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Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus Pie update: New EMUI OTA now rolling out with March 2019 patch

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March 30, 2019: Owners of the Huawei Nova 2 and its Plus counterpart are on the receiving end of a new EMUI update that bumps the custom skin’s version to 8.0.0.360.

In addition to installing March 2019 security patches, the update also does the usual system optimization and bug fixing exercise, so be sure to grab it once it shows up on your device. Speaking of, the OTA is only targeting those using models PIC-AL00 and PIC-TL00 of the Nova 2 and BAC-AL00 and BAC-TL00 of the Nova 2 Plus.

In order to receive the latest EMUI 8.0.0.360 on your Chinese variant of the Nova 2 or Nova 2 Plus, you need to have at least version 8.0.0.359 installed – the version that brought the February patch.

Software update timeline

Huawei Nova 2

DateEMUI & Android OS versionChangelog
30 Mar 20198.0.0.360 | Android 8.0March 2019 security patch in China
05 Mar 20198.0.0.359 | Android 8.0February 2019 security patch for models PIC-AL00 and PIC-TL00
12 Feb 20198.0.0.358 | Android 8.0January 2019 security patch, Adds the fixed 4-digit and 6-digit lock screen PIN options, Fixes the issue where Find My Phone would occasionally fail at night, Screen won’t turn off as long as it recognizes there is a face in the camera viewfinder, Prompts the user when a recording has been finished successfully. Touch it to go to the recording, Improves call answering performance in Baidu and AutoNavi navigation. This update is for models PIC-AL00 and PIC-TL00.
30 Nov 20188.0.0.338 | Android 8.0December 2018 security patch (Europe)
19 Nov 20188.0.0.351 | Android 8.0November 2018 security patch for models PIC-AL00 and PIC-TL00

Huawei Nova 2 Plus

DateEMUI & Android OS versionChangelog
30 Mar 20198.0.0.360 | Android 8.0March 2019 security patch in China
05 Mar 20198.0.0.359 | Android 8.0Installs February 2019 security patch on models BAC-AL00 and BAC-TL00
12 Feb 20198.0.0.358 | Android 8.0January 2019 security patch, Adds the fixed 4-digit and 6-digit lock screen PIN options, Fixes the issue where Find My Phone would occasionally fail at night, Screen won’t turn off as long as it recognizes there is a face in the camera viewfinder, Prompts the user when a recording has been finished successfully. Touch it to go to the recording, Improves call answering performance in Baidu and AutoNavi navigation. The update is targeting Chinese models BAC-AL00 and BAC-TL00
05 Dec 20188.0.0.338 | Android 8.0December 2018 security patch (Europe)
19 Nov 20188.0.0.351 | Android 8.0November 2018 security patch for models BAC-AL00 and BAC-TL00

Android 9 Pie update

Huawei has not given any indication that it plans to update the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus to the latest available Android OS, Pie. Both devices, by virtue of the processor under the hood, are budget phones and usually, this group of phones gets a single Android OS upgrade.

Having made their debut running Android Nougat, the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus are already on Android Oreo. If and when Pie will arrive remains unknown to us, but we hope to get more concrete info pretty soon and update this post accordingly.

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