While Huawei didn’t rank highly in Counterpoint’s Trust Rankings, things are about to change as Wang Chenglu, the President of Huawei’s consumer business software department, says that the company is preparing to release an EMUI 11 update for 37 models. This will push the upgrade rate over 90%.
Flagships in the Huawei P40 and Mate 30 series received a public beta of the new OS version on October 10. Today, ten more models are joining the beta program, including the Honor 30 and Huawei nova 7. You will find the list of phones getting the beta below along with a timeline at the bottom.
The goal is not only to have a high fraction of Huawei and Honor phones running the latest version of the software, Huawei is aiming for high volume too – the target is over 200 million active users.
EMUI 11 was announced on September 10 and while it’s still based on Android 10, it brought a number of visual updates and new features. Actually, it’s a mix of Android and HarmonyOS as some components and technology from were ported over from the in-house OS.
In fact, Chenglu hinted that this may be the last EMUI version before it’s replaced by Harmony (aka HongMeng OS). Some of the phones testing the EMUI beta may get to run Huawei’s OS next year, but the company hasn’t announced a road map for that yet.