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Huawei releases new Emotion UI for Android 4.0 ICS

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Huawei releases new Emotion UI for Android 4.0 ICS
Huawei is one of the biggest phone makers in the world, but chances are if you live in the West, you haven’t heard much about its phones. And no wonder, carriers are often rebranding Huawei devices under their own names and if you ever get to see a Huawei logo it’s likely on an unlocked phone. The Chinese phone maker is working on fixing this and improving the presence of its brand with the new Ascend series of phones, and along with that it brings a brand new user interface called the Emotion UI for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The bad news though is that the skin is available only for China in the moment and works with the Huawei Ascend P1 and P1E, with the Ascend D quad also likely to get it once it launches. It’s a pity because at least the first impression from this skin is of a clean, well executed attempt. It may not be better than stock Android, but some variety is always welcome.

Huawei summarizes the work it’s done by saying the new Emotion UI comes with plenty of scene modes, access to the Huawei cloud, intelligent guidance, voice assistant (but only in Chinese) and personalized looks.

You can get the Emotion UI beta for ICS straight from the official website at the source link below, if you’re in China and sporting a Huawei phone.

source: Emui via UnwiredView

Huawei releases new Emotion UI for Android 4.0 ICS

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posted on 03 Jul 2012, 07:51

2. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Well, this sucks.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 07:53 4

3. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Looks like iOS & Touchwiz had a one night stand & their offspring goes by the name Emotion UI.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 07:56

4. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

I see what you are doing there :)

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 08:08 3

6. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

looks like miui

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 08:15

7. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

the phone has the looks of an HTC and a UI that looks like iOS with TouchWiz

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 08:25 3

8. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)

This sucks! Apple, sue them! Copy cats! Ohh wait. They only sue companies who are threat for them.. hmm..

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 09:56

9. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

I'll be waiting the day somebody release a clone for this one. that UI actually looks clean and tidy. . .

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 12:27 1

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Dock: iOS/Touchwiz
Widget: Touchwiz
Home screen indicator: Touchwiz

Huawei is trying too hard to fit in with the crowd haha.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 15:45

11. GeekMovement (unregistered)

I have to say that I'm not too impressed with the UI, but I would like to see if there are any special functionality that makes it differ from the rest of competition. Still, appearance-wise, I'm not sold on it.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 09:22

12. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Someone port this to the galaxy nexus please

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 02:04

13. Bhavis (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)

Emotion UI gives more that the Traditional Android Features. There is well initial response for Emotion UI.

Even though there are some known issues, It really provides a good experience.

Some of the Emotion UI Features include:

> Me Widget
Better utilize your screen real-estate by combining all the information and functions you need in a single, customizable widget.

> EZ Folder
Make applications management less tedious by adding applications to a folder in bulk.

> Predefined Profiles
Get started with one of our five predefined profiles: Standard, Driving, Sleep, Outdoor, and Meeting.

> Extensive Control
A wide range of settings such as screen brightness, auto reply, ringer volume can be controlled through profiles switching.

> Contextual Help
We provided assistance at places and moments where they are most needed.

> Rich Graphics
All help content includes pictures to make them easier to understand and fun to use.

> Non-technical language
We use plain, easy-to-understand language to better accommodate non-technical mined users.

> Animated Weather Wallpaper
Find out what the weather is at a glace right from your home screen. Our animated weather wallpaper is both informative and fun.

Overall my experience is good with Emotion UI.

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