Version 5 of Huawei’s EMUI will bring it closer to stock Android


Huawei P9 Lite

MIUI kicked off a revolution by departing from stock Android features (and feel) in quite a huge manner. Consumers seemed to have liked it back then (estd. 2011) and thus, hoards of companies followed.

Since then, it has been working the other way around. MIUI had to accommodate for features that stock Android didn’t seem to have, and thus, MIUI had to depart from the stock look and feel — a ground up approach. Companies these days seem to be working top down — making their UI different from stock in a bid to make it better and more interesting.

Huawei’s seen it all. The company’s proprietary Android skin, EMUI (for ’emotion’ UI), has been around for a while now. It’s now set to don its v5 avatar, and for that, it’ll come closer to stock Android. Besides that, EMUI 5 will borrow a color or two from the new MIUI 8, according to reports.

I have a feeling this will work in Huawei’s favour. Standardisation in the Android OS is the need of the hour, and an ‘OS’ (if you choose to call it so) coming closer to the standard is only going to help the issue.

Huawei P9 Lite

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11 Comments

  1. vijay sud
    July 6, 2016

    Google should mandate stock Android starting with Naughat. Why do these guys f up a perfectly good OS with proprietary skins,is beyond comprehension. Customers must avoid phones with such skins.

    • MinusPlusDivide
      July 6, 2016

      because MIUI.

    • balcobomber25
      July 6, 2016

      Google doesn’t use stock Android either, they use their own version of Android. True stock Android is AOSP. One of the best things about Android though is there is endless amounts of customization and it’s not locked down like iOS. For those who want stock like yourself there are devices that offer that. For those who don’t like stock like myself there are devices that offer that. And for those who always want something different there is an entire community that does nothing but port custom ROM’s.

      • xi7
        July 6, 2016

        AOSP good 🙂

        k10000 with aosp i get 7 days normal use.
        android 6.0 oukitel rom only 4 days.

  2. balcobomber25
    July 6, 2016

    If this was Meizu or Xiaomi I would be 100% against it as both of them have a very good custom UI that is full features and not as boring as Googles Android. But EMUI can afford to lose some of the glut especially since Huawei wants to take over the world. As long as it keeps some of the unique features and doesn’t go the full Vanilla look this could be very big.

  3. vijay sud
    July 6, 2016

    Google should mandate stock Android starting with Naughat. Why do these guys f up a perfectly good OS with proprietary skins,is beyond comprehension. Customers must avoid phones with such skins.

    • Guest
      July 6, 2016

      because MIUI.

    • balcobomber25
      July 6, 2016

      Google doesn’t use stock Android either, they use their own version of Android. True stock Android is AOSP. One of the best things about Android though is there is endless amounts of customization and it’s not locked down like iOS. For those who want stock like yourself there are devices that offer that. For those who don’t like stock like myself there are devices that offer that. And for those who always want something different there is an entire community that does nothing but port custom ROM’s.

    • xi7
      July 6, 2016

      AOSP good 🙂

      k10000 with aosp i get 7 days normal use.
      android 6.0 oukitel rom only 4 days.

    • xi7
      July 6, 2016

      AOSP good 🙂

      k10000 with aosp i get 7 days normal use.
      android 6.0 oukitel rom only 4 days.

  4. balcobomber25
    July 6, 2016

    If this was Meizu or Xiaomi I would be 100% against it as both of them have a very good custom UI that is full features and not as boring as Googles Android. But EMUI can afford to lose some of the glut especially since Huawei wants to take over the world. As long as it keeps some of the unique features and doesn’t go the full Vanilla look this could be very big.