By 7 June 2019 | Categories: news


If you own a 2016 or later Huawei model that hasn't been upgraded to EMUI 9 yet, read carefully. Huawei is making EMUI 9 – its most updated operating system – available for older model Huawei and Honor phones, including the Huawei Mate 9, Huawei P10, and Huawei P20. Huawei notes this will ensure all Huawei and Honor users can enjoy an even better and smoother user experience. EMUI 9 marks the second major version upgrade for previous generation Huawei phones.

In terms of user experience, the company says configuration items in EMUI 9 have been reduced by 10%. The upgrade will also bring natural and immersive UX design, convenient one-hand operation and new gesture navigation.

Some of the specific benefits of EMUI 9 include:

·         Improving random read speed by up to 300%

·         Refining app launch speed by more than 10% while the system is under heavy load

·         Minimising the space the operating system uses by 2 GB

·         Reducing low-efficiency data re-reading and system lag caused by decompressing data

·         Improving security, as third parties cannot violate the integrity of the system data

·         Providing a clear boundary between icons and wallpaper, making icons easy to spot regardless of background design

·         Enhancing the app icon design while making icons 10% bigger

·         Minimising mistouches with a design of four apps in each row, instead of five.

Here are three ways to get the EMUI 9 upgrade on your Huawei or Honor device:

·         Go to Settings > Software Update on your device and follow the instructions

·         Sign up for EMUI upgrades through the Huawei HiCare app

·         Visit your nearest Huawei Service Centre (Melrose Arch in Jhb, Canal Walk in Cape Town, Somerset Mall in Somerset West and Mount Edgecombe Country Estate 2 in Durban).

The dates for EMUI 9 updates are:

P Smart, P 20 lite - End of June

Mate 20 Series - July

EMUI 9 updates for other Huawei models is set to be announced soon.


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