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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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Honor 30 and V30 series getting .168 update with new HarmonyOS features

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Honor 30 Pro Plus

HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.168 rolling out for Honor 30 and Honor V30 series phones upgrading from 2.0.0.165. This firmware has new features and a number of better software improvements for various aspects of the software system.

According to the changelog, the latest .168 update for Honor 30 Pro, 30 Pro+, Honor V30, and V30 Pro smartphones comes with a new multi-camera mode that allows you to shoot photographs from different devices using various perspectives.

The update also improves the camera by fixes a certain watermark issue, there are fixes for control panel icons’ abnormal appearance. Furthermore, the .168 update package brings September 2021 security patches for the Honor 30 and V30 series devices.

HarmonyOS 2.0 version .168 eligible devices:

  • Honor V30 (OXF-AN00)
  • Honor V30 Pro (OXF-AN10)
  • Honor 30 Pro (EBG-AN00)
  • Honor 30 Pro (EBG-TN00)
  • Honor 30 Pro+ (EBG-AN10)

HarmonyOS 2.0.0.168 changelog:

  • Camera: Added multi-camera mode. During shooting, you can choose a HarmonyOS 2 mobile phone or tablet (with multi-camera mode required) in the same WLAN network as the lens to take wonderful pictures from multiple angles and realize remote control.
  • Camera: Fix the problem that the camera watermark cannot be automatically rotated in some situations.
  • Display: Fix the problem that some icons in the control panel are not displayed
  • Security: Integrates the September 2021 security patch to enhance the security of the mobile phone system.

Honor 30 168 update

How to update:

To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

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Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, tap on the update, then select Check for updates, and then download and install.

However, there are a few things that you need to know before you proceed towards the update procedure. First, it’s recommended that you need to keep sufficient storage, keep an optimum battery level. Please wait while the update installs.

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Home screen icon size customization feature rolling out for Huawei P40 (CN)

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Huawei P40 series stands as one of the first devices that participated in the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta activity since December last year. These phones have received consecutive beta upgrades before HarmonyOS 2.0 stable update. On the other hand, their global siblings are still running EMUI 11 and awaiting their term to upgrade with the next major software rollout.

As for now, the Huawei P40 series getting a new software update in China. This Huawei 40 series update comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.205 and is currently initiated for the Huawei P40 5G model. Later on, it’ll expand to other P40 series devices.

Huawei P40 Icon Customization Update:

As per the changelog, the latest Huawei P40 series update installs a new Home Screen icon size customization feature. This feature will allow you to customize the size of the icons of the screen according to your preference from various aspects.

The latest Huawei P40 home screen icon size customization option could be found in Settings > Home Screen and Wallpaper > Home Screen settings > Icon Size. This update also adds a new mail app designed for the HarmonyOS service widgets feature.

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huawei p40 icon Customization Update

Multi-window bug fixes:

Previously, Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Plus arranged a new software that fixed multi-window mode, there were some problems with no sound. The update also improves system security.

How to update:

The latest Huawei P40 series can be checked via Settings >> System & updates >> Update >> Check for updates >> Download and install.  However, you must note that the Huawei P40 series device must not be rooted, it has sufficient battery and do not force shut down your phone while the update installs.

Huawei P40 series:

Launched in 2020, the Huawei P40 series comes in three models – P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Plus. The Pro and Pro Plus models have the world’s first quad curved edge display and are powered by Kirin 990 5G chipset. These phones have an excellent camera system that goes up to Penta camera setup.

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15 Huawei devices getting HarmonyOS .185/166/188 update, September 2021 security

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Huawei 15 Devices HarmonyOS

HarmonyOS 2.0 version .185, 186, and 188 is rolling out for 15 Huawei devices that includes models from Nova, Enjoy, and Honor series. These phones are now eligible to get the latest Control Panel optimizations, features, system improvements as well as security patches released by the Chinese tech maker.

Currently, Huawei is busy delivering its software rollout schedule for the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. So far, the company has covered over 90 million smartphones in China and this number is growing rapidly. Simultaneously, the HarmonyOS maker is also fixing bugs that are disturbing the user experience and sending them via OTA updates.

Therefore, the eligible smartphone owners are now receiving incremental upgrades with improvements and bug fixes for different features to improve the user interface as well as corresponding affected parts of the software.

HarmonyOS 2.0 update .185/166/188 Devices:

The latest HarmonyOS 2.0 version .185/166/188 firmware update for the 15 Huawei devices includes the following models:

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  1. Huawei Enjoy 20 5G
  2. Huawei Nova 5i
  3. Huawei Nova 4e
  4. Honor 30 Youth Edition
  5. Honor X10 Max
  6. Honor X10
  7. Honor Play4
  8. Honor 9X
  9. Honor 30S
  10. Honor 20S
  11. Honor Play4T Pro
  12. Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  13. Huawei Enjoy 10S
  14. Honor 10
  15. Honor V10

To be noted, some of these phones are still testing HarmonyOS 2.0 beta and they are receiving beta software builds. The rest of these has a stable HarmonyOS operating system.

HarmonyOS .185 and 186:

The above-mentioned first 12 models are receiving HarmonyOS 2.0.0.185/186 that brings optimizations for display including the Control Panel user interface and improves the system application experience. Furthermore, the update also installs security patches released in September 2021.

HarmonyOS 2 system update september 2021

Some of these Honor and Huawei phones are receiving September 2021 security patches with the new password-safe feature. With the password safe, you don’t have to worry about remembering your account password, don’t worry about losing it, it can be filled automatically when you log in to the app, which is both safe and convenient (Settings>Security>Password Safe).

Furthermore, this software version also has the new service widgets for the Chinese applications as well as system stability improvements for better system performance.

Huawei password safe featrue

Specifically, the Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus brings new multi-window additions. You can now swipe inward from both sides of the screen and then pause, call out the side application bar, long press, and drag the application to open the split-screen.

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You just need to click on the application to open the floating window, watch the video, and play the game, you can use the floating Added reply to instant messages in the window, and can also quickly minimize the window and hide it to the floating ball icon.

Huawei devices HarmonyOS 2.0.0.188 update

Beta for Honor 10 and V10 and Enjoy 20:

Aside from this plenty of changes, the Honor 10 and V10 devices are catching their own share of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta that comes with version 2.0.0.188. The update package mainly has August 2021 security patches that fix several system issues.

Notes:

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  1. The above-mentioned rollout is limited to the Chinese consumers
  2. These phones are based on HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system
  3. These rollouts will appear gradually.

HarmonyOS 2.0:

On September 8, Huawei announced the sixth phase of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta for 9 Huawei and Honor phones. These models will now start their HarmonyOS 2.0 beta journey and will receive the beta updates.

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