Huawei Mate 20 update: New OTA brings stable EMUI 9.1

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April 19, 2019: A new update is rolling out to the Mate 20 in China as EMUI, which improves the system stability in certain scenarios and fixes bugs here and there.

The update, the first stable EMUI 9.1 version to arrive as an upgrade from EMUI 9.0, also has plenty of other stuff on board, among them, support for long-pressing the power button to trigger HiVoice digital assistant, GPU Turbo technology, and April 2019 security patches.

There is even more to the update, as captured in the screengrabs below, but still, doesn’t justify the massive 4.56GB file size.

Huawei Mate 20 update April 2019

The update is arriving over the air, but you need at least EMUI installed to receive the download notification. Just so you know, the update is available for models HMA-AL00 and HMA-TL00.

Huawei Mate 20 software update

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For the latest Huawei Mate 20 software update news, this page has everything you need. We’ve put together both major and minor software update news, their changelogs, alongside their release dates. The page will also bring you unofficial software update news from various corners of the Android community.

Huawei Mate 20 update timeline

DateEMUI version & Android OSChangelog
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, 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)
15 Mar 20199.0.1.107 | Android 9The new update adds multiple green apps and simplifies settings and options of the device (China)
08 Mar 20199.0.0.198 | Android 9February 2019 security patch
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 (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)

Huawei Mate 20 OTA update

Huawei Mate 20 Android Q update

  • Eligible for Android Q and R

Huawei Mate 20 will receive at least two major Android OS upgrades, beginning with Android Q. No Huawei device participated in Android P early access program, but we hope this will change with Android Q, whose developer preview is expected in less than two months.


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