Huawei has announced a major software update in the form of its Android 9 Pie based custom UI, the EMUI 9.0. This software upgrade has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Indian market and its existing app-ecosystem. Let’s take a sneak peek to see what new features this update offers to its Indian consumers:
- Supports local calendar and 28 local languages
- Deeper and more comprehensive Paytm integration
- One-hand operation optimizations
- Minimized steps to alter device settings
- 12.9% faster app launch
- New password vault integrated with fingerprint and face lock
- GPU Turbo 2.0 for better touchscreen response, network connectivity, and uninterrupted gaming
- HiVision camera app that recognizes major landmarks and famous paintings. It uses augmented reality to provide users with detailed information
- Digital balance dashboard tracks device usage metrics which the user can optimize to better device performance
- Invisible navigation keys is a brand new gesture-based navigation system that performs navigation bar actions with simply a tap or a flick
This move will surely appease Indian consumers, especially those who are not proficient in English nor very technical and struggle with the nitty-gritty of the smartphone. With this update, Huawei has clearly taken a step towards the right direction to capture a greater share in the booming Indian smartphone market.
If you own any of the Honor Play, Honor 10 or Honor View 10 (V10), you can already join the new Android 9 Pie beta program that grants you access to India’s version of EMUI 9.