Huawei today at the annual conference for developers Huawei Developers Conference officially presented a new version of the proprietary firmware – EMUI 11. At the same time, Huawei has published a list of devices that will be the first to receive the beta version of EMUI 11: there are 8 smartphones and 2 tablets.
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There are not as many innovations in EMUI 11 as we would like, but they are. To some extent, the company repeated what Xiaomi did with MIUI 10 and MIUI 11 – more attention is paid to cosmetic changes than functionality.
Huawei itself distinguishes three key innovations in EMUI 11: a new improved execution of the Always On Display function with new themes, new GUI effects, natural control gestures, improved sound design, and a modified multi-window mode with mouse and keyboard support.
In relation to the latter, the developers borrowed the capabilities of HarmonyOS 2.0: the smartphone’s multi-window mode works both on a PC and when connected to a tablet. Users can open multiple windows on the computer screen.
For example, with a messenger, browser and game. At the same time, the main load already falls on the computing power of the PC, which, according to representatives of Huawei, allows more economical use of the smartphone’s battery.
In general, starting with EMUI 11, the company is going to focus not on polishing the audio and visual part of a specific firmware, but on how it allows you to interact with other devices. That is, the company wants to focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) functions – as implemented in HarmonyOS.
The AI part has been improved. For example, EMUI 11 supports real-time translation into English, Japanese and Korean, and the translation mode itself from one language to another works at the system level “on click”.
First, EMUI 11 (albeit in the form of a beta version) will receive Huawei smartphones of the P40 and Mate 30 series. The complete list of devices of the “first wave” is as follows:
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro +
- Huawei Mate 30 (4G)
- Huawei Mate 30 (5G)
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro (4G)
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro (5G)
- Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei MatePad Pro
- Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
Of course, the list will be expanded in the future. In total, over 50 Huawei and Honor smartphones should receive EMUI 11.