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Chinese variants of Huawei Mate 20 series getting stable HarmonyOS 2

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Recently, Huawei began to roll out the HarmonyOS 2.0 stable for 27 devices including Huawei Mate 20 series Chinese variants. Now, all the Mate 20 smartphones users are eligible to directly upgrade to over new HM OS.

Prior to this, Huawei has delivered several HarmonyOS 2.0 beta software updates for Huawei Mate 20 smartphones in order to prepare for the stable rollout on large-scale devices.

Huawei Mate 20 device receiving stable HM OS:

  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (4G)

By exploring the features of HarmonyOS 2, we have found that it offers new users convenient features such as super device, smart home, smart folders, service center, app guard, and more.

After installing the stable HarmonyOS 2.0 update, all Huawei Mate 20 users are able to enjoy the brand new HarmonyOS user interface along with its features in China.

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However, this HarmonyOS 2 stable rollout for Huawei Mate 20 models will be conducted in phases and gradually rollout for eligible device owners.

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HarmonyOS 2 status for Huawei Mate 20 global users:

The release of HarmonyOS 2.0 stable in China increase the excitement among the global consumers because it further strengthens the possibility of soon launching HarmonyOS 2.0 in overseas markets.

According to the information, the global HarmonyOS 2.0 beta rollout activity is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2021. But, an official confirmation is still awaited.

Important points:

  • 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 and changelog:

HarmonyOS 2.0 Version:

According to the information, Huawei Mate 20 smartphone owners can upgrade their respective devices to stable HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.136 from 2.0.0.127/135.

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On the other hand, the Mate 20 users running on EMUI 11 can install the stable HarmonyOS 2 version 2.0.0.136 upgraded from EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.139/140.

Huawei Mate 20 HarmonyOS 136 version

Changelog for HarmnonyOS 2 beta testers: 

  • Face Unlock: Optimizes the face unlocking experience in some scenarios.

Changelog for HarmnonyOS 2 EMUI 11 users:

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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:

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

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Huawei releases August 2022 security update details as HarmonyOS 3 launches

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HarmonyOS August 2022 security patch details 1

As a part of the Huawei monthly security maintenance release process, Huawei aims to fix dozens of vulnerabilities encountered in the running version. Likely, Huawei has publishes the August 2022 security update details for the eligible devices as HarmonyOS 3 launches.

Notably, HarmonyOS 3.0 has already hit the Chinese smartphone market, with lots of supporting features that help to manage all of the Software systems on your smartphone to help you to perform basic tasks and to give comprehensive control of peripheral devices such as Bluetooth and FreeBuds.

On the other hand, the August 2022 security update for the Huawei devices helps to patch the security gaps for the following major operating system, also July 2022 security update issues occur in the Huawei devices.

Through, the August 2022 security patch, Huawei aims to fix dozens of vulnerabilities encountered in the previous update. As per the monthly security update criteria, the firm works to address the running version exploits and prevent your devices from unhealthy ethics.

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HarmonyOS August 2022 security patch details 1

Below you can check the following August 2022 security update details mentioned:

Framework section:

August 2022 security patch from the Framework section marks one (CVE-2021-40034) from the critical level of severity, one severity (CVE-2021-40052) from the high level, and two marked as a medium level of severity (CVE-2022-37007, CVE-2021-40012).

It aims to encounter the memory overwriting vulnerability caused by additional overflow from the video frameworks. Alongside, a different module has an out-of-bounds read vulnerability that is a successful exploit in the August 2022 security patch.

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Kernel Section:

The kernel section marks one severity from the high level of CVE-2022-37001, which aims to fix the diag0router module interception excessive long and short instruction vulnerability.

System Section:

It also exploits the one CVE from the medium level of severity (CVE-2022-37008), which aims to fix the recovery module by bypassing the verification of an update package vulnerability.

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Application Section:

The August 2022 security patch includes 5 different levels of CVEs from the application section which marked two as high levels of severity (CVE-2022-37002 CVE-2022-37004) and three marked as a medium level of severity (CVE-2022-37003, CVE-2022-37005, CVE-2021-40030 ).

It aims to fix the My Huawei app defect in the design and also fix the permission assignment from the AOD module.

Third-Party library:

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The August 2022 security update encountered a total of 5 high levels of severity  (CVE-2022-25845, CVE-2021-44732, CVE-2022-30594, CVE-2021-22570, CVE-2022-0778) and 2 CVEs from the medium level of severity from the third-party library.

Notably, the users should keep checking on their device whether they received the August 2022 patch or not through the Settings>> System & Update>> now follow the on-screen instructions.

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Bugs and Issues

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 facing NetEase Cloud issue after HarmonyOS 3.0 update

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The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 is the only wearable to get the iconic HarmonyOS 3.0 update not only on the home ground but the company’s also working to expand its reach to overseas markets. Although, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 user encounter a NetEase Cloud issue just after grabbing the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.156 version.

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 NetEase issue:

Just recently, Huawei started dispatching the HarmonyOS 3.0 update for the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 users, with a number of improvements and fixes for better and smooth function. But some of the users started complaining about the degradation in wearable performance.

As per the user report, after upgrading the newly arrived Huawei Freebuds Pro 2 to the latest version HarmonyOS 3.0.0.156, listening to music with NetEase Cloud mobile phone interface and browsing will result in the music being interrupted rather than paused when receiving a call.

Although it seems a minor bug, if you receive an incoming call soon after answering and hanging up the phone, you won’t see the incoming call interface on the mobile phone (whether it’s the top pop-up window or the message center), while the smartwatch does. You can also answer by pressing the headset.

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Huawei FreeBuds PRO 2 Netease isseu

Moreover, while turning on the LDAC mode and choosing to focus audio quality, the sound results in intermittent in a close environment. On the other hand, users said  LDAS mode has poor anti-interference and current product technology is limited.

However, some of the users recommend that, this may cause due to the smartphone issue, and probably it is possible as the Freebudsh is just a Bluetooth device and can only be controlled via the phone.

We recommend users to be patent as Huawei is working to further optimize the FreeBuds Pro 2 through the update, also the device takes little time to comfy with the new major software version and to adapt to new features.

(Source: Huawei)

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Huawei Watch GT 3 gets August 2022 update expanding 

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Huawei Watch GT 3 August 2022 update

Recently, Huawei dispatched the August 2022 firmware update for one of the prominent smartwatches available in the market- the Watch GT 3. This update comes with a bunch of surprising features and optimization for the Watch GT 3 users in the home territory.

What’s new:

The most demanding metronome feature covered by this recent update and the display of heart rate, sleep SpO2, stress, and many other unexpected features to hit your smartwatch.

Notably, the August 2022 update for the Watch GT 3 was already released for the users and in the meantime, the company is working to expand its reach to the uncovered users.

However, for those who haven’t received the August 2022 update on your Huawei Watch GT 3, then this recent HarmonyOS update reaches your this time.

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Huawei Watch GT 3 August 2022 update

Additionally, the update can address the bundle of unexpected features and certain bugs to be fixed through the update. It also optimizes the system and existing features optimization.

You can identify this update through HarmonyOS 2.1.0.377 (C00M08)  build version, below you can check the complete changelog:

Changelog

  • With this update, Metronome has been added and the display of heart rate, sleep, SpO2, and stress cards has been Optimized.

Updates

  • Added metronome for multiple exercise modes, including 1 running, walking, and cycling. ( Displayed after tapping the settings icon next to a workout mode in the Exercise section.
  • Added support for music playback control on iPhone.
  • Added support for finding your watch using your phone ( in Huawei health – Devices – Huawei Watch GT 3 – Find My Device).

Optimizations

  • Optimized Bluetooth connection and added new status icon usage.
  • Optimized the display of 2 K alpine rate sleep SpO2 and stress cards.
  • Improved the watch’s response time when answering Bluetooth calls.
  • Al Voice Optimized and added chat and calculator support.
  • Optimized the accuracy of heart rate monitoring during exercise.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where messages were displayed incorrectly in some languages

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