The Huawei MediaPad M3 might be packed with flagship hardware, but the tablet is not your usual name when talking about regular software updates. This can be reflected in the fact that the incoming update only manages to bring last year’s November Android security patch yet this month’s version is already rolling out to Google Pixel and Nexus devices.
Nonetheless, the already rolling-out update for Huawei MediaPad M3 users not only installs a new Android security patch on the slate, but it also comes with a much-needed fix for the dreaded Blueborne vulnerability. This is a security hole that was discovered in 2017 and many OEMs did everything to roll out fixes before any hackers got funny ideas. With this exploit, hackers can take advantage of the Bluetooth feature on your device to gain control of the device and others connected to your gadget via this popular wireless standard.
Huawei MediaPad M3 users can look out for an update that carries software version BTV-W09C128B352 and even though we don’t know the exact size of the update, the fact that it’s a monthly security patch implies that it shouldn’t be big. Still, you are advised to download the OTA via a stable Wi-Fi network in order to avoid any unwanted instances.
As an over the air update, it’ll take some time, perhaps days or maybe a week, before all MediaPad M3 users receive the OTA notification. So, if you happen not to have received the prompt to download the update, don’t fret, instead, try a manual update via the tablet’s Settings menu. Alternatively, you can sit back and wait for the OTA notification, which won’t take long to arrive.
Released in September 2016, the Huawei MediaPad M3 should be considered a safe bet as far as an update to Android Oreo is concerned, but there’s no guarantee on this, even from the company itself!