July 14, 2019 By King
Huawei will talk about EMUI 10, its next major software version after EMUI 9, at its Developer Conference on August 9. EMUI 10 will, of course, be based on Android Q. The two-day conference will give us insights into Huawei’s software plans, which is perhaps more important now than ever before. As you may be aware, Huawei is simultaneously working on its standalone software as well, called HongMeng OS.
Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Software will give the EMUI keynote on August 9. There isn’t a lot that is known about EMUI 10, but we do expect to see a fresh new UI with redesigned app icons. We may also get a system-wide dark mode, which is a feature that is confirmed to Android Q already.
EMUI 10 is also expected to offer a faster and smoother multitasking experience. The camera app is also said to get a redesign with more functionality. GPU Turbo 4.0 is should further improve gameplay experience.
Huawei has already revealed the first batch of phones that will be updated to Android Q. The list includes Huawei P30 series, Mate 20 Pro series and at least 13 more Huawei devices. Honor too confirmed that the Honor 20 series, which includes the Honor 20i, Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro, will get updated to Android Q in the future.
Huawei has also been working on a standalone software, called HongMeng OS, which the company has been developing as an alternative to Android. The US government had banned American companies including Google from doing business with Huawei. A month later, US President Donald Trump revoked the ban, which means Huawei will be able to work with Google and future Huawei and Honor devices can run on Android.
However, it still remains unclear whether Huawei will launch phones with Android or its own HongMeng OS in the coming months. Huawei CEO recently said in an interview that Hongmeng OS is faster than Android as well as Apple’s macOS. The company’s next major flagship launches include the Mate 30 Pro and Mate X.