Huawei Experience: EMUI 12 presentation

The fresh Huawei interface is more elegant and sleek with HarmonyOS notes.

The tenth anniversary of EMUI, formerly known as Emotion UI, is approaching – the first version was launched on Android 4.0 at the time, and Huawei Nova 9 running EMUI 12 no longer marks the green robotic system behind it. Although the robe is still based on Android, Huawei has tailored the thing so much that it’s much more similar to the HarmonyOS 2.0 system we’ve tried on the MatePad 11, so new tricks and visual cues may be familiar to our routine readers.

Current version of EMUI 12 on Huawei Nova 9
Current version of EMUI 12 on Huawei Nova 9 [+]

The use of each new mobile device starts with the first settings, and the EMUI 12 in bubble form, with pleasant transitions when indicating the language, indicates that animations and subtle shadows are essential features of the new look. Once you have selected your region and network and security settings, you can log in with your Huawei ID – this opens the door to the Cloud service, the AppGallery app store, Huawei Video content, and vendor discounts and offers.


After granting all kinds of permission, you can move from another device, from the cloud, or set up your phone as a new mobile, and all you have to do is try full-screen gestures before you find yourself on the home screen – with bulk apps or a flick-accessible app store. At first, the home page and icon set may be familiar, but you can already come across an innovation known from HarmonyOS by swiping down from the top left: the standalone notification curtain, without switches. The latter moved to the right-hand control panel with the brightness slider. There’s a media player, WiFi and Bluetooth card available, and a Device + tab at the bottom, called a Super Device on HarmonyOS.

Multi-screen work sharing between MatePad 11 and Nova 9
Multi-screen work sharing between MatePad 11 and Nova 9 [+]

Device + focuses on the harmony of the Huawei ecosystem, and you can easily throw in the operator icon for your FreeBuds tab, MatePad tablet, MateBook laptop, or Huawei Vision TV with lightning-fast connectivity. For example, you can simply drag your audio source from one device to another, display a mobile screen on your tablet and laptop, which you can control from there, multitasking and moving files between devices on a large screen, but of course Nova 9 and EMUI 12 can a double or floating window layout on your own screen. In other words, an EMUI phone, a harmony tablet and a Windows computer can work together, and soon Watch 3 can join the party soon.


To the left of the main page is the Huawei Assistant Today newsreader with a bunch of cards that can display fresh weather or calendar information, useful information, notes, sports scores and much more, and to the right you can immediately find large folders known from HarmonyOS. You can collect one of these many launcher icons, which you can click to launch an app immediately, but you can also change the folder to full screen and icon size.


From the Petal Finder to Email, Petal Map, GameCenter, and Health to the Hour or Compass, there are dozens of useful props spiced with multimedia apps, and these have also been given finer, flatter shading throughout the EMUI with a unified style, let’s be clear or dark subject. The robe is also adorned with a smooth transition, which is especially good for the Nova 9 120 Hz OLED panel. It was just a taste of the new system robe changes, which also include security and integration of Huawei services with eye-catching design, great optimization and comfortable use. This, in turn, gives the manufacturer’s mobile devices enough character, which are increasingly going their own way, but arm in hand with each other.

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