The US administration’s trade restrictions on Huawei have limited how the Chinese giant uses Android on its devices. But that hasn’t disrupted their schedule of incremental updates to their custom Android skin – EMUI – due every year. In September, Huawei introduced EMUI 11 with improved user experience and privacy. Then, in early November, some users started reporting that they had received the EMUI 11 stable update on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Now there are reports of the stable update reaching Huawei P40 and P40 Pro smartphones.
The news was shared by the Turkish blog Huawei-focusses HuaweiAilesi which also shared screenshots of the OTA update and changelog for EMUI version 126.96.36.199. The update apparently started rolling out a few days ahead of the rollout plan. Last week, Huawei announced the EMUI 11 rollout schedule for its devices, according to which the P40 series is expected to receive the update in December. At the same time, it should be noted that the update can take up to two months to reach all devices, so Huawei’s speed is justified but deserves to be appreciated.
Among the changes most highlighted with the EMUI 11 update is the Smart Always-On-Display which allows users to choose from a number of themes and animations for AOD. It also allows users to display any image, video or GIF on Always On Display. Additionally, the update also brings smart multi-window functionality that allows open apps to be resized into floating windows for convenient multi-app use and resized and stacked in the sidebar for easy access.
EMUI 11 allows users to share their smartphone screen on a connected PC and control the app from that screen itself. Additionally, for privacy, EMUI 11 displays icons to notify users when an app is using the camera, microphone, or location.
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For more information and a detailed overview of other features, you can check out our handy EMUI 11.