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Petal apps and system improvements rolling out for Honor 20 and 20 Pro devices [Global]

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After the separation of Honor and its parent brand Huawei, the Honor device user started worrying about their future. As of now, HarmonyOS 2.0 is a much-anticipated topic among Huawei and Honor consumers.

According to the previous information, the Honor devices that were launched ahead of the Huawei-Honor breakup, are eligible to upgrade over HarmonyOS.

Additionally, it was also reported that Honor 30 and 20 series smartphones are currently under HarmonyOS 2.0 beta-testing pool in China.

Besides this, Honor has begun sending a new software update for the Honor 20 and 20 Pro smartphones. This update comes with a full package of new features that enhances the user’s experience and installs new apps.

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According to the changelog, Honor 20 update brings quick download icons for popular apps including Petal Search, Reader, Petal Maps, Member Center, Link Now, and Game Center. The update also improves system stability for better performance.

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Honor 20 devices owners can check the latest Magic UI 4 version and detailed changelog below.

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.

New Magic UI 4 Version:

Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro smartphone starts receiving new Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.146 (C431E4R5P4) with a big update size of 0.99 GB.

Changelog:

  • System: Improves system stability in all scenarios
  • Apps: Added quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Search, Reader, Petal Maps, Member Center, and Link Now
  • Apps: Added the Game Center app

Update steps:

There are two ways that you can download this latest software update, both of these areas the following:

VIA SETTINGS:

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  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap Software update
  4. Tap Check for Updates
  5. Download and Install
  6. Install

After the installation and restart, we recommend you let the system optimize the new application so your device can run smoothly on further commands.

VIA SUPPORT:

You can also request this update via the Support app with the following instructions.

  1. Open the Support app
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Tap on Update
  4. Download and Install
  5. Install

Thanks to the tipster: Tamil G

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

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Honor Play 9A receiving November 2021 security update

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Honor Play 9A November update

Huawei has started delivering a new software update for Honor Play 9A that installs a security patch released in November 2021. This latest update improves the overall security of the smartphone by fixing different levels of exploits and issues.

As per the changelog, this update installs the latest Magic UI software version Magic UI 3.1.0.191 upgraded from Magic UI 3.1.0.190. So, consumers if you have an Honor Play 9A phone, we recommend installing your device on November 2021 update as soon as possible.

The November 2021 EMUI security patch fixes one critical, 22 high levels of CVEs, 8 medium levels of CVEs while there’s no low level of CVEs. Additionally, it also fixes 2 high levels and 8 levels of medium CVEs to increase system security.

Models getting updated:

  • Honor Play 9A MOA-AL00
  • Honor Play 9A MOA-AL20
  • Honor Play 9A MOA-TL00

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Honor Play 9A November update

EMUI software update:

  • New firmware: Honor Play 9A getting Magic UI version 3.1.0.191 from Magic UI 3.1.0.190.
  • Changelog: Integrates Android security patch released in November 2021.

Honor Play 9A November update

Update Note:

  • The device must have a better battery backup to install this update that is a minimum of 50%.
  • It’s compulsory to check your storage availability(Internal/External SDcard) to download the latest update as per the size required.
  • A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.

HOW TO UPDATE HONOR Play 9A:

 Via Settings:

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  • Settings
  • System & updates
  • Software update
  • CHECK FOR UPDATES
  • Download and install

Via Support:

  • Support app
  • ServicesTab
  • Update
  • CHECK FOR UPDATES
  • Download and install

Honor Play 9A:

Honor Play 9A was released under the affordable smartphone range with a large battery of 5000mAh, Magic UI 3.0 based on Android 10, and equipped with MediaTek MT6765 processor.

This smartphone features  6.3-inch HD+ LCD display (1600×720), 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, 13MP dual rear camera, 8MP front camera and supports GSM, HSPA, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi.

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Huawei releases July 2021 security update for Honor 20S and Play 9A

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After several Huawei devices, the company is expanding the July 2021 security update for the eligible Honor phones. As per the information, the Honor 20S and Honor Play 9A have begun receiving new security patches released in July 2021.

Huawei’s July 2021 security patch brings fixes for 49 vulnerabilities including 21 high and 28 medium levels of CVEs that could harm your device. Furthermore, it also enhances the overall performance and smoothens the device’s performance.

For your information, this update will gradually cover all the eligible devices and it may take time to show on your device via OTA. Meanwhile, you can also check for new software updates manually.

Software versions

  • Honor 20S: Latest EMUI 10.1 version 10.1.0.119 upgraded from version 10.1.0.117.
  • Honor Play 9A: Latest MagicUI 3.1 version 3.1.0.188 upgraded from version 3.1.0.187.

Honor 20S July 2021 update

Honor 20S:

Honor 20S comes with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolutions. The smartphone equips a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP wide-angle, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP lens for macro shots. It has a 32MP front-facing camera.

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The device packs a 3750mAh battery with 20W fast charging. It is powered by the Kirin  810 octa-core processor. It comes pre-packed with the Android 9.0 based Magic UI 2.1 and currently running on EMUI 10.1 software.

Things to remember:

There are several important points you need to remember before installing the July 2021 patch on your Honor 20S and Honor Play 9A.

  • Make sure your device is not root.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.
  • This update won’t erase your data, but we recommend you to take backup in advance.
  • Follow the update instructions carefully (mentioned below).

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Honor 20S

How to check for updates:

Via Settings: 

  • Open Settings, then go to System & updates and open Software update.
  • Now select Check for updates >> if any update shows up, then hit the Download and install button.

Via Support app:

Alternatively, you can also download software updates using the Support app. To do so:

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  • Open Support app >> tap Service tab on the bottom bar >> then click on Update button.
  • Now select Check for updates, and then press Download and install.
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New Huawei Smart Selection AI camera enters in public testing, launching soon

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According to the latest information, Huawei‘s new Smart Selection AI camera has been spotted on the company’s official online platform – Huawei VMall. The company starts the public testing of this new model on 15th July 2021.

This Smart AI camera price at 249 Yuan (about 38 USD) but it’s available at just 229 Yuan (about 35 USD) during the test. Furthermore, participate in the public test activity to stand a chance to win spin the lucky draw.

By participating in the public test, the winner can get the Huawei Cloud Service Season Card worths 25 Yuan and enjoy the video streaming. However, this benefit can only avail after the first sale of the AI camera, which will start on 25th July 2021.

Main Highlights of the Model:

  • 5GHz WiFi support
  • Distributed capabilities of HarmonyOS
  • 2K ultra-clear pixels
  • 360 dgree horizontal angle
  • 110-degree verticle angle
  • Huawei HiLink Support
  • Supports App remote control

Using the 5G network support Huawei Smart Section AI camera captures high-resolution images with fine details of a human object. With the power of HarmonyOS support, users can also share real-time images established a smart and strong cross-platform connection.

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The latest and precise AI algorithms accurately discovered the human figure and can deliver a direct warning to the Smart Life APP to inform the user in real-time. Furthermore, consumers can also control it from anywhere with the support of the APP remote control feature.

As long as any movement happens in a range of the camera, it starts to follow it and captures the whole 360 views horizontally and 110 vertically. Additionally, it features the low-light full-color technology to detect the clear image even in the weak light at night.

(Source – CNMO)

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