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Huawei’s Honor Beta Program is Now Available in the United States (Beta Software and Pre-Release Hardware)

Open beta programs are becoming quite popular within the Android community as of late. Samsung did one of these last year for the Nougat update, Sony has been doing this for a little while, Google has had their developer preview program (which turned into the Android Beta program), and OnePlus is doing the same with...

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...

Beta Testing for EMUI 5.0/Android Nougat Begins for the Honor 6X

On its official Twitter account, Honor U.S.A has announced that Android Nougat with EMUI 5.0 is in the beta testing phase for the Honor 6X. Honor has been systematically adding more devices to its beta update program as per their Nougat roll-out schedule, and with the Honor 6X now joining that list, it will only be...

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...

Honor V9 Announced In China With 5.7″ QHD Screen, Kirin 960, and 12MP Dual-cameras

Huawei's side-brand Honor has launched a new smartphone in China, the Honor V9. Honor is known for offering great bang-for-buck in its devices and the Honor V9 is not an exception: their latest flagship packs pretty impressive specifications while still maintaining a competitive price point. The device comes in multiple storage variants with price starting...

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...

Enable Double Tap to Wake on some Huawei and Honor Devices [Root]

Double tap to wake is one of those features that you never knew you needed until you actually have it. The feature is especially useful in larger screen devices, as it makes it easier to turn the screen on across the table without having to fiddle with the buttons. While most LG devices have a double...

Huawei Confirms Android Nougat Update For Honor 6X In March

Originally launched at CES 2017 last month, the Honor 6X is a successor to the Honor 5X, which was launched back in 2015. The latest mid-ranger from the Chinese manufacturer packs good specs for its price with the main highlight being the dual-camera setup, something which is uncommon in this price segment. Powered by the...

Win an Honor 6X! [Open to All Countries]

Honor dropped their new Honor 6X at CES last week, and it looks pretty great: dual cameras, a large battery, and a starting price of $249. It's available with 3 or 4GB of RAM, and 32 or 64GB of storage, and is using the Kirin 655 CPU, which offers a lot of power savings without...