Huawei has announced that some of its smartphones will start getting bi-monthly updates, and those updates will not only contain security updates, but also new features, bug fixes, and general optimizations. It seems like Huawei is trying to right the wrongs with this announcements, as the company was criticized in the past for the last of software updates. In any case, Huawei promised bi-monthly software updates for the following handsets: The Huawei P10, P20, P20 Pro, Mate 9, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Huawei Nova 3e, Huawei Nova 2 Lite, and the Huawei Nova 2i.
Huawei has also noted that first updates will start dropping for the following devices before the end of next month, and those devices will not only get security patches, but also the Face Unlock feature as well. Huawei also notes that its upcoming Face Unlock feature will be customizable, so you’ll be able to check your notifications without unlocking the device, for example, if you set it up that way. All of this info is actually coming from Larking Huang, Managing Director of Huawei’s Australia Consumer Business Group. Interestingly enough, Huawei is not the only company that announced security-related updates in the last 24 hours. OnePlus actually introduced ‘OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule’ in which the company promised two years of regular updates for its smartphones, and three years of security patches, starting with the OnePlus 3.
It’s always nice to see that companies are committing to keeping their devices up to date, especially when it comes to security updates, but it remains to be seen if they will stick to their promise. Huawei Australia’s Managing Director did mention a bunch of devices in his statement, but the company actually releases a ton of phones in a year, and it would be nice if it could keep this promise for every single phone that it releases. OnePlus is in a somewhat better position, as the company releases only two phones a year, and is able to push updates to its devices really fast as OnePlus’ phones are not being sold via carriers, nor are they locked.