For five years, Huawei is developing its micro-kernel-based distributed operating system – HarmonyOS AKA Hongmneg OS. This software designed for all scenarios ecosystem and works among different platforms including smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, IoT as well as third-party brands devices.
After understanding the core capabilities of HarmonyOS, some of the third-party consumer products maker, such as Midea has started to use this OS ecosystem in its smart home devices. Not only smart home but smartphone makers are also on the table to negotiate with Huawei on a possible collaboration for this open-source software.
Meizu’s First HarmonyOS Smart Product?
In the latest edition of HarmonyOS supported devices, Meizu has officially released a promo poster of its upcoming IoT device with a large circular shape with glowing lights all around. From its appearance, we can recognize it as a smart lighting bulb or lamp that will unveil on May 31, 2021, at 14:30 (China time).
Most importantly, the promo poster and the announcement of the launch of their product clearly mention, “Hello, Hongmeng! Embrace the intelligent life of the whole scene together.” It means that the upcoming smart bulb or lamp will debut as a new member of the HarmonyOS family.
According to the information, Meizu will join hands with Huawei and equip its IoT devices with the HarmonyOS. This collaboration will be good for both companies and will grow the HarmonyOS ecosystem.
Recently, a tipster suggests that Meizu’s Lipro lighting will the first device powered by HarmonyOS. On the other hand, the company could be the first among other Chinese mobile phone manufacturers to officially join Huawei HarmonyOS in smartphones but nothing is officially confirmed at the moment.
Could Meizu use HarmonyOS in its smartphones?
Currently, the Meizu phones come with pre-installed Flyme software skin based on Android OS. If the company has started to enter the HarmonyOS ecosystem then it’s a big possibility that it can shift over to HarmonyOS in the near future for smartphones and smartwatches.
Previously report reveals that Meizu, a Chinese smartphone-making firm will be using HMS core in its smartphones, which lies under Huawei Mobile Service and could be the founding stone of Chinese phone makers adopting Huawei’s own software services.
Huawei HarmonyOS is an open-source operating system and also welcoming the other third-party smartphone and IoT device makers, which are willing to install the HarmonyOS on their products.
(Source | Weibo)
HarmonyOS September 2021 patch details released, already started rolling out
Huawei has released the HarmonyOS security patch details released in the month of September 2021. The latest patches applied to the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system, fix different kinds of vulnerabilities and saves your devices from common threats.
Meanwhile, HarmonyOS continues to expand its appearance among Chinese smartphones. As announced on September 23, He Gang – President of Huawei Consumer Product Line confirmed that Huawei has successfully installed HarmonyOS 2.0 in over 120 million devices.
This is kind of a remarkable achievement. On the other hand, Huawei global users may have to wait for more information on this matter and there are no insights available on global testing dates either.
So do we have it in our hands at the moment? Well, we here are to talk about the HarmonyOS September 2021 security patch details. Let’s get into it.
HarmonyOS September 2021 security patch details:
Note – CVE – CVE, short for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, is a list of publicly disclosed computer security flaws. When someone refers to a CVE, they mean a security flaw that’s been assigned a CVE ID number.
The latest security patch brings fixes for 4 medium levels of CVE in the framework. 25 medium levels of High, Medium and Low CVEs were found and fixed in HarmonyOS 2.0 kernel. A total of 1 high and 12 medium to low-level CVEs are fixed in the system.
Furthermore, the app section brings fixes for 2 high and 23 medium levels of CVEs in the HarmonyOS 2.0. The third-party library gets fixes for 3 critical, 21 high level, and 3 medium levels of CVEs.
If the security patch level of your Huawei phone or tablet is 2021-09-01 or later, all issues described in this update and the HarmonyOS Security Details – September 2021 have been resolved.
Huawei has already started to rollout September 2021 HarmonyOS update for various devices by the start of this month. However, more and more devices continue to receive this new patch as the upgrades forward for the Huawei operating system.
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
120 million HarmonyOS celebration but no global release date yet
Huawei HarmonyOS comes with various distributed features that are designed to provide a seamless interconnected user experience. Therefore, every Huawei smartphone user across the globe wants to install this new operating system including the latest features.
Still, HarmonyOS remains exclusive to the Chinese consumers, which is a bit disappointing to the global consumers who are eagerly waiting to get their hands on this mobile software. In the meantime, Huawei continues to ramp up the HarmonyOS upgrades in smartphones and the numbers are increasing sharply.
On September 13, during an office product launch event, Yu Chengdong announced that HarmonyOS has crossed 100 million upgrades in China but the celebration was global. Yes, the success must be shared with every bit of the Huawei consumers but the fans also want to know when it’ll come for the global market.
Nice, but why isn't it available for global users yet?
I know that wou will awnser with a generic "please wait", but we are waiting for over 3 months now and nobody seems to have any information about anything related to the global HarmonyOS release or even the launch of EMUI 12.
— o_o (@GoEfqSUej3fgBKP) September 13, 2021
Within the next 15 days, He Gang, President of Huawei Consumer Business Product Line, announced 120 million HarmonyOS upgrades in smartphones and smart devices. This is a huge step and a milestone from Huawei that is very hard to achieve by any mobile software maker but the Chinese tech giant did it with the help of its consumers.
No Global Rollout:
There could be many factors that have caused the delay of HarmonyOS global arrival. On the other hand, we seemingly believe that the Chinese software maker is now working to resolve the ongoing issues to put HarmonyOS in global users’ hands.
We definitely want Huawei to touch new heights with HarmonyOS but the question of global consumers is also valid and reasonable. Therefore, their queries must be satisfied and fulfilled as soon as possible.