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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 Nova 5T EMUI 12 update changelog

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Huawei Nova 5T EMUI 12 changelog

Huawei global consumers are waiting for their turn to test the brand new EMUI 12 software. Meanwhile, Huawei has begun the EMUI 12 beta testing program for popular smartphones including flagship devices.

In terms of popularity, the first choice is Huawei Nova 5T alongside flagships smartphones. Last November, Huawei confirmes the Nova 5T eligibility for EMUI 12 software system. Since then, Huawei Nova 5T is under EMUI 12 beta testing and receiving beta build via OTA update.

One thing to be noted, Huawei Nova 5T EMUI 12 beta is only available to users, who have participated in EMUI 12 beta testing through the Huawei Beta app. Meanwhile, the corresponding device users have to wait a bit longer to install the EMUI 12.

Coming to Huawei Nova 5T EMUI 12 changelog, brings features that will provide you with a new user experience thanks to the environment that is inspired by HarmonyOS operating system. The set of offerings consists of a fresh user interface that has a separate notification and control panel as well as functionalities such as new fonts.

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More interestingly, EMUI 12 also has a multi-device file management system, Huawei Share as well as a cooperative authentication function between smartphones and laptops. To know more about the EMUI 12 beta features, check the full changelog below and explore the details.

Huawei Nova 5T EMUI 12 changelog

Huawei Nova 5T EMUI 12 Changelog:

Font:

  • Supports more flexible font adjustment, in which you can adjust the font size and width with a slider.

Neuromorphic Design:

  • Applies the concept of neuromorphic to UI elements. Simple colors, tones, shadows, and highlights are used to achieve a more realistic effect.

Smart Folders:

  • Supports pressing and holding app folders on the home screen to enlarge them and make the apps within them easier to access.

Notification Panel and Control Panel:

  • Allows you to swipe down from the top left of the screen to access the Notifications panel to view notifications, and swipe down from the top right of the screen to access the control panel for shortcuts.
  • Adds an audio control area to the control panel to make it easy to switch between different audio devices and apps. Allows you to quickly activate cross-screen cooperation by tapping symbols for Huawei laptops and tablets in the “Device +” area of ​​the control panel.

Cooperative Security:

  • Adds a cooperative authentication function between cellphones and laptops, which allows you to unlock your phone by entering the screen unlock password for the phone on Huawei laptop when the phone and laptop are connected through cross-screen cooperation are.

Multi-device file management:

  • Supports access to documents or pictures on the phone via a laptop without connecting the two devices with a data cable.

Huawei Share:

  • Improves the transfer speed of Huawei Share for faster file sharing between Huawei phones, tablets, and laptops
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Have you received stable EMUI 12 on Huawei Mate 30 Pro?

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro EMUI 12

Hey Huawei users! EMUI 12 stable rollout has finally started in the global market for flagship smartphones. Are you excited to grab it? Well, the company has released the stable EMUI 12 for Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone users.

Currently, the EMUI 12 major software update is in the initial stage of the rollout. So, it may take some to cover all the Huawei Mate 30 Pro devices in the global market. To be mentioned, stable EMUI 12 launched with a package size of around 1GB, so maintain sufficient storage before upgrading.

Speaking about the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, it belongs to the first of Huawei that launched with 5G capabilities. Not only this, but Huawei Mate 30 series was also the first to equip with Huawei Mobile Service (HMS) instead of Google Mobile Service (GMS).

In terms of software, Huawei Mate 30 Pro initially unveiled factory packed with EMUI 10 based on Android 10 and followed by EMUI 10.1 as well as EMUI 11 software versions. Now, Huawei Mate 30 Pro owner it’s time to enjoy EMUI 12 software version and its brand new features.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro EMUI 12

The EMUI 12 comes with a new user interface design that applies the concept of neuromorphic to UI elements, flexible fonts, smart folders for easier access, a notification panel, and a control panel for a better user experience.

In addition, it has a cooperative authentication function between smartphones and laptops, brings support to multi-device file management as well as improves the file transfer speed via Huawei Share and more.

So, Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone owners have you received a stable EMUI 12 software update? Please, let us know your answer via the Twitter poll linked below and also leave your thoughts in the comment section.

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Huawei EMUI January 2022 Updates List

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EMUI January 2022 updates

We’re officially in a new year and Huawei is about to release the latest January 2022 EMUI security patch details for its devices that protect them against threats and vulnerabilities. Throughout January 2022, Huawei will deliver several EMUI software updates.

New software update always arrives with numerous changes made to the system including optimizations, security improvements, feature addition, and more. The regular EMUI update rollout enhances the overall device performance and provides better security to the device.

Aside from this, the Chinese tech maker has also started EMUI 12 beta in the global market. This new version of EMUI is launched with brand new UI, latest features, and improvements that provide a next-level user experience similar to HarmonyOS.

Currently, the EMUI 12 beta testing is started for flagships smartphones belonging to P40, Mate 40, and Mate 30 series. However, the company has also begun the rollout of the EMUI 12 beta update for the registered beta testers.

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However, a major update doesn’t affect the regular software update release of Huawei devices. So, in this update archive, you will get all insights of all types of EMUI updates released in the month of January 2022 for Huawei devices.

EMUI January 2022 updates

Huawei EMUI January 2022 Updates:

January 13, 2022:

  • Wow, Huawei Enjoy 9 with EMUI 8.2 getting July 2021 update [4 year old] that comes with EMUI 8.2 version 8.2.0.207/209. Read more

January 11, 2022:

  • Huawei P40 Lite E December 2021 update arrives with an upgraded EMUI version 10.1.0.224 (C432E2R1P1). Read more
  • Huawei has kicked off a new EMUI software update for the Huawei Nova 8i smartphone that prioritizes the installation of the November 2021 security patch. Read more

January 10, 2022:

  • Huawei is sending a new EMUI software update for Huawei P Smart 2021 smartphone that mainly installs December 2021 security patch. Read more
  • Huawei has kicked off a new EMUI software update for Huawei P30 Lite New Edition that EMUI version 10.1.0.388 with a software package size of 258MB. Read more

January 7, 2022:

  • Huawei P40 lite is receiving December 2021 security update with EMUI version 10.1.0.338 and update OTA package size of 258 megabytes. This software update improves the overall quality of the device and enhances its security.
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 is receiving major software update that brings new features for the consumers in the UK.

January 3, 2022:

  • Huawei MatePad T8 smartphone running on EMUI 10.1 is receiving December 2021 security update for improved system security. Read more
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