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Huawei Nova 3i Pie update news and more: April patch arrives in China

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May 08, 2019: An update is available for the Nova 3i in China as EMUI 8.2.0.157. This is a target for users of the stable version that is still based on Oreo and with it comes a new security patch for April 2019.

Other users of the Nova 3i in the same region are already trialing Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 on top, with an expected release date in the coming days. The update is rolling out to models INE-AL00 and INE-TL00.

April 03, 2019: Huawei is rolling out a new software update to the Nova 3i that installs EMUI 9.01.163. On top of March 2019 security patch, the update also optimizes camera performance and stability, improves launch and photo-taking speeds, and optimizes mobile data network stability for better Internet browsing.

The OTA update also gets you an updated list of pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference.


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For the latest software updates relating to Huawei Nova 3i, this page has all the details you want. We cover minor, Android security updates as well as major OS upgrades, but there’s more.

Note that the Nova 3i is known as Huawei P Smart+ in some markets, but here, well stick to the former name.

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Nova 3i update timeline

DateEMUI version and OSChangelog
06 May 20198.2.0.157 | Android 8.1April 2019 security patch and performance improvements (China)
25 Mar 20199.0.1.163 | Android 9 betaMarch 2019 security patch, optimized camera performance and stability, improved launch and photo-taking speeds, and optimized mobile data network stability for better Internet browsing, and an updated list of pre-downloaded songs (China)
15 Mar 20198.2.0.156 | Android 8.1February 2019 security patch
27 Feb 20199.0.1.156 | Android 9 betaInstalls February 2019 security patch for model INE-AL00 and INE-TL00. Also, it improves Huawei Share user experience and optimizes recording stability and clarity in certain scenarios
26 Jan 20199.0.1.150 | Android 9 betaAnother Pie beta (fourth) in China. Improves calling quality and stability, optimization of text display along the edges, bug fixes for Taobao interface, fixes an issue in which exceptions are displayed in some cases, and multi-task interface split-screen buttons do not display under certain scenes
16 Jan 20199.0.1.131 | Android 9 betaThis is the third Pie beta. It fixes AR-related camera issues and a problem where library and file management media files are not displayed under partial scenes (China)
05 Jan 20199.0.1.130 | Android 9.0 (beta)Optimizations for display touch sensitivity, system power consumption in standby and part-usage scenarios for extended battery life, optimized system performance and stability for a smoother and more stable experience, fixed issues with HD icons and the problem where ringtone cannot be used
11 Dec 20189.0.1.59 | Android 9.0 (beta)Installs EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie update
28 Nov 20188.2.0.142 | Android 8.1Optimizes compatibility issues of some third-party applications and optimizes system performance
02 Nov 20188.2.0.131 | Android 8.1October 2018 security update and added Super-night mode feature
15 Oct 20188.2.0.130 | Android 8.1October 2018 security update and fixes call drop issue
30 July 20188.2.0.111 | Android 8.1Fixes Antutu and Netflix APK issues
26 July 20188.2.0.115 | Android 8.1July 2018 security update
25 July 20188.2.0.110 | Android 8.1Adds RideMode feature, GPU Turbo feature, and July 2018 security patch
12 July 20188.2.0.113 | Android 8.1July 2018 security update

Nova 3i Android 9 Pie update

  • Android 9 stable update expected in Q2 2019
  • Beta update available

Huawei Nova 3i users can now join the EMUI 9.0 beta program that brings Android 9 Pie to the device as EMUI 9.0. The company notes that you must be on EMUI 8.2.0.142 in order to make the cut, although the update is also likely to be distributed region-wise.

Still, we expect a stable update to arrive in Q2 2019.

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