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EMUI 11 Launched: New artistic user experience, improved distributed technology, and more security

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September 10, 2020: At Huawei Developer Conference 2020 (HDC 2020), Huawei unveiled EMUI 11. President, Software Department, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG), Wang Chenglu showcased the key features of the new operating system, including the new human factors-based user experience (UX) design, new privacy, and security features, and improved all-scenario experiences.

Artistic Design optimized for user interaction:

EMUI 11 comes with a new artistic design offers a breath of fresh air, while the transitions and UI interactions have been optimized for human factors to improve the user experience.

Fuelled by new artistic inspiration and augmented with new technology, EMUI 11 offers a canvas for users to express their boundless creativity with new Always-On Display (AOD) options. The new AOD lets users customize their screen with a personal flair by using modern art.

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Inspired by the work of the renowned painter Piet Mondrian, the new AOD is adopted with a primary color palette of red, yellow, and blue. Users are also free to go beyond Mondrian’s color scheme and coordinate the AOD color palette with their own photos.

For instance, users can easily match the color of the AOD with their daily outfits by snapping a picture of their clothing. AI algorithms will extract the color of the image and generate a matching palette for the AOD.

Huawei’s Human-Factors Engineering Research Lab contributed to the ergonomic design of EMUI 11. Comprising some of the best academics in and human factors engineering from top universities including Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the research team thoroughly analyzed the user experience and optimized EMUI 11’s visual and interactive experience to attain the highest degree of user comfort and enjoyment.

New long-take transition animations, inspired by their namesake technique in the field of cinematography, help users focus better on the task at hand. Huawei’s human factors research results indicate that, compared to regular transitions, long-take transitions effectively shorten user eye movement and lessen fatigue while improving recognition efficiency.

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Improved distributed technology for new user experiences:

All-scenario features powered by Huawei’s distributed technology, such as MeeTime and Multi-Screen Collaboration, have already become signature features of EMUI.

This innovative technology enables devices to virtualize and share their software capabilities with each other. Users are no longer bound by hardware limitations and are free to customize their experience based on their individual needs and preferences.

Benefitted by improvements made to distributed technology, Multi-Screen Collaboration now supports up to three active windows. Students can make particularly effective use of this feature while attending online classes. For instance, they can use the first window to watch the stream, the second window for a notetaking app, and discuss lecture materials with fellow classmates on the third.

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Multi-Screen Collaboration also enables better synergy between PCs and tablets. Once a connection is established, the tablet can 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 and when they are needed to help them explain their ideas or use the second screen to look-up additional information to facilitate discussions.

Certified security and privacy features to safeguard personal date:

The EMUI system level, EMUI’s TEE OS kernel obtained the highest level of CC EAL5 +, which is the highest commercial OS microkernel security level in the world.

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Huawei strictly complies with local and international regulations on user privacy, including GDPR and GAPP, and the company received certifications including but not limited to ISO27701 and ePrivacyseal.

These are some of the most influential privacy protection certifications in Europe. Huawei says, all these certifications serve as a testimony to Huawei’s commitment to global standards across the full product lifecycle – from design, R&D, and maintenance – and protecting user privacy.

EMUI 11 also comes with new 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.

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Orange Pi OS launched, based on Huawei HarmonyOS

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Orange Pi has launched Orange Pi OS based on the open source Huawei HarmonyOS version. Actually, there are three versions of Orange Pi OS in total but we’ll focus on the OpenHarmony-based software.

Orange Pi OS is an open source operating system for Orange Pi. The Orange Pi OS empowers Orange Pi series development boards, keyboard PCs, and other PCs. It can run Android, Windows, and Linux apps.

What is Orange PI:

Orange Pi helps run different applications, uses other operating systems and behaves like Android. To enable users to try various projects in the system.

Orange Pi OS with open-source HarmonyOS:

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The software brings compatibility and multi-terminal device support built with penHarmony as the primary technical route and combined with Linux technology.

It supports multiple CPU architectures with good compatibility, better hardware and software ecosystem, security, customizations, high efficiency, and low power consumption.

For example, it could be installed on tablets, handheld terminals, smart TVs, smart wearables, CCTVs, payment systems, self-service terminals, and more. Therefore, it could be used for various fields of interest such as office, entertainment, production, logistics, education, security, and others.

Below you can check some of the other key features of this operating system:

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Easy to maintain: Support for automated installation and remote maintenance management, integrated graphical management and maintenance tools, including system monitor, device manager, etc., support for the expansion of maintenance screen functions, making system maintenance more convenient.

Security: The system is based on identity identification, access control, data protection, and vulnerability monitoring, and strengthens defense in all aspects such as trusted computing, data confidentiality, secure start-up, and application signature to protect user applications and data security.

Reliable: Based on a stable kernel version, the kernel parameters and system components are tuned to optimize the performance of system start-up, memory usage, and other aspects, and support redundant configuration of components to ensure system stability and reliability.

Two other versions:

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There are two other versions of the Orange Pi OS, the first is based on Android and the second one is based on Arch Linux distribution.

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US banned new equipments made by Huawei

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It’s been a long time since the US administration is making accusations against Huawei and banned it as a national security threat. But there’s a new addition to this story.

According to Reuters, US federal communication on Friday said to adopt final rules and banned the sale or import of new equipment made by Huawei citing “an unacceptable risk” to U.S national security.

Other than Huawei, the US fed accused and stopped sales from China’s surveillance equipment maker Dahua Tech, Hikvision, and telecom firm Hytera communication.

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said these rules are an important part of the US’s ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications. However, Jessica didn’t cite any evidence of espionage.

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So far, Huawei has not commented on this decision but the company has been continuously denying posing a security risk to the U.S.

Background:

FCC proposed such a ban on equipment and devices in a list of companies proposed last year. However, it’s derived from Entity List.

In 2019, the former U.S. president, Donald Trump announced the Entity List. It targets tech giants such as Huawei from getting key U.S. technologies to build new products such as smartphones or network equipment.

In the following year, FCC designated Huawei as a national security threat alongside ZTE. The US ordered to the removal of Huawei from the country’s network infrastructure. On the hand, the commission has passed a bill to provide 1.8 billion USD in assistance for service providers to remove Huawei-made gears.

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Still, U.S. carriers need more funds than the actual one that was announced by the FCC. The subsidy will only cover around 20-40% of the equipment, while they’ll have to pay the rest of the price from their own funds.

The new ban on Huawei and other Chinese companies may create some headlines for the U.S. in the name of national security. Yet, the US is not showing any evidence of how Huawei poses national security.

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Download Huawei Petal Search app (12.0.7.711)

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Petal Search is an amazing app and it continues to fill shoes as an all-in-one app compared to the Google app. Here we are completing a rundown of Huawei Petal Search features and how you can download the latest version 12.0.7.711.

Home screen:

The story of Petal Search started as a search engine but Huawei quickly added a lot of new features to this all in one mobile app. Beginning with the home screen, the app brings you a search bar with the ability to search via text input, voice, and image.

You have some categories for quick searches such as Top Apps, News, Sports, and Trending. That’s not it, the home page will offer you the latest news feed from different publications.

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Nearby:

Once you tap on the nearby tab, there’s a whole lot you can see in there ready for you to explore. Yeah, this page is dedicated to services related to nearby places. These include top eating destinations, accommodations, shopping, beauty & salon, Toys & games, finance, transport, education, and health care.

Furthermore, you can search nearby places related to these categories via text or voice queries.

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Camera:

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Petal Search makes it easy for you to search for what you want with features such as the camera. Yes, there’s a camera feature that will let you visually search on any on-view object for shopping, identity, translation, or bar code.

Petal Search is exceeding some bars, isn’t it?

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Shopping:

Aside from these amazing accessibilities in a single app, Petal Search gets you an inbuilt shop. Yeah, the app also lets you shop for your favorite items and there’s a featured section that will tell you about the top offers on products.

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Latest Version:

Huawei is sending a new 12.0.7.711 app update for the Petal Search app that comes with landscape view support for mobile and tablet user interface. It also has new customization options for the homepage.

Furthermore, the Petal Search 12.0.7.711 brings you optimizations as well as a multi-feature button called – On-Screen Lens.

Below you can download the latest version.

  • Download Huawei Petal Search 12.0.7.711 (Link)

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