EMUI 11 is the latest mobile software offering from Huawei and brings features such as multi-window multi-tasking, multi-device collaboration, multi-device browsing, new smart features, and more.
These new features and changes in the UI/UX offers an improved user experience. Since there’s a long list of features, we’ve decided to give you an exact look at what’s really new and keep you interested in the EMUI 11 by exploring its top features and visual changes.
Artistic Always on Display (AOD):
One of the biggest optimizations in the EMUI 11 software system includes the new artistic Always-on Display (AOD). The new AOD lets users customize their screen with a personal flair by using modern art, which is inspired by the work of the renowned painter Piet Mondrian.
The new AOD adopts a new primary color pallet of red, yellow, and blue. Users also have options to create their own color scheme and coordinate the AOD color palette with their own photos.
For instance, users can match the color of AOD with their outfits by capture a picture of their clothing. After that, the AI algorithms will extract the color of the image and generate a matching palate for the AOD.
Improved Multi-Window Multitasking:
Introduced in EMUI 10.1, Multi-Window mode allows you to multitask with ease in Split-screen mode, and send messages using a floating window while watching videos or playing games.
Users just have to swipe in from the left or right edge of the screen and pause to display the Multi-Window dock. Hold an app icon in the dock and drag it to the side of the screen to enter a split-screen view, or touch an app icon to display it in a floating window.
With EMUI 11, Huawei has now added a new floating window option that opens a certain app with its own window and once minimized, it transforms into a floating bubble on the screen and users can tap on the bubble to reopen that app. Also, the floating window features can be used for an instant reply interface.
Animation Human Factors:
Compared to its predecessor, EMUI 11 brings new and smoother animation based on the new “human factors-based” user experience (UX) design. This improves the transition and UI interaction for better optimizations and improved user experience.
Furthermore, New long-take transition animation, inspired by their technique in the field of cinematography. According to Huawei, compared to regular transitions, long-take transitions effectively shorten user eye movement and lessen fatigue while improving recognition efficiency.
The new transition effects can be seen on some of the system apps including Calendar, Gallery, and video apps.
Live notification icons and switches:
In EMUI 11, Huawei has taken care of subtle UI elements such as notification panel icon toggle or switches. Once a user taps on the icon, the user sees feedback as a live animation.
Improved Multi-screen collaboration:
Based on HarmonyOS’ distributed technology, Multi-Screen Collaboration has revolutionized multi-tasking throughout different devices.
Adding new functionality of this feature, Multi-Screen Collaboration now supports up to three active windows. For example, users can use the first window to watch the stream, the second window for a note-taking app, and discuss matters with fellow classmates on the third.
Moreover, Multi-Screen Collaboration also enables better synchronization between PCs and tablets. Once connected, the tablet can now act as an external webcam or second screen for the PC, while the PC can share its input peripherals with the tablet.
Documents saved on the PC can be edited directly through the tablet, either with touch inputs or a stylus for illustrations. In a business meeting, users can easily mark-up presentation slides as they are needed to help them explain their thoughts or use the second screen to look-up additional information to facilitate discussions.
The Notepad app has received a new UI in EMUI 10 and with EMUI 11, Huawei has focused on this note-taking app, making it “Super NotePad”. Notepad now supports editing notes simultaneously from multiple Huawei devices.
Such as, you can insert a photo from your phone to the note being edited on your tablet. Also, users can now quickly identify and extract text from images or documents, edit the text, and then export and share it.
Security and Permissions:
EMUI 11 comes with new security standards and privacy features. When transferring images, users can easily purge the file of all sensitive personal data such as location, time and device details before it is sent. Encrypted memos also keep personal notes personal by securing the content with a PIN or biometric lock.
Adding a new layer of privacy features for the consumers including the new notification icon that appears whenever a foreground app accesses your device’s location, storage, microphone, or camera.
Huawei has now prohibited apps from using microphone and camera permission and now it has removed the option of always allow. Users can also check their complete history allowed permission.
One of the newest features that were introduced in the EMUI 11 and currently remain exclusive to the Chinese consumers called AI Subtitles. With this feature, users can browse articles or pictures in different languages and translate the words or paragraphs by selecting them.
Huawei P40 Pro gets EMUI September 2022 patch in Europe
Huawei it’s morally wrong to release the monthly security patch at the end of a month for devices like P40 Pro. Yes! the company recently released the September 2022 security patch update for the Huawei P40 Pro smartphone users in the European market.
Having flagship like P40 Pro in hand gives users a feeling of pride, but the late dispatch for its monthly fixes is not acceptable for them. The firm should focus to provide the update with respect to time as well as model market value.
Although it could happen sometime, instead of focusing on late release let’s discuss the changelog and the fixes that the company brings for your Huawei P40 Pro smartphone to let you explore it lag-free.
The EMUI September 2022 security patch for the Huawei P40 Pro smartphone, brings improvement to the system security with the fixes integrated into the September 2022 patch.
Worth mentioning that, this new firmware will force your device to run wisely as it aims to fix all the encountered bugs in the current build of your Huawei P40 Pro smartphone.
Additionally, the new version of EMUI for the P40 Pro (ELS-NX9) comes with a 126.96.36.1990 build (C432E3R5P5). We suggest downloading and installing this new software version as soon as it reaches you.
You can download the update via the Settings app on your Huawei P40 Pro smartphone. Open Settings, then tap on Software updates then the System & Updates option, and click on the Download and Install option. Your phone will restart after installing the update.
Previous update for the Huawei P40 Pro:
Notably, the August 2022 security update for the Huawei P40 Pro was reached at the end of the month. However, this may be the specific schedule of Huawei to release the monthly patches by the end of the month. Just update the recent security patch and enjoy the boosted performance of your Huawei device.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro adds face mask recognition feature
Huawei Mate 50 series has been continuously receiving new features with new software updates. Recently, Huawei has added face mask support for the Mate 50 Pro via a new firmware rollout.
HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 software version has been rolling out for the Mate 50 Pro users that brings face mask recognition support.
According to the description of this feature, face recognition works accurately when the face is not covered by anything. While wearing a mask, the feature will allow the device to unlock the phone with eye scanning. You just need to look at the Huawei Mate 50 Pro screen to enable the face mask recognition process.
The feature is available in settings and if the user is opt-in to the feature, you just have to tap the slider and give your consent.
Due to the pandemic, most peoples wear masks mostly in outdoor conditions. In that case, they may require the phone’s feature to make a payment or for other use cases. Hence, the phone’s support for facial authentication could get denied but with a such new feature, you won’t have to remove the mask.
Apple has already installed face mask support for face id in all of its iPhone devices since last year.
This version of HarmonyOS 3.0 brings optimizations for system stability in certain situations to improve the phone’s inner performance for a better user experience.
Yesterday, we noted HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206, which improved camera shooting effects, adds support for 3D avatar, and also brings system senior mode for the users.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro comes with a wide front notch that resembles the Mate 20 Pro. However, the notch contains various sensors face facial security purposes.
The front module includes a laser sensor, ToF 3D depth camera, 13MP selfie camera with ultra-wide angle capability, proximity sensor, light sensor, and flood illuminator. these all combine a powerful face id system that is secured and reliable.
Huawei Nova 7i welcomes September 2022 security update
Yes, the latest software update is here to improve the security aspects of the Huawei Nova 7i with the latest security patches released in September 2022. For your information, Huawei has scheduled a staged rollout for this smartphone and if you own one, we suggest you keep your patience and set an eye on the firmware updates section.
Huawei Nova 7i was launched with EMUI 10.1 and not received EMUI 11, instead, the company installed EMUI 12 directly for the smartphone users. The surprise was quite amusing as it has improved the overall performance of this device with lots of new features.
If you haven’t already, then we recommend you get the latest EMUI major version no your Nova 7i to enhance its capabilities. EMUI 12 has a lot to offer and there are a lot of functionalities that have been introduced and weren’t there with EMUI 11.
Thanks to the tipster for this amazing tip.
How to download the September 2022 update on your Huawei Nova 7i?
You just need to head towards Settings, from here tap on System & updates, now you can click on the Software updates, and then tap on CHECK FOR UPDATES. Afterward, the system will check for the latest available firmware and fetch it out, once it’s available.
If this doesn’t work out, you can jump to the My Huawei app, and check its software updates section for further investigations. The rest of the instructions are as mentioned above.
We also want to remind you of some precautions to conduct a successful installation.
This update will not erase your personal data, but it’s recommended for you to back up any important data before updating. The update package will be deleted automatically after the update is installed.
This update improves system security with security patches.
Integrates security patches released in September 2022 for improved system security.