Huawei Nova 3e Android 9 Pie update news: Beta testers invited ahead of January-end release

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Update [January 08, 2019]: Huawei has confirmed that they are now selecting users for a beta testing program of their EMUI 9.0 update based on Android Pie for the Nova 3e. The Android Pie beta program invitations are live only in China, though, at least at the moment.

The required version to be eligible for the Android Pie beta testing program is Those in China who wish to apply and join the beta program for Nova 3e Android Pie can get the instructions here.

Original article below:

Huawei has this habit of releasing the same phone with different names in various markets across the globe. For instance, the phone that many know as the Huawei P20 Lite is known to those in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, China and a few other markets as the Huawei Nova 3e.

In fact, Malaysia has seen just about every other Huawei Nova device, a family of phones that started out in 2016, apparently following the failed deal between Google and Huawei with respect to the OG Pixel phones. While we already have a dedicated page for Huawei P20 Lite software update news, this page is specific to the Huawei Nova 3e, giving you all there is to know regarding the phone’s software update news, release date, download links (where possible) and their changelogs.



Huawei Nova 3e update timeline

To keep a closer eye on the software update news related to the Huawei Nova 3e, here’s a table with a summary of all you need to know, be it the release date, software version, download link (where possible) or even the changelog.

Date Software version Changelog
07 Jan 2019 NA Android Pie (EMUI 9.0) preparation has begun as Huawei is now recruiting beta testers in China; Huawei said users can expect first beta release by January-end
28 Nov 2018 EMUI | Android 8.0 Installs November 2018 security patch
14 June 2018 EMUI | Android 8.0
Installs June 2018 patch, Adds the Nova 3e watermark to photos taken with the rear camera after enabling this feature, Improves connection stability when using HiSuite to connect your phone to your computer, Automatically adjusts the charging voltage based on surrounding temperature changes to balance the phone temperature and charging speed, Improves touchscreen sensitivity in certain scenarios.
18 May 2018 EMUI | Android 8.0 Improves the Face unlock success rate in dim light and the stability of Bluetooth connections, and optimizes touchscreen sensitivity.
02 May 2018 EMUI | Android 8.0
Optimizes the photographing speed of the front camera in high-quality mode and supports the video RBT function of China Mobile and system power consumption in certain scenarios for extended use.
13 Apr 2018 EMUI | Android 8.0 Installs April 2018 patch, Optimizes Camera performance in low-light conditions, normal mode and Beauty mode, Improves touchscreen sensitivity in some scenarios, Fixes an issue where Face unlock failed to work properly in some cases, Adds a feature to hide the notch.
29 Mar 2018 EMUI | Android 8.0 Installs March 2018 security patch,
Optimizes Camera performance in low-light conditions, and improves touchscreen sensitivity in some scenarios, Improves touchscreen sensitivity in some scenarios, Adds the third-party provided Network optimization feature in the Game Suite app, and Fixes an issue where the display for Gallery and third-party apps was abnormal in some scenarios.

Huawei Nova 3e Android 9 Pie update [EMUI 9.0]

  • Huawei is now selecting users in China for beta testing for Android Pie
  • First Pie update beta to hit China by January-end; Stable could be out in China in March 2019
  • Global rollout expected in March-April 2019

We expect Huawei to release the stable update in China in March. The global rollout of the Android Pie update for Nova 3e could also take place in March but we won’t be surprised if it’s pushed to April 2019.


Do you own a Huawei Nova 3e? What do you think of Huawei’s software updates?

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