor Play 8A
  • Honor Play 8
  • Honor 30 Youth Edition
  • Honor 20 Youth Edition
  • Honor 10 Youth Edition
  • Honor Play 4T
  • Honor Play 4T Pro
  • Honor Play 4
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor Play 3
  • Honor Play 3e

Huawei and Honor Tablets:

  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 8
  • Huawei MatePad Pro
  • Huawei MediaPad M6
  • Huawei MatePad
  • Huawei MatePad T
  • Huawei MatePad T 10s
  • Huawei MatePad T 10
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2
  • Honor Pad 6
  • Honor Pad V6
  • Honor Pad X6

Note: 

Some of these devices are only available to the Chinese market and have different software versions compared to their global counterparts.

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