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Honor 8, Huawei P9, Huawei Mate 8, and more receive Android Oreo with EMUI 8

Huawei is one of the few companies that consistently update their devices and fight to fix the state of the Android fragmentation. The list of Huawei and Honor devices which will get Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 was announced back in January. Today, Huawei keeping their promise and making Android Oreo-based EMUI 8 available those...

Huawei Mate 8, P9, Honor 8, Honor Note 8, and Honor 6X receive Android Oreo beta in China

Although Android Oreo was released nearly a year ago now, device makers are still working on releasing updated Android builds. Huawei and its subsidiary Honor have released Oreo updates for many of their devices, but many have wondered if some of their older devices would receive the update. Today, the companies have announced that the Huawei...

Huawei Announces Which Devices will get EMUI 8.0 with Android Oreo

It's always exciting when your phone gets a software update, and it's something that Android enthusiasts look forward to with great anticipation. Huawei debuted the newest version of its in-house Android skin, Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.0, alongside the Mate 10 series in late 2017, and since then, folks in the community have been wondering about when...

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...

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...

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...

Sony begins Nougat roll-out for Xperia XZ and X Performance while Huawei unveils their update plans

Some companies pounced on the initial Nougat hype and rushed out of the gate with announcements for which devices they will be bringing up to date. Sony, for instance, announced their Nougat plans back in August. The company promised support for the following 11 devices:Xperia Z3+ Xperia Z4 Tablet Xperia Z5 Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia...

Android Nougat Beta Build for the Huawei P9 is Available – Get it Now!

Correction: The Nougat beta build seems to currently only be for the Huawei P9. We will be on the lookout for beta builds dropped for other Huawei devices and will update the article if we come across any.Android Nougat's fifth developer preview was recently released for Nexus devices, but for the past few months owners of...

Brace Yourselves, More Affordable Flagships are Coming

An increasingly competitive cellular market has brought an interesting shift in strategy for OEMs. With the entrance of companies such as Huawei into North America, we’re seeing an increase in the mid-grade and budget device spaces. In North America, the first really decent budget phone was the Moto G. The Moto G created waves with consumers...

Huawei Announces the Mate 8 for New Markets at CES Las Vegas

Huawei has just announced the addition of the 'Mate 8' flagship smartphone line to their Mate line-up. While it was announced and released in 2015, this flagship is ready to take the world by storm by going global. Here are the specs at a glance:Technology SpecDisplay 6" IPS-NEO LCD @ 1080p, 368ppiProcessor HiSilicon Kirin 950Battery 4000 mAhSoftware Android 6.0 +...