Alongside P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, Huawei has also unveiled EMUI 10.1 with various new features and enhancements. The EMUI 10.1 is built on the foundation of its predecessor EMUI 10 and includes new features such as Huawei MeeTime, Celia Voice Assistant, Multi-screen Collaboration, Improved UI to name a few. Check out those in detail below.
Scrolling now reacts to user inputs with a new physics-inspired friction-slide effect. Swiping inwards from either side and pausing bring out the sidebar. Apps inside the sidebar can be dragged across the screen to initiate Multi-Window. Images, text, and files can be easily dragged from one app to another. Floating Window allows users to perform basic tasks such as responding to text messages without exiting the active full-screen app.
Multi-Device Control Panel
Multi-Device Control Panel provides a unified platform that lets users see every connected device in their proximity at a glance. Connecting one device to another is as easy as tapping on the corresponding button on the menu. Swiping up from either corner brings the control panel and that can be used to turn IoT devices on or off, set up smartphone screen projection, initiate Multi-screen Collaboration and more. The Multi-Device Control Centre also intelligently recommends nearby devices that can be used to improve the current user experience. For instance, when a user is listening to music on Huawei Music with a Huawei Sound X nearby, Multi-Device Control Panel will suggest switching the audio output to the smart speaker to get better sound quality.
The Huawe MeeTime supports up to 1080p Full HD video calls between Huawei devices. Brightness enhancements and beautification algorithms are built into Huawei MeeTime to optimize the video quality in low-light conditions. Optimizations are also made to enable Huawei MeeTime to deliver a smooth video call experience even in less optimal network conditions. Users may also share their screen during a call with the other party and simultaneously mark-up the screen to collaborate with each other. Additionally, 3rd party cameras such as Drift action camera can be wirelessly connected with a Huawei smartphone running EMUI 10.1 and be used as an external Huawei MeeTime camera.
This technology allows users to leverage more Huawei MateBook peripherals to better use Huawei smartphone applications. After a quick setup process that involves just a simple tap, users can now make or pick up video or audio calls through the Huawei PC. It also allows users to use the PC’s camera and microphone as though it was connected to the smartphone. Users can also use native PC applications to directly open files or hyperlinks on the smartphone for improved productivity.
Huawei Share on EMUI 10.1 supports high-speed file transfer between two Huawei devices. In addition to Huawei smartphones, tablets and PC, Huawei Share now also supports third-party products.
Celia Voice Assistant
Huawei is also introducing an all-new voice assistant called Celia with EMUI 10.1 for international markets. Its an AI-backed voice assistant and can be activated by holding down the power button for one second or saying “Hey Celia”. It supports object identification, media playback control, text messaging, face-to-face translation, calorie scanning and more. Celia speaks English, French, and Spanish at launch, and will be rolling out to the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Columbia in the first phase, with more countries to come in the future.
Cross-Device Photo Gallery
Huawei Gallery now aggregates all media saved across Huawei smartphones and tablets running EMUI 10.1 that are connected to the same Wi-Fi AP network and logged in under the same Huawei ID. The search feature covers all aggregated media for users to easily find the photo or video that they are looking for, no matter on which device it is saved.
EMUI 10.1 Update Availability
The Huawei EMUI 10.1 will roll out to over 30 Huawei smartphones, including the Huawei Mate 30 Series, Huawei Mate X, Huawei P30 Series and more. Follow GizArena on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.