Last year, at Huawei Developer Conference 2020, Huawei announced the 11th iteration of EMUI – EMUI 11. This new EMUI version brings a number of new features as well as system improvements that help to improve the user experience.
After the announcement, Huawei announced EMUI 11 beta for flagship smartphones including P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro tablet. The company later expanded the beta program to more devices followed the stable release.
As of now, EMUI 11 has covered around 37 devices in China. On the other hand, the Chinese tech giant has laid out its plan to send EMUI 11 for the global users of its smartphones throughout the first quarter of 2021.
Amid the “yet to receive EMUI 11” discussion, Huawei has already planned to reveal a new version of its mobile software and it’s being said that this could be the last EMUI build.
According to a Weibo tipster – DigitalChatStation, the last EMUI version, EMUI 11.1 is tentatively scheduled to launch in March 2021 and it’ll come with HarmonyOS Kernel as the default kernel.
Since the launch of Huawei P20, every year Huawei introduces the flagship P-series smartphones with a step version of EMUI, such as EMUI 8.1, 9.1, and 10.1. This year, the launch of EMUI 11.1 will happen with the upcoming Huawei P50 and it’s expected to unveil in March.
After the rollout of EMUI 11.1, Huawei will no longer develop the new version of EMUI and will rollout software systems based on HarmonyOS. Therefore, the EMUI 11.1 will be the founding stone of the HarmonyOS in the smartphone ecosystem.
Currently, Huawei has not revealed its plans for the HarmonyOS rollout for existing smartphones but we’ll likely get a look into this matter post-EMUI 11.1 launch.
First launched at HDC 2019, HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) build upon the foundation of distributed technology that enables the software to establish cross-device connections and provide a seamless user experience.
In December 2020, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta and rolled it out for the eligible devices. The company has also planned to launch the first HarmonyOS powered smartphone this year.
Moreover, Huawei has big plans for 2021 and the company is working to create a seamless interconnected device user experience with the help of its HarmonyOS. The company aimed to install HarmonyOS in over 300-400 million devices, these include various smart products such as smartphones, in-car systems, IoT devices as well as home appliances.
(Source – Weibo)
Huawei officially announced Watch GT 2 Petal Maps update
Huawei Watch GT 2 is a prominent smartwatch that has created a huge amount of sales for the company. Recently, Huawei has officially announced that the Watch GT 2 now officially supports Petal Maps app services via software update.
Since December last year, Huawei has started to rollout a major software update for the Watch GT 2 smartwatch that comes with a range of new features including the Petal Maps app.
Designed and developed by Huawei, Petal Maps is a navigation service application for smart devices and is available in over 140 countries around the globe.
On the other hand, the app has seen a large growth in its existing growth from zero to millions of downloads in a year on AppGallery. Later with Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, the app became possible to install on smartwatches and worked with synchronization for different use cases.
Huawei Watch GT 2 series users can access the Petal Maps app from their applications section. However, you should know that the user interface will remain simple and let you help with distance, name, and directions to your destined place.
Still, it’s a major move made by Huawei for the Watch GT 2 consumers, as it will surely increase the overall productivity and use case of this popular smartwatch.
Aside from other features, Huawei is rolling out other new features that come with a number of benefits for the Watch GT users.
These features include:
- Pin unlock feature
- Features for outdoor training
- Adds Always on Display
- Better female cycle management
However, if you haven’t already, go check out the latest software update on your Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch and take the benefit of the latest software rollout features today via the instructions below.
Open the Huawei Health app, then tap on your smartwatch, open devices, and then click on firmware updates. Let the app check for the latest version and proceed to download if there’s any available.
Huawei Browser app 12.0.3 will bring simple homepage features
Huawei browser has been the main software for the smartphone for a long time. And now, the company has announced to bring a new simple homepage for the app soon with Huawei Browser 12.0.3 version.
According to the information, Huawei has added a simple webpage starting Browser version 12.0.3 and it’ll launch soon to upgrade for the consumer’s user experience. Additionally, the feature may also let you customize your default Huawei webpage to your own preference.
For more information, you can perform the following tasks with this.
- Add a simplified homepage feature to customize your browser’s user experience.
- Create an interface preset and switch to make new layouts instantly.
- You can also access new video-related features
- There are also new services added to this app to bring it more convenient while navigating through.
Currently, Huawei has not revealed any specific date to launch Huawei Browser version 12.0.3 but we can expect it to unveil soon.
Huawei Browser as:
- Search – Search instantly through the search bar.
- Ultra-fast speed – Access fast web browsing through HUAWEI Browser’s brand new engine.
- Night mode – Effectively reduce blue light to protect your eyes.
- Private browsing – Keep your browsing activities and history private. Saved passwords – Conveniently save your passwords for fast access to all of your favorite services.
- Save Password – Conveniently save your passwords for fast access to all of your favorite services.
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Huawei Petal Maps to launch soon in China
It’s reported that Huawei will soon launch the Petal Maps application in China. The company has not announced this information through official channels but we can wait for a confirmation as soon as it makes available.
The Huawei Petal Maps China launch information is coming from Ma Xiaoqiang, VP of Huawei’s Consumer Business Asia Pacific Region, showed the Petal map on the Huawei P50 Pocket flip foldable phone screen, but he was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
However, a Weibo user confirmed this news further that the company may soon launch the mobile version of Petal Maps for China.
Petal Maps lets you explore the world around you in new ways. Available in over 140 countries and regions. The app not only lets you get your current location, browse the map, search for places, and your favorite but also displays real-time traffic conditions, events and other traffic conditions.