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Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

Thanks @Chris_K

Whats even more annoying is there is also now a .126 with Android Securioty patches for Oct ;o)

Understand it comes from Huawei but it would be nice if the carrier (regardless of who) could apply some gentle pressure based on "customer complaints aboutr not being fully functional" Smiley Very Happy


Mind you it would be nice if Phone manufacturers (and I'm not singling out Huawei here) were obliged to make firmware & security patches avaibale for manual install should people want to do that rather than waiting fror them to come OTA.

Understand why OTA is the preferred method but shouldn't be the only method.


But I digress Smiley Very Happy

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Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

@Chris_K
Finally managed to get he .122 firmware to download..... buy buying a £1 PAYG Vodafone SIM from Argos and popping it in without even bothering to activate it!!

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Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

The phone is pretty awesome.

 

I am a long time ios user.  Went to store to update my iPhone x to the iPhone xsmax (more screenstate) rep suggested I take a look at the Huawei mate 20 pro and was hooked.  

 

Got the phone from o2 - Trf sms messages (not seamless but doable) and everything else which is important to me.  Downloaded all my trusty apps from play store (wild west compared to the istore).

 

Didn't realise how much I rely on imessage especially with picture messaging at .49p a pop. This eats into any savings on your device cost.   But hey ho I thought WhatsApp to the rescue.  Not ideal or seamless but it's android v apple ios. Aside from all the crud nobody cares about in phone reviews its something that they should cover but they don't and its a big tick for ios.

 

The major problem I have is that Huawei or more correctly O2 have not enabled wifi calling on the phone. (They should mention this in the blurb) Where I live in a town, not some farm in the middle of nowhere,  the signal inside my home is 1 bar or at best 2 bars (with a fair wind and me hanging outside my window at a 38.5 degree angle ass to south).  I rely on wifi calling which was happily running on my Iphone X.  This I can't fix (no Tu app anymore) and unless O2 confirm that wifi calling will come to the Mate 20 pro although I love the phone and would be happy to keep its a deal breaker.

 

Hope this helps you guys when making a decision.

 

 

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Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

Every bit of info helps @Medalat .. why not come back again & give us another review when you’ve had the phone a while!
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Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

It is a shame, though they are roling out to new devices all the time @Medalat

Currently on these ..... and hopefully @Chris_K could give us an update as to when it will be available on the Pro 20?

Wifi and 4G Calling is currently available on the following devices:

  • iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, SE
  • Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, Note8, S7, S7 edge and J3 2017, A8, A3 2017, A6, J6, J5 (2017), A5 (2017), Note9, A7, J6+
  • Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ3, XZ2 Compact, XZ Premium, Xperia XA2, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact
  • Oneplus 5, 5T, 6
  • HTC U11
  • Doro 8035

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Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

Thanks for your first impressions of the phone and yes, WiFi calling is a dealbreaker for all people in low network coverage areas so this is very good information.

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Registered: ‎27-11-2013

Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

For the Mate 20 Pro, we’re working with Huawei to bring the functionality to customers soon, but don't currently have any ETA for this. We’ll share more info as and when it becomes available.

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Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

Thanks for that @Chris_K

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Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

@Chris_K

Are O2 also working with Huawei to enable VoLTE as well as VoWIFI on the M20P with the O2 config?

My understanding is that a vanilla M20P supports both but that the options to enable are removed by the O2 customisation aspect.

Reason for asking is that if I pop my Sim into my Planet Computers Gemini (which is most certainly not on the O2 officially supported list) I certainly get VoLTE, really must check on VoWFI. FOrtunately I'm in a good signal area.

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Registered: ‎27-11-2013

Re: The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available!

Hey all,

The 122 firmware has been approved by Huawei and should now be live for O2 customers. Just to reiterate, we cannot comment on why Voda may have had this update before us, but in general, within the UK, Huawei wait for all networks approvals before making it available to customers.

We're in discussion with Huawei on trying to streamline this process as much as possible, but I want to stress that we approved the 122 update on 26th Oct, the same day we received it - thus, any 'delay' in customers receiving it was not within our control.

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