Huawei EMUI 11 based on Android 11 to roll out to P40 & Mate 30 series this year. P30 & Mate 20 series + others by March 2021

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I have always found Huawei to be quite good with updates, even with their issues with Google I regularly receive security updates for the P30 Pro.

What version of Android is EMUI based on and does it have Google Mobile Services?

The new EMUI 11 will still be based on Android and will upgrade to the latest Android 11

For new devices such as the Mate 30 and P40 Pro, this will still be without Google, using Huawei Mobile Services instead.

Phones that launched with Google will keep it, so this will include the P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro.

Huawei EMUI 11 release schedule

The first phase will include Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro+, and Huawei Mate 30 Pro, which receive the update by mid-December 2020.

By March 2021 the rest of the device will be updated, including:  Mate Xs, P30, P30 Pro, P30 Pro New Edition, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 Pro,  Mate 20, Porsche Design  Mate20 RS, Mate 20 X 5G, and nova 5T.

How do I update?

The update will be pushed by Huawei Over-the-Air (HOTA). So you just need to wait for the notification.

EMUI Features

Huawei has a dedicated page covering all the new features. Highlights include:

  • Floating windows to reply to messages
  • Resizable windows
  • Improved multi-screen collaboration with Huawei Matebook laptops
  • Improved document scanning with an AI-powered Notepad
  • General performance updates to keep phones running smoothly for longer
  • Improved privacy and access control

MeeTime: Your Time with Loved Ones

MeeTime is a popular video calling function that is built into Huawei phones, but was previously limited to certain regions. It will now start rolling out to all EMUI 11 devices.

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