This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: Huawei has announced that 49 of their devices are set to receive EMUI 9.1, 13 Vivo devices are set to receive the latest version of Android by the end of July, and more!
What's New This Week?
- Vivo releases the Android Pie update roadmap
- LG V35 ThinQ gets updated to Android Pie in South Korea
- Latest update for the Galaxy A30 improves the GPS performance
- Galaxy J6's Pie update is now reaching India
- 49 Huawei devices will receive EMUI 9.1 in the near future
- P30 Pro receives improvements on the fingerprint scanner and camera
Vivo has been working on Funtouch OS 9 for a while now. And if you don't know about it, Funtouch OS 9 is basically the latest Android skin of Vivo with Android Pie on top of it.
The update roadmap was recently unveiled and as it turns out, 13 Vivo smartphones are scheduled to get the (currently) latest version of Android by the end of July. Here they are:
- X23 Symphony Edition
- X21 UD
- Vivo X21S
- NEX A
- NEX S
- Vivo NEX Dual Display
That's all for now. We'll let you know if anything else comes up!
LG V35 ThinQ
In case that you haven't heard about it, LG previously announced that they are planning on updating 4 of their devices to Android Pie before June without specifically mentioning which ones. Now that the V35 ThinQ is getting the Pie update in South Korea, well, it looks like it's one of those devices.
Since the update is already available on South Korea, we can only assume that the global rollout isn't that far away now. We obviously don't have any specific dates or anything, but we'll keep you updated once we find out.
Another update for the Galaxy A30 is here. It improves the GPS performance, the stability of the proximity sensor, and the stability of audio. Now, we're not sure what the audio part means. So, let us know in the comments if you do.
Furthermore, as per usual, there are minor bug fixes and overall performance improvements along with the latest Android security patch. The update weighs 180 megabytes, which is not a lot. But, still, consider turning on your Wi-Fi to download it.
Our source has mentioned that the update is available in India. But, since it's already there, we assume that it's going to become globally available any time soon. Let us know if you've received it.
The Android Pie update became available for the J6 some time ago. But, it wasn't originally there for Indian users. Now that changes as the Pie update is officially reaching the Indian market.
Apart from Android Pie, you can expect to receive numerous of its updates along with the One UI skin from Samsung. You're not getting the latest Android security patch. But, that may not be a big deal anyway.
That's all for now. We'll let you know if anything else comes up. So, stay tuned!
A Huawei poster recently revealed 49 Huawei devices that will eventually get EMUI 9.1 with 4 of them running the Beta version as we speak. Those include the:
- Huawei Mate 20, 20 Pro, X, and Mate 20 RS Porsche Edition (Already running EMUI 9.1)
- Mate 10, 10 Pro, and RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 9, 9 Pro, and Mate 9 Porsche Design
- P20 and P20 Pro
- P10 and P10 Plus
- Nova 2S, Nova 3, Nova 3i, and Nova 4
- Honor Play and Play 8A
- Honor 10
- Maimang 7
- Honor Note 10, View 10, and View 10 Lite
- Honor 8X, 9, and V9
And everything from here on out, is only planned to get the EMUI 9.1 update but is not running even the beta yet:
- Huawei Nova 3e and 4e
- Huawei Enjoy 8 Plus, 9 Plus, and MAX
- Enjoy 7S, 9S, and 9e
- Honor 9 Lite and 9i
- Honor 7X and 8X MAX
- Huawei Honor 20i
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Tablet 8.0, 8.4, and 10.1
- MediaPad M5 Pro Tablet 10.8
- MediaPad Tablet T5 10.1
EMUI 9.1 is based on Android Pie. However, it does also bring certain improvements in fluidity and responsiveness.
Just yesterday, the Huawei P30 Pro just got its first update and it brings a few improvements to the table. To be more specific, bio-metric and camera improvements.
To get even more specific, the on-screen fingerprint sensor is now faster and more accurate. Huawei claims that it also becomes more sensitive, but, we're not quite sure what that is supposed to mean.
As for the camera, the changelog mentions that night mode has been improved and the same thing goes for super-zoom. No specific details were added but maybe they are not needed. Not much to say here.
That's all for now. We'll keep you updated if anything else comes up! Till next time!
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