Apple took a shot at Google during the WWDC 2019 event by saying Android 9.0 Pie adoption rate is only 10% while later released iOS 12 has an adoption rate of 85%. While Google remained silent, Huawei said its EMUI 9 is already running on over 80 million smartphones. The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are the first smartphones to come with Android 9.0 Pie based EMUI 9.0 out of the box. With the new Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, the company also introduced the EMUI 9.1.
By the end of this month, the company is also expecting to hit the 100 million mark. As announced earlier, the company has already updated the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Honor Play, Honor View 10, and Honor 10 smartphones to the Android 9.0 Pie based EMUI 9.0. Huawei also promised to soon roll out the EMUI 9 update to the Huawei P10 and Mate 9 series. Even the Huawei Watch GT which is running on the proprietary Lite OS is also being updated constantly.
The latest OTA update added the Always-on Display feature to the Huawei Watch GT. If the US ban on Huawei comes into effect after 90 days reprieve period, the EMUI 10 which will be released later this year will be based on the rumored ARK OS instead of the Google’s Android Q. Last month, Google has revoked the Huawei’s Android license which makes it difficult for the Chinese company to release the OTA update in the future. It also can’t provide Google Apps which are very essential for the markets outside of China.
The latest version of EMUI includes GPU Turbo 3.0 which reduces power consumption by 10% and optimizes the system performance for a better gaming experience. Huawei Share OneHop is another innovative feature exclusive to the EMUI. The EMUI-powered smartphones can simply share the photos, videos or documents with Huawei laptops with a simple tap. Huawei is also partnering with car manufacturers to use Huawei smartphones as the key for their cars.