Mate 10 Pie update news and more: New OTA brings Jan 2019 patches, new AI functions, bug fixes and more

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January 29, 2019: A couple of weeks ago, Huawei Mate 10 users in China received a new update that brought about plenty of additions, including January 2019 security patches. Well, it appears that the wait is over for global users of the same phone as an update carrying the same security patch has been spotted in Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions.

The update arrives as EMUI and besides installing a new patch, it also brings general system optimizations. What is still unclear is whether the features that came with B181 in China are also part of the latest rollout, but considering it weighs in at 252MB, there must be more to it than just the latest security patches. Please let us know of the major changes you notice in the comments section below.


January 15, 2019: Users of the Mate 10 in China have a new EMUI update available for download. The update tags along the latest monthly security patches, adds support for Bone ID, a feature that lets users of the Mate 10 use their voice to unlock the device as well as make payments, adds voice commands to FlyPods Pro headsets, and fixes screen playback issues where it would occasionally turn black during multitasking.

In the new update, you also find AI-based features like AI Smart Scheduling for a superior gaming experience as well as plenty of other bug fixes and performance optimizations.

Like any other OTA update, it will take time before all Mate 10 units get the nod, so be sure to remain patient. You can as well try nagging the software update button in the settings menu and you might get lucky.

Original article below:

Huawei’s Mate 10 is a great phone, but the company isn’t resting at that. It wants the phone to be up to speed with the likes of other handsets on the market, which is why since launch, several updates have been rolled out to the flagship, some adding new features and optimizations, and others adding security updates.

On this page, we’ll help you keep track of the software updates you receive on your Mate 10 handset, be it minor or major OS upgrades.


Mate 10 update timeline

Date Software version Changelog
29 Jan 2019 | Android 9.0 Installs EMUI (C636E2R1P13) in the Asia Pacific and EMUI (C432) in Europe that tags along January 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and optimizations
15 Jan 2019 | Android 9.0 January 2019 security patch, Adds Bone ID feature for unlocking the device, making payments, as well as controlling FlyPods Pro headsets using voice commands, fixes screen playback issues where it would occasionally turn black during multitasking, and installs AI-based features like AI Smart Scheduling for a superior gaming experience
18 Dec 2018 | Android 9.0 Installs stable Android 9 Pie on the global variant and December 2018 security patch
10 Nov 2018 | Android 9.0 Installs stable Android 9 Pie update in China
21 Sep 2018 | Android 9.0 Android 9 Pie beta update
24 Jul 2018 (C800) | Android 8.0 July 2018 patch and improvements to connection stability when using HiSuite to connect the phone to a PC
16 Mar 2018 | Android 8.0 Face Unlock, fixes for WeChat issues, optimizes the Settings menu, and installs March 2018 security patch

Mate 10 Android 9 Pie update

  • Stable update now available globally
Region Model no. Current OS Android Pie
Global single-SIM ALP-L09 Android 8.0 Released on December 18, 2018
Global dual-SIM ALP-L29 Android 8.0 Released on December 18, 2018
China ALP-AL00 Android 9.0 Released on 02 November 2018, wider rollout on November 10th

Related: Huawei Android 9 Pie update device list

Huawei started rolling out the stable update to Android 9 Pie for users of the Mate 10 in China in early November. The update came in as EMUI and even though the initial rollout was limited, a full rollout started on November 10th. On December 18th, the Chinese OEM started dishing out the OTA update to global users of the Mate 10.

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