November 24, 2020

Here’s when to expect global EMUI 10.1 update on your Huawei phone

EMUI 10.1 brings the Celia assistant to global users, while also offering the MeeTime video calling service.

EMUI 10.1 is available on the Huawei P40 Pro Plus.

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

Huawei first introduced EMUI 10.1 alongside the P40 series in March this year. The update has since arrived on several models in China, but the firm has now announced a release timetable for devices outside China.

According to an official email sent to Android Authority, Huawei will kick off the EMUI 10.1 rollout from June. The list of devices appears below.

  • Huawei P30 and P30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, and Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Porsche Design Mate 20 RS, Mate 20 X, and Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Nova 5T
  • Huawei Mate XS
  • Huawei P40 Lite
  • Huawei nova 7i
  • Huawei MatePad Pro
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8

Huawei’s Honor sub-brand will also be pushing out the Magic UI 3.1 update from June, which shares plenty in common with EMUI 10.1. The supported Honor phones are listed below.

  • Honor View 30 Pro
  • Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor View 20

EMUI 10.1 introduces a number of additions, with the two headline features being MeeTime video calling and the Celia voice assistant. The former offers 1080p video calls with screen sharing and enhancements for poor signal quality, while the latter is Huawei’s take on a virtual assistant. Celia will first land in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Columbia and South Africa.

Other noteworthy additions or tweaks include a cross-device photo gallery, improved PC/smartphone integration, more fingerprint unlock animations, and tweaked multi-window functionality. The latter is pretty interesting, being activated by swiping inwards from the edges with two fingers, and allowing you to drag and drop content between two windows.

What else would you like to see in future Android skins? Let us know in the comments section below.

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