HarmonyOS is a certified home app screen app management champion that keeps the phone’s screen organized with a feature called large folders. With HarmonyOS 3, Huawei has further taken the concept of large folders and used it to stack phone widgets.
Huawei is a Chinese tech giant and many smartphone makers have taken inspiration from this phone mark including Realme. Hence, its president has recently posted a screenshot on Weibo for the upcoming Realme UI 4.0 large folders feature similar to HarmonyOS.
The screenshots show a folder with the option to enlarge or resemble the app’s insides. Realme is currently testing Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13, and it has copied large folders from HarmonyOS for sure.
According to the image, the feature of the phone works also in a similar manner, just tap and hold to enable two options “enlarge” or “disband”.
HarmonyOS Large folders:
Large folders can organize apps inside a traditional folder and you can enlarge them. Once enlarged, you can also resize it back to a small size accordingly.
That’s not it, you can tap and launch the app by just tapping on the app icon without opening the folder first. That’s how simple it is. Furthermore, you can reposition these folders anywhere on the home screen with drag-and-drop actions. Isn’t that convenient? You can read more about HarmonyOS 3 latest improvement in large folders here.
Oppo copied too:
Realme is not the only software that has copied this feature, because Oppo has also copied large folders in its Android 13-based ColorOS 13 software.
Large Folders is an amazing feature and it’s good to see that smartphone makers are taking and making new features inspired by the Chinese tech giant. Even after these adaptations, stock Android still lacks such functionality, and so does its favorite Samsung. Furthermore, iOS also doesn’t have the feature.
These 63 Huawei devices received HarmonyOS 3 so far [Details]
According to the information released by Huawei, HarmonyOS 3 is rolled out 56 stable versions, 3 public beta, and 4 closed beta sessions, making a total of 63 active devices.
The details reveal that these devices include smartphones, tablets, smart screens, smart speakers, and smartwatches. This is one of the biggest upgrade procedures in any smart device ecosystem.
- P50 Pro
- P50 Pro Collector’s Edition
- P50 Pocket
- P50 Pocket Art Custom Edition
- Mate Xs 2
- Mate Xs 2 Collector’s Edition
- Mate X2
- Mate X2 4G
- Mate X2 Collector’s Edition
- Mate 40
- Mate 40 Pro 4G
- Mate 40 Pro
- Mate 40 Pro+
- Mate 40 RS Porsche Design Collector’s Edition
- Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Mate 40E
- Mate 40E Pro
- Mate 40E 4G
- P40 4G
- P40 Pro
- P40 Pro+
- Nova 10
- Nova 10 Pro
- Nova 9
- Nova 9 Pro
- Nova 8
- Nova 8 Pro 5G
- Nova 8 Pro 4G
- Mate 30
- Mate 30 5G
- Mate 30 Pro
- Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Mate 30E Pro 5G
- Mate Xs
- MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
- MatePad 11
- MatePad Pro 10.8 2021
- MatePad Pro 10.8
- MatePad Pro 5G 10.8
- MatePad 10.8
- Smart Screen V75 Pro
- Smart Screen V65 Pro
- Smart Screen V98
- Smart Screen V75 Super
- Smart Screen V85 2021
- Smart Screen V75 2021
- Smart Screen V65 2021
- Smart Screen V55 2021
- Sound X NEW
- Sound X 2021
- Sound Joy
- AI Speaker 2e
- Nova 9 SE
- Watch 3
- Watch 3 Pro
- Nova 7 5G
- Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Nova 6
- Nova 6 5G
However, we’re only halfway through, as plenty of old phones are waiting to get HarmonyOS 3. Including the legendary flaghip – P30 series and Mate 20 series.
HarmonyOS 3 comes with a number of new features including better Large folders with more layouts. On the other hand, it has system optimizations for better system performance. Furthermore, there are new security features that are designed to provide you with maximum safety and privacy.
Huawei Enjoy 50 receives HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11
According to the changelog, HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 update for Huawei Enjoy 50 is fetching new system stability improvements along with better performance. Yet, users first have to download HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 to upgrade to the latest version.
Recently, Huawei also sent EMUI 126.96.36.1991 for Enjoy 9e with a number of new additions. The upgrade is released during the rollout for Enjoy 50.
Huawei Enjoy 50:
In June, Huawei Enjoy 50 launched with a 6.75-inch screen size, 16.7 million colors, TFT LCD type, and HD+ resolution (1600 x 720 pixels). The phone measures 168.3mm in length, 77.7mm in width, 8.98mm in thickness, and 199 grams in weight. There are three colors to choose from – Crystal Blue, Pearl White, and Midnight Black.
It brings dual rear camera system consisting of a 13-megapixel main camera (f/1.8 aperture) and a 2MP depth-of-field camera (f/2.4 aperture). The rear camera has modes of Normal photo, portrait photo, professional mode, and panorama mode.
The latest software update for Huawei Enjoy 50 is expanding in batches and may take some to cover all of the available models. We suggest you make a backup of important files, to prevent unnecessary data loss.
Also, make sure your smartphone is not rooted and updated to the latest HarmonyOS firmware.
Huawei Mate 50 series gets December 2022 patch
According to the changelog, the December 2022 patch for the Huawei Mate 50 series brings system stability optimizations with new improvements to bring better performance.
It’s further revealed that the patch is distributed with HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52patch02 for – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. Since it’s a patch, the OTA will size only 16.26MB. On the other hand, it’s available only for the HarmonyOS 3 version of the Mate 50 lineup.
After upgrading to the latest software patch, a Huawei Mate 50 standard user reported a camera telephoto bug. The user reports that the 10X telephoto zoom lost clarity over the past version.
The user also posted a video describing this issue. It felt like the camera failed to focus on the subject, similar to Huawei P30 Pro.
A number of users replied this to bug. Saying that it could be an issue with the day and nighttime light arrangements. While some suggest that this could be fixed with the next upgrade.
Last month, Huawei sent a performance improvement update for Mate 50 series devices. According to our report, the phone received a substantial boost in GPU performance with HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206.
A test on the Genshin Impact game revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro delivers frame rate improvements along with the stability of the smartphone.
To download this software update, Huawei Mate 50 owners can look into the My Huawei app and then tap on the updates section to get the latest firmware version. However, users are recommended to make a backup of important files as a safety precaution.