Wang Chenglu, President of the Software Department, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) told Chinese media that Huawei’s self-developed operating system – HarmonyOS will remain unharmed with the introduction of the AAB Android file format.
Wang told AAB or Android App Bundle, will not be able to affect the HarmonyOS user experience and will not slow down the development progress.
We reported that this new file format could be a direct attack on HarmonyOS and it may affect HarmonyOS’s supporting Android file format but with this confirmation, everyone will be relieved.
The Huawei software chief explained that the Android AAB file format is essentially similar to HarmonyOS’s Atomic Services.
Atomic Services are future-oriented user applications provided by HarmonyOS. They are installation-free (installed automatically by the application framework in the background) and can offer one or more convenient services for users.
Google made AAB mandatory for the upcoming apps on Google Play Store by August 2021. It means every developer who wants to submit his app on the Play Store, must compile the app in the AAB format, otherwise, that app won’t be published on the Play Store.
AAB publishing format provides developer features like reduced app size, high installation rate, easy switching, customizable features, Play Feature Delivery (PFD), and Play Asset Delivery (PAD), etc.
HarmonyOS App Support:
Currently, HarmonyOS works with both Android and Native HarmonyOS apps, this is possible due to the dual app support architecture of the software. This is made possible due to the addition of the Android open-source branch, which is responsible for running Android apps on HarmonyOS devices.
Industry experts believe that HarmonyOS is still in early-stage and cannot pose a threat to Google’s Android.
On the other hand, Huawei has announced that HarmonyOS has completed over 30 million installations on the home ground and there are plenty of Huawei smartphones including the global users that are left to add this operating system.
(Source – Globaltimes)
Huawei HDC 2022 event postponed to November 4th
Today, Huawei has made some official statements regarding the 2022 Developer Conference and the upcoming HarmonyOS technology. Yes, after HarmonyOS 3.0 interface, something more surprising is going to hit the consumer surface soon.
The Chinese manufacturer has shared a post on its several Weibo channels and official sites for the 2022 Developer Conference. Accordingly, the news begins with an apology statement for delaying this thoughtful event for a few days more.
Yes! Initially, the company scheduled the event from October 21st to October 23rd. However, now the date has shifted one week ahead which is November 4th to November 6th. Though there is a change in the date, but that does not affect the ticket purchase rights.
Ahead, the company states that in the recent few years, Huawei and its partners have made genuine efforts to blaze a better life and user experience. Consequently, Huawei Developer Conference has remained a significant and constant proof of these efforts.
Undoubtedly, these efforts will continue in the time ahead.
New HarmonyOS technology with HDC 2022!
Huawei has also informed the 2022 Developer Conference will introduce new HarmonyOS technology. The Chinese tech maker hasn’t revealed much on this matter. However, the surety is that this dynamic tech will build a more convenient and effective development platform for the developers.
Besides, the company will share some innovative techniques and mechanisms in five major scenarios. For instance, smart homes, smart offices, audio-visual entertainment, smart travel, and sports health.
Further, there will be big coffee gatherings, rich developer activities, and various contests for showing skills. Events like the Huawei Hetu game, lakeside music festival, and more will also be a part of this iconic conference.
Here are the timings and venues for some prominent events:
Below you can check the concurrent plans (planned)
Conference Keynote: Introduction of innovative applications to build an efficient and easy-to-use developer platform.
- Time : October 21, 2022 (14:30 – 17:00)
- Venue: Dongguan Basketball Center
Developer Keynote: Revealment of convenient UI components, new program framework, high-end SDK, testing, listings, distribution, and operations, the experience of HarmonyOS application, and more.
- Time: October 22, 2022 [10:00 am]
- Venue: Dongguan Shongshan Lake Xiliu Beipo Village
Pine Lake Dialogue: Invite industry leaders to focus on HarmonyOS, HarmonyOS Connect, and other industry topics, and have a dialogue with the future.
- Time : October 22, 2022 [14:00 – 17:00]
- Venue: Hyatt Regency Dongguan Shongshan Lake
Yep! Huawei MatePad 11 users get HarmonyOS 3 beta 3 with September 2022 patch
Huawei recently released the HarmonyOS 3 beta 3 update for the Huawei MatePad 11 with a September 2022 security patch. The ability to protect any beta version with a monthly security patch guard is truly a wonderful step from Huawei.
Notably, the new version of HarmonyOS 3 for the Huawei MatePad 11 is updated over the current HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206/118 built version.
- HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11
- Huawei MatePad 11 WiFi version (DBY-W09) users are compatible grab this new HarmonyOS 3 beta version.
HarmonyOS 3 beta 3 for MatePad 11 detailed changelog:
It optimizes the Smart multi-window feature experience: How this feature works
- This feature enables you to carry out unique gestures that improve device performance. Its ability to swipe and drag, access to floating windows, rapid reduction and maximization choices, and more.
Optimize the application task card cleaning function
- It helps to clean the function when your device is overloaded and subsequently starts to lag. However, if your device running memory storage space is insufficient, the app may freeze while being used by Huawei MatePad 11.
Optimize the system stability of some scenario
- The system layer security upkeep promises that the operating system functions properly and supports stable services on your tablet.
Incorporate the September 2022 security patch to enhance system security
- Well, the September 2022 security patch update for the devices brings a number of bugs and vulnerability fixes, to let the users give a better performance.
Huawei MatePad 11 users should note that the update will not erase your data, but it’s recommended to take a backup of all the essentials. Alongside this, due to their third-party status, some apps may not operate as intended following the upgrade. Do not panic, simply update those programs to the most recent version.
New Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro update adds Running Ability Index support
Huawei has sat down on its ‘update distribution’ chair and has turned its face towards wearable devices. Currently, the company has started rolling out a new firmware for the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro that brings Running Ability Index support for your indoor running activities.
What is this new feature? Consequently, the Running Ability Index (RAI) is a comprehensive function that reflects the endurance and efficiency of a runner. It is an estimation of your maximal oxygen uptake in running activities.
Eventually, now you would be able to track your aim and watch how effective is your training. Besides, you will also get help in improving your maximal aerobic running performance. And let me tell you, a runner with a higher RAI performs much better in competition than usual runners.
Hence, if you are an athlete, or keen interested in running workouts, then the Running Ability Index in your Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro is the right option for you.
The information reveals that the update is making its way to users with HarmonyOS 18.104.22.1683 version. Alongside, it gains a package size of 21.05MB. Thus, users need to make a little space in their smartwatch to fit this new firmware suitably.
Apart from the Running Ability Index, the update also carries certain optimizes that enhance the overall user experience. You can inspect the changelog in a better way, below.
- New Software Version: 22.214.171.1243
- Update Size: 21.05MB
- Adds Running Ability Index Support for Indoor Running
- Improves system stability in some scenarios
- Optimizes the overall user experience
So, give your mini handy gadget a fresh and stable system with the latest arrived update. For installation, you can take the help of the Huawei Health App. Just open the application and tap on the Devices option. Select your respective watch name and follow the on-screen prompts.
But make sure, that your watch and smartphone are in adequate Bluetooth range. Further, do not forget to charge your GT 3 Pro up to 35 percent of the battery level.