EMUI 11 update is coming to Huawei Mate 20 next month. If you follow Huawei closely, you know that the Mate 20 series is the last to have Google services. Its successor, the Mate 30, as is the case with all models launched beyond 2019, had to do without them. That is why the Huawei Mate 20s are so popular among users, and few get rid of them unless necessary.
Huawei Mate 20 will receive EMUI 11 update next month
For this reason, the news that Huawei’s smartphones would be updated with the firm’s latest customization layer, EMUI 11, was so well received, although, until today, we didn’t know when these promises would come true.
It’s only been a few hours since Huawei completed beta testing of EMUI 11 for the family’s phones in China, thanks to which we now know that the software is ready to be shipped to models purchased in the eastern country. Global versions of the Mate 20 series are still part of beta testing in some markets but an inside source has stated on Weibo that the update will likely begin in March, but it’s unclear in which country or location it will start. The UK is usually first but we don’t know much more.
We do not know if it will be early or late but these mobiles would certainly start receiving the update notice in just a few weeks:
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 20X 4G
- Huawei Mate 20X 5G
According to the official EMUI 11 implementation plan, published by Huawei itself, the stable update of EMUI 11 for Mate 20 was for the first quarter of 2021 so it seems, provided that the manufacturer does not announce some kind of delay, that the originally planned deadlines are being met.
EMUI 11 improvements
Huawei’s latest customization layer, unfortunately, is still based on Android 10 and not Android 11. However, this does not mean that it does not arrive loaded with interesting new features such as a new artistic display for our Always-On, an improved multi-window multitasking mode, multi-screen collaboration, smoother animations, new effects and gestures, a super notepad, improvements in system apps and the classic security patches that fix problems from previous versions of the software.