Reply to post: What are Huawei like at updating their camera software down the line?

We put Huawei's P20 triple-lens snapper through its paces

Chris 125

What are Huawei like at updating their camera software down the line?

Fairly poor; they move on quickly to new devices and don't give existing ones much love.

I had a P9 Plus, bought for the camera abilities. Launched on Marshmallow, didn't get an update to Nougat until after Oreo was in full release and available on half a dozen handsets. Presumably because their EMUI skin is so wide-ranging it takes an age to slap it on top of Android.

In that time, the only Huawei apps to update were the tedious we-replaced-something-for-no-reason ones like Calendar and Messages, or the hubs that want you to sign up and do backups to a server you've no idea about. I don't remember a single Camera update, certainly nothing that added features or improved quality.

They've come on in leaps and bounds with hardware features, but their software side is still lacking.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019