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Huawei Nova 2S Android 9 Pie update: EMUI 9.0.1.160 available in China with camera improvements and March 2019 patch

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March 11, 2019: Huawei Nova 2S is receiving a new software update in China for models HWI-AL00 and HWI-TL00. The new update installs March 2019 security patch, optimizes camera performance and stability, and improves its launch and photo taking speeds. The Honor 9 will also enjoy an updated list of pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference.

Your Nova 2s must be installed with EMUI 9.0.1.150 in order to receive the OTA download notification to EMUI 9.0.1.160, the latest version available.

February 21, 2019: Huawei Nova 2s started testing Pie several weeks ago, but the stable rollout has yet to be made public. Until then, those who did not get into the EMUI 9.0 beta channel have a new update rolling out in China as EMUI 8.0.0.199. Based on Oreo 8.0, the OTA brings a new Android security patch for January 2019 alongside other bug fixes and improvements.


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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 in China
  • Stable rollout for other regions should be in February-March 2019
EMUI version & Android OS Changelog
11 Mar 2019 9.0.1.160 | Android 9 March 2019 security patch, optimizes camera performance and stability and improves its launch and photo taking speeds. Also updates the list of pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference
20 Feb 2019 8.0.0.199 | Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch in China
18 Jan 2019 9.0.1.150 | Android 9 January 2019 security, fixes the problem of blackening the lower boundary of a special scene and fixes an issue where a particular scenario could not be applied separately
23 Dec 2018 9.0.1.127 | Android 9 The third version of the EMUI 9.0 beta (Android 9 Pie) update, limited to China though
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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