Huawei P30 and Mate 20 series receives EMUI 11 update

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Huawei introduced EMUI 11 in September last year at HDC 2020 event. Thereafter, the company shared the update road-map. Adhering to the schedule, Huawei upgraded its Mate 30 and P40 flagships along with Mate Xs and Nova 7. Now, the Chinese multinational technology has begun seeding its EMUI 11 update for the Huawei P30, P30 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 X and Mate 20 Pro.

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Huawei claims that the new software release provides a rich array of possibilities to stay connected and a new design to provide a richer cross-device experience. The company also introduced other various new features and enhancements to the mentioned devices.

The update is based on Android 10 that brings version 11.0.0.138 for both Huawei P30 and Mate 20 family. It weighs 316 MB in size for the Huawei P30 series and 1.38 GB in size for the Mate 20 lineup.

Let’s look at what EMUI 11 will bring:

EMUI 11 changelog:

  • Smart Always On Display (AOD): Refines the user experience and introduces brand-new visual elements for the AOD, allowing you to customize and showcase your personal style by adding text and images that will appear when your screen is off.
  • Artistic Theme: Adds the Starry Night theme, featuring vivid colour painting. (You can apply this theme in the Themes app.)
  • Multiwindow mode: Multi-Window allows you to open apps in a floating window for multitasking. You can relocate the floating window to the desired location or minimize it to a floating bubble for easier access later.
  • Smoother animation: The brand new, intuitive animations throughout EMUI 11 create a smoother, more unified, and visually pleasing user experience when touching items or sliding on the screen. Long take animations will be displayed when you are switching between albums in Gallery or between year and month views in Calendar, for smoother visual effects.
  • Subtle effect: Whether you’re toggling switches on or off, subtle effects have been enhanced throughout the OS for greater visual satisfaction.
  • Super Notepad: Notepad now supports editing notes simultaneously from multiple Huawei devices. For example, you can insert a photo from your phone to the note being edited on your tablet.
  • Lasting smoothness: A new standard for system animations has been introduced, improving app launch speed and the smoothness of general operations.
  • Rhythmic ringtones: System vibration has been upgraded, and incoming calls and alarms now have their own custom vibration patterns. The combination of stereo sounds and coordinated vibrations brings you a more immersive experience.
  • Multi-screen Collaboration: This is a special feature that enables your devices to work together to achieve their full potential. You can mirror your phone to your laptop’s screen to improve your productivity with up to three windows readily available. (This feature requires a Huawei laptop installed with version 11.0 or later of PC manager.)
  • Gallery: On the discover tab in Gallery, you can create video stories by applying preset templates with special effects and background music. The video editing features are optimized providing you with more instructions on how to use the timeline and edit options.
  • Undisturbed screen protection: When you project your phone in Do Not Disturb mode onto your Huawei laptop, messages and incoming calls are displayed only on your phone screen, both protecting your privacy and ensuring the continuity of screen projection.
  • NotePad Privacy: This allows you to lock notes in NotePad.
  • Photo sharing privacy: This allows you to remove the shooting location, time, and device information from photos before sharing them.
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