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PSA: Huawei rolling out Petal Search and other apps through software update for its old smartphones

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Within a time span, Huawei rolls out a different number of software updates for its devices. These software updates add new optimizations, features, improvements, and fix bugs. On the other hand, the major OTA updates come to change the entire look of the user interface and the feature that ramp up the user experience.

But every day, Huawei innovates new things, and the company doesn’t delay to roll them out to the Huawei device owners. As recently, the company began to send a new software package for smartphone owners including the Huawei P30 series, Mate 20 series, and Nova 5T devices.

This update is currently released on EMUI 11 platform and comes with a new changelog. So, what this changelog contains? Well, it has a number of new apps. Yes, you are reading it right but what are they?

There are two main changes that this software update has, which consist of improvements for the system and adds new apps.

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According to the changelog, the update Improves system stability in certain scenarios and adds quick download shortcuts for the following apps:

  • Petal Search
  • Reader
  • Petal Maps
  • Member Center

Furthermore, it adds GameCenter and SkyTone apps.

Aside from these, some of the recipients of this package also installed the latest security patch for better system security. Since some of these apps support EMUI 10.1 and EMUI 10, the Chinese tech giant likely to give this software package to more smartphones but there’s no confirmation on that available at the moment.

A point to be noted that Huawei P40 and Mate 40 series, as well as Mate 30 series, have been shipped with these apps pre-installed and some of the models received Petal Maps update later on.

From the current perspective, we can expect that Huawei will further expand this update to more devices and more regions. Because this is not the first time when Huawei tried to install additional apps in its phones through software updates.

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Increasing user engagements:

Last year in May, Huawei installed Huawei Assistant (app) and Smart Charge (feature) to its old smartphones via OTA software updates. These changes done in the system clearly reflect the setting and in the app section of the smartphones.

Through these changes, Huawei is increasing user engagement for these apps and trying to broaden its user base, which very much possible because Huawei has a huge number of existing smartphone users.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable getting November 2022 EMUI update

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Huawei Mate Xs 2 smartphone users have started collecting the November 2022 security update. The latest update is making its way into the global market and will gradually roll out in other regions.

In terms of the offering, the update has packed some useful fixes and improvements for the device’s security system. As a result, users will experience a more reliable and responsive system after feeding the new firmware to their handsets.

Interestingly, this is the second security update for the Huawei Mate Xs 2 folding phones within a month. With the onset of this month, the corresponding device owners received the October 2022 security patch.

However, users were expecting the latest firmware update for the flagship model. As of now, the wait is over and Huawei Mate Xs 2 can install the November 2022 update with the EMUI 12.0.1.186 version along with a 371MB package.

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The update is appearing via OTA medium in the global region. In the meantime, you can sneak into the Settings menu to grab the latest build manually.

  • Go to the Settings app
  • Swipe up and select System & Updates option
  • Select Software Updates
  • Tap on the CHECK FOR UPDATES option
  • Let the device search for the new firmware
  • Click on Download and Install tab

Before proceeding, make sure that you have a sufficient amount of storage and battery level to conduct the installation. Also, take a backup of your important data to prevent any kind of loss.

Huawei Mate X3 coming soon!

Huawei never misses a chance to surprise its users with unique and interesting gadgets. In the latest development, we heard about the Huawei Mate X3 folding phone that could make an official debut in January, next year.

No doubt, the device will bring some amazing tugs and tweaks on board. While there is some time to get the first look at the upcoming foldable, you can get slight details from the link given below.

Know More: Huawei Mate X3 sample version begins to rollout, launching soon

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EMUI 13 Features: Super Device, App Gestures, Widgets, SuperStorage and more

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Huawei EMUI 13 is a complete reflection of the HarmonyOS 3 operating system and make no mistake to differentiate both of these. With EMUI 13, Huawei has rained a new type of excitement for global phone users with a bunch of new features.

Although, EMUI 13 is kind of similar to the last version but the new features are something that you haven’t seen before in an EMUI software ecosystem. The level of accessibility and enrichment brought in by this new EMUI will further scale your user experience.

so, without further ado, let dive right into it.

EMUI 13 Features:

  • App Swipe Up Gesture
  • Service Widgets
  • Stack Widgets
  • Group Widgets
  • Smart Folders
  • Drag to share
  • Multi-Tasking and Sharing
  • Multi-screen
  • Multi-cam
  • Share Music
  • SuperStorage
  • Privacy and Security
  • Photo Security

App Swipe up gesture:

This is feature was introduced with HarmonyOS 2 but doesn’t come with EMUI 12. Therefore, EMUI 13 is the software that finally brought in-app swipe-up gestures also known as app snippets.

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EMUI 13 features swipe gestures

The feature works as a trigger to expand app features such as the app’s own service widget or set of key features. This allows you to launch a specific feature on the spot. However, you can also pin an app’s service widget on the home screen.

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Service Widgets:

Making its grand debut in the EMUI universe, service widgets are home screen cards that provide quick access to an app’s key features or reading. For example, the health widget will show you consumption, as well as step counts, and the camera widget will let you take photos in four different modes. Widgets come in different sizes to fit in the layout.

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Stack and Group Widgets:

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To save space and keep the home screen layout clean, there are two additions – stack widgets and group widgets. These two features work according to their names but are quite helpful.

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Smart Folders:

The new Large Folders are now smarter than ever, it comes in a variety of sizes, and you just need to hold and stretch the anchor to resize large folders according to the app inside the folder.

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Drag to share:

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Sharing is further improved and becomes accessible, long press on any text, pic, or file that catches your eye, drags it to SuperHub, and paste or share it to any app or connected device. You can find, reuse, and delete previously pasted and shared content with ease.

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Super Device:

Super Device is a way to go, and it’s finally here. EMUI 13 brings you a Super Device feature that supports collaborations between a wider range of devices – including the Huawei Vision, Huawei MateBook, and Huawei MatePad Paper, Eyewear, Earbuds, Smartwatches, Tablets, and more.

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Multi-screen:

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Multi-screen collaboration now comes with a landscape window mode, which allows you to open apps in large landscape windows to maximize the view.

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Multi-Cam:

Another EMUI 13 feature allows you to shoot from any angle on any connected phone, and get a side-by-side view on a single screen. During video chats, you can switch between the cameras on your different devices, which is the next level of innovation.

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Share music:

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Want to share music with your friend from a smartphone? Yes, you can do that with EMUI 13, just connect the FreeBuds devices and share up to two earbuds at the same time. While also controlling volume level.

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SuperStorage:

EMUI 13 brings you this unique capability, SuperStorage to clear up to 20GB of storage space by stacking duplicate files, compressing less-used apps, and eliminating unnecessary re-downloads to create room for your important storage requirements.

Privacy and Security:

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EMUI 13 takes care of the privacy and security of your Huawei smartphone. This happens with the courtesy of the privacy center and security center to review app access, and personal data and inform you about the device’s vital information.

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Photo Security:

One of the innovations that EMUI 13 has over its competitor is the Sensitive information removal tool that could remove picture location, time, and device model used to shoot the picture.

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Huawei EMUI November 2022 Updates List

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We’re officially in November and Huawei continues to rollout new EMUI security updates and improvements for smartphones in the global market.

Meanwhile, we also noted that the release of the October 2022 security patch for flaghip phones – P50 Pro, Mate 30 Pro, and P40 Pro is still in the air. As these phone users continue to ramp up reports on the receiving.

Still, we don’t have a clue about EMUI 13, yes, Huawei has not released a roadmap or testing details on this upcoming EMUI version. On the other hand, fans are waiting eagerly to get their hands on the next EMUI version.

As revealed in the listing, EMUI 13 comes with new features and optimizations over EMUI 12. This version has brand-new service widgets, and an improved large folder system with more layouts. Huawei has also increased safety with new security and privacy center.

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Amid this software-related stuff, we also noticed that Huawei is expanding the reach of the Mate 50 series in different countries. To be mentioned, Mate 50 lineup is the first to pre-pack with EMUI 13 software. Yet, a rollout for old devices is what everyone is looking at.

Furthermore, Huawei Nova Y61 also marked the debut for global consumers. It features a 50MP triple AI-powered camera system and comes with a 22.5W super fast charger, 5000mAh battery, and EMUI 12 software.

Aside from all of the action-packed sequences, this article will give you updates on each Huawei EMUI firmware rollout happening in the month of November 2022. Check them below.

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It’s time to wrap up the archive of software updates for November 2022. Thanks for tuning in.

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November 30, 2022:

  • November 2022 EMUI software update out for Huawei P50 Pocket flip foldable device.

November 28, 2022:

  • Huawei Sound Joy is receiving November 2022 software update that brings stability improvement for a better user experience.
  • Huawei P50 Pro smartphone in Europe is getting November 2022 EMUI security patch. Don’t forget to fetch it.
  • Huawei is improving Mate 40 Pro with November 2022 software update and it’s rolling out in the global market.
  • Huawei P40 Pro users grip November 2022 EMUI 12 software security release.

November 26, 2022:

  • Huawei Nova 9 smartphone is getting November 2022 EMUI security patch that installs various new improvements for the system.

November 25, 2022:

  • Huawei Mate Xs foldable phone in the global market installing November 2022 EMUI security update with EMUI version 12.0.0.290.
  • Huawei Nova Y70 smartphone is receiving November 2022 EMUI software update with EMUI 12.0.0.198 build version.
  • Huawei P50 Pro is receiving November 2022 security update with EMUI 12 version 12.0.1.286. However, users are waiting for a new major upgrade.
  • Huawei P30 Pro smartphone users with EMUI 12 are receiving November 2022 security update. The phone is getting this new firmware with version 12.0.0.144.

November 24, 2022:

  • Huawei P30 Lite is getting a new software update with EMUI 12 version 12.0.0.240 and patches to improve the phone’s security.

November 21, 2022:

  • Huawei is rolling out VOTE and VoWiFi HD feature for some flagship including Huawei P40 Series, Mate 40 Pro and Mate 30 Pro global models running EMUI 12 software.
  • Huawei P40 Pro global units are getting November 2022 EMUI software update with EMUI version 12.0.0.290.

November 15, 2022:

  • In some markets, Huawei Mate 50 Pro users are reported of upgrading over HarmonyOS 3 from EMUI 13. Read more.

November 10, 2022:

  • Huawei P40 Lite is getting October 2022 security update in Europe that comes with EMUI 12.0.0.246. However, the update doesn’t include any additional changes.
  • Huawei is sending a new software patch for Nova 9 SE smartphone that installs important system improvement patches for the users.

November 8, 2022:

  • Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 users are getting EMUI 12 in more countries

November 2, 2022:

  • Huawei Mate Xs 2 and P50 Pro smartphones are getting October 2022 patches with EMUI 12 version 12.0.1.178 and 12.0.1.216 respectively. These two software rollouts are important to improve the phone’s security.

November 1, 2022:

  1. Huawei P40 lite is one of the last smartphones to get the October 2022 EMUI security patch in November, yet it’s important that the phone is still getting a new software update, as it runs on EMUI 12.
  2. Huawei P40 Pro is one of the most remarkable smartphones in the industry and it has been served October 2022 security patch with EMUI 12.0.0.276 version.
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