Claimed to be “world’s most emotional system” EMUI is
Huawei specific user interface that has been making waves across the
world since it was first introduced to the world. Huawei truly believes
that emotional understanding of users is significant for better
Christopher Countelle VP – Software Marketing Huawei has a deep insight
on the functioning of EMUI. He explained about the Global software and R
& D presence of Huawei, along with EMUI Properties.
Focusing on empowering a smarter phone, Mr. Countelle exclaimed:
“The software will become the soul of the device, which will not
only have IQ but also EQ to eventually act as your inner assistant.”
Let’s dig into the depth of this feature to understand it better:
EMUI (Emotional User Interface)
Huawei’s user centric philosophy “Design with Empathy” is perfectly
reflected in Emotional User Interface (EMUI). It improves the usability
and makes navigation easier for the users. EMUI is basically a ROM/OS
based on Google Android Open Source Project that is developed by Huawei
Technologies Co. Ltd. EMUI is pre-installed on almost all Huawei
smartphone devices. The presence of EMUI in a Huawei phone enables the
user to customize it with Huawei theme. The users can choose from
sophisticatedly designed wallpapers, icons, and details.
Huawei keeps launching various versions of EMUI from time to time. The
latest one is discussed below:
What’s new in EMUI 8.0?
The current version launched is EMUI 8.0 which delivers variety of new
features as compared to previous version EMUI 5.1. You can automatically
adjust the color, brightness, in order to produce perfectly framed sharp
videos. This version supports 13 scenes and objects and is available
only in Huawei Mate 10 series.EMUI8.0 has the ability to predict user’s
intentions, and provide intelligent recommendation that fits perfectly
for the function, in order to make phone’s usage productive.With the
availability of EMUI8.0, your phone is set up for pad-like multi-column
viewing, making work life on-the-go as effortless as sitting at your
Key Features EMUI 8.0 (Android of Oreo)
Huawei unveiled its latest custom UI, EMUI 8.0 based on Android Oreo
operating system. EMUI 8.0 is already available on handsets like Huawei
Mate 10 Lite, Huawei Mate 10, and Mate 10 pro.
Artificial intelligence is been given the spotlight of EMUI 8.0, as
think tank of Huawei claims that Al on EMUI 8.0 can easily identify
various objects like flower, plant, performance, text etc.
Compared to the previous EMUI 5.1 version, there is no major difference
in terms of overall appearance and aesthetics of the UI. Although there
are plenty of ingenious features available with the new UI.
VP Software Marketing Huawei, Christopher Countelle explained various
features of EMUI 8.0 in detail:
Improved Gesture Controls
This feature can be enabled using the Settings menu under “Smart
Assistance”. EMUI 8.0 can take screenshots with the help of intelligent
tricks. This can be done by sliding down three fingers for a perfect
screen shot. Every screenshot you click is supported by a pop up screen
with the option to edit, share, and take a scrolling screenshot.
Single - handed mode on EMUI 8.0 is also amazing and can be enabled from
Smart Assistance. To launch this feature, you have to swipe down and
form a small curve from the left and right side. Meanwhile, you can
continue using the phone’s functions normally in the small screen. If
you wish to go back to normal mode, just tap on the outer screen.
Floating Navigation Dock
According to Christopher Countelle VP- Software Marketing, this feature
is quiet attractive for those who love to work with one key. If you are
a Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro user then you must be aware that there is no
hard key to navigate the phone, therefore you can facilitate from
floating navigation dock. First, you need to enable it by going to
Settings > Smart Assistance > System Navigation. You can now view a
white button on the screen which is the floating navigation dock.
Although it looks similar to Apple’s Assistive Touch, but the functions
are entirely different. Pressing on the navigation dock and pulling it
left or right will launch the recent apps tab. If you tap it once it
will take you back to the previous. And pressing on it and releasing it
will take you back to the Home screen. You can even drag the navigation
dock around the screen.
Mobile PC Dock less
Christopher emphasized on the significance of this feature, that can
connect your phone with large screens via a cable and both can operate
independently. This feature can support most of the apps, and protect
privacy of users, along with incoming notifications. You can share
presentations, watch movies, carrying bulky document etc.
The theme app is already there on Huawei devices that enable the users
to customize wallpapers and more. “Dynamic Wallpaper” is the new concept
that is present on EMUI 8.0. This wallpaper is mainly of landscape and
it changes its texture with every passing day. For instance, during
morning hours, wallpaper will display sunrise, and by evening it might
You can save battery on EMUI 8.0 using this feature which can be
accessed as ‘Launch’ in the Settings menu. You can optimize battery
usage for each app on your smart phone. You can manage battery usage
either manually or automatically. You can toggle on/off three options
for an app to auto launch, secondary launch, or run in the background.