Huawei plans to address its biggest weakness

Huawei plans to address its biggest weakness
Huawei is about to unveil the new version of its custom Android interface, EMUI 10, on August 9th at its annual developer conference in China.

EMUI is the software that runs on all major Huawei smartphones: the latest P30 Pro with its impressive camera is based on EMUI 9.1, and many other Huawei phones are based on EMUI 9.x. Rumors so far suggest that we could see a substantial jump when it comes to visual style and functionality with EMUI 10. What exactly is in the cards?

Here are some expectations:

  • Graphic redesign
  • New UI elements and animations
  • New ringtones
  • New themes, wallpapers and fonts
  • Gaming mode optimizations

It's worth remembering that while EMUI 10 will be announced on August 9th, we only expect to see it running on a real device later on, in October with the launch of the upcoming rumored Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

Earlier Huawei models should start receiving the EMUI 10 update not long after that October time frame.



Going back in recent history, Huawei fell prey to the US-China trade war a couple of months ago when it was added to the so called Entity List. The reasoning provided then by the US Government was that the company posed a potential security risk. Its presence on that list meant that US companies such as Google that makes Android and even ARM that makes the underlying technology for most mobile chips would be forbidden from selling to Huawei. Just a couple of weeks ago, US President Donald Trump announced that it's reversing its position on Huawei and that it will not be sanctioned after all.

Still, to this day, we are not completely certain about Huawei's standing. It seems that the company is safe, but rumors also point out that it plans to unveil its own operating system, Hong Meng OS to the world alongside the new version of EMUI. Hong Meng OS does not rely on Android and might be the company's plan B in case it is banned from doing business with US companies.

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11 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Still not received 9.1 update yet in uk Mate 10 pro.

5. terhesg

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

My brother got it a few weeks ago in Hungary. I also received to my Mate 20 Pro at the beginning of July. I have read on XDA that in the UK the updates don't really come as they should. Lot depends on the your service provider too.

7. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Me too still haven't received it yet

2. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Update only up to P20? I think more should come.

4. terhesg

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

Mate 10 Pro is there as well, which will be 2 years old. Maybe more to come, but these are the devices what they have promised...

3. terhesg

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

I don't think it's true that Android Q will come to other devices in sometime after October. Huawei said that they will be the first brand to release Android Q update after Pixels get it...

6. Habib111

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2019

Mr. Victor what is Huaweis weakness you are talking about? Is it android OS?

8. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

I think he's talking about their customized "skin".

10. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Though personally, other than the default icons, I see not much to complain about with EMUI 9.1 except maybe a little consistency in the interface.

11. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

They'll probably make this a bit like their HongMeng OS interface.

12. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Their other weakness is only making phones that are practical joke huge.

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