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Everything you’ll want to know about Huawei’s new operating system


Within the framework of the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC 2020), the brand presented several new devices and finally announced one of the most anticipated news for technology lovers: The arrival of a new operating system. Is about EMUI 11, which was introduced by Wang Chenglu, chairman of the software department of Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG).

EMUI 11 has been based on the distributed technology of Huawei, which allows to improve and increase the experience between multiple devices on different platforms. New security and privacy features, new design and improved user experiences in all scenarios are some of the innovations. Keep reading!

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What we highlight about EMUI 11

At #PublinewsGeek we had the exclusive opportunity to put the new operating system to the test. After several days of experimenting with the beta version, we highlight features and functions such as:

  • More personalization options with style and freedom thanks to Always-On Display (AOD) and the optimization of the visual and interactive experience with new animations and transitions.
  • Distributed technologies to virtualize and share software capabilities with each other such as multi-screen collaboration of up to three active windows.
  • The highest level of security for a commercial microkernel OS worldwide and new privacy protection features.
  • Updated gallery layout for a magazine-like aesthetic and options for organizing photos in albums.
  • Live Icons (or live icons) that now have new animations.
  • Synchronized vibrations that allow the device to vibrate to the rhythm of the ringtone’s audio.
  • Incorporation of the option to scan in the application of notes and the possibility of editing both text and images. That is, scan a document, extract the text and export it as a Word file or share it with other Huawei devices and save both the images and the text.

More details…

Personalizing your device to the next level is possible thanks to the balance between art and science of the new EMUI 11. By optimizing its transitions and interface interactions, the user will improve their experience thanks to human factor research. Literally as if you had a canvas in hand, you can express your creativity with the new function Always-On Display (AOD).

The new AOD feature allows users to customize with style using modern art elements. Inspired by the work of renowned painter Piet Mondrian, it adopts a palette of primary colors such as red, yellow, and blue. Furthermore, users will have the freedom to go further by coordinating the AOD color palette with their own photos. As well? For example, you can coordinate the colors in the AOD display palette with your wardrobe for the day just by taking a picture of your outfit or accessories. Artificial intelligence algorithms will extract the color from the image and generate an identical and unique color palette for the AOD. In addition, several of the screen styles are animated and support GIFs and live photos.

Features like MeeTime and multi-screen collaboration have become EMUI’s flagship features. These innovative technologies allow devices to virtualize and share their software capabilities with each other. This means that as a user you will no longer be limited by hardware and will be free to customize your own experience according to your individual needs and preferences. An example is that multi-screen collaboration now supports up to three active windows. To give you an idea: Watch a live broadcast while taking notes and at the same time chatting the content with your co-workers. Everything on the same screen, everything simultaneously.

Multi-screen collaboration also enables better synergy between PCs and tablets. Once a connection has been established, the tablet can act as an external webcam or as a second screen for the PC, while the PC can share its peripherals with the tablet. Documents saved on the PC can be edited directly through the tablet.

And what about security? Huawei strictly complies with local and international laws and regulations regarding the user privacy. At the system level, EMUI’s TEE OS kernel has achieved the highest level of CC EAL5 +, which is the highest level of security for a commercial microkernel OS worldwide. With certifications such as ISO27701 and ePrivacyseal, the brand is committed to global standards from the design, research, development, maintenance and protection of privacy.

Additionally, EMUI 11 has new privacy features. By transferring images users can easily remove all sensitive personal information such as location, time and details from the device before they are sent. Also the function of encrypted memos when securing the content by means of a PIN or biometric unlocking.

Compatible Devices

Huawei announced that the eligible devices for the EMUI 11 beta program are: HUAWEI P40, HUAWEI P40 Pro, HUAWEI P40 Pro +, HUAWEI Mate 30, HUAWEI Mate 30 5G, HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro, HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 30 RS, HUAWEI MatePad Pro and HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G. Beta support is expected to be extended to Honor 30, Honor V30, HUAWEI Nova 7, and more.

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