Huawei EMUI

Huawei EMUI
Screenshot
Screenshot of the EMUI in the Huawei Mate 10
Developer Huawei
Written in C, C++, Java
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source with proprietary components
Initial release EMUI 1.0
Latest release EMUI 8.2.0 (Android 8.1.0)
Update method Firmware over-the-air
Package manager Google Play (Global),
Huawei App Store (China),
APK files
Platforms 32-bit ARM, MIPS, x86, x64
Kernel type Monolithic, modified Linux kernel
License GNU General Public License v3,
Apache License 2.0,
Proprietary
Official website https://emui.huawei.com/

Huawei EMUI, formerly known as Emotion UI, is the user interface that Huawei uses on most Huawei Smartphone devices and its subsidiaries the Honor series, based on Android.[1][2]

History

On 30 December 2012, Huawei introduced Emotion UI 1.0, based on Android 4.0. It features a voice assistant app (only in Chinese), customizable homescreens and theme-switching.[3] The company rolled out installation files for the Ascend P1 through their website.[4] The company claims that it is “probably the world’s most emotional system”.[5]

On 4 September 2014, the company announced EMUI 3.0, along with Ascend Mate 7 in the pre-IFA event in Berlin. The user interface was ever since called "EMUI" instead of "Emotion UI". It features a new app store (for China markets).[6]

In late-2015, Huawei launched EMUI 4.0, with a redesigned interface based on Android 6.0, along with the Huawei Mate 8.[7]

In 2016, EMUI 5.0 was introduced, with the Huawei Mate 9.[8]

In 2017, all ROM images were removed on the official website. Huawei says it will provide a "more convenient and satisfactory update service". Since then, all users must rely on over-the-air (OTA) updates.[9]

In late-2017, EMUI 8.0 was launched, skipping EMUI 6.0 and 7.0, along with the Huawei Mate 10. This release emphasises different AI-capabilities.[10][11]

Version history

Version Android version Year of release Last stable release
Emotion UI 1.0 Android 2.3 - 4.3 2012 1.6
Emotion UI 2.0 Android 4.2 - 4.4 2013 2.3
EMUI 3.0 Android 4.4 - 5.1 2014 3.1
EMUI 4.0 Android Marshmallow (6.0) 2015 4.1
EMUI 5.0 Android Nougat (7.x) 2016 5.1
EMUI 8.0 [A] Android Oreo (8.x) 2017 8.2
A EMUI 8.0 was launched skipping EMUI 6.0 and 7.0 to match the Android version.[12]

References

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