After the announcement of Huawei’s EMUI we had a good feeling something new had come into the world of mobile devices, however when Google made its own announcement of new interface gestures in Android Q, it became evident that Google had figured out a way to produce the same technology that Huawei did. Google revealed its Pixel 4 device a few weeks ago and looking at the rear of the phone looks somewhat like that of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro which was released in 2018. The camera is also square-shaped like on the Mate 20 Pro which suggest that the company is in some way appreciating the lengths that Huawei has gone.
Despite the serious squabble that the Chinese largest smartphone manufacturer is in at the moment, there is no arguing the fact that the company is pushing the technology of smartphones forward sharply.
With the Mate 20 Pro, Chinese phonemaker, Huawei guessed that people would not have any problems with the design they gave the camera module at the rear of the device instead of seeing it as a strain to the eyes. The 7nm Kirin 980 processor that’s even at present competing against the 2019 Qualcomm Snapdragon flagship chip also debuted in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Furthermore, the Mate 20 Pro has an in-screen fingerprint sensor, curved edges, and a Face ID-rivaling face unlock feature.
Huawei upgraded its EMUI interface to allow for gestures, it also has a swipe up button from the bottom that takes the user to the home screen or enter multitasking plus it allows for swiping from either the left or right side of the device that functions as the back button.
The new features that were launched on the Pixel 4 are already existing in the Mate 20 Pro. Google’s Android Q also has side-swipe feature that functions as a back button, a square camera with lots of sensors having the same size, and a face-unlock technology that the company is still working on.
This does not in any way imply that Huawei invented stuff and Google is only copying, in fact, it could be that the Huawei already knew Google was working on the feature and they released it. The same scenario was the Force Touch that was released in the Mate S in 2015 before iPhone released it, the only problem was that no one at Huawei knew what to do with the tech. In actuality, all these are speculations, there is no way to know for sure.
What we must applaud is the chance that Huawei is taking in regards to tech before any other company, at the very least, we can say Google is following in the Chinese company’s footsteps. Reaching out to the companies, they both talked about their intention to work together in advancing Android.
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