Huawei Mate 20 Pro update: New OTA adds multiple green apps and simplifies settings and options

Huawei Mate 20 pro software update

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March 16, 2019: Those using the Mate 20 Pro in China with model numbers LYA-AL00, LYA-AL10, and LYA-TL00 have a new update to EMUI, which adds multiple green apps and simplifies settings and options of the device.

Huawei has already published the changelog, which says the update certifies multiple apps as green ones for your selection and simplifies settings and options for easier operation. It also adds that TrustSpace will now be found in Security & privacy under Settings while the settings for Virus scan and other options now appear under Online virus scan.

The update also unifies the auto-update settings of the phone number directory and business card templates under Auto-update databases.

February 18, 2019: There is a new feature in the latest Huawei Mate 20 Pro update rolling out that lets users add a second face for authentication, you know, just like you can add multiple fingerprints. The same update, which has been confirmed for the Chinese market, also adds the ability to hide lockscreen notifications before scanning your face, facial recognition for the secure vault and payments in WeChat and Alipay.

Original article below:

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the ultimate flagship smartphone from the Chinese company for the year 2019. The phone, as expected, packs some punch in terms of performance hardware, but we all know the big role software plays in maintaining peak overall performance in the long term.

On this page, we bring you all the news about what Huawei will be doing to the Mate 20 Pro software as it aims to maintain top-notch performance and improve it even further with new features, functionalities as well as fixes for any bugs that may pop up along the way.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro update timeline

Date EMUI version & Android OS Changelog
15 Mar 2019 | Android 9 The new update adds multiple green apps and simplifies settings and options of the device (China)
24 Jan 2019 | Android 9 Turns on the automatic watermark switch and automatically add the Leica watermark, Folder layout updated to 3×4 format when using the rear camera recording for a better experience, bug fixes, and January 2019 security patch in China
22 Jan 2019 | Android 9 Installs EMUI (C636E10R3P2) update with January 2019 security patch, super macro camera mode for  better closeup photos and improvements to the smoothness of navigation gestures, the zoom shortcut in the viewfinder, and call experience in certain scenarios
04 Jan 2019 (C185E10R1P16) | Android 9 December 2018 security patch, improvements to face unlock and camera performance, bug fixes, and more
06 Dec 2018 (C316E11R1P16) | Android 9 Improvements to face unlock, fingerprint unlocking speed, and camera quality, better positioning in Google Maps, fixes Google Messages notification badge issue and integrates the November 2018 security patches
01 Nov 2018 (C316E11R1P16) | Android 9 Adds new filters and effects, introduces the AI zoom feature for improved mini video recording and integrates October 2018 security patches
28 Oct 2018 (C432E10R1P16) | Android 9 Optimizes Face unlock performance, includes new features in the camera app (new filters and effects, AI zoom for mini video recording)

Mate 20 Pro Android Q update

Huawei Mate 20 Pro will receive at least two major Android OS upgrades, beginning with Android Q. No Huawei device participated in Android P early access program. Whether this will change when the first Android Q developer preview is released next year remains to be seen.


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