Huawei P20 Lite & Mate 20 X getting new security updates ahead of Android 10 based EMUI 10
Huawei has quite an eventful year where it fell prey to trade bans by the US government following which Google also stopped providing its services to the company.
Amidst all of this, the company brought in its first foldable device, the Huawei Mate X, and recently launched the most awaited Mate 30 series. Moreover, the Mate 30 series uses Huawei Services Core which means that the devices do not come with Google apps and services pre-installed.
Notably, the company is pretty busy preparing the latest EMUI 10 updates for its devices which is based on Android 10. The Chinese smartphone giant recently shared a new timeline for the EMUI 10 rollout.
Cut to now, Huawei has pushed in new security updates for two of its devices namely P20 Lite and Mate 20 X. Note that the former gets September security patch while the latter is served with the patchset from October.
Let us take a look at the updates received on the devices, one by one:
Huawei Mate 20 X
As you may notice, Huawei Mate 20 X is slated to get the EMUI 10/Android 10 update in late November according to the new timeline shared by Huawei. Previously, back in mid-October, the Mate 20 X received an update that brought in fixes and enhancements in sound effects.
Now coming to the latest security update, it is purely incremental in nature and bumps the security patch level to October 2019. It carries version number 188.8.131.527 and weighs in about 149 MB in size for the OTA update.
Below is the official changelog and the screenshot of the update prompt:
– This update improves system security with Android security patches.
– Integrates Android security patches released in October 2019 for improved system security.
Huawei P20 Lite
Huawei P20 Lite is getting an incremental September security update. It carries the version number 184.108.40.2068 and weighs in about 227 MB in size.
Notably, the update is based on Android 9 Pie and EMUI 9.1. Below is the official changelog and the screenshot of the same:
List of changes
This update improves system security using Android security patches.
Integrated in September 2019, Android released security patches for improved system security.
Back in September, Huawei pushed in a new update for the device that along with the August security patch brought in WiFi calling as well for the device.
Note that the updates on both the devices are being pushed via OTA and will take some time in hitting all the units. Though you can always manually check for it by heading to Apps > System > Software update. Tap the Check for Update.
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