Huawei Nova 3i Pie update news and more: April patch arrives in China

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May 08, 2019: An update is available for the Nova 3i in China as EMUI This is a target for users of the stable version that is still based on Oreo and with it comes a new security patch for April 2019.

Other users of the Nova 3i in the same region are already trialing Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 on top, with an expected release date in the coming days. The update is rolling out to models INE-AL00 and INE-TL00.

April 03, 2019: Huawei is rolling out a new software update to the Nova 3i that installs EMUI 9.01.163. On top of March 2019 security patch, the update also optimizes camera performance and stability, improves launch and photo-taking speeds, and optimizes mobile data network stability for better Internet browsing.

The OTA update also gets you an updated list of pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference.

Original article below:

For the latest software updates relating to Huawei Nova 3i, this page has all the details you want. We cover minor, Android security updates as well as major OS upgrades, but there’s more.

Note that the Nova 3i is known as Huawei P Smart+ in some markets, but here, well stick to the former name.

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Nova 3i update timeline

Date EMUI version and OS Changelog
06 May 2019 | Android 8.1 April 2019 security patch and performance improvements (China)
25 Mar 2019 | Android 9 beta March 2019 security patch, optimized camera performance and stability, improved launch and photo-taking speeds, and optimized mobile data network stability for better Internet browsing, and an updated list of pre-downloaded songs (China)
15 Mar 2019 | Android 8.1 February 2019 security patch
27 Feb 2019 | Android 9 beta Installs February 2019 security patch for model INE-AL00 and INE-TL00. Also, it improves Huawei Share user experience and optimizes recording stability and clarity in certain scenarios
26 Jan 2019 | Android 9 beta Another Pie beta (fourth) in China. Improves calling quality and stability, optimization of text display along the edges, bug fixes for Taobao interface, fixes an issue in which exceptions are displayed in some cases, and multi-task interface split-screen buttons do not display under certain scenes
16 Jan 2019 | Android 9 beta This is the third Pie beta. It fixes AR-related camera issues and a problem where library and file management media files are not displayed under partial scenes (China)
05 Jan 2019 | Android 9.0 (beta) Optimizations for display touch sensitivity, system power consumption in standby and part-usage scenarios for extended battery life, optimized system performance and stability for a smoother and more stable experience, fixed issues with HD icons and the problem where ringtone cannot be used
11 Dec 2018 | Android 9.0 (beta) Installs EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie update
28 Nov 2018 | Android 8.1 Optimizes compatibility issues of some third-party applications and optimizes system performance
02 Nov 2018 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security update and added Super-night mode feature
15 Oct 2018 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security update and fixes call drop issue
30 July 2018 | Android 8.1 Fixes Antutu and Netflix APK issues
26 July 2018 | Android 8.1 July 2018 security update
25 July 2018 | Android 8.1 Adds RideMode feature, GPU Turbo feature, and July 2018 security patch
12 July 2018 | Android 8.1 July 2018 security update

Nova 3i Android 9 Pie update

  • Android 9 stable update expected in Q2 2019
  • Beta update available

Huawei Nova 3i users can now join the EMUI 9.0 beta program that brings Android 9 Pie to the device as EMUI 9.0. The company notes that you must be on EMUI in order to make the cut, although the update is also likely to be distributed region-wise.

Still, we expect a stable update to arrive in Q2 2019.


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  1. Not available in Australia

  2. PatayGutomNgQATAR

    Still not get it!

  3. When pie for nova 3i INL-XI

  4. when will i get UPDATE IN PAKISTAN ?

  5. Pls guys i bought nova 3i model INE-LX1r no update still on my mobile what is the problem

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