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 Music launches on Apple App Store
Huawei has a few apps on Apple App Store including Huawei Health and recently, the phone maker has launched Huawei Music on this iPhone app distribution platform.
According to the listing, Huawei Music on Apple App Store is published by Huawei Software Technologies Co., Ltd. and it’s available for free. It’s good to see Huawei has brought in a new app on more devices.
This is a platform focusing on music interaction, making friends with songs, and letting musicians bring you to a good mood with warm singing.
Below you can check the listing of Apple Music,
1. A large number of music experts:
- Gather excellent music experts from the whole network, share the beauty of music with you, and bring you an auditory feast.
2. Song request interaction:
- Real-time interaction, order songs as much as you want, here, every thought can be seen, and every enthusiasm will be responded to.
3. Warm and heal:
- Heart-warming stories, and happy partners, this is a music exchange platform that lives on your mobile phone, accompanies you anytime, anywhere, and keeps you warm.
For your information, Huawei Music is already available on AppGallery and it comes pre-installed on Huawei devices. However, iPhone users now too have access to this amazing library of latest sound tracks.
January 2023 EMUI update expanding for Huawei Mate 40 Pro users
Last week, Huawei initiated January 2023 EMUI software update for Mate 40 Pro users in the global market with firmware version 188.8.131.520. Other than Mate 40 Pro, the P40 Pro can also upgrade to the latest software.
According to the information, Huawei Mate 40 Pro users can install the January 2023 update to get the security improvements released recently by the tech maker.
We suggest you download this new update to improve your Mate 40 Pro’s security environment. You should know has released this update in batches and it may take some time to cover all of the devices.
Meanwhile, Huawei Mate 40 Pro users are currently running EMUI 12 update and they are now waiting for EMUI 13. But Huawei has not released a list of eligible devices, which is eagerly awaited.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro users can check for the new version via Settings > tap on System & updates. Then you need to follow the on-screen instructions to get the newest firmware.
Check below to see the full changelog.
This update improves system security with security patches.
- Integrates security patches released in January 2023 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei’s EMUI system updates, visit the Huawei official website: https://consumer.huawei.com/de/support/bulletin/2023/1/.
You should know that this update won’t erase your data but it’s recommended for you to make a backup of important data.
(source – Huaweiblog)
New update adds 10 minutes auto shutdown for Huawei Share
Last month, we reported that Huawei Share will get a new feature upgrade and now, it’s finally rolling out for Huawei smartphones and tablets running the HarmonyOS operating system in China. The latest addition is unique as it auto shutdown Huawei Share after 10 minutes.
According to the information, turning on the switch makes your device visible to nearby devices so you can receive files. The switch turns off automatically after 10 minutes, but you can still send files.
Once enabled, Huawei Share will be visible to nearby devices for 10 minutes (reverse countdown). However, it was previously, only a simple switch, which remained enabled until you turn it off manually. Aside from the countdown and automatic switch-off, Huawei has not added any additional capability in Huawei Share.
Huawei Share lets you share files with nearby Huawei devices, this feature utilizes WiFi to transfer data fast and efficiently. It works across different platforms including smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
To use Huawei share, the user needs to open the control panel and tap on Huawei Share on the receiving end. Now, choose the file to send, and from the sharing option, select Huawei Share, as it will automatically appear on top of the pop-up menu. The transmission only requires you to accept the one-time accept request to share files.
Currently, the latest 10 minutes auto shutdown feature for Huawei Share is only available for devices in China. However, it may also roll out for the global models but we don’t have any confirmation on this matter.
Check for updates:
Huawei devices with Chinese firmware need to open Settings > then tap on System & updates, move to Software updates > and CHECK FOR UPDATES. The phone will take a few minutes to complete the download procedure and restart the device. Make sure you follow the on-screen instructions accurately to conduct the installation.