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Huawei delists the Mate 20 X and Mate 20 Pro from its security update schedule

The Mate 20 X is no longer an update priority for Huawei. (Source: Trusted Reviews)
The Mate 20 X is no longer an update priority for Huawei. (Source: Trusted Reviews)
Embattled smartphone makers Huawei has now removed the Mate 20 series from its security update schedule, in a move that mirrors what happened with the Mate 10 series a year ago. The phones include the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, and Mate 20 X.

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Around this time last year, we reported that Huawei had removed the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro from its update schedule. Presumably, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro was to be next in line for similar treatment, and such a time has now come.

Like with the Mate 10 phones last year, Huawei has now removed the Mate 20 series from its monthly update schedule. The list of devices includes the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 RS, and Huawei Mate 20 X (4G). The Mate 20 Lite remains on the quarterly update plan, however. 

The Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 X were all launched in late 2018. This means that they've had their two years of major updates, receiving the upgrade to Android 10 about a year ago. Huawei is currently rolling out the EMUI 11 update to the phones, although that doesn't bring Android 11 as one would expect. 

If the Mate 10 series is any indication, this doesn't mean that Huawei will stop sending updates to the phones entirely. They'll likely still receive patches; regularly for some time, then slowly afterwards—over the course of this year, at least. All this means is that the phones in question are no longer Huawei's priority. That's less than ideal for owners of the devices, but it is what it is.

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Ricci Rox, 2021-01-17 (Update: 2021-01-17)