What is EMUI? - Firmware by Huawei Based on Android Kernel

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1. What is EMUI?

EMUI is a firmware developed by Huawei for their handheld devices based on the Android kernel. In the beginning, Huawei named EMUI as Emotion UI which later shortened to EMUI.

EMUI was used in all handheld type devices manufactured by Huawei.


2. Versions of EMUI

The initial release of EMUI was made available by Huawei with the Android 2.3 operating system.




EMUI VersionAndroid VersionYear of Release
Emotion UI 1.0Android 2.3 - 4.32012
Emotion UI 2.0Android 4.2 - 4.42013
EMUI 3.0Android 4.4 - 5.12014
EMUI 4.06.0 Marshmallow2015
EMUI 5.07.0 Nougat2016
EMUI 8.08.0 Oreo2017
EMUI 9.09.0 Pie2018