On December 23, 2021, Huawei announced that HarmonyOS operating system has achieved 220 million users on smart devices. Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong has announced that this is a great achievement for HarmonyOS as it’s now the fastest-growing operating system in the world.
The 220 million smartphone aim is not a short way to talk about and the company expects to take it further with next year’s launches. So, far, HarmonyOS remained exclusive for the Chinese market but the company may unveil it for global consumers in 2022. Still, an official confirmation is yet to come.
Launched on June 2, 2021, HarmonyOS for smartphones brings a new user experience compared to Android-based EMUI. This includes a new user interface along with a brand new design concept as well as animation effects.
Features such as App Snippets and Control Panel make the most out of your phone’s home screen and Super Device will take care of all of the smart devices from one place without installing any third-party mobile app.
During the launch event, the Chinese tech maker also announced a jumbo size upgrade roadmap that was scheduled to be completed throughout the first half of 2022. This roadmap includes over 100 models from different categories including:
- Smart TVs
However, Huawei the schedule was only for a brief timeline. Meanwhile, Huawei has already completed the rollout of HarmonyOS for the listed model way ahead of time. That’s not it, the long list of the device consists of old models that have long been removed from regular software updates such as Huawei Mate 9 and P10 flagship.
The 220 million HarmonyOS users milestone is greatly supported by the exiting Huawei device users. So, there’s no doubt that the new features and farthest possible compatibility has allured them to join the HarmonyOS mobile operating system ecosystem.
This is just the beginning as the company continues to unravel new smart devices featured with the HarmonyOS operating system.
Huawei Nova 4e receiving January 2022 HarmonyOS security update
The latest January 2022 HarmonyOS software update is rolling out for Huawei Nova 4e smartphone users. This update mainly installs the security patch released in January 2022, which safeguards the device against common threats.
Huawei Nova 4e January 2022 software update comes with firmware version HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 upgraded from 220.127.116.11. With the installation of this update, the overall security and performance of the device will be improved.
So, what are the fixes with January 2022 HarmonyOS security update? Well, it brings fixes for 4 CVE in the framework, 10 CVEs in the system, and 5 CVEs in the application. Additionally, it also resolves 111 CVEs found in the third-party libraries.
For more information, users the complete changelog and other important information about the software package as well as its version information below.
New software update:
- Latest Version: Huawei Nova 4e users receiving HarmonyOS version 18.104.22.168 upgraded from 22.214.171.124.
- Changelog: Installs the January 2022 security patch for improved system security.
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To update, Huawei Nova 4e users need to open the phone settings, tap on system & updates, tap on the software update, and then check for updates. If an update is found on your device then hit the download button and install it.
Through My Huawei app:
You can also request the update through the My Huawei app, open the My Huawei app, go to the update section, follow the on-screen instruction to download and install the update.
While updating, make sure that your device is charged at least 30% and has enough amount of storage space for the update package. Also, if the update doesn’t appear on your device, please don’t be panic and wait for some time. Because the update is rolling out in batches and may take some time to reach you.
Huawei HarmonyOS needs this feature from Android 12
HarmonyOS comes with a bunch of new features that are built around the operating system and bring ease of accessing smartphone users. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about accessibility on this OS but there is one feature that Huawei HarmonyOS should be considering taking from Android 12.
So, what’s that one feature? Well, actually we’re talking about the dynamic color system powered by the Material You design. Although, the Material You on Android 12 has deep integration into the operating system but it’s worth mentioning that Huawei should adopt it on HarmonyOS for its consumers.
Android 12 is the latest installment from Google and many smartphone makers has already started shifting their smartphone to Android 12 but dynamic colors from Material You is the only feature that keeps them on the toe.
Going for the simple terms, the new feature system allows users to change the system colors and apply a better one. Most interestingly, it can adapt and generate color pallets based on your phone’s wallpaper, which is actually very cool.
There are two types of colors you can choose from:
- Wallpaper colors
- Basic Colors
First Let’s talk about the Wallpaper colors.
These will lead you to the color palette generated from the wallpaper of your phone’s home screen including a Primary, an accent, and a Dark mode color.
Second, Basic colors:
These are solid colors that will be applied solely throughout the system.
Aside from the colors, the feature will let you customize the system icons that will be applied to the app icons.
Where these changes will appear?
The change in dynamic colors will appear throughout the user interface and system including quick settings, dialer, app icons, Settings menu, and even in apps.
These changes in the user interface are surely amusing, even if Huawei cannot inherit the Material You design, it could add an extra flavor of customization with dynamic color themes.
Huawei MediaPad M6 (8.4-inch) gets January 2022 HarmonyOS update
Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4 inch is grabbing the latest January 2022 HarmonyOS software update that comes with upgraded version 126.96.36.199. This update brings fixes for system features as well as installs the security patch to improve the user experience.
The January 2022 update for Huawei MediaPad M6 (8.4-inch) brings fixes for calendar notification issues and resolves the problem of an abnormal home screen display in some scenarios.
Adding to this, it also includes the January 2022 HarmonyOS security patch that fixes the different levels of common vulnerabilities and exposure to increase the security of the system.
For your information, the January 2022 security update fixes 4 CVEs in the framework, 10 CVEs in the system, and 5 CVEs in the application. Also, it also resolves a total of 111 CVEs found in the third-party libraries.
Models getting update:
- Huawei MediaPad M6 (8.4 inch) High-Energy VRD-AL10
- Huawei MediaPad M6 (8.4-inch) VRD-W-09
- Huawei MediaPad M6 (8.4-inch) VRD-Al09
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How to check for update:
To download the latest update, Huawei MediaPad M6 users go to the settings, tap on software & updates, tap on software update and then click on CHECKS FOR UPDATE. Wait for seconds, while the device is connecting to the server and checking for updates. Once an update appeared on your device, hit the download button and install it ASAP.
Alternatively, you can update the device through the My Huawei app, open the My Huawei app, visit the update section, follow the update prompt and install the update.
- Calendar app: Fix the problem that some scenes do not display the calendar notification message
- System: Fix the problem that the desktop display abnormally in certain scenes
- Security: Install the January 2022 security patch to enhance system security
Huawei MediaPad M6 (10.4-inch):
Recently, the top variant of the Huawei MediaPad M6 series, the MediaPad M6 10.8-inch has installed the January 2022 security patch for better system security. More interestingly, it is the first device to get the latest January 2022 security improvements.