The stable EMUI 11 with more visual enhancements is a candidate to be the most eye-catching Huawei interface ever.
Scheduled updates are done within one to two weeks. And it can take
up to 8 weeks.
Huawei is currently deploying EMUI 11 as a stable version on the P40, P40 Pro and Mate 30 Pro. The update has been installed by a handful of users. The firmware contains several clues that confirm the progressive abandonment of Android in favor of Harmony OS.
As reported by Huawei Ailesi, a specialized Turkish media company, the Chinese firm has launched the deployment of the final version of EMUI 11 on three smartphones in its catalog: the Huawei P40, the Huawei P40 Pro and the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. For the time being, the update is reserved for users residing in Turkey and China.
Under these conditions, Huawei can be expected to offer the EMUI 11 update on other models in the coming days and weeks. In any case, the Chinese group is a little ahead of its deployment schedule. Huawei had not planned to deploy EMUI 11 in a stable version before mid-December.
Huawei is about to abandon Android, it is confirmed
The update contains a handful of clues that confirm Huawei's intentions regarding Android. Last time I checked, EMUI 11 was Huawei's latest Android overlay. Starting in October 2021, the manufacturer will offer smartphones running EMUI 11 to leave the Android ecosystem and switch to Harmony OS, its home mobile OS. EMUI and HarmonyOS share many points in common. The two operating systems share the same framework, especially in terms of performance and system forecasting. In anticipation of the arrival of its OS, Huawei is starting to erase all references to Android from its EMUI interface.
For example, the EMUI 11 update removes the green Android logo that appears when the smartphone starts up. The screen just discreetly displays "Powered by Android" in the lower part. Similarly, the Android security patches, visible in the settings, are no longer titled "Android Security Patch Level". All indications are that Huawei is trying to erase any link with Google's operating system.