At the Huawei Developer Conference 2020 the company presented EMUI 11, the latest version of its mobile software. It was also announced the launch of beta testing for several smartphone models.
As it became known, these assemblies are based on Android 10, and not on Android 11, as expected. Later, the company has given further clarifications on this issue. First, the Chinese telecommunications giant confirmed that some selected features of Android 11 will be included in the EMUI 11. This means that the basis of the final version of the EMUI 11, probably will remain Android 10, as in beta.
Because of the ban in the U.S. Huawei could not cooperate with Google to develop its new software based on the latest version of Android. In a second announcement, the company said that the devices running EMUI 11, which, according to the company, are based on distributed technology, in the future may be upgraded to HarmonyOS. However, this statement does not mention the specific models that can be updated. It is also not known whether a HarmonyOS upgrade will be forced or optional.
Yesterday a full list of Huawei and Honor smartphones and tablets was published, which will receive EMUI 11 and Magic UI 4.0.