Huawei ventures to improve user experience, hires former Apple design lead

Huawei ventures to improve user experience, hires former Apple design lead
Huawei has been upping its game in recent year, hitting the market with premium smartphones in various price tears. It was also the first Android smartphone manufacturer to announce Force Touch with the brand-new Mate S. However, the manufacturer is still far from having captivated the hearts of consumers worldwide, but it seems it will not stop striding towards that.

Huawei has hired a brand-new specialist to improve the way users interact with the company's handsets. Former apple lead director Abigail Sarah Brody has now come aboard the Huawei shuttle and will be manning the station of Chief User Experience Designer.

Let's be clear, though – this is not a case of poaching, as Ms. Brody hasn't worked with Apple for a while. Still, she was an integral part of the team that designed various experience aspects of the first iOS that came with the original iPhone, and has been the design lead for different features in professional Mac apps.

Huawei's EMUI interface, which it builds on top of Android, is usually light on extra features and fairly snappy in performance. It offers a layer of personalization and carries a signature set of themes and menus, but other than that – it's not very different from your regular Android handset's interface. We are curious what Ms. Brody could bring to the table for Huawei and are looking forward to the next iteration of EMUI.


source: LinkedIn via Engadget

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14 Comments

1. carlemillward unregistered

Interested in what she and Dennis Poon will be doing with EMUI. As much as I prefer near stock Android I like the functionality that OEMs bring to the table like Samsung's Multiwindow and Huaweis fingerprint shortcuts. Maybe they can add a suite like Motorola's Moto app.

2. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

This is great to see! My 6p arrived yesterday and is hands down the fastest device I have ever used. And I thought my note 5 was fast....which it is, but this feels even faster.

8. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

You know, that the 6P's software has nothing to do with Huawei, right? They build just the hardware. Although I like the EMUI too.

9. Acer_Predator unregistered

How's camera ? Better than iphone right?

12. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

the Note series isn't known for being fast in real life usage, only in benchmarks.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

Think what you will, but as a owner of all the Notes except the original, I beg to differ.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

As a previous Note 4 owner, I would say it's fast, but not as fast as it should be. If it had the updated touchwiz it would be flying, but not as fast as a pure stock android device with similar specs

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

Now, you're backtracking. "The Note series isn't known for being fast in real life usage..." "As a previous Note 4 owner, I would say it's fast..." Those are two very contradictory statements. Also, the Note 5 does have the updated Touchwiz & it does fly, once again invalidating your original statement.

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

you forgot this "but not as fast as a pure stock android device with similar specs" and I wasn't saying that it is slow in my original statement, I just forgot to add "compared to other devices with same specs but different software", but it was too late to edit, pretty short edit time allowance (20 secs)

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's actually 240 seconds, but, hey, say whatever makes you feel good about your contradictory statements.

18. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ugh, you clearly misunderstood me, partly my fault for the wrong wording though.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's a very nice looking phone. I want one.

4. Ghost04

Posts: 496; Member since: May 03, 2014

Hope it will make the UI excellant . Instead of a of phone with high benchmark score , it should have a lag free UI . And proper power saving tech for long battery life .

5. Shocky unregistered

Huawei are the biggest surprise this year for me, I've tried a few of their devices this year and they've all been of quality, great displays, interface and build quality. Also they have they're own chipset which actually performs very well for the price.

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