Well, Huawei’s new EMUI 9 will now block the third party launchers as default in China. The Huawei or Honor smartphones now purchased in China that run the latest EMUI 9 will not support the third party launchers. Many have been using different launchers on their smartphone to enhance their usage on the device and customize the interface accordingly or even the font of the text.
According to few sources, now Huawei blocks these third-party launches to restrict or to limit the Chinese retailers that pre-install fake EMUI launchers that come with adds and malware on the smartphones. This also spoils the reputation of the brand and so the decision has been taken by Huawei. As of now, this affects the Chinese versions with EMUI 9 only and the global variants are not included.
Many of the users have complained about the issues with the launchers and this led the company to announce an update which allow will allow them to change the default launcher but the update has not reached the users. Well, we need to see what decision will be finalized by the Huawei and also on the decision on the global variants. We need to wait a few more days to hear from the company.
Huawei has already announced that the EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android Pie will be announced to seven phones and there is also a second batch which is getting ready for the update. The models include Mate 9, Mate 9 Porsche Design, Mate 9 Pro, P10, P10 Plus, Honor 9, Honor V9, Honor Note10, Nova 3, Nova 2s, MediaPad M5 8.4 inches, MediaPad M5 10.8 inches, MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches.
Moreover, the Mate 20 and Honor 8X devices are also expected to be updated with this beta by the end of this month. The new EMUI 9.0 will be featuring a new Digital Balance dashboard and tracks device usage metrics and also allows users to set usage quota for every app. The UI will also be faster and since it is on beta it is suggested not to be installed. Did you receive the update on your device? Comment in the section below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.