Some Huawei devices will soon begin receiving updates every two months
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.