Improve your daily productivity using your HUAWEI MatePad Pro with the new EMUI 11 software update
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 16 March 2021 Living in this hyper-connected world, you probably have a few smart connected devices that you use daily. Smartphones naturally come to mind – after all, they’re the primary tool we use to stay connected with loved ones and even for work-related purposes. As the cornerstone of modern productivity, notebooks are still integral to our professional lives, and they, too, come with a suite of smart features. Between the two, there’s the tablet. Offering a much bigger screen than smartphones and a more intuitive user experience than many PCs do, tablets are perfect for things like watching a film, sketching and reading an eBook. All these different devices have their own niches, fitting into different roles as we use them in our daily lives.
Huawei, a pioneer in enabling cross-device functionality in smart devices, is committed to creating a future where content can flow seamlessly from device to device. In pursuit of this future, Huawei has been working tirelessly to cultivate its HUAWEI Seamless AI Life ecosystem, a diverse range of first and third products built to work with each other, connected via Huawei technology. At present, Huawei smartphones, laptops, and tablets all support some degree of interoperability. Still, Huawei is about to take it to the next level with a new EMUI 11 software update for the HUAWEI MatePad Pro.
The EMUI 11 update will empower the HUAWEI MatePad Pro with new capabilities that allow them to seamlessly interact with other devices, and thus offer new conveniences and experiences that were never before available.
The new smart productivity features on EMUI 11 take cross-device support even further than before. Introduced with EMUI 10, Multi-screen Collaboration lets you put the smartphone’s screen on another device with a bigger screen. With it, users can easily transfer various types of files simply by dragging items across the UIs, sharing a clipboard, and flexibly using the peripherals of either device to get things done. For instance, an audio clip saved on the smartphone can be played back using the tablet’s more powerful speakers. EMUI 11 expands your multitasking capabilities with the improved Multi-screen Collaboration feature. What’s new with this is that it lets you launch an app from the smartphone, show it on the tablet screen, and use the smartphone for other things simultaneously.
With the new Multi-screen Collaboration, you can use an app with the device of your choosing, regardless of where it is being run, all the while enjoying the flexibility to multi-task with two different devices. Another benefit of this is privacy: If a message comes in, you can quickly read it on the smartphone without interfering with what’s being shown on the tablet.
Beyond Multi-screen Collaboration, Multi-window has also been improved to support window resizing. They work together with floating windows, which EMUI 11 supports up to two at once, to take full advantage of the larger screen for multitasking needs. Up to 10 apps can also be minimized to an App Bubble with a tap of a button. Apps minimized in this fashion can be quickly resumed, so you don’t have to go back and forth between the Home screen and the apps you’re working with.
EMUI 11 also comes with new features for existing productivity tools. The native Notepad app has been given some visual enhancements for better overall usability.
In terms of new features, Notepad now supports text extraction: you can now scan a document and convert printed copies into machine-encoded text for easy editing. On top of that, leveraging Huawei’s distributed technology, you can now easily insert images into a note on the tablet by snapping a photo with a smartphone. To protect your privacy, each individual note can be locked, requiring you re-authenticate your identity by using the PIN or biometrics before the note can be viewed. These notes can also be synced to the cloud, so you can access them across all your Huawei devices.
EMUI 11 brings many enhancements to the already stellar user experience the HUAWEI MatePad has to offer.
 This feature is supported on select Huawei models equipped with Kirin 980 or above, EMUI 11.0 or Magic UI 4.0 or above, and dual-band Wi-Fi antenna.
 Compatibility may vary depending on specific apps. More apps will support the feature with updates in the future.
 Only supported on European models (except models sold in Turkey, Ukraine)