April 04, 2019: If you happened to have purchased the Chinese variant of the Honor Play with either model number COR-AL00, COR-AL10 or COR-TL10, the latest April 2019 security patch is now available for download.
The update is arriving as EMUI version 18.104.22.168, which is available over the air. This means it will take some time before all units get the download notification. This update is also expected in other markets outside China, but it will arrive with a different version, more so for the Indian variant whose current update is B184.
March 13, 2019: Huawei Honor Play users in India have a new software update ready to download. The EMUI-based update has version 22.214.171.124 (C675E7R1P9) and besides installing February 2019 security patch, you also get support for ViLTE feature that lets you make video calls over LTE.
The OTA also fixes camera issues related to electronic image stabilization (EIS) and AI mode, fixes system ringtone bug, improves call quality, and optimizes call stability in certain scenarios.
Original article below:
Huawei Honor Play is one of the most popular phones because it’s an affordable, yet highly capable smartphone, an approach that has propelled the Honor series into one very popular smartphone brand. Due to its popularity, everyone wants to know what Huawei has in store with respect to the Honor Play’s software updates, be it major or minor updates – something this post is here to tackle.
So, without further ado, let’s dig in.
Honor Play update timeline
|04 Apr 2019||126.96.36.199 | Android 9||April 2019 security patch|
|13 Mar 2109||188.8.131.52 | Android 9||Installs EMUI 184.108.40.206 (C675E7R1P9) with Feb 2019 security patch, support for ViLTE, fixes for camera AI and EIS issues, improves call quality, and optimizes call stability. This update is available in India|
|12 Mar 2019||220.127.116.11 | Android 9||Installs EMUI 18.104.22.168 update for models COR-AL00, COR-AL10 and COR-TL10 with February 2019 security patch|
|15 Jan 2019||22.214.171.124 | Android 9||January 2019 security patch, adds voice recognition function to the FlyPods Pro, new AI smart scheduling technology, accurate and timely allocation of resources to enhance the gaming experience, and fixes an issue with screen recording/screenshotting the multitasking interface in certain cases. This update is for models COR-AL00, COR-AL10 and COR-TL10|
|14 Jan 2019||126.96.36.199 | Android 9||Installs stable EMUI 188.8.131.52 (C675E5R1P9) update based on Android 9 Pie in India|
|18 Dec 2018||184.108.40.206 | Android 9||December 2018 security patch in China|
|28 Nov 2018||220.127.116.11 | Android 9||Bug fixes and performance improvements|
|28 Nov 2018||18.104.22.168 | Android 8.1||November 2018 security patch in India (C675)|
|14 Nov 2018||22.214.171.124 | Android 8.1||Brings support for animations through hand gestures for the AR gesture support for the AR lens feature in the camera app, October security fixes|
|10 Nov 2018||126.96.36.199 | Android 9.0||Stable Android 9 Pie update with EMUI 9.0, for China only|
|13 Oct 2018||EMUI 188.8.131.52 | Android 9.0||Installs Android 9 Pie beta on Asian-Pacific (C636), Middle East (C185), and European (C432) variants; OTA began rolling out in India on 27 October 2018|
|13 Oct 2018||EMUI 184.108.40.2065 | Android 9.0||Installs Android 9 Pie beta on Indian variant (C675)|
|30 Sep 2018||EMUI 220.127.116.11 | Android 8.1||Full-screen navigation gestures, WeChat fingerprint payments, and more|
|14 Sep 2018||EMUI 18.104.22.1682 | Android 9||Android 9 Pie update (beta) released in Europe|
|12 Sep 2018||EMUI 22.214.171.124 | Android 8.1||Full-screen navigation gestures|
|10 Sep 2018||EMUI 126.96.36.199 | Android 8.1||September 2018 security patch, fixes for call recording issue, and installed 4D smart shock feature|
|24 Aug 2018||EMUI 188.8.131.52 | Android 8.1||Added GPU Turbo technology and August 2018 security patch|
Honor Play Android 9 Pie update
- Stable update available globally, including India
Huawei Honor Play started receiving an update to stable Android 9 Pie in China in early November and later on, beginning December 18, the update arrived on the global unit. With the beta having arrived in India weeks after tests started elsewhere, the Pie update for this region had to wait until mid-January 2019 to arrive.
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— EMUI (@HuaweiEMUI) December 18, 2018
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Honor Play users in China are receiving the second iteration of GPU Turbo technology that comes with optimizations for 8 new games and improves system response by over 25%. The new EMUI 9 update also installs a Digital Balance app that mimics the Digital Wellbeing feature by Google and HiVision that also mimics another of Google’s features, the Google Lens.
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