Huawei recently announced its new interface layer for upcoming Android phones, dubbed the Huawei Emotion UI 1.0. Despite being announced a couple of months back, so far it's only been available in Chinese. But at IFA 2012 today, we tracked down the new UI running on an Ascend P1 at the manufacturer's booth. It's a fairly drastic departure from the way Android normally works, as there's no traditional app drawer, with all app shortcuts being displayed on the device's homescreen instead.

Huawei's also introduced a host of modular, customizable widgets to display personal info, contacts, weather forecasts and other pertinent data. And as far as visuals go, the Emotion UI ships with several skins that completely change the look of the UI, including one inspired by stock Android 4.0.

Check out our video for a quick preview of what to expect in Huawei's new Emotion UI software.

There are 7 comments

ilongbored says:

Completely reminds me of MIUI (which reminds me of iOS). I really like the notification widgets.

mkcoastie says:

Actually its A LOT like MIUI. A whole lot.

bespinct says:

Is it MIUI? It's remarkable how similar it is!

ISS2 says:

Looks good. No app drawer will initially freak out normal users, but the stock widgets are nice...

shamatuu says:

Bring it to the US already!.

Incubus123 says:

Can chinese companies not get sued? Because im sure crapple would like to.

prediscover says:

Totally MIUI