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Battery improvement update rolling out for over a dozen of Huawei phones and tablets

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HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile beta testing is currently underway in China and there are a bunch of smartphones that already took part in the testing phase to experience the latest features.

However, there are several issues that occur during the software testing and developers resolve them following the testers’ feedback.

HarmonyOS 2 is no exception to this testing theory, as it comes with the latest features tagged with several bugs and issues.

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Using the valuable feedback and software diagnostics, Huawei has found some more improvements that now are being released to HarmonyOS 2 powered devices.

New Battery and Software Improvements:

From this day, the Chinese phone maker is pushing a new software version for Huawei smartphones and tablets with HarmonyOS 2.0 stable or beta builds.

This update especially targets some of the important aspects of the devices including battery life and connectivity.

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By looking at the changelog, we’ve found the improvements are common in all of the recipient models and includes:

  • Super Device: Added support for Huawei FreeBuds 4, high and low the smartphone sounds seamlessly flow to the headset.
  • Battery: Optimizes the system power consumption in some scenarios to extend the battery life.

With the first improvements, users will be able to control their Huawei FreeBuds 4 earbuds on the HarmonyOS powered smartphone using the Super Device feature. On the other hand, the new battery improvements will surely help users to get more performance in a single charge.

Previous HarmonyOS 2 issues:

To be mentioned, Huawei previously fixed WiFi, Connectivity bugs that appeared after the initial beta rollouts.

Devices receiving new battery improvements update:

  1. Huawei Mate 40
  2. Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  3. Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  4. Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  5. Huawei Mate 40E
  6. Huawei P40
  7. Huawei P40 Pro
  8. Huawei P40 Pro+
  9. Huawei Mate X2
  10. Huawei Mate 30 4G
  11. Huawei Mate 30 5G
  12. Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
  13. Huawei Mate 3o Pro 5G
  14. Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  15. Huawei Mate 30E
  16. Huawei MatePad Pro
  17. Huawei MatePad Pro 5G

Note: All of these devices run HarmonyOS 2.0 beta or stable builds, and this update is not related to the global models.

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New HarmonyOS 2.0 beta:

The above-mentioned Huawei smartphones and tablets registered beta testers starts grabbing the HarmonyOS 2.0 latest beta version 2.0.0.138 upgrading from 2.0.0.136.

Let’s jump into the new changelog:

Things to keep in mind:

  • This update will not erase your data.
  • We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
  • Use a stable connection to download the update package.
  • Maintain enough storage and battery in your device.

Last update information:

In the last HarmonyOS 2 beta update, Huawei released new optimizations for the display of calendar interface, the sound experience of Bluetooth headsets in some game scenarios to enhance the user experience.

Also, check:

First HarmonyOS 2 Stable update announced, 18 smartphones including Huawei P40, Mate 40 and more

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All Huawei Mate 40 series (CN) users can now upgrade over HarmonyOS 2

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus

Last month, Huawei began a stable HarmonyOS 2.0 rollout for all of the Mate 40 series devices in China. This flagship series participated along with 18 devices that installed the stable HM OS 2 update for the first phase.

Now, the company is expanding the stable HarmonyOS 2.0 for eligible devices limited to the Chinese market. All of the models of Mate 40 smartphones inside mainland China running EMUI 11 can directly upgrade over HM OS.

Models getting an update:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 40E

Huawei HarmonyOS

After installing the official HarmonyOS 2.0 version, the above-mentioned model will provide the fresh and interesting user interface that comes with HarmonyOS 2.0. Also, its brand new distributed capabilities with advanced functionality.

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Global users are still waiting:

There’s no confirmation is available about the launch of HarmonyOS 2 for the global users.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Points to know:

  • This update will not erase your data.
  • We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
  • Use a stable connection to download the update package.
  • Maintain enough storage and battery in your device.

Stable HarmonyOS 2.0 version:

Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro Plus, Mate 40 RS, and Mate 40E smartphone users currently working with EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.160 (SP1)/175/177/180 can upgrade over HarmnyOS 20 version 2.0.0.138.

HarmonyOS 2.0 changelog:

Home-screen: Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.

Control Panel: Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.

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Service Center: If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.

Smart Folder: HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.

HarmoynOS Fonts: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.

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Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.

Smart Office: Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.

Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.

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Task manager: Support task status saving infrequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.

SECURITY:

App Guard: The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed. This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.

Certifications: The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.

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Collaborative Security: Add a mobile – Computer collaborative authentication feature and allows you to unlock your phone by entering the phone’s screen unlock password on your Huawei computer when your phone and computer are connected via multi-screen collaboration.

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Stable HarmonyOS 2 rollout begins for Huawei P30 (CN), what’s in for global version?

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Huawei Mate 40 Series HM OS updates [Tracker]

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Last October, Huawei launched its annual flagship series, Huawei Mate 40 with advanced hardware and software technology including a powerful Kirin 9000 processor, EMUI 11 operating system, 90Hz screen refresh rate, and more.

The Huawei Mate 40 series comes in four variants:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 40E

Among these models, Huawei Mate 40 standard variant is equipped with Kirin 9000E processor, 50MP triple rear camera, 13MP selfie camera, 4200mAh battery, and more.

On the other hand, last December, Huawei began the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing program for limited devices including Mate 40 series smartphones, ahead of the official unveiling.

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus

On June 2, Huawei has officially presented the HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones among the consumers. Simultaneously, the company started rolling out the first HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for 18 devices.

The list of 18 devices also contains the models from Huawei Mate 40 lineup. Since then, these smartphones continuously receiving new features and improvements via OTA upgrades.

Under the public beta testing program, Huawei will send several HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta updates. In this article, you can capture all of the Huawei Mate 40 series beta update rollouts in China.

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Note:

HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta testing is currently limited to Chinese users and may not be available for global users at the moment.

ROLLOUT TIMELINE FOR HUAWEI MATE 40 SERIES:

July 12, 2021:

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Huawei has begun to roll out a new HarmonyOS 2.0 software patch for Huawei Mate 40 series smartphones that brings important optimization for Celia AI voice assistant.

July 5, 2021:

  • Third HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Mate 40 series -HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.136

June 22, 2021:

  • Second HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Mate 40E – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.128

This update brings optimizations for WiFi connectivity, new fixes for the Contact app, lock screen wallpaper issue, and system improvements for a better user experience.

June 19, 2021:

  • Second HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.128

This update brings optimizations for sound, display, internet stability, contact app, system, and more to enhance the overall system performance.

June 3, 2021:

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  • First HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.116

The first HarmonyOS update for Mate 40 devices installs features consisting of a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, better security, and more to provide a next-level user experience.

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HM OS 2 update released for all Huawei P40 models [CN]

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Huawei has widely opened the HarmonyOS 2.0 (HM OS 2) upgrades for different Huawei flagship devices including the Huawei P40 series Chinese variant. It shows the company has entered the large-scale adaption phase for the new OS.

Now, all the Huawei P40 lineup owners can install the stable HM OS 2 software upgrades and can experience the brand new HarmonyOS operating system and its features.

The HM OS 2 features include the new Super Device, Huawei Share, Smart Folder, Service Widgets, Task Center, App Guard, and much existing for users.

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Huawei P40 series devices:

  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro+

HarmonyOS 2 for Huawei P40 series:

According to the official information, Huawei P40 series device users can upgrade their respective smartphones to stable HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.138 from EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.180.

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Before updating, keep these points in mind:

This update will not remove or delete your data but we recommend you take a backup of your personal and important data. Also, use the stable connection to download the update package. Always maintain enough storage and battery in your device.

Huawei P40 global users are excited now:

Huawei P40 global user’s excitement level now reached another level after the stable update release of HarmonyOS 2.0 in the global market. Because they are expected that now Huawei will soon start the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta activity for global variants.

HM OS 2.0 CHANGELOG:

Home-screen: Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.

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Control Panel: Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.

Service Center: If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.

Smart Folder: HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.

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HarmoynOS Fonts: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.

Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.

Smart Office: Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.

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Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.

Task manager: Support task status saving in frequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.

SECURITY:

App Guard: The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed. This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.

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Certifications: The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.

Collaborative Security: Add a mobile – Computer collaborative authentication feature and allows you to unlock your phone by entering the phone’s screen unlock password on your Huawei computer when your phone and computer are connected via multi-screen collaboration.

Also, check:

New Huawei P40 series battery optimization rolling out (HM OS 2)

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