Recently, in an interview, one of Huawei officials Huawei has announced that the company is preparing for the fact that the EMUI 11 user interface may become the last in the series of the manufacturer’s firmware, before switching to their own operating system. So, it’s interesting to see which Huawei devices will upgrade to EMUI 11.
The company has published a list of those models that will soon receive the new version of their user interface. It includes 37 devices from Huawei and Honor. Already in November, owners of flagship series Huawei P40, Honor 20, Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 20 will be able to upgrade to EMUI 11, and for Huawei Nova 7, Nova 7 Pro 5G, Nova 6, Nova 6 5G, Huawei P30 / P30 Pro, Honor V30 / V30 Pro, Honor 30/30 Pro / 30 Pro + and Huawei MatePad 10.8, they will have a beta version of the new firmware.
You can see the full list of models that will receive the update on the official timeline of the company. And note that we are talking about the Chinese version of EMUI 11.
With a high degree of probability; all of these devices are the first devices to get the proprietary HongMeng OS (Harmony OS) operating system. Recall that Huawei plans to transfer its devices to proprietary operating systems. In fact, EMUI 11 is a transitional version of the firmware. It will mark the transition of the company’s gadgets to their own OS.
At the moment, HongMengOS 2.0 beta is already ready for various devices, including TVs and smartwatches. We expect that this particular firmware version should arrive on mobile devices. We are waiting for official comments from the company on this matter.
EMUI 11 could be the last for smartphones before moving to HarmonyOS
As we all remember, a couple of years ago there were rumors that Huawei was working on its own operating system. Over time, it became clear that during the active pressure and tightenings by the US government, this decision turned out to be prophetic. Now it is clear that the company will eventually replace Android and EMUI 11 with its own operating system, HarmonyOS.
A new report from MyDrivers cites an interview with Wang Chenglu, head of software development at Huawei Consumer Business Group. The interview raised the question of how the company plans to replace EMUI 11 with the Harmony (or HongMeng in China) operating system. To this, Chenglu replied that EMUI 11 already uses the same framework as HongMeng; the same system scheduler, and other similar elements.
From these words, it can be understood that the latest version of EMUI based on Android 11 was specially created as a transitional version; which prepares devices for the adoption of the first public release of HarmonyOS.
At the moment, the new firmware version, HongMengOS 2.0 beta, is already ready for various smart devices: TVs, watches, etc. It is believed that this particular version of the firmware will have to come to smartphones. We will wait for official statements.