Some Huawei devices will soon begin receiving updates every two months

Some Huawei devices will soon begin receiving updates every two months
Much like South Korean rival Samsung, Huawei hasn’t necessarily built up the best reputation for itself when it comes to software updates. In fact, the company most recently denied its 2016 flagship Huawei P9 an update to Android 8.0 Oreo, despite having received just one major update since its launch.

In a bid to change this, though, the brand has now announced that it’s committing to rolling out firmware updates on a bi-monthly schedule for various 2017 and 2018 devices, although, unsurprisingly, it appears this plan is largely aimed at flagship models. Primarily, each update will include the latest monthly Android security patches. However, Huawei also plans on bundling new features into certain ones too. In fact, as part of its first firmware update, the company will be bringing the Face Unlock feature to a number of new devices including the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, last year’s Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, the regular P10, and even the Mate 9 from 2016. In addition, the company has revealed that the security feature will also be arriving on a few mid-range offerings in the form of the Nova 3e, Nova 2 Lite, and Nova 2i.

Huawei’s new bi-monthly schedule with certain smartphones is certainly not perfect considering Google's monthly update schedule, but it’s undeniably a step in the right direction. And, with even more smartphones launching with support for Project Treble on board, Huawei should eventually be able to speed up the update process even more. It simply depends on the brand’s willingness to do so.

source: Ausdroid

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19 Comments

1. TheOracle1

Posts: 2223; Member since: May 04, 2015

I've received two updates on my P10 in the last month after getting nothing for about 8 months. Face ID came about a month ago with Oreo.

2. Redrik83

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 09, 2018

That's better than what I get on my HTC U11 which is still rocking security patch from November 2017

3. Redrik83

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 09, 2018

That's better than what some companies do my HTC U11 is still rocking security patch from November 2017

4. ORO0147

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 28, 2018

The Huawei Nova 2i isn't going to get updated to get the face unlock, cause it already has it. It's probably the first Huawei phone with Face Unlock.

5. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I've been getting the monthly security patches about a month late, which is WAY better than it use to be.

6. MrMindow

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I have Huawei P10. In Europe I receive update almost every month. Now rocking version with June security patch.

7. Mb011

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2018

I ve been getting a monthly update on my P10 since I got it in January. Hopefully it will not be a faith of p9, and will get Android 9...

8. TerryD

Posts: 545; Member since: May 09, 2017

Great. Last major update made 'OK Google' stop working when it was supposed to make it work with the screen off. Still not fixed after another update. It's sh*t like this that puts people off the chinese phones. Mate has a Oneplus and Android pay doesnt work on it. He also doesn't get notifications when someone leaves a voicemail. Pretty fundamental features. Quality control just isn't there.

11. TheOracle1

Posts: 2223; Member since: May 04, 2015

There are Chinese brands and International Chinese brands like Huawei. Everything works on my P10 but I prefer my Mix2 even though Gpay doesn't work because I'm using the Chinese rom. Not a deal breaker for me.

9. ijuanp03

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

For the sake of updates.. but meaningless.

10. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Let just hope they will actually test those updates, we don't need another iOS11 bug fest.

12. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Huawei is quite good with updates. My honor 8 has the May security patch.

13. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

My mate 9 is still on the November security update. When I phoned Huawei UK about the weeks ago they had no idea when there might be an update. But they did say Android 8 was coming. Pretty disappointed by updates so far. The update is vital because the phone does not work with android auto as it keeps changing USB MTP to USB charge only

14. zreal10A

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 29, 2018

Stop disinforming with wrong articles, Huawei P9/P9 plus getting official Oreo on June-30. You can check on XDA.

15. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

step in the right direction? Pretty much all mentioned devices were getting security patches every month! It's a step back!

16. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

And pretty much all of them got the Face Unlock already.

17. TheOracle1

Posts: 2223; Member since: May 04, 2015

My P10 certainly wasn't getting anything.

18. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

That's because you have branded software. You don't get updates from Huawei but your operator.

19. TheOracle1

Posts: 2223; Member since: May 04, 2015

That's a very strange assumption. My P10 is unlocked. I only buy unlocked.

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