Huawei starts rolling out EMUI 11 stable update to the P40 series
The U.S. administration’s trade restrictions on Huawei has limited how the Chinese giant employs Android on its devices. But, that has not disturbed their schedule of incremental updates to their custom Android skin — EMUI — due every year. Back in September, Huawei introduced EMUI 11 with improvement to the user experience and privacy. Then early on in November, some users started reporting about receiving the stable EMUI 11 update on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Now, there are reports about the stable update reaching Huawei P40 and the P40 Pro smartphones.
The news was shared by Turkish Huawei-focusses blog HuaweiAilesi which also shared screenshots of the OTA update and changelog for the EMUI build 18.104.22.168. The update has seemingly started to roll out a few days ahead of the rollout plan. Last week, Huawei announced the EMUI 11 rollout schedule for its devices, as per which the P40 series is due for receiving the update in the month of December. At the same time, it must be noted that the update may take up to two months to reach all of the devices, so Huawei’s promptness is justified yet worth appreciating.
Among the most highlighted changes with the EMUI 11 update is the Smart Always-On-Display that allows users to choose from a number of themes and animations for the AOD. It also allows users to show any image, video, or GIF on the Always On Display. In addition, the update also brings smart multi-window functionality that allows open apps to be resized into floating windows for convenient multi-app usage and further resized and stacked into the sidebar for easy access.
EMUI 11 allows users to share their smartphones’ screen on a connected PC as well as control the app from that screen itself. Further, for privacy, EMUI 11 displays icons to notify users when an app is using the camera, microphone, or location.
For more information and a detailed look at the other features, you can check out our EMUI 11 hands-on.