HUAWEI P20 Posts on XDA

Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 10 start getting EMUI 10 (Android 10) globally

Huawei is finally bringing the long-due EMUI 10 based Android 10 update to the P20 Pro and Mate 10. The company has begun rolling out the update globally, with users in Europe and Asia reportedly receiving the OTA. This is in line with Huawei’s EMUI 10 update roadmap which states both phones will start receiving...

Huawei reveals full list of smartphones getting EMUI 10

Late last year, Huawei announced EMUI 10, its latest software based on Android 10. They kicked things off with a beta that was made available for many Huawei and Honor devices. Today, the company is announcing (via press release) the rollout schedule for stable EMUI 10, starting with the Huawei P30 series. Huawei continues to march...

[Update: Timeline for first 19] EMUI 9.1 will roll out to 49 older Huawei and Honor devices

EMUI 9.1 is the latest update to Huawei's OS based on Android Pie. While Huawei has not disclosed a clear changelog between EMUI 9.1 and EMUI 9, the new update brings features like improvements to the GPU Turbo mode, incoming call videos for contacts, optimizations for HiVoice, triggering voice assistants through a long press on...

The Huawei P30 series and 14 other Huawei devices will get Android Q

These are complicated times for Huawei and Huawei fans. The US trade ban has put the company's future in limbo and consumers rightfully have a lot of questions. To combat some of the rumors and speculation, Huawei has published a "Huawei Answers" page to formally respond to some of the concerns. There's good news in...

[Update: More details] The Huawei P20 Lite may get refreshed with a hole punch display and Kirin 710

Huawei recently refreshed its photography-centric P-series with the Huawei P30 series including the P30 Pro, which comes with a charming quad camera setup and 5X optical zoom. In certain regions like India, the company also announced the Lite version of Huawei P30, with one camera short of the P30 Pro, much affordable pricing, and lower...

[Update: Available again] Huawei devices can no longer download VLC from Play Store because of EMUI’s aggressive background restrictions

Huawei's reputation with developers is going from bad to worse thanks to VLC player. Because of EMUI's aggressive background restrictions, VLC would randomly stop playing audio when in the background. As a result, the developers have blacklisted numerous Huawei devices from installing it from the Google Play Store. This is thanks to the application receiving many...

Huawei India is recruiting EMUI 9 beta testers for the P20 Lite and Y9

Huawei has worked on EMUI 9 since before Android Pie was officially released. Ever since they got the full source code in hand the company has been hard at work building a baseline of code that would be used as a template to be put on a number of devices. The global release was announced...

Huawei releases kernel source code for Kirin 980 and Kirin 970 devices on Android Pie

Android smartphones all run on top of the Linux kernel, and OEMs are required to distribute the source code of all Linux kernel binaries that they ship on their devices. While most companies do release kernel sources in a (somewhat) timely manner, there are some companies that take their sweet, sweet time in doing so....

EMUI 9 Stable Releases – Find Your Huawei/Honor Devices’ Android Pie Update!

Ever since the official release of Android 9 Pie for the Google Pixel smartphones, we've been tracking the update progress of all the major Android device makers. Apart from Google, device makers like Xiaomi, HMD Global, Sony, Motorola, OnePlus, and Sharp have released Android Pie updates for several of their devices. Among the top two...

Google ARCore 1.6 improves lighting effects, Huawei P20 Lite now supported

ARCore has been receiving very consistent updates over the last six months. Version 1.2 was shown off at Google I/O earlier this Summer, and now version 1.6 is here just a short time after 1.5 was released. The new features in this release include better lighting effects, screen capture abilities, and support for two new...

ARCore 1.5 hints at support for OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20, and more

Before the release of Google ARCore, there was the short-lived Google Tango project. Tango required the use of dedicated hardware for spatial recognition, and thus you needed a new phone like the Asus ZenFone AR if you wanted to experience augmented reality. Tango obviously never took off, but the ARCore augmented reality platform has quietly...

Make the Huawei P20/OnePlus 6’s notch useful with Notch Battery Bar

One of the biggest trends of 2018 is, unfortunately, the display notch. Sometimes you'll see a second stereo speaker in there, or enhanced camera capabilities that were "impossible" otherwise. But, sadly, sometimes the notch seems completely useless. That hasn't stopped developers from finding a use for it, like XDA Member kumarsid7. His application called Notch...