EMUI 11 lunches with upgrades in visuals and new features
Chinese tech gaints Huawei announced EMUI 11 during its Developer Conference today though it’s not running on Android 11, the generational upgrade deserves its name. It offers some upgrades in visuals the table, new animations, features and under the hood optimizations.
A very outstanding new changes in the new EMUI are the multi-window and split-screen functionalities. Both are now put in the center so the user can get more familiar with the features instead of tucking them somewhere in the menus. It additional dedicated gesture to bring out the Smart Multi-Window sidebar. You can summon it in every app or menu. A small side window will open with your favorite apps and with a single drag-and-drop gesture you can start multi-tasking. Of course, the windows are free-form and can be adjusted in size.
There’s also a new screen customization options as well. New styles and even animated always-on displays. Choosing a picture from your gallery is also an option and the system will convert it into an appropriate color palette.
Changes are made in the animations when navigating through the menus for high-refresh-rate displays. Huawei revealed how it used countless hours of research for the user perceives transition animations and where your eyes usually wander on the screen while navigating. While in usage, the company optimized the animations to appear even smoother and also faster.
Multi-screen collaboration 3.0 is now part of EMUI 11 allowing you to control up to three Android apps from your PC once you sync your Huawei phone to the MateBook. A thing similar to Samsung and Microsoft’s Your Phone app.
More stable improvements comes in to the to the system apps and how the system handles permissions. One example would be the permission notification in the status bar. If an app on the foreground is using your microphone, GPS or camera, a status bar icon will let you know.
See rhis full changelog below for more details.
- EMUI 11 refines the user experience and brings vivid, dynamic visual elements for the Always On Display (AOD). AOD now allows you to customize your screen and showcase your personal style with text and images even when the screen is off.
- Multi-Window allows you to open apps in a floating window for multitasking. You can relocate the floating window to the desired location or minimize it to a floating bubble for easier access later.
- The brand new, intuitive animations throughout EMUI 11 create a smoother, more unified, and visually pleasing user experience when touching items or sliding on the screen.
- Whether you’re toggling switches on or off, subtle effects have been enhanced throughout the OS for greater visual satisfaction.
- This is a special feature that enables your devices to work together to achieve their full potential. You can mirror your phone to your laptop’s screen to improve your productivity with multiple app windows readily available. (This feature requires a Huawei laptop with PC Manager of version 11.0 or later.)
- When you project your phone onto an external display, messages and incoming calls are displayed only on your phone screen, both protecting your privacy and ensuring the continuity of screen projection
- Notepad now supports editing notes simultaneously from multiple Huawei devices. For example, you can insert a photo from your phone to the note being edited on your tablet.
- You can now quickly identify and extract text from images or documents, edit the text, and then export and share it. Creating a digital version of a paper document has never been easier.
In the meantime, Huawei will be pre-installing EMUI 11 on all new Huawei phones. While the final version of the software will hit P40 and Mate 30-series will later.
The Android 11-based iteration, however, won’t be efficient due to the ongoing trade ban. Since Huawei didn’t have early access to Android 11’s source code, the company has had. That for only a couple of days since Google released its latest OS just the other day.