Honor Play Pie update: New OTA rolling out with new AI functions, Jan 2019 patches, bug fixes and more

Honor Play Android 9 Pie

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January 15, 2019: While those in India are just receiving the update to Android 9 Pie, those in China can already install a newer EMUI 9.0.0.181 update that brings along a new Android security patch for January 2019, adds voice recognition function to the FlyPods Pro, new AI smart scheduling technology, accurate and timely allocation of resources to enhance the gaming experience, and fixes an issue with screen recording/screenshotting the multitasking interface in certain cases. Note that this changelog has been translated from Chinese, so it might not be accurate.

The update is available over the air, meaning it will take some time before everyone gets the download notification, so be patient. Also, the fact that it’s rolling out in China means that the global version will take some time before coming out. That means even more patience, but we will let you know when it begins rolling out.

So far, the update is available for models COR-AL00, COR-AL10, and COR-TL00.

January 14, 2019: Honor Play users in India got the nod to join Android 9 Pie beta program weeks after the OS was made available in China and some parts of Europe. This meant the stable version was always going to arrive after China and Europe, which is actually the case as of this writing, where the OTA is arriving as EMUI 9.0.0.156 (C675E5R1P9).

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Original article below:

Huawei Honor Play is one of the most popular phones because it’s an affordable, yet highly capable smartphone, an approach that has propelled the Honor series into one very popular smartphone brand. Due to its popularity, everyone wants to know what Huawei has in store with respect to the Honor Play’s software updates, be it major or minor updates – something this post is here to tackle.

So, without further ado, let’s dig in.

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Honor Play update timeline

Date Software version Changelog
15 Jan 2019 9.0.0.181 | Android 9.0 January 2019 security patch, adds voice recognition function to the FlyPods Pro, new AI smart scheduling technology, accurate and timely allocation of resources to enhance the gaming experience, and fixes an issue with screen recording/screenshotting the multitasking interface in certain cases
14 Jan 2019 9.0.0.156 | Android 9.0 Installs stable EMUI 9.0.0.156 (C675E5R1P9) update based on Android 9 Pie in India
18 Dec 2018 9.0.0.167 | Android 9.0 December 2018 security patch in China
28 Nov 2018 9.0.0.156 | Android 9.0 Bug fixes and performance improvements
28 Nov 2018 8.2.0.151 | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch in India (C675)
14 Nov 2018 8.2.0.140 | Android 8.1 Brings support for animations through hand gestures for the AR gesture support for the AR lens feature in the camera app, October security fixes
10 Nov 2018 9.0.0.125 | Android 9.0 Stable Android 9 Pie update with EMUI 9.0, for China only
13 Oct 2018 EMUI 9.0.0.115 | Android 9.0 Installs Android 9 Pie beta on Asian-Pacific (C636), Middle East (C185), and European (C432) variants; OTA began rolling out in India on 27 October 2018
13 Oct 2018 EMUI 9.0.0.305 | Android 9.0 Installs Android 9 Pie beta on Indian variant (C675)
30 Sep 2018 EMUI 8.2.0.142 | Android 8.1 Full-screen navigation gestures, WeChat fingerprint payments, and more
14 Sep 2018 EMUI 9.0.0.302 | Android 9 Android 9 Pie update (beta) released in Europe
12 Sep 2018 EMUI 8.2.0.141 | Android 8.1 Full-screen navigation gestures
10 Sep 2018 EMUI 8.2.0.120 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch, fixes for call recording issue, and installed 4D smart shock feature
24 Aug 2018 EMUI 8.2.0.110 | Android 8.1 Added GPU Turbo technology and August 2018 security patch

Honor Play Android 9 Pie update

  • Stable update available globally, including India

Huawei Honor Play started receiving an update to stable Android 9 Pie in China in early November and later on, beginning December 18, the update arrived on the global unit. With the beta having arrived in India weeks after tests started elsewhere, the Pie update for this region had to wait until mid-January 2019 to arrive.

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GPU Turbo

Honor Play users in China are receiving the second iteration of GPU Turbo technology that comes with optimizations for 8 new games and improves system response by over 25%. The new EMUI 9 update also installs a Digital Balance app that mimics the Digital Wellbeing feature by Google and HiVision that also mimics another of Google’s features, the Google Lens.

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Sharing a love-hate relationship with Biotechnology in college, Husain moved on to his true calling of being a tech geek through and through. While briefly being persuaded by the iPhone, he made it back to the Android camp with the OnePlus One and has been a loyal comrade since.