At the Paris event, Huawei announced EMUI 9.1, a new major software update for Huawei/Honor devices. The EMUI 9.1 comes pre-installed in the new flagship series, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, and it is now available for Huawei Mate 20 series for global users.
EMUI 9.1 provides an immersive experience with innovating performance and system speed enhancements to help you lead an intelligent life.
Check the latest news about the Mate 20 series update here.
The EMUI 9.1 comes with many useful features. Let’s talk about them – Here are all the features coming with EMUI 9.1 update to Huawei Mate 20 series:
- Advantages of EROFS
The EROFS file system is equivalent to optimizing the partition of the Android system. The EXT4 file format of the system partition (equivalent to the C disk of the computer) is replaced by the EROFS (Extendable Read-Only File System) independently developed by Huawei. This is equivalent to a major operation on the Android system C drive.
In the EROFS file system, the random read performance of the mobile phone is increased by 20% on average, the application startup speed is faster, and the system ROM space is saved by 2 GB. In addition, it can avoid inefficient memory reading data repeatedly, decompressing the whole machine jam caused by data.
The EROFS design is a read-only design, system partitions will not be rewritten by third parties, security can be assured.
In fact, this is not the first time Huawei has applied to the bottom of the system. In the EMUI 5.0 era, Huawei adopted the F2FS file system for Android’s user partition (equivalent to the computer’s D drive), replacing the traditional EXT4 file system, in order to improve the read and write performance of the flash memory after long-term use and improve the file access fluency. 20%.
- ARK Compiler
In addition to the EROFS file system, Huawei also launched its own Ark compiler to improve system fluency.
The Ark compiler provides a new system and application compilation and operation mechanism. From dynamic compilation to static compilation, it can directly compile high-level languages into machine code, eliminating the extra dynamic compilation of virtual machines. Overhead.
Read: Huawei announces Ark compiler: With EMUI 9.1, third-party application operation smoothness increased by 60%
According to the test data of Huawei Lab, EMUI 9.1 applied the Huawei Ark compiler to the system component System Server, the system operation fluency increased by 24%, and the system response performance increased by 44%. The fluency of third-party applications after recompilation is expected to increase by 60%.
However, to achieve such an improvement, developers need to use the Ark compiler for development. At present, the Huawei Ark compiler has been open sourced to the industry.
- Redesigned the system UI
In addition to system-level improvements, EMUI 9.1 redesigned the system UI. This version focuses more on natural minimalism and streamlines and merges many complex options.
For example, wallpapers, themes, and icons use a micro-realistic style to further beautify, while the number of default horizontal icons has been reduced from five to four.
With the increase in experience, some complex options for system splitting are no longer necessary. EMUI 9.1 is based on merging and deleting processing.
For example, the alarm setting interface, the silent mode alarm is turned on by default, so that the date and time are not repeated. Other operations such as desktop settings, weather settings, time switch, cell phone housekeeper, and do not disturb have been handled similarly.
In addition, EMUI 9.1 reduces unnecessary interruptions to users. Before the version of EMUI 9.1, the screen will count down before the screen is recorded, which makes it impossible to capture the picture accurately. EMUI 9.1 does not have a pop-up window to directly record the screen, giving users a better experience.
- GPU Turbo 3.0
GPU Turbo 3.0 is a new upgrade that covers 25 of the most popular games. This new update includes reducing SoC power consumption by 10% and optimizing the underlying system performance to provide a continuous gaming experience. It now supports AI image adjustment to make visual enjoyment even further.
- AR Measure
When you need a quick measurement tool for simple DIY projects, just open the AR Measure App. You can accurately measure length, total area and volume with the Huawei TOF Camera.
By utilizing the Face Recognition technology, you can now measure the height of a person with just a simple task of scanning from toe-to-head. It may come with a separate software update.
- OneHop or Huawei Share
A simple tap from your phone to the computer can send pictures, videos, and documents in seconds. You can also efficiently copy and paste between devices with Huawei Share OneHop.
And, while playing a game, just shake and touch the phone to your computer to initiate a 60-second recording of the screen that saves to your phone. It may come with a separate software update.
- Perfect Workout Partner
EMUI 9.1 turns your phone into an ultimate workout partner. Use your phone to connect to a treadmill and collect information like calories burned, running speed and length of the workout.
The phone can also use an algorithm to intelligently measure the step vibrations, so you can accomplish your personal fitness goals.
- Simply Switch
With HUAWEI Phone Clone, you can simply and quickly transfer your contacts, photos, videos and more to your new phone in just a few moments.
- Anytime Assistant
Whenever you need to use the virtual assistant to carry out tasks, look up facts or need an answer to a simple question, just press and hold the power button and the Google Assistant will launch in a second.
- Huawei Vlog
It has new features and effects that are perfect tools for easy editing and you can share with one-click. The Highlight videos are automatically edited with dramatic filters and give you the option to apply special speed effects and unique background music. Your cherished videos can be transformed into a personal cinematic masterpiece.
- Moon Mode
The update also includes the Moon Mode only for Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X, powered by Artificial Intelligence, which helps the camera to recognizes and optimizes details within an image to help individuals take better photos of the moon.
New Huawei VR shooting patent, enhancing video recording capability
A new Huawei VR shooting patent has come to sight with the publication CN113518189A in China. This patent embodies a complete set of solutions for VR video shooting devices, procedures, algorithms, and storage arrangement.
This described arrangement targets providing a VR video shooting method with less help of panoramic photography equipment. In addition, the method and device will be bearable for the small vendors and creators.
Huawei VR Shooting Patent:
According to the information mentioned in the patent document, using the latest technology wearables such as AR (extended reality), VR (virtual reality), or MR (mixed reality), the company wants to develop an electronically relative position to realize the process.
However, it follows an arrangement, where the main device’s location calculation takes place in a virtual world. After the calculation completes, the wearable device works with the virtual camera and captures the moments of the real scenarios. Thus the VR video shooting realizes without implementing the panoramic photography equipment.
Moreover, the method and device described in the Huawei VR Shooting Patent lessen the dependability on professional panoramic equipment. Instead, it only requires a smart device that is associated with a wearable device and provides backend support.
Speaking of current VR devices of the company, they smartly interact with other devices such as laptops and computers. Seems like the next successor will be getting this latest technology. Yet, the company hasn’t made any public announcement.
The Idea Behind VR Shooting Patent:
Although the major manufacturers have explored several aspects of the VR field and improved the user experience, the current challenges are no less. Still, VR devices have a separate place among consumers as it offers them a connection between real and imaginary world.
Moving ahead, the VR video shooting has a complete set of expensive technologies and devices. Furthermore, they are not only difficult to operate, but also have extremely heavy panoramic photography components. Huawei only wants to reduce the burden by providing easy-going and convenient equippments.
Huawei developing sports posture error correction feature, filed new wearable patent
On 19th October 2021, Huawei published a new wearable patent document explaining a method about the posture correction feature. The company wants to design a new feature for its wearable collection and give more hikes to the workout sessions.
According to the Chinese Intellectual Property Database, Huawei applied for a patent entitled “Sports Gesture Recognition Method, Terminal Equipment and Storage Media” in April 2020, which has been published with the publication number CN113509173A in China.
The document shows, the method is appropriate to install in electronic devices. It involves motion gesture recognition methods, the end device, and storage mechanism. After synchronizing them, the device will provide desirable results.
Huawei Posture Correction Feature
The posture correction feature of Huawei will work while collecting real-time information using the inbuilt sensors in the device. In addition, it’ll be able to detect gesture movements of the user through the motion data or auxiliary data. Thereafter, analyzing them it’ll notify the athlete about his incorrect motion or exercise.
The patent technology mainly targets to provide adequate results to the players to make them avoid wrong movements. The wearable integrated with this function will be able to not only detects the wrong moves but also guide about the correct one. Moreover, the Huawei posture correction feature will encourage professionalism in the players during their workouts.
To be mentioned, the company has a number of fitness bands and smartwatches in its wearable collection. It mainly contains, Huawei Watch Fit lineup, Watch GT lineup, Watch 3 series, and Huawei Bands. Therefore, it may to possible for the company to introduce this new feature for its wrist collection soon.
More About Patents:
Previously, Huawei reveals its auxiliary makeup patents that describe make-up communication technology to provide proper guidance. It uses has an HD camera, real-time data, and some inbuilt manual that offers effective makeup references to improve the skills. Yet, the company hasn’t announced it officially.
Huawei filed auxiliary makeup patent, could launch new app
Back in March 2020, Huawei filed a patent application for auxiliary makeup that recently got the approval of the Intellectuals. Seems like, the company is preparing to explore something that isn’t its main focus.
According to the Chinese Property Patent Database, Huawei has publishes the “Auxiliary Makeup Method, Terminal Equipment, Storage Media, and Program Products” patent on 12th October in China.
This new patent with the publication number CN113496459A embodies new methods and devices that are related to auxiliary makeup. The abstract describes it as suitable for make-up communication technology to provide proper guidance.
Huawei Auxiliary Makeup Patent Description:
As per the method described in the document, it’ll obtain one facial feature and analyze them to determine makeup instructions corresponding to different faces. The procedure can be described in the below-mentioned terms.
- Using an HD camera, the device will scan users’ facial appearance and collected the needed data.
- After gathering the data, it’ll analyse the makeup effect map with the respective makeup contours of the user
- Now, it’ll display the applicable makeup contour guidance on the area that needs the makeup
- This is how a user will get the instruction that suits most to them.
The outcome will provide users with effective makeup references during the makeup process to improve their makeup skills. Moreover, using these directories a user can apply makeup that is nearly close to the shown makeup effect.
However, Huawei hasn’t disclosed the actual medium for this implementation. But the description shows that the company is preparing for a new makeup app that will either launch separately in the Huawei App Market or will come pre-installs on the smartphones.
Besides, this Chinese tech giant is the top patent inventor with the most investment in research and development in the field of 5G, 6G, automotive, smartphones, cameras, operating systems, etc. Furthermore, it holds the maximum number of patents in the field of 5G and 6G in the native market as well the overseas markets.