Just recently, Google announced the final version of its Android 11 with the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo, Realme, and OnePlus all set to introduce their final beta ROMs on top of the new upgrade. The update will roll out across all Pixel smartphones except for the Pixel and Pixel XL. On the other hand, Huawei has unveiled the EMUI 11, the latest version of its mobile user interface built atop open-source Android.
The company counted on what it calls the Human Factors Engineering Research Lab in order to produce the new EMUI 11 that would leverage a range of scientific principles, hence ensuring the best on-screen interaction. Now, without any further ado, let’s give you a brief highlight over how it really looks like.
Huawei EMUI 11 Highlights
Always On Display
At the bottom of the UI, users can choose the desired layouts or colors. Similarly, users can always use the camera or the gallery for images. Thus, AI produces the color palette accordingly. You can find Always On Display inside the “Home Screen and Wallpaper” under the “Setting” menu.
The EMUI 11 brings in a range of new capabilities under the Smart Multi-Window. You are allowed to drag the corners at the bottom of the floating window to adjust its size or press and hold the top bar to move its position. Similarly, you can minimize the window using the minimize button at the top left corner. And in order to display all the minimized floating windows, all you need to do is tap the floating icon.
Here’s how you can activate the Smart Multi-Window on EMUI 11:
- In order to access the edge panel, swipe inwards from either side of the screen and hold. Drag an app out to start the Smart Multi-Window.
- In the multi-task management UI, tap on the upper right icon of an app window.
- You can even use the smart multi-window in order to reply to messages in a floating window without having to exit or minimize the ongoing game or video.
- A new floating window appears in the existing window if in case you open a new app directly from an app. For e.g. opening an attachment on an email.
Multi-screen Collaboration 3.0
EMUI 11 provides Multi-screen Collaboration 3.0 support for the multiple windows with up to three floating windows at once. You can tap the device to the Huawei Share tag on a MateBook, hence activate Multi-screen collaboration as well as edit files on the device via PC.
Using the multi-screen collaboration 3, you can use the device as a scanner and allow calls on other devices. All you need to do is tap on the icon on the PC while using a microphone and webcam for calls.
Huawei is also launching MeeTime with the EMUI 11 update in 12 more nations — Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Poland, Singapore, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa, which will work across smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches.
Moreover, EMUI 11 introduces a new “scan” feature in the Notepad alongside Extract Text to extract text from images.