Huawei P20 Lite August update brings Wi-Fi calling to previously unavailable regions
Huawei needs no introduction among gadget enthusiasts. They are the second most popular smartphone brand in the world. Recently, the tussle with the US government made their future to go down swinging. Nonetheless, the company was quick enough to come up with an in-house solution (own OS, evidently to cut the ties with Android).
The OEM has myriads of smartphones residing in different price brackets. Just like their predominant competitor (Samsung, obviously), Huawei also releases flagships under two lineups- Mate and P. The latest of all is P30 Pro, released in March this year.
They also come up with lite versions of the high-end offerings. Take Mate 20 lite and P30 lite for example. Both pack in features suitable for budget concerned users, as is the case with most of the lite variants.
Huawei devices run on Android based EMUI. Being a completely different interface from stock, it takes some time to get major OS updates. However, that’s not the case with incremental OTAs, bringing security patches.
In a world where digital literacy is more than ever, brands should deliver security updates on time. Chances are this statement is going to trigger exasperation among P20 lite users because most of them haven’t received August overhaul yet.
The package first surfaced two weeks ago in some regions (India for example). After a long wait, it appears like the wide rollout is happening! We could spot a Slovakian user who got the update yesterday. To recall, EMUI 9.1 update was released to the phone in India last month.
Fast forward to the new OTA, it bumps up the EMUI version to 126.96.36.199. Carrying the build number C432E6R1P7, the package doesn’t seem to bring any notable features to the device. You can read the changelog below.
This update improves system security with Android security patches.
Integrates Android security patches released in August 2019 for
improved system security.
While the changelog remains unimpressive, Wi-Fi calling is newly found on some units. In case you are not aware, Wi-Fi calling is not a new feature. And, the availability of it depends on carrier networks and regions. Visibly, Huawei is expanding it to more areas (depends on the compatibility, though).
What is Wi-Fi calling, you may ask! Let’s say you are stuck in an area with weak carrier coverage. Given a Wi-Fi network is available, how do you call someone? Oh, wait! That someone is unavailable on social media at the moment. How do you proceed?
If you have Wi-Fi calling actively available on your handset, you won’t have to immerse yourself in disappointment. It helps you place a regular phone call (using your mobile number) via wireless networks. The availability depends on carrier compatibility and regions, though. With the latest P20 lite update, Huawei is expanding its reach.
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