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Huawei Mate 20 Pro update: Android Q beta available; Stable EMUI 9.1 arrives in China and May 2019 patch released too

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May 09, 2019: The Mate 20 Pro has a new update rolling out as EMUI 9.0.0.265 (C185E10R1P16). Going by the firmware version, we are looking at an update that’s rolling out in the Middle East and Africa, but other regions should also receive it in the coming days.

As for what to expect, the update tags along May 2019 security patches in a package that weighs 332MB, so we expect more than just the typical security patch.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro May 2019 security update

May 07, 2019: Google has just announced the public Android Q beta program for its Pixel phones, but this time the list of supported phones has grown bigger to include more than 15 non-Google phones, among them the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

April 18, 2019: Huawei is rolling out a huge update to the Mate 20 Pro in China as version EMUI 9.1.0.116. The update comes shortly after the release of April 2019 security patches as the first EMUI 9.1.0.115 beta, but this one is a stable rollout, suggesting that Huawei is quite satisfied with the update and deems it good enough for public use.

The new EMUI 9.1 update has a lot that it adds to the Mate 20 Pro, all of which is captured in the screenshots below.


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

DateEMUI version & Android OSChangelog
09 May 20199.0.0.265 | Android 9Installs EMUI 9.0.0.265 (C185E10R1P16) with May 2019 security update
19 Apr 20199.1.0.116 | Android 9Stable EMUI 9.1 update with April 2019 security patch, support for long-pressing the power button to trigger HiVoice digital assistant, GPU Turbo technology, PC continuity for sharing content with Matebook, displaying third-party app notifications when display is off, motion sensing games, incoming call videos for contacts, and improves system stability in certain scenarios (China)
11 Apr 20199.1.0.115 | Android 9Installs EMUI 9.1 beta update, April 2019 security patch, adds support for displaying messages of third-party apps when the screen is off, Allows you to press and hold the Power button for a second to launch HiVoice, Huawei’s GPU Turbo acceleration technology now supports dozens of more games, allowing you to enjoy an improved gaming experience (China)
25 Mar 20199.0.0.224 | Android 9March 2019 security patch in India as EMUI 9.0.0.224 (C675E14R1P17), bug fixes, and more
15 Mar 20199.0.1.107 | Android 9The new update adds multiple green apps and simplifies settings and options of the device (China)
24 Jan 20199.0.0.185 | Android 9Turns 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 20199.0.0.183 | Android 9Installs EMUI 9.0.0.183 (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 20199.0.0.171 (C185E10R1P16) | Android 9December 2018 security patch, improvements to face unlock and camera performance, bug fixes, and more
06 Dec 20189.0.0.142 (C316E11R1P16) | Android 9Improvements 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 20189.0.0.126 (C316E11R1P16) | Android 9Adds new filters and effects, introduces the AI zoom feature for improved mini video recording and integrates October 2018 security patches
28 Oct 20189.0.0.122 (C432E10R1P16) | Android 9Optimizes Face unlock performance, includes new features in the camera app (new filters and effects, AI zoom for mini video recording)

Mate 20 Pro updates

Mate 20 Pro Android Q update

  • Android Q beta is available
  • The stable version expected in Q3/Q4 2019

Huawei Mate 20 Pro joined the Android Q beta program in May 2019 and even though it got ousted a while later, it was restored into the program soon after. We expect that the stable version, which will include EMUI 10 on top, will be ready somewhere in September/October 2019.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Android Q beta

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