We know that Huawei is developing its 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. Even though they are working on HarmonyOS, the new version of EMUI includes many 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 colors: white, black, and blue. The company further says that the movement of astronomical objects in the universe inspired EMUI 12. This is evident in how 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 most 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 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 can 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 software version 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. The company has shared which devices will receive the EMUI 12 upgrade.
List of Huawei phones eligible for EMUI 12
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro+
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro
- Huawei Mate 30
- Huawei Mate 20 RS
- Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
- Huawei Mate 20 X
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei P30 Pro
- Huawei P30
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20
- Huawei Mate Xs
- Huawei Nova 7
- Huawei Nova 7 SE
- Huawei Nova 7i
- Huawei Nova 5T
- Huawei Nova 4
- Huawei Nova 4e
- Huawei Y8p
- Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
- Huawei Y9s
Huawei has announced the EMUI 12 rollout plan and eligible device list. However, the rollout will begin with the Huawei Mate 40 series.
EMUI 12 Europe, USA & UK Rollout Schedule
The EMUI 12 rollout will start in the first half of 2022, probably for Europe and the UK region. The company has not revealed the EMUI 12 rollout timeline for the USA due to the US trade ban. However, like the 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