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Huawei has announced EMUI 11

Comes with new art-inspired features

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Just as Google has finally launched Android 11, Huawei has announced EMUI 11 today. As expected, Huawei’s new mobile operating system promises heaps of new features for Huawei users. More importantly, using artistic concepts, EMUI 11 will help you become more creative.

Always-On Display

Arguably, one of the best features in EMUI 11 is the new Always-On Display (AOD). However, Huawei’s take on the much-anticipated feature goes beyond just keeping your screen awake. The EMUI 11’s AOD actually takes inspiration from renowned painter Piet Mondrian. As with the artist’s famous paintings, the AOD uses a primary palette of red, yellow, and blue.

Users can select their own variations by taking a photo of their daily outfits. Huawei’s AI will analyze the photos and create their own complementary Mondrian variations.

Film-inspired transitions

Speaking of artistic inspiration, EMUI 11 is also using cinematography techniques to develop more efficient transition animations for the system. Instead of the usual slew of transitions, it uses the long-take method which, according to Huawei, shortens user eye movement and lessens fatigue.

Better screen collaboration

Faced with a new world build for multitasking, EMUI 11 is improving its Multi-Screen Collaboration feature. Now, devices can support up to three active windows at the same time. Huawei cites its advantages for students: one screen for Zoom; another for notetaking; and a third for chatting with classmates.

Further, the feature will also allow seamless integration between PCs, tablets, and phones. Using the feature, PCs can use tablets and phones as secondary input/output devices. For example, students can use their phones as makeshift webcams. Presenters can also use their tablets to help facilitate discussions and presentations.

World-class security

Of course, one of the biggest concerns surrounding Huawei today is cybersecurity. With EMUI 11, Huawei is committing to more secure solutions going forward. The system has successfully obtained the highest level of CC EAL5 +, the highest commercial OS microkernel security level in the world. The system also complies with current security standards including Europe’s GDPR and GAPP.

Also, EMUI 11 has better encryption features, allowing users to purge sensitive information from sent files and emails.

Availability

Currently, Huawei has announced the EMUI 11 beta program for the following models: Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro+, Huawei Mate 30, Huawei Mate 30 5G, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Huawei, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design, Huawei MatePad Pro, and Huawei MatePad Pro 5G.

At a later date, Huawei will extend the program to the Honor 30, Honor V30, Huawei nova 7, and other models.

SEE ALSO: These Huawei and Honor phones will get EMUI 11

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Ubisoft reveals animated trailer for Immortals Fenyx Rising

Discover Immortals Fenyx Rising Animated Trailer that shapes the myth of Fenyx

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Immortals Fenyx Rising

You might not be too hyped for this game but this trailer might change your mind. Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly known as Gods & Monsters) is a fun new take on Greek Mythology. You play the role of Fenyx — a new winged demigod who’s on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse.

This short animation film created by CLM BBDO shows Fenyx battling epic creatures. He tussles against the Minotaur, the Cyclop and the Griffin while How You Like Me Now by The Heavy insolently plays in the background.

Using the Sword of Achilles, Axe of Atalanta, and Bow of Odysseus, Fenyx defeats the monsters one after the other. Each battle she wins dents the rock and, as huge boulders detach from the summit, she ends up shaping the mountain… and her myth!

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Immortals Fenyx Rising takes grand mythological adventure to new heights. Only by mastering the legendary powers of the gods, overcoming heroic trials and confronting powerful mythological beasts, will Fenyx be able to take on Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology.

It will be available on December 3, 2020 on the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One family of devices (including the Xbox One X), Nintendo Switc, Epic Games and Ubisoft Connect. The game will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

SEE ALSO: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review: Home in unfamiliar territory

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vivo Y1s launches with Helio P35, 13-megapixel camera

Another silent launch by vivo

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vivo has been silently launching new phones this year, and it has managed to grab a significant chunk of the market. Today the brand launched the vivo Y1s in India, a market where affordable phones have maximum demand.

The vivo Y1s will be going up against the Redmi 9A, Realme C11, and Realme C3. Alongside, Vivo V20 Pro is teased to launch in India soon. The company has confirmed that the phone will launch in the country but hasn’t given an exact date.

Coming back to the vivo Y1s, it sports a 6.2-inch HD+ LCD with a water-drop notch. Powering the phone is a MediaTek Helio P35 MT6765 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

On the rear is a 13-megapixel camera, while the front comes with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The phone has added software features like beauty mode, portrait mode, and slo-mo.

Backing these internals is a 4000mAh battery, but fast charging details haven’t been revealed. The phone has been listed on vivo’s website, but the pricing still isn’t official. However, Mahesh Telecom, a Mumbai-based retailer, confirmed Gadgtes360 that the phone would cost INR 7,990 (US$ 110).

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Apple’s MacBook Air M1 processor scores more than 1 million on AnTuTu

First to cross the 1 million mark

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Apple recently launched the new MacBooks that come equipped with a proprietary processor. Dubbed the M1, it’s based on ARM-architecture and hence meant to be mobile yet more powerful. Compared to a conventional Intel processor, the M1 is far more efficient and can perform at mind-boggling speeds.

Benchmarking app AnTuTu is widely used worldwide to push a processor to its limit and translate raw performance into easily understandable figures. The M1 chipset has been spotted on the, and it has scored more than a million.

To be precise, the MacBook Air manages to achieve 1,119,243 points that include a CPU score of 282,265, GPU score of 538,944, MEM score of 189,921, and UX score of 108,113.

The next best performer is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (fourth generation), and the M1 performed almost 50 percent faster. It’s worth noting that the test sample for MacBook Air tests is tiny as the iPad’s results are based on thousands of tests.

The M1 processor becomes the first one to breach the 1 million mark on AnTuTu. There are multiple factors behind M1’s performance, though. It uses a 5nm production process, similar to the latest A14 chip in the iPhone 12. Meanwhile, Intel’s latest 11th-generation CPUs use a 10-nanometer production process.

Adding to this, the ARM-architecture is inherently more efficient since it’s designed for mobile devices. The new M1 processor can run apps designed for iOS and macOS, opening up a new world of an integrated app ecosystem that’s highly flexible and robust. As an added benefit, iPhone and iPad apps can now run directly on the M1-powered Macs.

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