[Updated] Huawei Mate 20 May update brings VoLTE & VoWiFi support
This story is being continuously updated….new updates are being added at the bottom…..
Huawei’s future in the US market may be uncertain right now, but the company is holding up well. In an effort to make the most of the three month extension they’ve been granted, the OEM has already pushed EMUI 9 to phones like Huawei P20 Lite, Y9 (2019), P Smart & Honor 9 Lite in past few days.
And they ain’t stopping. The company aims to accomplish their targets by releasing the promised firmware updates in as many Huawei/Honor phones as possible. While working aggressively towards it, they’ve now delivered the May security patch to Huawei Mate 20 after Honor Play & View 20.
Huawei Mate 20, as you may know, is part of the company’s 2018 Mate lineup of devices which includes Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 Porsche Design and Mate 20 Lite. Mate 20 is a high-end device powered by HiSilicon Kirin 980, and comes with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.
The update weighs ~650MB and bumps the version to EMUI 188.8.131.526. Apart from the May security patch the update adds support for VoLTE (voice over LTE) and VoWiFi (voice over WiFi). Here’s a translated (from German) version of the changelog:
List of changes
This update adds the VoLTE and VoWiFi features to improve calls.
Adds the VoLTE function. Contact your local network operator to see if this feature is supported. Adds the VoWiFi function. Contact your local network operator to see if this feature is supported.
Integrated in May 2019, Google released security patches for improved system security.
Going by the information shared by a user the update is available for Huawei Mate 20 model HMA-L29. And as is the case with staged rollouts, it may take time to reach to all devices.
NOTE: Users with the lighter variant of Mate 20 series, i.e. Huawei Mate 20 Lite are still waiting for Android 9.0 Pie based EMUI 9.0’s arrival. You can read the complete coverage by heading here. And for more Huaei related news and stories you may head here.
Update 1 (June 18)
Purported Huawei EMUI 9.1 & 9.0 (Android Pie) update list comes to light. Complete coverage here.
P.S. Sadly, Mate 20 users will have to wait more for the latest EMUI 9.1.
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