Huawei continues providing security updates to their existing devices, with the P20 Pro receiving the latest security patch.
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Huawei’s P20 Pro has just received a new update, which includes Google’s security patch for the month of August 2019. This patch arrived a bit later than usual, likely because our device is not amongst the first ones to receive patches, and was unusually large, coming at 4.02 GB in size. This is not the first time that Huawei has deployed such a large patch for a security update, with both our Mate RS Porsche Design and our Mate 10 Pro receiving similar 4 GB patches for August 2019. In all these cases, the patch notes only mention the security patch, which leads us to believe Huawei is pushing the entire OS each time, for whatever reason.
While this might bother some people, we give the company a pass: it must not be easy to continue updating devices when the situation between Huawei and the US hasn’t improved at all, meaning the Chinese manufacturer might not be able to resume working with Google on future projects anytime soon. At least, Huawei remains committed to supporting their devices, contrary to Google and other companies that abandoned millions of users as soon as the US government told them to do so.
This new patch changes the version from CLT-L29 188.8.131.521(C432E5R1P9) to CLT-L29 184.108.40.2068(C432E5R1P9) and is, as previously mentioned, 4.02 GB in size.
The patch notes read as following:
- [Security] Integrates Android security patches released in August 2019 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei EMUI system updates, please visit the official Huawei website: https://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/bulletin/2019/8/.
More on this subject:
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro receives update: August 2019 security patch (8/09/2019)
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design receives update: August 2019 security patch (27/08/2019)
- Huawei P20 Pro receives new update: EMUI9.1, July 2019 security patch (8/08/2019)
- EMUI9.1 coming to dozens of devices, already rolling out to Mate 20 Pro in Europe (30/06/2019)
- Huawei confirms at least 17 devices will get EMUI10.0/Android Q (25/06/2019)
- Huawei P20 Pro receives update: April 2019 security patch (11/05/2019)