Finally, the most awaited operating system, HarmonyOS is opened for Huawei smartphones, and ready to deliver all the improved performance configuration and lower battery drainage that everyone wants for their smartphones.
Yet HarmonyOS has not reached the global market but we hope that Huawei is working on the background to bring this new operating system to the global smartphone consumers.
But, we’re here to talk to you about the performance of HarmonyOS. Before that, we want to mention what Huawei has said during the launch of the HarmonyOS for smart devices.
According to the company, HarmonyOS delivers better, efficient, and smoother performance as compared to its predecessor – EMUI and rivals such as iOS.
Huawei conducted a gaming test including Huawei Mate 40 Pro with HarmonyOS, Mate 40 Pro with EMUI 11, and iPhone 12 Pro Max with iOS 14. The results show that Huawei Mate 40 Pro’s battery can stand for up to 5.1 hours of gameplay, the EMUI 11 device runs for 4.7 hours, and the iOS device can run up to 3.9 hours in a single run.
The difference in battery performance is clearly there between HarmonyOS and EMUI 11 but the difference between HarmonyOS and iOS is something worth noting. This reveals that Huawei has pushed some limits to make this OS better than all.
HarmonyOS battery endurance test:
So do you think we should believe in Huawei’s lab test? Well, there’s a way to find out. A battery endurance test below using Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus will be going to tell you more about the battery performance and efficiency of HarmonyOS 2 on a smartphone device.
Let’s move ahead…
The device was upgraded over the public version of HarmonyOS 2 with build version 22.214.171.124 with 3GB of update size. On the other hand, the EMUI 11 powered device runs EMUI version 126.96.36.199.
Battery Dog App:
This Chinese battery performance testing app assures more precise results, as it already optimizes the game animation rendering, web browsing, video playback, and CPU/GPU high load scene loop display. The results include an actual performance of the device while performing tests that are relative to your smartphone use cases.
Talking about the test performed on the device, the extreme battery life test mode is used that records the test duration even until the battery level reaches 1% before it is completely drained. Afterward, the phone will be conned to the charger and restart to view the test results.
Editor’s Pick: HarmonyOS Features
The results show EMUI 11 powered Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ battery stand for 6 hours 52 minutes and 29 seconds (412 minutes, 24749 seconds). On the other side, Mate 40 Pro+ with HarmonyOS 2 withstands for 7 hours, 32 minutes, and 30 seconds (452 minutes, 27150 seconds).
The difference in performance and battery endurance is almost 10% between HarmonyOS 2 and EMUI 11. This is a very good performance from this operating system and can improve the device’s efficiency in different scenarios.
Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta begins for these 9 phones
Huawei has accelerated the HarmonyOS upgrade process in the home ground for devices including smartphones, tablets, and smart accessories. The company is bringing more devices on this track, letting the users experience the power of distributive HarmonyOS features ahead of the official release.
Now, it’s time for new Huawei and Honor devices from the Enjoy and Youth series to experience the flagship smartphone operating system under unlimited testing slots. Recently, HarmonyOS 2 public beta was announced 9 Huawei and Honor phones Huawei Enjoy 20 5G and other devices including – Enjoy 10, Maimang 8, and Honor smartphones.
Below you can check all of the 9 Huawei and Honor phones that are participating in the latest HarmonyOS public beta activity in the month of October 2021. These phones will soon move towards a stable release.
9 HarmonyOS Public beta phones:
- Huawei Enjoy 20 5G
- Huawei Enjoy 10
- Huawei Enjoy 9S
- Huawei Maimang 8
- Honor 8X
- Honor 20i
- Honor Play 3
- Honor 10 Youth Edition
- Honor 20 Youth Edition
All the devices are getting the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta version 188.8.131.52 with the system and display optimization. However, the Huawei Enjoy 20 5G is upgrading on the public beta 184.108.40.206 version of the brand new HarmonyOS. Alongside the full array of HarmonyOS features, this update has also installed the system optimizations to keep a steady operational flow.
HarmonyOS 2.0 Features and Rollout:
HarmonyOS is a new generation open-source operating system that has distributive features that can collaborate with other devices to establish a cross-platform connection. In addition, it installs more enhance features including a new home screen, HarmonyOS fonts, service widgets, control panel, and Super Device, and more.
This system software is being hyped by the company since its official launch in June this year. Following the launch, the Chinese phone maker began sending this new mobile os for the top flagship lineup, then mid-range devices, and tablets as well as devices of its former brand Honor. Yet, the global users are in a waiting line with no further information at the moment.
In the meantime, an interesting topic has popped up in the name of HarmonyOS 3.0. However, there is much information available on this matter but the company may unveil this new operating system version at Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2021 on 24th October. There may be a possibility that Huawei may also share information regarding the EMUI 12 for global consumers.
25 Huawei devices are receiving stable HarmonyOS update
Following months of trials, 25 Huawei devices are receiving stable HarmonyOS 2.0 updates. These 25 devices aren’t just smartphones but also includes a smart screen (smart TVs) as well as models from both Huawei and Honor brand. The below-listed devices are now eligible to upgrade over the HarmonyOS and enjoy its latest features.
To be noted, these phones have been running the EMUI software system before upgrading over the HarmonyOS. This new OS installs various new features and user interface that provides a seamless user experience for the consumers. Also, both EMUI and existing HarmonyOS testers can now install this major upgrade.
25 Huawei devices with stable HarmonyOS update:
- P20 Pro
- Mate 10
- Mate 10 Pro
- Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Mate RS Porsche Design
- nova 4
- Enjoy 10S
- Enjoy 10 Plus
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 20S
- Honor Play 4T Pro
- Honor 10
- Honor V10
- Huawei Smart Screen S 55 inches
- Huawei Smart Screen S 65 inches
- Huawei Smart Screen S 75 inches
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65 inches
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75 inches
- Huawei Smart Screen V55i
- Huawei Smart Screen V65i
- Huawei Smart Screen V65 Premium Edition
- Huawei Smart Screen V65 2021 model
- Huawei Smart Screen V75 2021 model
This software rollout is currently limited to Chinese consumers and is now available to download via both My Huawei and the software update section. However, it’s now available for global consumers. Below you can check more information about the rollout.
Update Changelog: Beta testers
- Call: Fix the problem of the screen delay in the incoming call scene
- Bluetooth: Fix the problem of the abnormal Bluetooth connection device in some scenarios
- Optimize the unlocking animation with the display effect of some game interfaces
The update is rolling out in batches so users who didn’t get this update yet can wait for a few days. Furthermore, this firmware can be download through system settings and the My Huawei App. Open the Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.
Things to Rember:
- Install the update as soon it reaches your device.
- Don’t disturb the update installation process and use a strong WiFi or personal internet network.
- Don’t forget to restart your device once the installation process is complete.
- The user data will be safe during the update process but an advance backup is recommended.
Changelog for stable users:
On June 2, Huawei announced the brand new mobile operating system for smartphone devices that comes with a new user interface and features that enhance the user experience for the consumer. At the event, Huawei unveiled a roadmap to send HarmonyOS 2.0 on mobile devices and includes over 100 Huawei models consisting of both phones and tablets.
The company so far has started HarmonyOS 2.0 for almost all of the listed eligible Huawei phones and moving rapidly to conclude the HarmonyOS 2.0 testing in China. However, this OS is yet to reach the global market and there’s no confirmation when it’ll actually make its way to the consumers.
Huawei HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]
The story of HarmonyOS smartphone testing began on December 16, 2020. At this date, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0 Developer beta testing for a number of old flagships. Initially, HarmonyOS become available in the testing range of Huawei developers and industry partners. The HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing slots for models from Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series devices.
Post recruitment, Huawei selected and processed the developer beta applications and sent the first HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta OTA update to select testers.
Since beta testing is a staged process, Huawei conducted and released several betas builds to developers. After three months of internal beta flight, in April, the company expanded HarmonyOS beta testing for more devices such as Mate 40 series, Mate X2, and others, labeled under HarmonyOS 2.0 developer open beta.
In the following month, mid-range smartphones – Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 lineups also joined the second phase beta activity in the second round of the Developer Open beta.
After 6 months of trials and developer testing, Huawei finally made up its mind of sending HarmonyOS on the consumer version of smartphones and it began on June 2.
On June 2, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS for smartphone devices, a brand new operating system and a successor of EMUI software system, which was based on Android.
HarmonyOS is surely interesting, isn’t it? But the key interesting thing is, which devices will get HarmonyOS software update and when will it start to rollout? Well, Huawei has shared its official roadmap of upgrading old devices with its operating system and it’s detailed below.
This rollout plan has blown my mind as it covers devices that go up to the year 2016, and it’s absolutely insane and beyond my words. This is surely exciting news for the Huawei consumers and it reflects that Huawei wants to change all of the Huawei devices (launched in the past) on HarmonyOS.
Here, you can check all of the information about the HarmonyOS upgrade plan, timeline, and rollout devices.
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from June 2, 2021:
- Huawei Mate 40
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
- Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 40E
- Huawei Mate X2
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 4G
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro Plus
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 30 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 5G
- Huawei MatePad Pro WiFi
- Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the third quarter of 2021:
- Huawei Mate Xs
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 8
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G
- Huawei Nova 7 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Huawei Nova 6
- Huawei Nova 6 5G
- Huawei Nova 6 SE
- Huawei MatePad 10.8 inches
- Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
- Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the fourth quarter of 2021:
- Huawei Smart Screen V 55 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 75 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 85 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 55
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75
- Huawei Smart Screen S 55
- Huawei Smart Screen S 65
- Huawei Smart Screen S 75
- Huawei Smart Screen X 65
- Huawei P30
- Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
- Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei P30 Pro
- Huawei Nova 5 Pro
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
- Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
- Huawei Maimang 9
- Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the first half of 2022:
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20
- Huawei Nova 4
- Huawei Nova 3
- Huawei Nova 5i Pro
- Huawei Nova 5z
- Huawei Nova 5
- Huawei Nova 4e
- Huawei Maimang 8
- Huawei Enjoy 9S
- Huawei Nova 5i
- Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
- Huawei P10
- Huawei P10 Plus
- Huawei Nova 2s
- Huawei Enjoy 10
- Huawei Enjoy 10s
- Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus
- Huawei Nova 3i
- Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8 inches
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet
- Huawei Smart Screen V55i
- Huawei Smart Screen V65i
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2019
- Huawei Smart Screen V 76 2019
- This plan will first apply to the Chinese models
- This list could be updated
- Global Huawei models could differ from the Chinese model
- Rollout time for global models could be different