Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design receives Android 9 “Pie” and EMUI9.0

At the beginning of December 2018, Huawei released Google’s November security patch on the Mate RS, followed, two weeks later, by the update to EMUI9.0.

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Around the middle of December 2018, Huawei released the update to EMUI9.0/Android 9 on the Mate RS Porsche Design, as previously announced. This update brings features present on Android 9, as well as new options added by the manufacturer on their EmotionUI skin.

This patch changes the version from NEO-L29 to NEO-L29 and is 3.72GB in size.

As per usual before a major update, it is recommended to backup all the user data and make sure the device has enough battery left, as updating can take a while and is a quite energy-hungry process. Interrupting the update process can make this one to fail, resulting in the loss of user data or bricking the device.

The patch notes read as following:
EMUI9.0 is here. Built on Android Pie, this version preserves that essential Android flavour, with a twist of nature and simplicity. It’s packed with technical wonders and streamlined processes. We know our improved, intuitive design will convenience your life, make work easy, safeguard your data, and help you understand your digital habits.
We are so very proud to present EMUI9.0 to the palm of your hands.

  • Simply natural

Intuitive design
We’ve simplified the UI in EMUI9.0, making it easier and more intuitive to use.
Nature’s sounds
Alarms and ringtones are inspired by nature, bringing the wild back to your everyday.
Illustrated functionality
We’ve made it easier to learn about your phone with graphically engaging instructions and descriptions.
Simple settings
EMUI9.0 unifies, combining once separate functions into a single, streamlined experience. All of your most frequently used settings are easier to access.

  • Living smart

Smart shopping
AR scanning capability meets image recognition technology to help you track down any item and purchase it.
Scan food to count calories
Get calorie info on hundreds of different types of food. Sticking to your diet has never been easier.
AI object recognition
Scan to learn more about historical buildings and famous works of art

  • Secure your data, build better habits

Password vault
Never worry about forgetting another password. Just put them in your Password vault, and it will autofill your passwords after a simple and secure identity authentication.
Digital balance
Understand your habits, manage your time, and get plenty of sleep. Digital balance helps you balance your device usage, so you and your family can live in perfect harmony with technology.

  • Your mobile office

Project your screen
With wireless projection, you can chat on your phone while showing a presentation on the large display.
Adds features such as edit and speed up to Recorder, and optimises the interface for consistency and ease of operation.

  • Backup, storage, and sharing

System navigation
Adds Gestures to the system navigation options.
Huawei Share 3.0
Improves file transfer speed between your phone, computer, and Mopria printer.
Phone Clone
Improves the data transfer speed and integrity of Phone Clone.

  • Streamlined efficiency

Faster launch times
We’ve improved launch speeds for the most popular apps on the market.

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