22 August 2019
Huawei Developer Conference 2019 (HDC) kicked off with the Harmony OS announcement, Huawei's own operating system and a potential Android alternative. It was followed by Android Q-based EMUI 10 unveiling which will be coming loaded on all next-generation Huawei and Honor smartphones.
Huawei said that EMUI 10 is not an incremental upgrade but is a significant one with a number of new features, changes, and improvements. The new EMUI version will be offering app icons with rounded corners along with smoother animations and transitions. The team has added new Always On Display, clock, and calendar styles for more customization options.
It will bring a system-wide dark mode integration which is something that has started to become a trend among modern operating system and application versions. The same has been implemented in EMUI 10 which will allow dark mode admirers to enjoy their apps as well as system-wide menus and options in dark color.
The all-new EMUI 10 will bring improved EROFS file system as well as GPU Turbo 3.0 for 60% better gaming performance. Huawei also talked about HiCar, a feature similar to Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay, that will allow Huawei/Honor users to connect their phones to the car for listening to music, attending calls, and navigation among other tasks.
There are surely many more features that Huawei would be announced in the future. For now, we know that upcoming Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro would be the first smartphones to run EMUI 10. As for Huawei P30 users, they will start receiving EMUI 10 beta starting September 8th. It is likely to be only for Chinese ROM version but the global ROM beta should also be around the corner.