Huawei has announced the EMUI 10 features and list of a supported or compatible devices. Now, the Chinese tech giant has also announced the release date of this new UI which will be based on Android Q (Android 10). Most of the Huawei/Honor devices will get the new EMUI update via batches. It will include all the major and useful features of Android Q officially. So, if even your device doesn’t get the latest Android OS update, you will still be able to use most of the features. That’s actually good enough.
If you’re looking for the all latest updates, release date, features, and more for EMUI 10, check out this full article properly. Here we have mentioned all the features, release date, Android Q update timeline, and compatible device list as well.
EMUI will offer most of the useful features or functionalities to the compatible devices without even upgrading to the latest Android version. Let’s take a look.
- 1 EMUI 10: Features
- 1.1 3D Touch
- 1.2 Live Caption
- 1.3 System-Wide Dark Mode
- 1.4 Simplified Settings (Organized)
- 1.5 Swipe Gesture Navigation Control
- 1.6 App Drawer Gesture (Swipe Up)
- 1.7 New Stock Camera UI
- 1.8 Notification and Quick Settings Toggle
- 1.9 New Transition Animation of Swipe to Go Home
- 1.10 New Quick Settings Toggle Animation
- 1.11 Privacy and Security
- 1.12 Chat Bubbles
- 1.13 Foldables Support
- 1.14 Desktop Mode
- 1.15 Share Content Faster
- 1.16 Enhanced Always On Display
- 1.17 Dual SIM Dual Standby
- 1.18 More Features:
- 1.19 Android Q Release Timeline: 2019
- 2 EMUI 10: Release Date
- 3 Huawei EMUI 10 Supported Device List
EMUI 10: Features
Google has officially announced the Android Q Developer Preview for a bunch of flagship devices a couple of months ago. Currently, the final beta release which is Android Q Beta 6 running. Google will release the final official stable Android Q version in August, this month. It offers so many features and functionalities to the system and improved the stability and security concerns as well. Most of these features will be added in EMUI 10.
The 3D touch feature is already available on the iPhone which will allow users to touch the screen quite lightly and gives a super smooth touch effect with animation. It feels so smooth and responsive than a normal touch pressure effect.
This time Huawei has done some of the tweaks and adjustments to provide the feature in its new UI.
Android Q’s another useful feature called Live Caption brings real-time captions to media on your device. It will provide live captions for the videos, podcasts, and audio messages, apps, etc. Most importantly, it doesn’t require an internet connection to the device and works offline as well. This will work via Google Duplex and an improved speech recognition which Google announced early this year.
When user will play a video on Android Q running device, the system will automatically detect it and starts providing captions in real-time just like a subtitle. That’s a cool feature. Google found that so many users watch videos in crowded places and there are millions of users are the deaf or low hearing issue. The live captions will come in handy for those users very much. We will definitely see that feature on the latest EMUI version.
System-Wide Dark Mode
In 2019, the dark mode or night mode feature is trending and most of the users like it very much. It basically gives a new UI look and feels to the device or apps which you’re using. Additionally, it saves a lot of battery juice and your eyes will also get some relief during night time usage. This Google and most of the popular brands have come out with dark mode option whether it’s an app or site or browser. It’s worth mentioning that Google apps, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube all support night mode now.
In the Android Q, you will get a new system-wide dark mode feature which will convert all the UI and apps interface to the dark mode. You just need to go to the device Settings > Display > turn on the Battery Saver mode and you’re good to go. You can do this easily from the Quick Shortcut toggle as well. If any third-party app doesn’t get the dark theme, users can force enable it.
Simplified Settings (Organized)
The reorganized order in the main Settings menu will come in handy for most of the users. The grouped tab/category with drop-down option is just awesome those who use the Settings menu a lot. It basically recommends toggle or settings to the user, depends on their usage pattern like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi.
Swipe gesture navigation system introduced in Android 9.0 Pie last year and it works really great. Those who’re using an 18:9 or above aspect ratio display device and runs on Android Pie, it’s very useful. The Pie offers gesture navigation by swipe up from the bottom to open the app drawer. While a dedicated back button, and swipe left or right the home button will switch between opened apps.
You can set gestures from the phone Settings > System > Gestures. In Android Q, everything is the same but only the dedicated back button now removed. There is only one home button appears which will also do the back button tasks by swiping it. Additionally, in EMUI 10, you will get some more gesture options like swipe up from the left side and right side, etc.
App Drawer Gesture (Swipe Up)
Old is Gold. All of us knows that. It seems that Huawei has literally brought the previous generation to swipe up from the home screen to open the app drawer menu in 2019 EMUI 10 version. It was quite popular in third-party launchers and Pixel launchers mostly. It’s worth mentioning that Xiaomi has also introduced a similar kind of gesture control for its MIUI launcher.
New Stock Camera UI
The stock EMUI camera app UI has been tweaked a little bit. The slider between camera shutter button and modes text appears as a red dot this time. That looks minimal and cool though.
Notification and Quick Settings Toggle
The latest upcoming EMUI version will allow users to choose and set notification controls. It will offer a specific type of notifications like gentle or interruptive. While Huawei has brought a clean and increased number of toggle in the quick shortcut tile. The bunch of toggles can be placed according to your preference.
New Transition Animation of Swipe to Go Home
Huawei has introduced the new transition animation style for the swipe to go home gesture. Though the animation mostly looks like similar to the iOS style. You can additionally, reduce the animation effect from the Developer options.
New Quick Settings Toggle Animation
Another animation changes made to the new UI for the quick shortcut toggle on/off. Though the animation isn’t available for all the tiles it shows a moving animation or loop. Such as when you turn on the Airplane mode from the toggle, the plane runs for once during the initialization process.
Privacy and Security
The Android Q offers better privacy and security checkmarks. It enables the automatic system permissions to the apps to choose which one requires it and which one isn’t. The app permissions, map permissions enhanced a lot. This will increase the device and user data more secure and stable.
While the background running apps which collects data and user activity, Android 10 will block all of these.
‘Chat Bubbles’ is a new feature in Android Q. It will be like Facebook Messenger where users can easily chat without opening or closing other apps or switching between it. Bubbles will appear with the Notification system. Therefore, at the top of the content, you will see notifications and if it allows reply option, the chat bubble will appear and you can do it as same as the quick reply feature.
This feature will improve the foldable device support which will run on Android Q. The next generation is based on foldable where everything can be folded which has a bigger display. You can call it all-in-one convertibles as well. It includes onResume and onPause support with multi-resume and the notify option with the app. Android developers also changed the resizeableActivity manifest attribute works which will help you manage how the apps will display on foldable and large screens.
Android Q in EMUI 10 will feature desktop mode to connect your device easily to the monitor. Then you will be able to use multi-windows support as well.
The new improved Sharing Shortcut or feature will let you quickly switch to another app to share contents faster and easier. The sharing UI has also been improved with a bunch of new apps to share. You can also share the Wi-Fi password via QR codes to friends and family easily.
Enhanced Always On Display
Always On Display feature is quite useful and most loved by the users. Now, the feature is optimized with Android Q. Now, the battery indicator is placed at the top-right corner. It was previously placed at the bottom side. You will also see the current music playing just like the lock screen which is a good move.
Dual SIM Dual Standby
As some of the Android devices now come with eSIM option and due to the slimmer and compact size of smartphones, the next-generation devices will come with eSIM only. So, the physical SIM card and eSIM can’t be activated together. In Android Q, this is fixed now. Enjoy the dual standby option with ease.
- Huawei Beam is still available and works fine in Google Play Services called ‘Fast Share’.
- The new EMUI launcher in the new version is slightly tweaked. It now looks more subtle and the search bar comes with rounded corners.
- Android Q offers better control over apps resume and pauses feature while running in the background.
- The improved Quick Settings shortcut or toggle will offer a pop-up menu for mostly used settings like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC, GPS, Flashlight, Brightness, etc. This will auto-detect the user needs and recommend.
- Offers Incognito mode for Google Maps as well. This will help the system and users to control better. Thus your privacy will be protected up to some extent.
- The improved and optimized Google Assistant with Google Duplex feature will be added as well.
- The new “Driving Mode” by Google Assistant will be also improved and offers better attention while driving and lesser distractions.
- Digital Wellbeing now includes some of the new useful features like “Focus mode” and “Family Link”.
- While Smart Reply option is only available in some of the specific apps, Android Q will offer system-wide smart reply feature.
There are plenty of other features as well which will be updated later by Google with every software update gradually. Let’s take a look at the Huawei EMUI 10 official teaser for the press invite on 9th August at Huawei Developer Conference 2019. This will run up to 11th August where Huawei will introduce EMUI 10 and announce or share other projects or developments as well.
Android Q Release Timeline: 2019
- March 13: The first Android Q beta has launched
- April 10: The second Android Q beta has launched
- May 7: The third Android Q beta has launched
- June 6: The fourth Android Q beta has launched
- July 10: The fifth Android Q beta has launched
- Later July: Beta 6 arrived
- August: Official stable (Final release)
EMUI 10: Release Date
According to the official news, Huawei has already mentioned that the EMUI 10 will announce on August 9, 2019, at HDC2019 event. Google has also released the sixth version of Android Q beta update. According to Google’s beta update timeline, in this month (August), Google will release the Android 10 Q officially. This will be the final global stable version and the Android Q official name will also be revealed.
Now, let’s check out the supported device list of the new Huawei’s EMUI version.
Huawei EMUI 10 Supported Device List
These are the eligible device list of all the Huawei and Honor branded devices which are running on the EMUI version.
Huawei Mate Series:
- Huawei Mate 30 [September 19th]
- Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro [December 2019]
- Huawei Mate 20 Lite [December 2019]
- Huawei Mate 20 X / Mate 20 X (5G) [December 2019]
- Huawei Mate 20 Porsche RS [December 2019]
- Huawei Mate X [December 2019]
- Huawei Mate 10 / Mate 10 Pro [March 2020]
- Huawei Porsche Design Mate 10 / Porsche Design Mate RS [March 2020]
Huawei P Series:
- Huawei P30 / P30 Pro [November 2019]
- Huawei P30 Lite [March 2020]
- Huawei Nova 4e [Q2 2020]
- Huawei P20 / P20 Pro [March 2020]
- Huawei P Smart (2019) / P Smart+ (2019) / P Smart Z [March 2020]
Huawei Nova Series:
- Huawei Nova 5 / Nova 5 Pro / Nova 5i [Q2 2020]
- Huawei Nova 4 / Nova 4e
- Honor 20 / Honor 20 Pro [December 2019]
- Huawei Honor 20i / 20 Lite [March 2020]
- Honor View 10 / Honor V10 [Q2 2020]
- Huawei View 20 / Honor V20 [December 2019]
- Honor 10 [Q2 2020]
- Honor 10 GT
- Huawei 10 Lite [Q2 2020]
- Honor Play / Note 10
- Honor 8X [Confirmed]
- 8X Max / Honor 8C
- Honor Magic 2 [Confirmed]
- Honor 8A
Expected List of Huawei Devices Which May Not Get Android Q update
- Huawei P20 Lite / Nova 3e
- Huawei P Smart / Huawei Nova 3i
- Nova 3
- Huawei Y3 (2018)
- Huawei Y5 2018 Prime
- Y5 2018 Lite
- Huawei Y6 Prime (2018)
- Huawei Y6 (2018)
- Y7 (2018)
- Huawei Y7 Prime (2018)
- Huawei Y7 Pro (2018)
- Y7 Pro 2019
- Huawei Y8 2018
- Y6 (2019)
- Huawei Y9 2019 (Enjoy 8 Plus)
- Huawei Y9 2019
- Y7 (2019)
- Huawei Y7 Pro (2019)
- Huawei Y7 Prime (2019)
Till then, stay tuned for more info.