Huawei P20, P Smart+ & P Smart 2019 bag October security update

Huawei is the second-ranked smartphone company in the world in terms of sales, and it sold 206 million smartphones in 2018. In the first half of 2019, Huawei sold 117 million smartphones alone. These are not small numbers by any means.

The fact that these smartphones are selling this well also goes to show just how good they are.

Huawei enjoys strong brand recognition in many markets across the globe and their devices frequently blaze the trail in the industry, be it in performance, design or even camera performance. These devices are also frequently updated, including legacy ones.

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2018’s Huawei P20 is scheduled to get stable Android 10 very soon

Almost a month after Huawei P20 Pro received the October Android security patch update, the Huawei P20, along with a few other Huawei P-devices are following suit with the roll-out of the October patch.

Huawei P20

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Huawei P20 October patch notification (Source)

The new update that is available to all P20 users brings the software version to 9.1.0.345. The complete changelog is as follows:

List of changes
This update fixes a network compatibility issue and also integrates Android patches for improved system security.

[Network]
Resolves a network compatibility issue. Provides the VoLTE and VoWiFi HD voice call functions to specific providers.

[Security]
Integrated in October 2019 released Android security patches for improved system security.

Huawei P Smart+/Nova 3i

Also getting updated to the October Android security patch level is the Huawei P Smart +. Huawei’s Nova 3i is sold in Europe as the P Smart+ (2018), therefore these are essentially the same device.

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Huawei Nova 3i/P Smart+

The new patch update bumps up the software version from 9.1.0.251 to 9.1.0.257. It weighs in at 129 MB in size.

Huawei P Smart+ October patch notification (Source)

The changelog is the usual generic one we have seen from monthly Android security patch updates; the update improves Android system security and improves system stability.

Huawei P Smart 2019

The Huawei P Smart 2019 is also getting updated to the October Android Security patch. Before this update, the phone grabbed August Android security patch in Europe.

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Huawei P Smart 2019 October patch notification (Source)

Changelog

This update improves system security using Android security patches.

[Security]
Integrated in October 2019 released Android security patches for improved system security.

If you own one of the above-mentioned devices, you can head on to Settings > System > System Update to check for, and download the update. If the update still is not available for you, be patient. As such the OTA update is being pushed out in phases and your device should also get an update in the next few days.

Android 10

Huawei P20 is eligible for the Android 10 update. The company recently opened the public beta recruitment for the next version of EMUI.

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The stable update is also going to be available via HiCare app

For the P Smart series, the owners of these phones need to wait a little. Flagships come first!

It is late November and some devices have already started getting updates with December patch. This means that these Huawei devices that are only now getting the October patch are two updates behind.

It is unclear what is causing this delay, bearing in mind that other Huawei devices have received the November patch. But better late than never, right?

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