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Huawei P10 First Impressions: Attention to Detail Paves the Way to Solid Hardware

Just over two weeks ago at MWC, Huawei announced the successor to the P9, the Huawei P10. This new device comes with dual Leica-branded cameras, a Kirin 960 chipset and several unique color choices. I have now been daily driving the Huawei P10 for two weeks, so I'll be sharing a few of my personal observations and opinions...

How to Enable a Location-based Smart Lock Feature on Huawei/Honor Devices Running EMUI

If you've never owned a Huawei or Honor device, then you're probably looking at the title and going "huh?" After all, Smart Lock is a feature introduced back in Android 5.0 Lollipop to make it easier to quickly access your device under certain conditions such as location, when connected to certain devices, while in your...

How to Enable System UI Tuner to Modify the Status Bar in EMUI 4+

After years of minimal customization options, Android Marshmallow finally introduced some basic customization features that had existed in custom ROMs for ages through the inclusion of the System UI tuner. This feature is included in all Android 6.0+ Google devices, and in order to access it you need to pull down the status bar and long-press on the...

How to Add Third-Party Music Apps to EMUI’s Music Lock Screen [Root]

EMUI, like many OEM skins, modifies the stock lock screen to fit its theme and incorporate features that the company believes their users will need quick access to. One of the features that EMUI's lock screen offers is the ability to display the currently playing music track with beautiful, full screen album art and large track...

How to use EMUI’s App Twin Feature on any Launcher

A few days ago, I shared a tutorial outlining how to use EMUI's App Twin feature with any installed application or game on your device. If you own a Huawei or Honor device that is on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5 (such as the Huawei Mate 9 family, Huawei P9/P9 Lite, Honor 6X, or Honor...

Huawei Reveals Details of the EMUI 5.1 Update

A full week ago we saw Huawei start to tease EMUI 5.1 on their official Weibo account. They didn't give many details about the update other than telling us it would be launched with the Huawei P10 and the Huawei P10 Plus. Though now, the Huawei P10 and it's larger counterpart are both official and you can...

How to Clone any Application with EMUI’s App Twin Feature [No Root]

If you've recently purchased a Huawei Mate 9 or you're one of the lucky few to partake in the EMUI 5.0 beta for some Huawei/Honor devices, then you might have heard of the new "App Twin" feature. Evidently, Huawei must consider this feature one of EMUI's biggest selling points, since they stuck it in the top-most...

Enable “OK Google” Always-on Hotword Detection on Huawei/Honor Phones [No Root]

Last week, I showed you how to force OK Google hotword detection to work on any device when its screen was off. While it can certainly be useful in some cases, it requires users to have root access to enable and is also somewhat battery hungry because it prevents your device from entering a deep sleep...

How to Hide the Navigation Bar in EMUI 5.0 [No Root]

What was once considered a niche category is now practically the mainstream, as bigger screen phones continue to storm the smartphone market. Huawei's latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 9, features a large 6.0" screen that would naturally make it more difficult to use the phone one-handed if it wasn't thanks to Huawei's ingenious implementation of...

How to Change the Font Style on EMUI 5.0 [No Root]

One of the key features of Huawei's Emotion UI (EMUI) is the ability to install custom themes onto the device. Themers can package their work into .hwt files that can then be applied by EMUI's theme manager application. Users can customize the lock screen style, wallpapers, icons, background colors, and finally the font. However, some users who...

New Honor 8 Gestures in Nougat Beta

One of the more useful features on the Honor 8 is the gesture controls activated by using your knuckles. The Honor 8 can tell whether you are touching the screen with your finger or your knuckles. This allows the software to assign different actions to the different types of touches. In this video, TK goes...

Honor 8 EMUI 4.1 VS 5.0

In this video, TK gives us a comparison between two Honor 8 phones. One device is running Android 6.0 with EMUI 4.1, while the other is running Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.0. So while the Nougat firmware for the Honor 8 is still in beta, let's take a look at all the differences in the...
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