Now that Huawei sold off its Honor brand, the company was able to become an independent smartphone brand and will once again release smartphone pre-installed with Google Services. With the company departing from its parent company Huawei, Honor explains exactly how firmware updates will be fulfilled going forward.
Honor View 20 (December 2018)
Honor Finland confirms to i>SuomiMobiili that Huawei will be handling firmware updates to all Honor devices released before April 1 2021 throughout the rest of their life cycles. That means that Honor will be solely responsible to handle its firmware updates for devices it releases after April 1. This means that firmware updates for the new Honor 50 series will be solely handled by Honor. This date is significant since Honor exited Huawei between March and April.
Honor promises to continue to support older devices in Finland, as much as possible, before being referred to Huawei support.
If an consumer is in touch with us, we always help [them] as far as we can before directing [them] to Huawei customer service. We continue to help with matters related to the use of smartphones[…] The intention is to serve both old and new HONOR consumers as well as possible.” – Suvi Surenkin, Honor Marketing Director for Finland and The Baltics.
In addition, Huawei has confirmed that it will continue supporting high-end Honor devices with monthly updates and more affordable devices on a quarterly basis.
Honor 20 Pro (July 2019)
Huawei confirms the Honor 20, 20 Pro, and View 20 will get monthly updates. Meanwhile, Huawei will support the following devices with quarterly security updates through the end of their product cycles:
It’s worth noting that while Huawei may continue to support Honor devices, it does not guarantee that these devices will receive full Android version upgrades, whether that’s Android 11 or Harmony OS. We’re glad to hear that the phones will at least be updated with security patches.