Huawei Nova 2S Pie update news and more: Android 9 EMUI 9.0 beta available with December security fix now

Huawei Nova 2S software updates

Huawei Nova 2S came by in late 2017 as the premium variant of the midrange Nova 2 that came out in mid-June of the same year. On this page, we bring you all that you need to know about the Nova 2S software updates, news, download links and changelogs regarding minor bug fixes and security patches as well as major Android OS upgrades.

Besides the official EMUI updates, we’ll also chime in with cool software updates from unofficial sources like XDA developers and such. Also, the page shall be updated regularly to reflect the latest information available.

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Huawei Nova 2S update timeline

  • Android 9 Pie beta available
  • Stable release expected in January 2019
Date EMUI version & Android OS Changelog
10 Dec 2018 9.0.1.120 | Android 9 Another beta update based on EMUI 9.0 and Android 9 Pie, brings December 2018 security fix
10 Dec 2018 8.0.0.351 | Android 8.0 November security fix
28 Nov 2018 8.0.0.196 | Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
20 Nov 2018 9.0.5.56 | Android 9 Installs EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie for models HWI-AL00 and HWI-TL00 (China)

Huawei Nova 2S Android 9 Pie update

  • Android 9 Pie beta ready to download
  • Stable rollout expected by the of 2018 or early 2019

Huawei is trialing EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie for users of the Nova 2S. However, the initial release is limited to the Chinese market with model numbers HWI-AL00 and HWI-TL00, so be sure your variant has either of the two model numbers.

Also, the OTA update is only available to those who had submitted their interest to participate in the EMUI 9.0 beta program. In order to receive the OTA download notification, you need to be running at least EMUI version 8.0.0.195, which will be upgraded to EMUI 9.0.1.56 based on Pie.

Now that EMUI 9.0 beta is here, we expect the stable version to arrive towards the end of 2018 or in early 2019. We will update this post when the update begins rolling out. Also, since Pie will be the first major Android OS upgrade for the Nova 2S, an update to Android Q is also expected in future.

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