1. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I wanted to get the Galaxy Note 9 before learning about the Mate 20 Pro as I want the best camera in a smartphone but I despise Bixby and it's dedicated button and also I hate how slow Samsung are to release OS updates and the bloatware they bundle like you have a Samsung variant of every Google app.

    So how is Huawei in terms of OS updates? Can we expect fast updates close to stock Android timeline and also do they have bloatware in their phones?
    10-26-2018 06:56 AM
  2. dov1978's Avatar
    If you hate Samsung for bloatware and updates you'll hate Huawei too. They're not quite as bad with the bloatware but updates are much slower. Huawei operate a quarterly update schedule so expect them every 3-4 months where you'll wait 2 months max with Samsung
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    10-26-2018 07:00 AM
  3. johnsamuels's Avatar
    My wife has a Huawei P20 Pro and receives regular updates. Huawei has said it will offer updates going forward at least every two months. Time will tell.
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    10-26-2018 07:15 AM
  4. Visc's Avatar
    My p20 pro is on October security patch. Seemed pretty quick to get that out.
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    10-26-2018 03:28 PM
  5. Seanetta's Avatar
    I wanted to get the Galaxy Note 9 before learning about the Mate 20 Pro as I want the best camera in a smartphone but I despise Bixby and it's dedicated button and also I hate how slow Samsung are to release OS updates and the bloatware they bundle like you have a Samsung variant of every Google app.

    So how is Huawei in terms of OS updates? Can we expect fast updates close to stock Android timeline and also do they have bloatware in their phones?
    In my experience especially lately,Huawei & Honor have massively improved in updates. As for bloatware most can be uninstalled unlike some phones
    10-26-2018 04:21 PM
  6. Mafiatounes's Avatar
    This is not the case for a long time with Huawei, had a p9 lite company phone last year and recieved almost every month security updates + An android & Emui update
    If you hate Samsung for bloatware and updates you'll hate Huawei too. They're not quite as bad with the bloatware but updates are much slower. Huawei operate a quarterly update schedule so expect them every 3-4 months where you'll wait 2 months max with Samsung
    10-26-2018 05:02 PM
  7. JZ VR's Avatar
    Many updates and very little bloatware. I'd say they're pretty good on both fronts.
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    10-26-2018 05:23 PM
  8. dov1978's Avatar
    This is not the case for a long time with Huawei, had a p9 lite company phone last year and recieved almost every month security updates + An android & Emui update
    I can assure you it is. My Mate 10 Pro has only had 2 updates in the past 6 months. I'm unlocked and in the UK and there's several threads on here from us all saying the same. I'm still on June security patch
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    10-26-2018 05:36 PM
  9. DJW351981's Avatar
    If you hate Samsung for bloatware and updates you'll hate Huawei too. They're not quite as bad with the bloatware but updates are much slower. Huawei operate a quarterly update schedule so expect them every 3-4 months where you'll wait 2 months max with Samsung
    Don't answer things if you don't know what your talking about. I have a mate 9 and mate 10 and never wait more than 2 months for a update, in fact the last few have come pretty much every month.
    10-26-2018 06:00 PM
  10. DJW351981's Avatar
    I can assure you it is. My Mate 10 Pro has only had 2 updates in the past 6 months. I'm unlocked and in the UK and there's several threads on here from us all saying the same. I'm still on June security patch
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    10-26-2018 06:10 PM
  11. dov1978's Avatar
    Don't answer things if you don't know what your talking about. I have a mate 9 and mate 10 and never wait more than 2 months for a update, in fact the last few have come pretty much every month.
    Umm I'm pretty sure I know exactly what I'm talking about
    10-26-2018 06:29 PM
  12. dov1978's Avatar
    That's great but I'm pretty sure you can see mine isn't lying? And same for all the other people in the other thread you saw
    10-26-2018 06:30 PM
  13. DJW351981's Avatar
    That's great but I'm pretty sure you can see mine isn't lying? And same for all the other people in the other thread you saw
    I wonder why your so far behind
    10-26-2018 06:32 PM
  14. dov1978's Avatar
    I wonder why your so far behind
    It's like I said. The updates have been consistent but always quarterly. At least here in the UK and Europe and hasn't mattered if we're unlocked or with a carrier. I always find it strange that the US seems to get updates earlier and more frequent when Huawei are practically banned over there.
    10-26-2018 06:35 PM
  15. DJW351981's Avatar
    It's like I said. The updates have been consistent but always quarterly. At least here in the UK and Europe and hasn't mattered if we're unlocked or with a carrier. I always find it strange that the US seems to get updates earlier and more frequent when Huawei are practically banned over there.
    I have the Chinese version of the regular mate 10 that has 6 gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of storage but it's rebranded with the international software, I'm pretty sure the international software is the same software y'all have in Europe right?
    10-26-2018 07:44 PM
  16. Mafiatounes's Avatar
    Seeing the differences i think this is related to region and carrier, mine was EU/No carrier sh*t version which explains why there where regular updates. If i had a different version i would flash this over it.
    10-27-2018 01:12 AM
  17. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    So what are the bloatware apps that you mention consist of? can someone list them please?

    Also, can you just easily uninstall them or are they locked and you'd have to use some 3rd party app to force remove them (hello Samsung/Package Disabler Pro)
    10-27-2018 08:31 AM
  18. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I got the Mate 20 Pro UK unlocked version assuming it's better in updates vs the US version. I'm on Sept 1st security patch on US unlocked version.
    10-28-2018 03:39 AM
  19. BoostSimon's Avatar
    Huawei is worse than samsung on updates and on bloatware. Emui 9 has more bloatware than One UI does. Google partnered up with samsung to develop One UI. A Huawei Y6 2017 is still stuck on Android 6 which was already 1 and a half year old when that phone released.
    02-24-2019 11:42 AM
  20. Golurk's Avatar
    Huawei is worse than samsung on updates and on bloatware. Emui 9 has more bloatware than One UI does. Google partnered up with samsung to develop One UI. A Huawei Y6 2017 is still stuck on Android 6 which was already 1 and a half year old when that phone released.
    Not really surprising given some of the things you said. Firstly while OneUI has some bloatware, it really isn’t noticeable, can easily be gotten rid of and is streets ahead of Huawei, LG, Xiaomi etc (only ones better are Google, OnePlus, Nokia). Secondly the Huawei Y6 2017 is a budget phone...profit margins are so thin that it wouldn’t be profitable to update the software regularly.

    And even then, Huawei is pretty terrible with bloatware and software update timing >_<
    05-24-2019 01:59 PM

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