EMUI 9.1 brings to the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Fifty hundred Huawei and Honor devices are already preparing to receive EMUI 9.1, the company’s new version of Android-based software, which in recent weeks has been landing in the form of OTA between the different devices that make up the catalog of each brand, to add a total of 18 devices that already have the update.

Two of the last to be updated are the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, Huawei’s star models for the first half of the last year 2018, which have begun to upgrade to EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie in a stable and level way global.

Now that the new version is already on its way to the P20 around the world, it is a good time to remember all the news that EMUI 9.1 brings and that the owners of this pair of devices will be able to start enjoying very soon.

Renewed interface and application redesign
The most striking novelty that EMUI 9.1 brings is the new system interface, more simple and minimalist, that gets rid of the elements reloaded from past generations of the software. As specified in Huawei Central, one of the changes made is found in the number of horizontal icons that appear on the screen, which go from five to four to offer a simpler experience.

In that sense, the integrated wallpapers have also been changed to new ones, as well as the icons of the applications and the interface of the apps themselves. As for specific changes, it is specified that the alarm interface has been simplified.

GPU Turbo 3.0, EROFS and Ark to improve performance
Huawei has also worked on improving the performance of its software through concrete improvements. The first is the inclusion of the EROFS file system – Extensible Read-Only File System -, a read-only format that accelerates access to files up to 20% on average while increasing the speed of opening files. applications, all while saving about 2 GB of internal storage.

This file system also brings other advantages. For example, inconveniences such as repeated data reading are eliminated, and since it is a read-only system, the integrity of the data is ensured since the files cannot be modified by third parties.

Another novelty focused on performance improvement is the GPU Turbo 3.0 system. As in the first edition of this system, we are facing an addiction that improves the performance of the device when running heavy games, through an increase in the maximum power of the graphics processor. In this third edition, GPU Turbo continues to improve performance while reducing energy consumption by up to 10%, and the graphics section of the game is improved through adjustments based on artificial intelligence.

Finally, Huawei introduces the new Ark compiler developed by the company in the P20 and P20 Pro, and other terminals compatible with EMUI 9.1. Since this compiler eliminates the need for a virtual interpreter, the translation of the code of the applications into machine language is significantly accelerated, thus improving the fluidity of the system by up to 24%, and the opening of applications by up to 60%.

Those who upgrade their phones to EMUI 9.1 may also find other interesting additions in the form of applications and tools. One of them is Huawei Vlog, a built-in video editor that allows you to add filters and effects to our clips with just one touch.

Huawei OneHop and Huawei Share also arrive, two functions that will allow you to send files such as images, documents, videos or even texts between the mobile and the computer in a much faster way, in addition to a useful function that allows you to shake the phone while it is connected to the computer to perform a 60 second screen recording. During the presentation of the latest Huawei Matebook, the company showed us the operation of these tools in more detail.

If you have a Huawei P20 Lite, you are in luck, since the Chinese company has already launched the expected update to EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie. If you haven’t updated yet, check out the notifications. While updating (it will take a while) take a look at all the news you will find in your P20 Lite when it restarts and you touch it again.

Apart from its battle with the United States, Huawei continues to do its homework and water the seed of trust in all its customers. One of the biggest ways to prove it is to launch the promised operating system updates. The company has long confirmed the terminals that would be updated to EMUI 9.1, the Huawei layer that is based on Android 9 Pie.

EMUI 9.1 improvements for the Huawei P20 Lite
There is an endless list of major changes and small changes, but let’s review the main ones. After upgrading, the P20 Lite will feature for example GPU Turbo 3.0, which optimizes the gaming experience by improving its fluidity. Beyond entertainment, EMUI 9.1 will make the P20 Lite a safer terminal, as it can recognize unreliable applications and alerts the user about the dangers of its installation. The HiVoice function to use voice commands, take selfies or record videos in slow motion, as well as scan QR codes or recognize objects, has also been optimized in this new version.

AR functions have also been improved since we can now analyze foods to count calories or more accurately search for information about people, plants or vehicles. Artificial Intelligence intensifies, with intelligent suggestions in real-time, in everyday life contexts such as catching a train or arriving on time for an appointment.

The entire user interface has undergone a facelift to make it easier and more intuitive, to facilitate its use. EMUI 9.1 also has a “Tips” system with useful data and suggestions for using our P20 Lite, including the “try now” button to encourage us to use every new feature. Returning to the security section, we will now have a password manager that allows us to authenticate simply and securely by storing the different keys. Other interesting news from EMUI 9.1 for the Huawei P20 Lite include:

PC Continuity: instant support for screen recordings and the clipboard between the phone and the Huawei MateBook.
Sounds of nature: alarms and tones inspired by sounds of nature.
Full-screen translation: simply keep two fingers in a text to translate the entire screen. Multiple languages ​​supported.
System music: update previously downloaded songs to set your preferences.
Incoming call video: Customize incoming call videos for your contacts.
Recorder: adds features such as editing and accelerated playback and the interface is optimized.
Improvement of animations and performance: the speed of execution for the most popular Android applications is improved.

If you have not updated your P20 Lite this is the time. If you have not missed the notification to update, try from the settings menu by entering the system updates section and tapping for updates.

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