Emotion UI 3.0 is the latest iteration of Huawei’s custom user interface and Huawei’s most recent devices are running it out of the box. Huawei started EMUI 3.0 public beta testing over 2 months ago with Honor 6 as we covered right here – http://huaweinews.com/2014/07/honor-6-test-emui-3/. Honor 6 was the latest and greatest Huawei smartphone available at that time so Huawei obviously choose Honor 6 owners to receive EMUI 3.0 beta version prior public release. Newer devices like Ascend Mate 7 came with EMUI 3.0 out of the box.
Almost 10 weeks after Honor 6 EMUI 3.0 beta testing, Huawei has now released the official EMUI 3.0 Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Honor 6 Chinese variants. Honor 6 availability is scarce in other regions so if you own a Honor 6 right now, chances are that you have imported the Unicom version from China. Huawei published the official update for all Chinese variants including China Telecom versions and 2 China Unicom versions of the Honor 6. Here are the quick details of 2 Unicom firmwares,
Model – Honor 6 H60-L02 and H60-L12
Firmware version – H60-L02V100R001CHNC00B307 and H60-L12V100R001CHNC00B307
Android version – 4.4
EMUI version – 3.0
Region – China
Google Apps included – No
Languages included – English,Chinese,..
These new firmwares comes with all the perks of Emotion UI 3.0 and you can upgrade from any version to these new firmwares as stated on the release discussion thread on Vmall Chinese forums. If you own a Honor 6 H60-L02 be careful and check if your phone is a customized version from the Unicom network. Huawei has specially advised not to update if your H60-L02 is running “H60-L02 V100R001CHNC00B608SP02″ firmware.
If you own a international version of Honor 6 you may have to wait a few weeks to receive the official upgrade to EMUI 3.0 but if you own above mentioned versions of Honor 6, you can flash the mentioned B307 firmware right now to enjoy the latest features and looks of EMUI 3.0. Always be careful before flashing and read the details.