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Chinese Android smartphone maker remains silent on HarmonyOS, reason could be doubt or political fear

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Huawei hosted HarmonyOS and product launch conference on June 2, which was marked as one of the biggest events in the history of the company. During this, HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system was released alongside new smart products and announce an upgrade plan for 100 Huawei devices.

Additionally, the Chinese tech giant also proclaims that the latest operating system is not only designed for the smartphone but also for the internet of things (IoT) devices and can be used by third-party companies.

However, the major Chinese smartphone makers have remained silent on the matter of adopting Huawei’s homegrown HarmonyOS operating system, which extended platform support version HarmonyOS 2.0 was officially launched in the market on June 2.

This silence may create some doubts and raised the question, whether the third-party smart maker will use HarmonyOS or not? Well, Huawei needs a business strategy to prove its OS and its capabilities in front of the world to make it successful.

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According to Chiew Le Xuan, an analyst at technology market research firm Canalys, Huawei faces an uphill battle to convince other smartphone makers to change from Android to HarmonyOS over difficulties of “user conversion, compatibility issues and political risks”, which few vendors are willing to face.

On the other hand, many smartphone manufacturing shows their interest on HarmonyOS 2.0 and give personal views but they are still silent on adoption. In this segment, Meizu was the only other smartphone brand to confirm that it will use this system, and probably later in smartphones.

According to the information, Huawei response to the companies’ silence over adoption, Wang Chenglu, head of Huawei’s consumer software business, said that “people do not have to worry about it too much, since using it is a business choice,”

Aside from this, Honor, a former subsidiary of Huawei is having options to use the new mobile operating system. Also, Huawei announced that it has partnered with more than 1,000 hardware makers, 500,000 app developers, and more than 300 service providers to support HarmonyOS 2.0.

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Amid US trade sanctions, HarmonyOS has a vast market and has drawn thousands of partners, but the reality is that none of its major Chinese Android smartphone rivals started using it on their smartphones yet.

Earlier this year, Huawei said that the HarmonyOS will be installed on about 300 million devices by the end of 2021, with about 200 million being Huawei’s own devices and 100 million from third-party companies.

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Huawei Mate 50 series gets December 2022 patch

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Huawei is rolling out December 2022 software patch for Mate 50 series smartphones in China. However, it’s just a small patch that correlates with some important optimizations for Mate 50 devices.

According to the changelog, the December 2022 patch for the Huawei Mate 50 series brings system stability optimizations with new improvements to bring better performance.

It’s further revealed that the patch is distributed with HarmonyOS 3.0.0.179patch02 for – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. Since it’s a patch, the OTA will size only 16.26MB. On the other hand, it’s available only for the HarmonyOS 3 version of the Mate 50 lineup.

After upgrading to the latest software patch, a Huawei Mate 50 standard user reported a camera telephoto bug. The user reports that the 10X telephoto zoom lost clarity over the past version.

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The user also posted a video describing this issue. It felt like the camera failed to focus on the subject, similar to Huawei P30 Pro.

A number of users replied this to bug. Saying that it could be an issue with the day and nighttime light arrangements. While some suggest that this could be fixed with the next upgrade.

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Performance update:

Last month, Huawei sent a performance improvement update for Mate 50 series devices. According to our report, the phone received a substantial boost in GPU performance with HarmonyOS 3.0.0.168.

A test on the Genshin Impact game revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro delivers frame rate improvements along with the stability of the smartphone.

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To download this software update, Huawei Mate 50 owners can look into the My Huawei app and then tap on the updates section to get the latest firmware version. However, users are recommended to make a backup of important files as a safety precaution.

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Huawei rolling out a SuperHub feature patch

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Huawei is sending an important patch for smartphones in China that comes with improvements for the SuperHub feature. This patch is enabled for smartphones that received HarmonyOS 3.0.0.163 and above.

According to the information, Huawei has not tagged any specific version number with this release. It’s because of its package size, which is 60 MB.

The changelog of the patch brings improvements to the user experience with SuperHub feature for Huawei smartphones. The patch also optimizes pop-up messages in certain scenarios.

The latest software patch for Huawei smartphones will not erase your personal data but we suggest you back up any important data before you proceed to upgrade.

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Post-installation your smartphone will automatically delete the software package. Also, we suggest you charge up your smartphone to support a speedy installation.

SuperHub feature allows you to drag text and images from different apps to SuperHub, where they are temporarily stored, and then drag items to an editing screen with just a tap.

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To use SuperHub:

With SuperHub you can select text, images, or files within an app, touch and hold down on the content until it starts floating, and drag the content to the SuperHub floating window displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • Open an editing screen (for example, a note in Notepad ), touch and hold the SuperHub floating window, and drag all content out. (If the floating window is hidden at the edge of the screen, swipe inward on the screen to bring up the floating window.)
  • Touch the SuperHub floating window to expand it. You can also touch and hold a single item and drag it out.

Past information reveals that this software feature is rolling out in batches and will cover all Huawei smartphones gradually.

How to check for updates:

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You can check for the latest software update via Settings > Software & updates and then tap on Software updates followed by CHECK FOR UPDATES. Once fetched, you need to Download and install the new firmware.

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Youbo launches new OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor

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OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor

Youbo Technology cooperation has launched a new OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor. The chipset is mainly developed for IoT (Internet of Things) applications and smart devices.

According to the latest information, the OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor supports powerful functioning and brilliant performance on the surface. Besides, it is also eligible for high-end display engines and other technologies.

Further, the latest Youbo chipset is uprooted on an A55 process structure. It holds an ARM G52 2EE GPU and also supports a dual-screen display. Alongside tech-pack elements, the chip also uses a self-developed JPEG decoding microprocessor.

In terms of functions, the UB-RK3566 processor is capable of showcasing 1080 at 60 fps resolution, H0264, and H.265 format encoding, supports dynamic rate, frame rate, resolution adjustment, and many other display-related features.

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On the other hand, the processor can efficiently work in dual-camera scenarios. Ultimately, operators can have a crystal clear image with effective lighting due to the UB-RK3566 chipset.

You can check the major functions, below:

  • High computing power with less consumption: The processor installs a Rockchip RK3566 quad-core 64-bit Cortex-A55 unit and can easily support up to 0.8T computing power. Besides, it improves the battery life of devices
  • Seld-developed display chips: The processor already holds finer display chips to reduce the excessive cost of display components. These chips can bear 2200 x 1650 resolution
  • High-definition display: Since the processor has high-quality display chips, it offers an immersive virtual experience. It also supports HDMI 4K resolution at 60Hz, 1080P resolution at 60Hz, and more
  • Complete display interface: the latest processor supports HDMI2.0 interface, supports dual-channel MIPI DSI,  and can drive a 2.5K LCD screen. It also holds Eink, and can directly drive the ink screen.
  • Rick Interface expansion facilities and Strong network wireless connection.

These functions make the processor compatible with high-end IoT applications and work conveniently without creating any hindrances in performance or functioning.

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