Figured I'd start a thread for the Huawei line of phones at Roger's. This should serve as a great registry for current and upcoming developments.
1st on the docket list for the P20: July 9th security update; June version. I have yet to see this update appear on my phone. This holds true even using the computer firmware software update.
It's currently July 14th and the OS upgrade table has morphed from "June security updates" to "Bug fixes + June security updates"
Can anyone comment on the changelog? I won't inquire about the delay because the most recent update to the chart says it all, I.e "big fixes"
The next anticipated feature I hope will deploy is WiFi calling. VoLTE on the P20 has been phenomenal to date!
While I'm disappointed that the update has been delayed again, I agree with @jlkjlk that my P20 Pro is still a great phone. The camera is great, which is why I chose this phone over others, and the battery life is good too. My previous phone was a Lumia 950 - again chosen for its camera - and at least Huawei hasn't abandoned their phones and the OS completely.
We have just received a further update from Huawei Canada. Again, it's not great news, but we will always work to be as transparent as we can.
The details are as follows:
The P20 rollout will now be prolonged from January 16th through to February 15th.
The P20 Pro, again a little more complication. Huawei Canada will now release Android Pie which includes the January security update. The rollout for those who still do not have Android Pie will begin January 21st and is now to be fully completed by February 18th.
The rollout for those already on Android Pie stays the same, and will begin January 21st and be fully completed by January 28th.
I know this is not what any of us wanted to hear, but the reasoning for the rollout schedule revision was to accommodate Chinese New Year, which is a holiday period in China.
P20 Pro in BC. Impatiently waiting for the update too...
Btw, I phoned Rogers support earlier. They have no idea what's going on with updates and don't even know that this community support forum exists!
I just hope we don't see another message from Rogers on Feb 16th, telling us now it's March xxx....
As an IT guy myself I really can't understand why they cannot offer internet downloads and installation through HiSuite - all the technology is available, so what's the big deal about that?
No update. I have been waiting impatiently since December. It is too long. it's a big problem with Android phones. We have good hardware, but the software does'nt follow the trend.
Companies are obsessed with developing new products (new camera, notch or not, where is the jack?) Rather than improving the software of existing phones.
For example, why Huawei has never done an update to improve the use of P20 Pro cameras. The hardware is there, but the software has its weaknesses.
I think it's my last Android phone and I'm going back to the Apple ecosystem then.
On my P20 pro, i received the update to EMUI 9 (0.0.178) & the Jan 1 security patch this am. I am located in the Niagara Region, but i don't believe geographic location has anything to do with when and how your unit gets the update.
As i mentioned previously, My wife has the same phone, purchased 2 months after i got mine and she received the update a month ago (she was in the USA when she got it). That proves that it doesn't matter when or where you got your phone, the updates are issued at random.
FYI, When you do recieve this update, you will need to go into your settings and disable the TIPS app unless you want it to constantly run and be displayed in your banner.
I haven't really had the time to use it since this mornings update (im at work) but, i do have the p20 pro which had gestures in EMUI 8. unless there is new features added to gestures in 9, i won't use them. I prefer the old "three-Key Navigation"
i will play around with more tonight but, Unless there is something that i am missing (In 8), there are only a few gestures which are; screen capture, and the launch of 4 apps. You can switch the apps but you can not switch the gesture
I have gestures enabled, and i use it (or Double Knock) for screen capture but that's about it.