Huawei seems pretty serious about the AI technology and its implementation in several of their products, especially the smartphones as the company says to look forward to making its consumers’ life more easier via intelligent, cognitive, secured, and powerful mobile AI.
This looks more clear when we look at some of the earlier launches from Huawei, whether it’s the Kirin 970 chipset powered with AI (world’s first AI chipset as the company says) or the AI processing of Dual-NPU in Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
And as the newest OS upgrade – EMUI 9.0 is on its way to most of Huawei’s devices, users can expect much more AI functionalities in their phones.
Talking about just the EMUI, then it’s the result of an open Android platform that allows manufacturers to develop their own OSs and run them on top of Android. These OSs along with Android itself are being designed to work well with the latest upgrades in the smartphone world, whether it be a notch display, addition in functionality, and so on. As previously said, the update is hitting some Huawei devices and will roll out to more upcoming devices.
More on EMUI 9.0
You can pretty guess yourself that the EMUI 9.0 is Huawei’s ninth generation of company’s customized version of Android, based on latest Android 9.0 Pie. This new version of EMUI comes with the tagline – “Born Fast, Stays Fast” and promises to bring new performance improvements and features that were previously unavailable.
A very promising feature that EMUI 9.0 is said to offer is the users of it not suffering from operating system performance deterioration over time. Another such feature is understood and control users’ phones usage and limit them to healthy levels.
EMUI 9.0 brings improved HiVision, HiTouch, Wireless Projection, Password Vault, and other features that are said to improve system performance over time. Some of the highlighting features of EMUI 9.0 include:
Optimized User Experience
The new EMUI 9.0 seems more user-friendly and fast than the previous EMUI versions. The design looks simpler and contains natural colors and transitions. The simplicity can be defined by the change in the design of the multi-task interface to make it more visual with a card-type layout to form a unified design.
There’s focus put on improving the single-handed control in EMUI 9.0 as most of Huawei’s smartphones carry large screens. This allows users to access their favorite and frequent apps easily from top to the bottom of their devices’ screen. Thus, it seems more ergonomic and also minimizes the chance of users dropping the device from performing the unnatural finger maneuver.
Similarly, there are added new gesture navigation capabilities to allow for the full use of the display. The gesture controls inside of Huawei 9.0 allow you to swipe from the bottom to open the task manager or return to the home screen. The gesture control implementation is slightly different vendors — swipes from either side of the screen towards the center make the device go back to the previous screen, unlike other OS where only the swipes from the left are registered, so the users can effortlessly navigate the system whether they are right-handed, left-handed or ambidextrous.
Moreover, features like facial recognition and embedded fingerprint sensor (as in Huawei Mate 20 Pro) allows users to access their phones without having to remember to type in passwords. There are efforts seen by the company in making both of their fingerprints and facial recognition faster thereby helping users get to their EMUI 9.0 phones faster.
Easy on the Eyes
Huawei also has included features within EMUI 9.0 that are designed to improve the quality of life of their users. From the Display submenu under Settings, users are treated to a host of options and tweaks they can use to customize for the best experience.
Starting from the top, users can easily tweak the brightness of the display using the slider, or rely on the device to read the ambient light and adjust the brightness accordingly by checking the Auto-Adjust option.
Next, Colors & Eye Comfort contains three options: Natural Tone automatically adjusts the color temperature for a consistent, paper-like viewing experience; Color Mode & Temperature gives users options to customize the color tone manually, and Eye Comfort mode effectively filters out blue light for more comfortable reading at night.
Moreover, the Eye Comfort mode can be scheduled — so it turns on automatically at a predetermined time for maximum reading comfort at all times. Some of these are not new, but nevertheless, they contribute to better eye health in the long run.
EMUI 9.0 comes with a handful of settings that help users achieve true digital balance. These features are said to be designed to ensure a healthier relationship between users and their Huawei phones.
At first instance, users are prompted to select whether the device is one for themselves or for their child. Users that are setting up their device can access a comprehensive break down of their screen time, as well as how often they unlock their device in any given day of a week.
Knowing how people feel almost compelled to use their devices unless reined in, EMUI 9.0 gives these users the options to set boundaries, either by restricting the screen time or app time. Once it is set, screen time can only be extended with their own approval. As this is a feature to promote healthy behaviors and not restrict the device from performing essential tasks, the Dialer and Message apps are exempted by default.
App Lock, on the other hand, limits the use time of specific apps. Remember how the Digital Balance feature asks whether the user is a parent of a child? This feature lets parents set up the devices on behalf of their children as well.
Looks like Huawei is quite serious about improving user experience with a more simplified and capable UI and the EMUI is the best example of this. And, don’t forget to tell us what you think about the new update.