1. jhilker's Avatar
    Just received this in the morning.

    532 MB
    This update optimizes per consumption and touchscreen sensitivity.

    Google security patch from November 2017.

    Better later than never, I guess.

    My son got one of these for Christmas, and has still not gotten his update for EMUI 5.0
    01-04-2018 05:09 PM
  2. Joe Mags's Avatar
    I feel you. I bought my son one for Christmas also. It has not received any updates of any kind. It's sitting at Android 6 with June 2017 security file. I've emailed Huawei tech support and have not even gotten a response. I'm really liking the hardware but this is not acceptable to me. I Will probably return it to Newegg if I don't get the update soon.
    01-04-2018 07:23 PM
  3. knotle's Avatar
    That's odd. I purchased one in July from Newegg and it updated to 7 as soon as I went online.
    01-06-2018 08:58 AM
  4. vividrich's Avatar
    Humph. Downloaded via firmware finder but it was flagged as unauthorized. Will try at a later date unless magically it finds the update on its own.
    01-06-2018 04:36 PM
  5. DiscoStu44's Avatar
    I bought one of these right before Thanksgiving. Still stuck on Android 6.0 and EMUI 4.1.3. Huawei claimed over a month ago that the update is being rolled out and that we'd get it OTA. I don't see how that could possibly have been accurate at this point. It clearly exists since some already have it, so I don't get what the holdup is.
    01-07-2018 02:14 PM
  6. jhilker's Avatar
    I wrote to Huawei about this, and received the following response:

    We kindly inform you that the Android 7.0 nougat update was released not too long ago. It might take a good 2-3 months for the update to be pushed to all of the mediapads.

    - Reboot your mediapad every 4-5 days.

    - Try connecting to different wi-fi networks if possible.

    - Use the updater option in the main settings menu every week or so.
    01-09-2018 11:07 AM
  7. vividrich's Avatar
    I just got the security update today... As did my wife's.
    01-10-2018 07:20 PM
  8. Joe Mags's Avatar
    Bam! My son's tablet just got the Nougat OTA update and November security patch yesterday. I'm a happy camper. It would still be great to get Oreo but I was never really expecting that.
    01-11-2018 05:52 PM
  9. Joe Mags's Avatar
    Now that I know for sure that Huawei is still updating them to Nougat, I would love to grab one for myself if they go back on sale for $200. At that price point, this tablet is a no brain'r.
    01-11-2018 07:21 PM
  10. vividrich's Avatar
    It really is snappy. And there are some nice themes available on the Play Store.
    01-11-2018 08:47 PM
  11. jhilker's Avatar
    My son got an update tonight as well. Not sure if he got 5.0.1, tho.
    01-11-2018 08:48 PM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    I checked a couple of nights ago. No update yet. I will try again tonight. I just want the security patch update. I do not think this tablet is ever going to get Oreo.
    01-18-2018 04:40 PM
  13. dc52ltr's Avatar
    No update for me either here in the UK.
    01-18-2018 07:01 PM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    Just checked, not yet available for my device.
    01-18-2018 10:36 PM
  15. callanish's Avatar
    If I hadn't used firmware finder, I doubt if I'd have received the update to Nougat 7 either. it was only right after upgrading to EMUI 5 using firmware finder did I get a patch update from Huawei and then a few weeks ago, a second one taking me to EMUI 5.0.1 build 352 with a November 6 security patch date. The delay is unacceptable and I could have easily botched the upgrade, but wasn't willing to wait any longer as I was reading
    how much of an improvement Android 7 is on the M3 and now having it, I'm completely happy with it.
    01-19-2018 03:21 AM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    Update: I tried updating my M3 using Firmware Finder but even after downloading the package, the tablet refused to update itself. I guess I just need to wait for three more months before Huawei pushes it out OTA!
    01-19-2018 12:51 PM
  17. vividrich's Avatar
    Yeah not sure what went on... Firmware Finder worked great on the upgrade to Nougat... But it just didn't work on the latest update which was the November security update. Luckily I soon got the OTA update.
    01-19-2018 08:12 PM
  18. worldspy99's Avatar
    I got the OTA update last night.
    Running the November security patch now.
    Otherwise I don't see any big changes.
    01-23-2018 05:42 AM
  19. lgleb's Avatar
    I updated the m3 via firmware to nougat some weeks ago. But I am still on Mai security patch (!) And I'm not getting any OTA update since then. Do U know why? Would I delete firmware finder to get new updates?
    If some users here have the November security patch it should be available for me also?
    There is a newer firmware available via firmware finder also. But it fails to install for some reasons...
    04-02-2018 04:42 PM
  20. barotropic's Avatar
    I installed the OTA security update a couple days ago. Tonight when I woke the tablet, by touching the fingerprint reader, I was greeted with a security screen requiring me to enter my PIN. The caption said it would be required every 3 days for security reasons.

    Is this new, or have I bungled a setting somewhere? I really don't see the need for this extra step.
    04-02-2018 09:33 PM
  21. vividrich's Avatar
    New for me since the latest (February) security patch
    04-02-2018 09:43 PM
  22. barotropic's Avatar
    Wow, that's pretty shoddy design logic.

    So Huawei believes the fingerprint reader is secure, but not really? And the solution is typing a PIN every 3rd day? That's disappointing.
    04-05-2018 01:07 PM
  23. vividrich's Avatar
    Yeah I get it on a reboot but otherwise... This is why I use the fingerprint scanner. To avoid entering a pin.....
    04-07-2018 03:27 PM

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