Aug 30 AT 1:11 PM Taylor Wimberly 41 Comments

Huawei unveils Emotion UI because stock Android is too confusing


If you find Android too confusing, Huawei might have the right device for you. Today the Chinese company unveiled their new Emotion UI that will be making its way to Android devices later this year.

The new UI is designed to fix the one thing about Android that the company found confuses new users. Huawei has decided to remove the app drawer that is found in stock Android and most manufacturer skins. Instead they will just dump all your app icons and widgets into a unified home screen, similar to Apple’s iOS.

The Emotion UI is supposed to reinforce Huawei’s user-centric design philosophy, “Design with Empathy.” The company says, “Emotion UI improves usability and provides a much simpler navigational experience for users. It enables users to customize the design and functions of their smartphone home page to suit their personal needs, in addition to simplifying folder functions for easier management of applications.”

We wish manufactures would include the stock Android experience as an option, or better yet just kill all custom skins, but don’t expect that to happen anytime soon. Every company feels the need to differentiate their Android devices from the competition, and as long as customers keep buying up custom skinned devices by the millions the trend will continue.

Check out Huawei’s Emotion UI in the video below and let us know what you think. Does Huawei’s UI look like it’s easier to use?


Source: Huawei

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