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EMUI 10.1 roadmap reveals beta timeline for Huawei and Honor smartphones

Just a few days ago, Huawei unveiled its newest series of flagship devices, which include the Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and the Huawei P40 Pro+. The Chinese OEM is shipping a slightly upgraded version of their custom Android 10-based UI, dubbed EMUI 10.1, with the P40 lineup. One notable inclusion in EMUI 10.1 is...

Huawei announces when the Mate 20, Honor 20, and Honor View 20 will start getting EMUI 10 (Android Q)

Huawei has been hard at work on its own homebrewed Harmony OS, but the company strongly insists that Harmony OS is the company's Plan B. This new OS will be used if and only if using Android on Huawei and Honor devices becomes impossible. Huawei is still committed to Android, and the next EMUI 10...

The Huawei P30, Huawei Mate 20, Honor View 20, and Honor Magic 2 will be the first from Huawei and Honor to get Android Q

Huawei's custom Android interface, called EMUI, has an impressively long list of features that get mistaken for gimmicks. The experience can sometimes be overwhelming because of the sheer number of features like Torch or Mirror that are present as individual apps. But with its increasing popularity in markets outside of Asia – especially Europe, the...

EMUI 9 Review [Part 2]: Huawei/Honor’s Android Pie Software Packs a Ton of Useful Features Mistaken for Gimmicks

Among the various Android forks, Huawei's EMUI is second only to Samsung's One UI in terms of customization. There's a staggering amount of features and pre-installed apps to meet your needs. In part 2 of my EMUI 9 review, I'll go over all the features and apps that Huawei and Honor offer on their latest...

EMUI 9 Review [Part 1]: Android Pie on Huawei/Honor Smartphones is a Radical Departure from Stock Android

Android is the operating system of over 2 billion smartphones around in the world. A good chunk of the Android smartphones sold worldwide come from Chinese technology giant Huawei and its sub-brand Honor. Like its many rival Chinese brands, Huawei ships a heavily customized build of Android on all its smartphones. The software is called...

EMUI 9.1 beta rolls out to the Honor View 20, Honor Magic 2, Honor 7X/8X/9/10, Huawei P10, P20 Lite, Mate 20 Lite, and Nova 3/3i/2 in China

Huawei announced EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie last month at the Huawei P30 Pro launch. It comes with with a slew of changes over EMUI 9.0 including a simpler and more intuitive UI, GPU Turbo 3.0, nature alarm sounds, optimizations to HiVoice, improved AR functionality with HiVision, etc. While EMUI 9.1 is currently...

Magic UI 2.1 on the Honor View20 and Honor Magic 2 will bring GPU Turbo 3.0 and more

Honor Play was among the earliest smartphones to get a dedicated performance booster mode to improve gaming and overall performance. GPU Turbo, as the mode is called, promises the best performance output at an optimal battery consumption. With the help of neural networks, GPU Turbo aims to achieve consistently high framerates without exhausting the battery...

[Update: Available now] Honor Magic 2 with 3D Face Unlock is coming soon

The Honor Magic 2 was launched in China in late October 2018, featuring several features that allowed it to stand out of the crowd. The device featured a sliding mechanism in order to strike a balance between an all-screen front while still keeping in a triple front camera setup, and it also featured other high-end...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Benchmarks: Comparing the CPU, GPU, and AI Performance with the Kirin 980 and Snapdragon 845

2018 was an exciting year for smartphone enthusiasts. We saw the beginnings of nearly bezel-less designs, multi-camera innovations, computational photography techniques to make handheld long exposure practical, ridiculously fast wired charging, the reintroduction of wireless charging into the mainstream, and so much more. Android smartphones have so many features to differentiate them, but they're all...

Honor Magic 2 update adds the ability to launch the front camera by sliding down

The revival of slider phones is the latest trend that some manufacturers (mostly Chinese) have tried pushing. Based on reactions we've seen from enthusiasts in the Android community, it's fair to say that many people prefer the sliding mechanism over display notches. The main advantage of a manual slider in a smartphone is that you get...

Deep Black is a dark theme for EMUI 9 Huawei and Honor devices

Dark mode/themes in apps are becoming quite popular these days. More apps are adding this optional feature and there are some OEMs that include a dark system-wide UI as well. For example, both the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Mate 20 X have an option in the battery section labeled "Darken Interface Colors" which...

Honor Magic 2 update adds calorie and weight detection for foods in HiVision

The Honor Magic 2 is a recently released smartphone with support for many of Huawei's AI-powered features. From the bog standard camera features like scene detection to the more sophisticated live call translation, it's a phone that aims to impress across the board. It even features a sliding camera, so that the front of the...