Huawei is planning to launch a new version of its Android skin soon, Emotion UI (EMUI) 10 is coming. The company has published an invite for the press event which will take place on August 9, and that image, that you can check out down below, clearly states that EMUI 10 will be announced.
The press event will be hosted in China, so this will be a Chinese version of EMUI, but the global variant will probably be introduced soon after. Despite the fact this will be software aimed at China, the global model will not be far away from it, it will not have some China-specific features, but you'll get the general idea of what you can expect. There's also a very slim chance that Huawei may introduce a global variant of EMUI 10 on that same day.
We do know that this update will bring some new features to the table, and we even know what some of those features are. EMUI will bring Classification of UI elements' design and effects, Gallery content management and sorting, Video Ringtone improvements, Personalization options for Theme, Wallpapers, and Fonts, Improvements to system animations, games, and much more.
What's interesting here, is the fact that EMUI 10 will be based on Android Q. The company has allegedly been testing Android Q for quite some time now, and EMUI 10 is built on it, not Android 9 Pie. This also means that EMUI 10 probably won't reach any phones in the near future, certainly not before Android Q becomes official, in other words, until the Pixel 4 phones appear.
Android Q is currently in beta state, and many OEMs have been developing their skins based on this version of Android, but we don't even know what will it be called, so don't expect EMUI 10 to reach your device that soon.
Now, on top of every feature that we've mentioned earlier, EMUI 10 is also expected to bring forth redesigned icons new changes to drop-down notification bar, new camera features with new filters, improved navigation gestures, faster camera switching, a global dark mode, and much more.
EMUI 9 has been out for quite some time, and it did bring a ton of improvements over EMUI 8. Huawei's Android overlay has improved quite a bit over the last couple of years, which is one of the reasons why the company's phones have been that successful. Huawei does make great hardware, but without proper software, that wouldn't mean much. EMUI does need to improve even more, as in some ways it's still inferior to stock Android, and some other skins in the market.
It is also worth noting that some reports are claiming that Huawei will show off HongMeng OS during this press conference as well, its Chinese variant, of course. That operating system is expected to reach global markets as "Oak OS", but that probably won't happen anytime soon. It remains to be seen how accurate those rumors are, though, as we've seen plenty of conflicting information recently.