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EMUI 1 to EMUI 11: Android Versions, Devices, Processors, Launch Dates and more

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Finally, Huawei has begun to shift the Android-based EMUI to the HarmonyOS 2 operating system, which is designed for an all-scenario smart performance. Although the new OS brings a lot of new functionalities along with UI changes but still, users are still waiting for their terms to install this latest software.

Talking about the EMUI, this mobile skin working on Android interface exists since early 2012. Huawei launched this custom OS as “Emotion UI” and then switched this to a shorter version of “EMUI” after two major launched.

Following its initial introduction, the company seen EMUI as a major part of its software ecosystem that always brings new and interesting features for the consumers.

However, In 2019, the US Sanction forced Huawei has to stop collaborating with Google. This whole scenario later resulted in the withdrawal of Google Mobile Services (GMS) support from Huawei smartphones.

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The transition from EMUI to HarmonyOS is currently taking its initial steps among China-based devices. So, even after the launch of HarmonyOS for smartphones, global consumers would still rely on EMUI.

From 2012 to 2020, EMUI shows a great evolution and gave many features that are still favored by users. And today, we’ll be going to see a sneak peek at some important information regarding the EMUI software system and its journey in Huawei smartphones.

Before that, I am going to show you guys a brief journey of the evolution of EMUI and will show you, which were the milestones in the history of EMUI custom skin.

Evolution of EMUI: custom skin, and corresponding Huawei device- 

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EMUI 1.0:

Android 4.0 based EMUI 1.0 was launched with the Huawei P1 (U9200) smartphone powered by Texas Instruments 4460 chipset in January 2012.

EMUI 1.5:

EMUI 1.5 based on the Android 4.1 version was debuted with the Huawei D2 model, which was equipped with HiSilicon K3V2 in December 2012.

EMUI 1.6:

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Huawei launched EMUI 1.6 version based on Android 4.2 in May 2015 with Huawei P6 smartphone featuring a HiSilicon K3V3E processor.

EMUI 2.0:

Huawei introduced the next major EMUI 2.0 version working on Android 4.3 with Honor models first. It comes pre-installed on Honor 3C equipped with MTK6582 in December 2013 and Huawei Mate 2 equipped with Kirin 910 SoC in March 2014.

EMUI 2.3:

EMUI 2.3 based on Android 4.4 was debuted in May 2014, and come pre-packed with the Huawei P7 smartphone powered by Kirin 910T chipset.

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EMUI 3.0

It was the third major shift by Huawei initiated in September 2014. EMUI 3.0 based on Android 4.4 comes with Huawei Mate 7, featuring Kirin 925 mobile processor.

EMUI 3.1:

Android 5.0 based EMUI 3.1 custom skin debuted with the Huawei P8 smartphone model powered by Kirin 932 SoC in September 2015.

EMUI 4.0

Huawei brought the fourth major upgrade of EMUI mobile skin. EMUI 4.0, based on the Android 6.0 version unveiled with Huawei Mate 8, powered by Kirin 950 chipset in September 2015.

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EMUI 4.1:

Android 6.0 based EMUI 4.1 version released pre-packed on Huawei P series flagship – Huawei P9, featuring Kirin 955 processer and it was revealed in April 2016.

EMUI 5.0

Huawei introduced EMUI 5.0 working on Android 7.0 OS in the last of 2016, November. It debuted with Huawei Mate 9 smartphone powered by Kirin 960 system chip.

EMUI 5.1:

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EMUI 5.1 custom skin also based on the same Android version as the EMUI 5.0. It comes with the Huawei P10 device, equipped with Kirin 960 processor, and installed in February 2017.

EMUI 8.0:

It was the sixth major software version of EMUI mobile custom skin. The company skipped the EMUI 6 and 7 versions and directly jumped to EMUI 8.0 to match the exact version of Android. Android 8.0 based EMUI 8.1 featured on Huawei Mate 10 as well as Kirin 970 in October 2017.

EMUI 8.1:

EMUI 8.1 was based on Android 8.1 and made its way to the consumers with Huawei P20 and supported Kirin 920 mobile chipset platform. This EMUI version came in March 2018.

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EMUI 8.2:

Android 8.1 based EMUI 8.2 installed on Honor Play smartphone equipped with Kirin 970 SoC in June 2018.

EMUI 9.0:

Huawei unveiled the Android 9.0 based EMUI 9.0 mobile skin in October 2018. This major upgrade arrives with Huawei Mate 20 smartphones and powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 chipset.

EMUI 9.1:

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After 5 months of the last major update, Huawei installed the EMUI 9.1 (Android 9.0) in March 2019. It comes with Huawei P30 devices and equips Kirin 980 mobile SoC.

EMUI 10.0:

In September 2019, Huawei launched the next major update EMUI 10.0. This custom skin based on the AOSP Android 10 launched with Huawei Mate 30 equipped with Kirin 990 processor with 5G support.

EMUI 10.1:

Huawei P40 smartphone brings the EMUI 10.1 (Android 10) in April 2020. The phone and this software version was powered by Kirin 990 5G variant.

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EMUI 11

This last major shift debuted pre-installed with the Huawei Mate 40 smartphone in the October of 2020. The smartphone features the most latest 5nm Kirin 9000 series SoC with 5G connectivity.

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Huawei Nova 9 grabs February 2022 security (EMUI 12)

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Huawei Nova 9 comes with a versatile camera system that allows you to take amazing photographs on every occasion. The phone doesn’t only come with a monstrous camera setup but also has its beautiful curved display that goes edge to edge to provide you with mesmerizing viewing experience for on-screen content.

Aside from powerful hardware and camera prowess, Huawei continuously improved this smartphone with the latest software updates. Therefore, it sends a new firmware rollout for the EMUI 12, which comes pre-installed on this phone.

In the latest edition, Huawei is sending a new software update for the Nova 9 global consumers that consist of a February 2022 EMUI security patch. Yes, we are sure that you may be thinking, why Huawei Nova 9 phone has received a February 2022 update instead of April or May? Well, Nova 9 is currently scheduled under the quarterly updates section and it could be the reason why Huawei is sending this software update.

You can get this software version via the Update section by going into Settings > from here tap on System & updates > here you can tap on Software updates and then you can follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the latest EMUI version. However, we recommend you to wait while the update installs on your Huawei Nova 9 smartphone, as it may take a few minutes to settle in your phone.

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Huawei Nova 9:

Huawei Nova 9 is powered by Snapdragon 778 4G including an octa-core architecture consisting of 4 x Cortex-A78 at 2.42 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz. The quad rear camera system consists of a 50 MP Ultra Vision Camera (f/1.9 aperture), 8 MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture), 2 MP Depth Camera (f/2.4 aperture), and 2 MP Macro Camera (f/2.4 aperture). On the front side, the phone has a powerful 32MP camera.

(via – Huaweiailesi)

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April 2022 update for Huawei Nova 7 5G rolling out (global)

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Huawei has started sending a new firmware version for Nova 7 5G smartphone in the global market that brings April 2022 security update. The phone is first released in China and later became available for global consumers. As for your information, it’s EMUI 12 eligible and consumers have already upgraded their phones with the latest firmware in advance.

As per the changelog, the latest Huawei Nova 7 5G software update installs April 2022 EMUI security patches to improve the overall system security. On the other hand, the rollout occurs only in EMUI 12-powered devices. However, we recommend users of Nova 7 5G get on board with EMUI 12 to enjoy the latest software features.

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On the flip side, the changelog comes with EMUI 12 version 12.0.0.229, and an update package size of 233 megabytes. Also, the changelog doesn’t have many changes to mention but it could also optimize some of the performance-related tasks in the background.

Huawei EMUI 12 has a number of new features that are ready to improve your user experience with new addition such as better animations, a control panel as well as the notification center, and performance enhancements that are better than EMUI 11.

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We want to note that the company is sending the latest security patch in batches and it may come to your phone under the Update settings. So make sure you check continuously for updates.

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro is getting May 2022 update

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro global models are now receiving a new software update that comes with May 2022 security patch for the EMUI software system. For your information, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro currently runs EMUI 12, which has been upgraded from EMUI 11.0.

EMUI 12 has a lot of new functionalities for the Mate 40 Pro smartphone and it brings simplicity from its core to the consumers that are better than the last generation. However, we also want to point out that you should install this new EMUI version if you haven’t already.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro in China is running HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system, which is different from EMUI but it looks all the same when it comes to the user interface. We also want to mention that Huawei Mate 40 Pro is also the first smartphone to get May 2022 EMUI security update. However, more devices will get the upgrade soon once it starts to rollout for the models.

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To update your Huawei Mate 40 Pro, you need to tap on Settings > from here tap on System & updates, and then head towards Software update from here you can tap on the on-screen instructions that will lead you towards downloading the new EMUI version.

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To be mentioned, Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes with a large display featuring a pill shape hole punch, the phone has curved edges on the left and right sides. The phone is powered by Kirin 9000 5nm chipset and a big circle camera bump on the rear side that takes amazing photographs.

(source – huaweiblog)

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