Huawei P9 receives Android 7 and EMUI5.0 system update

Huawei’s P9 has just received EMUI5.0, based on the new Android 7.

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Yesterday, we published an article talking about our purchase of the Huawei P9 for testing purposes and the first update we received, which fixed a number of issues on EMUI4.1. Following this first update, we received a major system update, bringing the new Android version, Android 7, together with Huawei’s new EMUI skin, EMUI5.0, which comes with a much cleaner and modern-looking interface, and many new features as well as multiple optimizations.

It is worth mentioning that EMUI5.0 was first released/showcased with the Mate 9, at the end of 2016.

This new system update changes the version from EVA-L09C02B137 to EVA-L09C02B341 and is a “massive” 2.28 GB in size.

The patch notes read as following:

Huawei designed EMUI 5.0 based on the newly released Android 7.0. The brand new EMUI 5.0 is inspired by the pure blues and whites of the Aegean Sea. The interface is simple and smart, and EMUI 5.0 comes with enhanced, powerful performance that allows mobile phones to operate more smoothly.

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    • A cleaner, more interactive interface
      • A brand new UI and effects inspired by the blues and whites of the Aegean Sea. Simplified gestures, with most operations completed in 3 steps. EMUI 5.0 is more customizable, offering an optional Android App Drawer layout to users.
    • Enhanced features
      • System operations are more fluid, allowing you to view a massive amount of images, browse websites, and perform searches faster.
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    • Notifications
      • An optimized design combines shortcuts with notifications to reduce the complexity of user actions. Touch and hold notifications to quickly block messages and notifications.
      • Reminder cards are stacked to save space.
    • Three dimensional task management
      • Tasks are stacked three dimensionally on the UI. Smooth gestures allow users to scroll through tasks by sliding up and down or dismiss tasks by swiping left or right.
    • Camera
      • Camera now supports plug-in management. Infrequently used modes, like document readjustment, are presented as plug-ins to save internal memory on your phone.
    • Contacts
      • Customization and sharing features added to name cards.
      • The sharing feature allows quick sharing of contacts through Bluetooth, Facebook, and other methods. Added a scanner to the search box and lock screen, making it easier to add new contacts.
    • Email
      • Improved how unread emails are tagged in the inbox. Users can now quickly delete, star, and mark emails as read or unread from the left sliding menu.
    • Settings
      • Created a new suggested settings feature that recommends key settings based on the device’s current status. Now, your phone is more capable of adjusting to your habits.
      • Added a newly designed drawer feature. When this feature is enabled, it hides non-system preset apps in a drawer on the home screen, presenting you with a simple and tidy layout.
      • Added a new drawer feature for settings. For settings that take two or more steps to set up, the user can now jump directly back to the main settings page with one gesture.
      • Emergency information added. Users can add their names, blood type, and other information, so emergency services personnel can view this information from the lock screen.
      • Added App twin, a feature that allows users to log in to two different accounts for third-party apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook.

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