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EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2: Changes in the Quick Settings

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Huawei EMUI 11 has the most dynamic quick settings panel in the entire EMUI series. EMUI 11 comes with new 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.

The live status in the EMUI 11 software system creates a more interactive user experience and is appreciated by the consumers.

However, HarmonyOS 2 comes with a brand new control panel that is a combination of different features including:

  • Shortcut switches
  • Super device
  • New layout
  • New Widgets

So, an EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 makes quite a sense. Therefore, it’s time to take look at the EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 quick settings panel comparison.

EMUI 11: Quick Settings

Starting with the former, users of EMUI 11 phones requires to swipe down from the top to reveal the quick settings panel.

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The panel first reveals the notification center, by further expanding you’ll see the full quick setting section with quick access switches. Users can also add or remove the quick access switches with the edit option.

EMUI 11 Quick Settings Panel

HarmonyOS 2: Control Panel and Notification Center

HarmonyOS 2 comes has different sections to access – the control panel and the notification center.

First, let’s move towards the notification center, which you can open by swiping down from the top left corner of the display. Here you can see all of your active notifications.

Users will have to swipe down from the top right corner of the display to access the control panel. Once opened, users will find out three different sections consisting of:

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  1. Media controller
  2. WiFi and Bluetooth Management
  3. Shortcut switches
  4. Super Device
  5. Smart Devices management

The Control panel also allows you to manage your Control Panel with different options such as layout of shortcut switches and more.

Also, the translucent background provides increase the aesthetics of the entire Control panel as compared to EMUI 11.

HarmonyOS 2 Control panel

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei P30 May 2022 update changelog

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May 2022 security update is rolling out for Huawei P30 Pro smartphones and the company is sending this software update to improve the security of the smartphone. According to the Huawei P30 series May 2022 update changelog reveals that this update brings essential security optimizations.

Huawei P30 Pro May 2022 update changelog reveals that the update runs for devices with EMUI 12 software upgrade. So, if you haven’t already then we recommend you get it on board before moving to download this security patch.

Below you can check the complete May update changelog for Huawei P30 devices.

This update improves system security with security patches.

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Security:

  • Integrates Android security patches released in May 2022 for improved system security. For more information about the security of Huawei EMUI system updates.

Notes on the update:

  1. Your personal data will not be deleted by the update. However, we recommend that you back up important data before updating.
  2. If you encounter any problems during the update, call Huawei customer hotline or visit a Huawei customer service center.
  3. The update package will be automatically deleted after the update is complete.

If you haven’t already, Huawei P30 Pro users can download this software update via Settings > then navigate towards the Software update menu and then proceed with on-screen instructions.

huawei p30 pro may 2022 update

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EMUI 12 RoadMap Europe: Devices and Rollout Dates

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Huawei is rolling out EMUI 12 major software updates for eligible devices in the global market. Initially, Huawei has organized the EMUI 12 beta activity to verify the new features as well as find and fix the bugs.

As of now, the top models of Huawei including Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Mate 30 Pro, Mate Xs, P40 series, and more have grabbed the stable EMUI 12 in West and North-East Europe. However, this EMUI 12 update rollout is continuously expanding and reaching more devices ASAP.

Recently, Huawei has officially published an official EMUI 12 rollout roadmap for its devices launched in Europe. This updated plan shows the list of eligible devices along with their current status and rollout start date.

Editor’s suggestion: EMUI 12 Features: New UI design, Motion effect, Control Panel, Device Plus and more

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EMUI 12 roadmap Europe

Updated on May 12, 2022:

EMUI 12 roadmap for Europe:

West Europe

  • Huawei Mate Xs: Completed (End of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro+: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X: Completed (Early April 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro: Pushing in batches (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite: Completed (Middle of February 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G: Completed (End of February 2022)
  • Huawei P30: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei P30 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (5G): Pushing in batches (Early April 2022)
  • Huawei Nova 5T: Pushing in batches (Early April 2022)

North-East Europe

  • Huawei P40: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Pro+: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Completed (Middle of January 2022)
  • Huawei Mate Xs: Completed (End of January 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite: Completed (Middle of February 2022)
  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G: Completed (End of February 2022)
  • Huawei P30: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei P30 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design: Pushing in batches (End of March 2022)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (5G): Pushing in batches (Early April 2022)
  • Huawei Nova 5T: Pushing in batches (Early 2022)

Note: This roadmap will upgrade over time with new information

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EMUI needs power key feature similar to One UI and Android

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Turning off your smartphone could be helpful for various reasons. However, with the evolving smartphone ecosystem, phone makers need also to evolve and Android device manufacturers continue to stand up to expectations by installing useful features and bringing them to the consumers.

Such interesting feature includes the virtual power key that is now has been adopted by different phone makers including Google and Samsung for Android and One UI software. The feature allows you to access the power menu directly from your quick settings panel. This is quite an amazing feature that Android phone makers should include in their phone ecosystem.

But Huawei EMUI still doesn’t have a virtual power key, which is a bummer for the consumers. As we expected, Huawei should have rolled out, Virtual power key with EMUI 12 software update, as it’s already used by other phone makers.

Below you can check an example of what the virtual key would look like in a Samsung device running One UI software.

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EMUI 12 power key

If installed, the virtual power key could become one of the most favored feature addition on EMUI devices.

The use cases of this feature are very simple, and Huawei could add a virtual power icon right into the control panel. The feature will ease the access and remove some hassle from the physical power key as it will be able to survive longer with the device hardware.

Currently, this feature has not been part of EMUI software but we surely waiting to see what Huawei thinks of its integration.

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