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Question: Do you think Huawei should improve its EMUI software update rollout plans?



Last week, Huawei announced its first batch of devices that’ll receive the Google’s Android 10 (Q) based EMUI 10 software update. Aside from announcing these phones, Huawei hasn’t announced the date for rollout but it’ll happen very soon after Google completes its all beta phases and checks the final release.

Well, the EMUI 10 is too far for many Huawei/Honor smartphone users at this moment. Let’s talk about the EMUI 9.0 and EMUI 9.1 software updates.

There are many smartphone users still waiting for the latest software update, EMUI 9.0 or EMUI 9.1. We have seen this in my latest two articles where our readers showed their disappointment about the Huawei EMUI software update.

I think this is the time for Huawei to improve its software update rollout plans. Year after year, the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer fails to deliver on its commitment for up-to-date software updates, and in doing so significantly reduces the overall tally in the process.

Other smartphone manufacturers can push updates to their smartphones as quickly as they want. The companies like OnePlus, HTC, and now Samsung too is doing better than their previous software update rollout history but it is not the same with Huawei.

I have a very serious question which is very genuine and I am sure you’ll be on my side.

When we talk about Huawei software update: The Chinese company is fair with the home users but not with others (specifically, the European users). Why I am saying this because I am currently using the latest Huawei P30 Pro and received my first update on the very next day when I opened P30 Pro. But, what about the second update? Oh wait, there’s the third update (which is very important) as well which is currently rolling in China.

If this is the case with the latest flagship from the company – you are free to think beyond.

If you go to Huawei support and ask for the software update timeline – you will get something like this: “The rollout process is random, that’s why some devices might receive it earlier and some later.”

You and I both knows that it is not true, Huawei releases a regular software update to its devices in China but takes at least 2 months (or more) to release the same software update for global users.

The latest example, it is now more than a month when Huawei released the EMUI 9.1 beta program for the Mate 20 series in China, and recently the Mate 20 series updated to the stable EMUI 9.1 in the home country. Meanwhile, the international users of the Mate 20 series are dreaming about the EMUI 9.1 beta program every day.

Although, it is not a single case: Huawei has released the EMUI 9.1 beta program for a number of smartphones in China, including Honor devices.

Now I am asking you a very serious question: Do you think Huawei should improve its EMUI software update rollout plans? Don’t forget to drop your comments if you are not happy with Huawei’s current software update plans?

[FYI: I am using the Huawei P30 Pro with EMUI 9.1 and Mate 20 Pro with EMUI 9.0. In my home, the Honor View 20 didn’t get a single software update on it, while the Honor 8X is still dreaming about the EMUI 9.0 update.]