Huawei launched the Honor 6 last year, and it’s slowly started selling it in more and more places ever since. The Honor 6 comes with pretty decent specs for this day and age – last year it would have been labeled a flagship undoubtedly. That said, it’s also quite affordable considering what you’re getting for the money.
And now it’s getting a redesigned user interface too. Huawei is apparently in the process of upgrading the Honor 6 to EMUI 3.0. This is the Chinese company’s own UI overlay which sits on top of Google’s Android, and it’s previously been known as Emotion UI.
The Honor 6 launched running Android 4.4.2 KitKat with EMUI 2.3. This update doesn’t seem to touch the Android version, so unfortunately if you’ve been waiting for Lollipop that’s not coming (at least not yet). But you do get the newer version of Huawei’s EMUI, which comes with a fresh new feel – new design, new icons, the works. Huawei boasts that this is its “most user friendly and seamlessly integrated interface to date”.
You’ll get continuous home screen scrolling, adjustable app grids, resizeable widgets, context-aware actions, and a magazine unlock feature which uses a magazine cover for your lock screen background. The camera app has been improved in multiple ways too, now coming with the ability to embed watermarks in photos, panorama beautification, instant text translation, and QR code scanning.
The update is on its way to Honor 6 units bought from Europe, though as always it may take a while before it reaches every single device out there.