EMUI 11 is Huawei’s latest mobile operating system. As an Android-based system, the company, built this version on the Android 10 OS. However, Google already released its latest operating system to its Pixel devices on September 8, the Android 11. Therefore Huawei owners are wondering when is EMUI 11 migrating to the Android 11 base. However, they should rectify their question to when EMUI will adopt some of Android 11’s features.
“The sure thing is that, after Android 11 is officially open-sourced, we will selectively incorporate some of its features into EMUI 11,” said a spokesperson for Huawei.
At the moment, the company is quite regarding what Android 11 features it plans to incorporate into EMUI. However, this report just confirms what some of us thought for a while. You may already know about the US trade sanctions on Huawei. Due to this issue, the Chinese company didn’t have access to Android 11’s codebase until it was officially available and open source.
That means Huawei just got their hands on the codebase earlier this week. Therefore the company started to work on what Android 11 features EMUI will adopt, which is quite late. But, that’s just my opinion, as Huawei doesn’t seem to be in any rush. “In recent years, EMUI has been able to surpass Android in many aspects…,” said the spokesperson. For example, Huawei’s exclusive GPU Turbo technology.
We can all see that the multinational technology company is in a difficult position at the moment. Therefore trying to appear strong in the face of challenging circumstances is what Huawei is trying to do. Besides all that, the company continues to speak about OEMs, which customize their software much more than Android’s stock.
Let’s have a look at different mobile companies, like Samsung or OnePlus. Both One UI and Oxygen OS use lots of OEMs in order to prioritize developing their distinctive features. This way, both companies can differentiate their phones. Therefore, keeping up with Google’s software releases is not a priority.