Huawei today unleashed the next iteration of its custom user interface, the EMUI 5.0. The Honor 8 Lite will be the first phone to come with EMUI 5.0 out of the box, but the new EMUI skin will soon be pushed to Honor 8, Honor 6X, Honor 5C and Huawei P9 by the end of this month. EMUI 5.0 on all of the above mentioned devices will be based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
So what’s new in the EMUI 5.0? A Huawei spokesperson explained as follows:
“We often hear users complaining about the lag and boring experience that is experienced in Android devices post prologue usage. The new EMUI 5.0, is more efficient, secure, and user friendly. It “significantly cuts down on the number of steps needed to achieve the desired function. The user can now reach 90% of the core functions in just two to three clicks. Additionally, users can jump between their professional and personal lives effortlessly with profiles now being able to run in parallel – no switching of phones necessary.”
The new EMUI allots resources to different tasks based on how a particular user uses his phone, thus optimizing their consumption. Huawei has also developed a fast memory recycling mechanism that combines an exclusive memory compression technology to dynamically increase available memory and performance.
Apps that are frequently used are kept alive in the RAM so that they can be opened quickly. Users won’t have to manually clean memory every now and then as the cleaning process will now happen automatically in the background when the phone is idle.
Another new feature is Privacy safe that shall act as a vault and can be secured using fingerprint lock. The new UI also combines cloud-based dynamic and static antivirus with a local antivirus and scans hyperlinks in SMS on a real-time basis for effective security. A Twin App feature allows you to keep duplicate apps and to log-in them using different accounts.
Other notable features include support for 14 regional languages, Huawei Share, enhanced Notepad and Indian calendar integrated within the calendar app.