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.
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.
- 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 184.108.40.206 from 220.127.116.11/135.
On the other hand, the Mate 20 users running on EMUI 11 can install the stable HarmonyOS 2 version 18.104.22.168 upgraded from EMUI 11 version 22.214.171.124/140.
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.
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.
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.
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.