We’re all aware that Huawei is developing its own operating system, HarmonyOS, to compete with Android. Harmony OS has begun to replace EMUI on many older handsets via software updates. We had anticipated that EMUI would no longer receive upgrades. However, Huawei has quietly launched a new version of its Android-based EMUI. The release of EMUI 12 has been confirmed. Despite the fact that they are working on HarmonyOS, the new version of EMUI includes a slew of new features, improvements, and a revamped user interface. Huawei is keeping EMUI alive for devices launched outside of China with the release of the new version of its Android derivative.
Here is the list of features of EMUI 12
- Revamped Control Centre
- Fast and Long-Term Performance
EMUI 12 features a realistic and minimalist interface. “The unique interface design brings the digital world to life,” Huawei claims. For a clean design, the interface uses three major colours: white, black, and blue. The company further says that the movement of astronomical objects in the universe inspired EMUI 12. This is evident in the way the language selection page is created, with each language formed like a spherical, as well as the synchronizing animation, which resembles a heavenly object rotating around another.
1. Revamped Control Centre
The control center has been redesigned in the current version of EMUI. The new control center is said to be more user-friendly, with direct access to the majority of device functions from the control panel. Users will be able to manage playback, access Bluetooth and Wi-Fi settings, as well as shortcuts and connected devices on Device+, using the control panel.
2. Fast and Long-Term Performance
The company claims it comes with more improved performance. It also guarantees that response times and program launches will be as seamless as they have always been, even after extended use.
Device+ is a feature that allows Huawei devices to collaborate easily. By tapping the MatePad symbol, you can collaborate with the Notepad on many screens. On the tablet’s screen, users will be able to make calls, send messages, and view images from their phones. In conclusion, this is a really important tool for Huawei ecosystem users. You can edit your phone files on your PC by tapping the MateBook icon, and you can watch videos from your phone on the big screen by tapping the Huawei Vision icon. Switch audio playback from the MatePad or Huawei Vision to the connected headphones by tapping the headset icon.
When using Multi-screen Collaboration, EMUI 12 will allow users to unlock their phones from their laptops. They’ll also be able to add their smartwatch to their phone’s trusted devices list.
MeeTime is the company’s own video calling program, which was first released with EMUI 10.1. The EMUI 12 update introduces a new version of the software that allows users to smoothly switch calls from their phone to the Huawei Vision and back.
That concludes the new features and a brief overview of Huawei’s EMUI 12. There is no word on which devices will receive the EMUI 12 upgrade, nor on when it will be released. We’ll let you know as soon as we have more information.
List of Huawei phones eligible for EMUI 12 (Expected)
- Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 40E
- Huawei Mate 40
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro+
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 30 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 5G
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate X2
Huawei has not announced EMUI 12 rollout plan and eligible device list. However, it looks the rollout will begin with the Huawei Mate 40 series. We have prepared a possible eligible device list based on the previous track record. We will update the list after the official announcement.
EMUI 12 Europe, USA & UK Rollout Schedule
The company has not revealed the EMUI 12 rollout timeline for Europe, USA, UK etc markets. However, like EMUI 11 rollout plan, Huawei will likely divide the EMUI 12 update schedule into seven market categories as follows:
- The Middle East, Africa, and Russia
- Asia Pacific
- Western Europe
- Northeastern Europe
- Latin America