Honor View 20 update: May 2019 patch adds support for Huawei Ark Compiler, improves system fluidity, and more

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May 10, 2019: There is a new update rolling out to the View 20 in China as EMUI 9.1.0.211 or 9.1.0.212, depending on which version you are coming from. In addition to May 2019 security patches, the update also adds support for Huawei Ark Compiler and improves system performance and fluidity, fixes the issue of the camera crashing in certain scenarios, and optimizes the knuckle screenshot function, reduces accidental touches.

The airborne update has just started rolling out in China, but we also expect it to make way to other markets pretty soon.

April 26, 2019: A new update is available in China for the Honor V20, known elsewhere as the Honor View 20. The update is arriving as version 9.1.0.201 or 9.1.0.202 depending on the current version installed on your phone.

If you are currently on version 9.1.0.113, the former update is yours and for those on version 9.1.0.114, the latter version is yours.

According to the available changelog, the new update introduces several changes. It optimizes the camera performance and improves photo quality and introduces support for instantaneous sharing of clipboard and screen recordings between your phone and Huawei MateBook.

As part of the update, the View 20’s GPU Turbo 3.0 acceleration technology now supports dozens of more games, allowing you to enjoy an improved gaming experience.

April 24, 2019: Arriving as version 9.0.1.173 for those currently using version 9.0.1.165 (or version 9.0.1.174 for those using version 9.0.1.166), the latest Honor View 20 update adds the AR Measure app that lets users measure dimensions of objects as well as human height.

The same update also optimizes touchscreen sensitivity and improves general system-wide stability and performance, so be sure to grab it once the OTA download notification shows up.


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For the latest software update news related to the Honor View 20, you are in the right place. On this page, we’ve put together details about minor and major software updates of the View 20, be it official or unofficial, as and when we get them.

Whether you want to know about the latest Android security patch available for your View 20, if bugs have been fixed, what new features have been included in the latest version or whether your device is receiving a new Android OS, this post should take care of all your View 20 software update concerns.

Honor View 20 update timeline

Date Firmware & Android OS version Changelog
09 May 2019 9.1.0.211/212 | Android 9 May 2019 security patch, adds support for Huawei Ark Compiler and improves system performance and fluidity, Fixes the issue of the camera crashing in certain scenarios, and Optimizes the knuckle screenshot function, reduces accidental touches
26 Apr 2019 9.1.0.201/202 | Android 9 Optimizes the camera performance and improves photo quality, adds support for instantaneous sharing of clipboard and screen recordings between your phone and Huawei MateBook, GPU Turbo 3.0 acceleration technology now supports dozens of more games, allowing you to enjoy an improved gaming experience
24 Apr 2019 9.0.1.173/174 | Android 9 Adds AR Measure app for measuring dimensions of objects as well as human height and optimizes touchscreen sensitivity (China)
03 Apr 2019 9.0.1.160 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch, bug fixes, optimizations, and more
15 Mar 2019 9.0.1.143/144 | Android 9 March 2019 security patch, optimized touch screen sensitivity, and improved system performance and stability
01 Mar 2019 9.0.1.137/138 | Android 9 Installs EMUI 9.0.1.137 on top of build 9.0.1.129/131 or EMUI 9.0.1.138 on top of build 9.0.1.130/132. The update includes February 2019 security patch, improvements to camera super night mode, updates pre-downloaded songs for more preferences, and improves the clarity and stability of WeChat voice calls when the screen turns off
23 Feb 2019 9.0.1.129 | Android 9 January 2019 security patch, support for ViLTE calling, camera improvement, touchscreen sensitivity improvement, and more. The update still has Magic UI 2.0.1 on top of Pie
04 Feb 2019 9.0.1.128 | Android 9 Installs software version 9.0.1.128 (C675E7R1P4) with January 2019 security patch, Adds AI Ultra Clarity camera mode, optimizes camera performance in certain scenarios, adds a variety of more attractive themes, and improves system stability
22 January 2019 9.0.1.117 | Android 9 Pre-installed

Honor View 20 Android Q update

  • Eligible for Android Q
  • The update may be released in Q4 2019

The Honor View 20 runs Android 9 Pie out of the box and being one of Honor’s premium handsets, an update to Android Q is guaranteed. What we can’t guarantee is the exact release date, but we hope to see the rollout begin in Q3 or Q4 2019.

Gaming+ mode coming soon

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February 27, 2019: There is a new Honor View 20 feature being lined up for a future update. Dubbed Gaming+, this feature is meant to improve the View 20s gaming capabilities by up to 20% with the help of AI to determine the best CPU and GPU clockspeeds required to render the upcoming frame. This way, Honor says the gameplay will remain at a smooth 60fps without the need of boosting the clockspeed.

The Huawei-owned sub-brand has also revealed that it is moving towards Vulcan-based gaming that will essentially enable HDR rendering to improve the image quality when gaming. This feature, together with the said Gaming+ mode, will soon work with games like Fornite for Android, Arena of Valor and QQ Speed.

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Even better is that Honor View 20 owners will also get an exclusive Honor Guard outfit that can be redeemed via the official HiHonor.com website.

In the future, the 3D ToF sensor on the back of the View 20 will come handy when shopping thanks to integration with AR capabilities. So far, the sensor can already be used to track your body in 3D when playing motion-controlled games.

At the moment, we don’t know when exactly these updates will be made available for the View 20, but with Honor having already confirmed their arrival, it’s only a matter of time.

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