The most important news from EMUI 11 are divided into 4 main chapters / categories:
1. User experience
2. Productive integration with artificial intelligence (AI)
3. Confidentiality and security
I will briefly review the most important elements in each category.
In the user experience chapter, Huawei introduces the configurable Always on Display (Dynamic AOD) function, through which text and graphics can be modified / customized. EMUI 11 also has the option “Eyes on display”, when you look at the screen AOD is activated.
The second chapter is about Multi screen collaboration, the integration between platforms (smartphone, PC), the introduction of a conversational mode in e-mail, ie the organization of e-mails looks like a chat; a function for extracting text from images is also introduced; also for productivity are introduced the screen functions divided between several applications, an application that can be displayed in a variable size bubble and a mode called Easy Multy-tasking. To these is added an AI voice assistant named Celia.
In terms of security and confidentiality, you have the possibility to block ads and cookies from the sites visited, another interesting option is the one through which, when you transfer images, the metadata can be deleted; and two more useful privacy features: when someone looks at your phone, the AI detects a foreign face and hides messages, or if you’re in a screen-sharing session, notifications won’t appear on the distributed screen, so don’t put yourself in an unpleasant situation.
In terms of performance, Huawei promises 3 years of updates for EMUI 11 and that the interface will include features from later versions of Android. The Chinese company also says that according to some simulations, using EMUI 11, even after 36 months of “aging”, the performance of the system decreases by only 2.5%.