Honor 10 September security update starts hitting units

Huawei recently came up with the Mate 30 series smartphones. Despite the ban enforced by the U.S. government, Huawei went ahead with the launch of the device without any of the Google apps and services. However, the Mate 30 series is running on EMUI 10 based on the Android 10 out of the box.

According to Counterpoint Research, the trade ban hasn’t caused much damage to the company’s shipment share as it grew 4.4% YoY. Among the top companies, Huawei was positioned at the 2nd place on the Global Smartphone Shipments Market Share in Q2 2019, after Samsung with a 16%.

Note that this data from Counterpoint Research does not include Honor when we are talking about Huawei. 

FYI, Huawei was also amongst the top smartphone brands under the Regional Smartphone Market Share in Asia, LATAM, Europe, & MEA regions. Quite interesting considering the fact that Huawei has used the Huawei Core Services in place of the Google Core Services in the recently launched Mate 30 series.

Honor is a brand operated by Huawei which targets the young customers and mostly the mid-range segment of the smartphone market. Moreover, Huawei has also been trying to catch up with other OEMs in terms of providing security and other performance-related updates to all its devices.

And recently, Huawei has rolled out an update for the Honor 10 smartphone. This new update carries the version number (C675E8R1P9) and weighs 255MB in size. With this new update, the security level of the device bumps up to September 2019. 

Below is the official changelog and the screenshot of the update shared by one of the users of Honor 10 smartphone:


  • This update improves system security with Android security patches.



The new update does not bring in anything new apart from the September security patch. Note that the update has been rolled out in India but is expected to roll out to other regions as well. The update is rolled out via OTA in batches.

However, if you have not received the notification for the update, you can always head to Settings>>System>>System Update. If there is any new update notification available then, you can tap on it to install it on your device.

Previously when the August security update arrived for the Honor 10, it weighed almost 4GB but did not bring in any new features except the security patch. It is weird considering the size of the update and the fact that it does not bring in any further improvements for the device.

Moreover, keeping in mind the Android 10 update, Huawei rolled out the Android 10 beta testing program in China for the Honor 10 Lite. Users running the EMUI on the Honor 10 Lite are eligible for this beta program. 

The stable update and what impact the ban from Google on Huawei will have on the Honor devices, is a topic of another discussion. We will keep you in the loop once we have more information regarding that.

Note: You can check out our Huawei section to keep yourself updated regarding all the latest happenings around Huawei smartphones.

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