EMUI 11 Features
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 P50 Pro February 2023 update expanding, while EMUI 13 beta begins
Last month, Huawei began to rollout the February 2023 security update for the global version of Huawei P50 Pro and it is now expanding for some users in Europe.
As reported by Huaweiblog, Huawei is expanding February 2023 software update for the P50 Pro with EMUI 22.214.171.1242 build version. However, users will have to download a software package of around 300 megabytes in size.
For starters, Huawei releases these updates in batches, therefore, it took some time to reach some users around different regions.
In the meantime, we suggest users download the update as soon as it appears in the notifications panel. You can also check it manually via Settings. To do so, you need to navigate toward the software updates section and follow the on-screen instructions to get the new firmware.
Last week, Huawei announced EMUI 13 beta recruitment for the global users of Huawei P50 Pro along with other major smartphones. However, the program remains limited to the Asia pacific models.
Still, the activity is in the initial stage and may take some time open in other important markets such as Europe.
EMUI 13 is the newest addition to the EMUI universe and every Huawei smartphone owner is waiting to download this major upgrade. EMUI 13 brings various features such as the new smart folder, which allows you to manage the home screen apps.
Also, the latest swipe-up gestures help you to perform more with the slightest gestures over an app icon.
So, every Huawei P50 Pro user is excited about this upcoming upgrade. But then the time of the estimated arrival is yet to be decided by the company.
Meanwhile, Huawei is preparing to launch the Huawei P60 Series on March 23, and the Chinese tech maker will feed that with a lot of new technologies. These could make the phone a perfect successor to the Huawei P50 Pro, which is already a number one go-to companion for taking high-quality photographs for consumers.
A Chinese Huawei P30 Lite user received EMUI 12
A Huawei P30 lite Chinese smartphone owner received the latest EMUI 12 software update in China and the user posted it online, which is surprising to some users, while to us it’s completely normal.
Back in July, Huawei P30 Lite users in the global market received the major EMUI 12 software. The phone has long been running EMUI 10.0, and it’s a direct jump towards EMUI 12.
Throughout 2022, Huawei P30 Lite received this upgrade in many countries. However, the latest case is different.
Actually, the model shown in the screenshot is not Chinese and the Huawei P30 Lite device’s EMUI 12 build version is Asia pacific. Therefore, it has received a delayed OTA upgrade, if the user is operating the phone inside the country.
For your information, the Chinese users already have a P30 Lite dubbed version of Nova 4e, which was launched first in China. However, this phone later installed the HarmonyOS operating system, while the global version only runs EMUI.
So, it’s a big upgrade for the Huawei P30 lite and most of them already grabbed it firsthand. As for those looking for confirmation over EMUI 13, may need to wait for the time being, as a roadmap is yet to come.
If you want to upgrade your phone to the latest version, open the system settings, then tap on System & updates, and from here touch on the software updates. Afterward, follow the on-screen instructions to get the new firmware.
Don’t forget there are certain precautions that you need to follow to download this new software on your smartphone.
Huawei EMUI 12 comes with a brand new user interface for the P30 Lite owners. This includes a new control panel, better notifications, improved animations, and much more.
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Huawei EMUI March 2023 Updates List
Huawei has released March 2023 EMUI security patch details for global users and updates are flying everywhere among global smartphones. On the other hand, most Huawei phones have already received February 2023 security patch.
Huawei rolls out these software upgrades to improve the user experience. Therefore, it’s recommended that you install the latest firmware to keep your smartphone up to date with the latest security solutions. That’s not it, Huawei could also send some system patches for performance improvement, which you can check manually via Settings.
Meanwhile, users are eagerly waiting for a new major upgrade – EMUI 13. Interestingly, March also going silent, as we move half-way-through this month. It’s been a year since EMUI 12 made its debut and still, users now asking for Huawei’s take on EMUI 13 release for old devices.
Other than this, Huawei is also preparing to launch the Huawei P60 series, which will bring a number of new technologies. Furthermore, it could come with various new features, which may later be added to EMUI software. Yet, none of these are confirmed officially.
But we’ll keep you posted with all of the latest development in this story.
Until then, check all the Huawei EMUI software updates rolling out in March 2023.
March 18, 2023:
Huawei Mate 50 Pro in the global market is getting a new software update that comes with EMUI version 126.96.36.199 and a package size of 867 megabytes. However, the changelog of this update is more interesting because there are a lot of changes inside.
According to the information, Huawei is sending new camera improvements for better photography, it also has apps and sound quality optimizations. Furthermore, you will latest solutions for better system performance and security. Read more here.
March 10, 2023:
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro is one of the first smartphones to get the March 2023 security update, it’s EMUI firmware version is 188.8.131.527.
March 9, 2023:
- Huawei Nova 8i, Nova Y61, and Nova Y60 are grabbing February 2023 security update with EMUI version 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, and 18.104.22.168 for Nova 8i, Y61, and Y60 respectively.
March 7, 2023:
- Huawei Nova 7 is receiving a new firmware update that comes with build version 22.214.171.124, which improves the phone’s security by featuring EMUI February 2023 patch.
March 6, 2023:
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro is getting a new software update in the global market that comes with February 2023 security patch and it has EMUI version 126.96.36.1992.
March 4, 2023:
- Huawei FreeBuds 5i is up to grab a new system stability firmware upgrade that improves these earbuds’ performance.
- Huawei P40 Lite can now download February 2023 security patch via OTA and the version is 188.8.131.528.
March 3, 2023:
- Huawei Nova 10 series is one of the earliest phones to launch with pre-installed EMUI 12 and now the Chinese tech maker is sending February 2023 security update for this smartphone in the global market.
March 2, 2023:
- Huawei has released a new software update for the P30 Pro flagship with version 184.108.40.206 and it comes with February 2023 security patch for improved system safety. While, users of this phone want to fix the blur issue that is occurring on the main camera of the flagship.