Despite all that’s happening, it’s business as usual for Huawei. This time, the company is slowly rolling out EMUI 9.1 update in the Philippines.
EMUI 9.1 is based on Android 9 Pie and comes with plenty of new features, performance enhancements, and the latest security updates. Roll out starts on June 27, 2019 with the Mate 20 series, followed by other compatible Huawei devices.
What’s new with EMUI 9.1
Here are some of the new features and enhancements that come with EMUI 9.1:
- GPU Turbo 3.0 added 19 new international games to the existing 6 supported games, upping the total to 25 games. These games will have better experiences with higher frame rates and lower power consumption.
- Improved Phone Clone app with higher data transfer speed and better integrity.
- Added Customized Video as incoming caller ringtone.
- Updated Huawei Vlog offers new features and effects. The Highlight videos are automatically edited with dramatic filters with the option to apply special speed effects and background music.
- Better Huawei Share OneHop now allows for file transfer between Huawei MateBook and Huawei flagship phones on a single tap.
- Streamlined EMUI with simplified UI elements, better menu structure, and more accessible options.
Another interesting performance feature that EMUI 9.1 brings is the EROFS (Extended Read-Only File System). The new file system has up to 20% faster read speeds than the previous EXT4 system, leading to better performance, more efficient storage handling, and improved security of files.
I can attest to the speed of EROFS. The Huawei P30 Pro, which already has EMUI 9.1 with the file system, is indeed fast and was noticeably smoother as I spent more time with it.
The global rollout of the EMUI 9.1 update starts on June 27, 2019. Huawei has been testing the firmware on over 40 of their devices. While not all will receive it immediately, the company listed which ones will get it first.
As with all updates, this will come in batches which means you should expect delays.