Last year, Xiaomi introduced a useful feature called ‘Earthquake Warning’ with the release of MIUI 11. This feature is limited to the Sichuan province of China as this region is known for multiple earthquakes for centuries.
Now, China’s largest smartphone brand HUAWEI has also implemented a similar feature in EMUI 11, the latest version of its mobile operating system.
EMUI 11 was officially unveiled at the HUAWEI DEVELOPER CONFERENCE 2020 in September. Though the company’s latest mobile software is still based on Android 10 just like EMUI 10.1 and EMUI 10, it brings a host of new features and functionalities.
Also, the firm has even promised to add some select Android 11 features before updating the eligible devices to HarmonOS next year.
That said, in our EMUI 11 features roundup article, we missed two important features – Video Alarm & Earthquake Warning. Because these two features are limited to certain regions in China and our coverage was based on global ROM.
But now, as Huawei has begun to roll out EMUI 11 stable builds, users in China started sharing the presence of the ‘Earthquake Warning’ feature on Weibo. According to ITHome, as we mentioned in the beginning, this feature is limited to users in Sichuan province.
It can be enabled from Settings > Security > Emergency Warning Notification > Earthquake Warning. When this feature is turned on, the phone will notify the user whenever there is an earthquake nearby.
Similarly, EMUI 11 also brings another unique feature called ‘Video Alarm’. This enables users to video call the police in the event of an emergency. Currently, this feature is limited to the Guangdong Province.
Having said that, with Huawei’s popularity and user base, we expect these two features to make their way to more regions across China in the coming months.