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Honor Magic 2 gets new update, swaps EMUI for Magic UI

Honor Magic 2 was launched last month and it features a slider design with edge-to-edge display

  • Published: November 15, 2018 10:12 AM IST
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Honor Magic 2, the new smartphone from Huawei‘s e-brand, was launched at the end of last month. It is the first device from the company to feature a slider design allowing for an edge-to-edge display without a notch at the top. The design and form factor of Magic 2 is almost identical to that of Mi MIX 3 and has an 84.8 percent screen-to-body ratio.

The Honor Magic 2, which has been out in the market for just few weeks, is now receiving a new software update. If you are one of those people who owns the device then you will a notification to get the newest software. The update notification will prompt you to install the software version 9.0.0.128 (C00E129R1P18) on your Honor Magic 2.

The update shifts the Magic 2 from Huawei’s EMUI to a new interface called Magic UI 2.0. The Magic UI is being described by the company as “a next generation AI-powered system”. It is the first time that Honor is moving away from the Emotion UI, the interface that can be found on smartphones from both Honor and Huawei.

With software becoming primary differentiator among smartphones, Honor sees it sensible to move away from EMUI for its flagship device at least. The Magic UI brings a brand new color scheme including redesigned icons and fonts across the entire system interface. These new changes are being described as “a new magical journey with Magic UI 2.0’s stylish interface, AI capabilities, and evolving YoYo smart assistant” by the company.

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The update also pushes the security system to November 2018 security patch level and the update weighs at 214MB. The announcement comes alongside the fact that Honor was the best-selling smartphone brand during Singles Day held on November 11. Huawei, the parent company of Honor, is currently in the process of pushing out EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie for most of its devices.

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  • Published Date: November 15, 2018 10:12 AM IST