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EMUI 13.1 and HarmonyOS 3.1 are already in action



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Following the launch of the Huawei P60 series in both the global and Chinese markets, I thought that Huawei will release EMUI 13.1 and HarmonyOS 3.1 for more smartphones but it “apparently” didn’t happen because the build numbers remained EMUI 13.0 and HarmonyOS 3.0 for older phones. However, recently we’ve found that Huawei is already seeding these two versions to its smartphones and it decided to remain low-key.

It’s because there are some complications, which you need to understand.

For that, we need to go back to the last year, when Huawei unveiled HarmonyOS 3.0. Afterward, Huawei released a large roadmap of devices. It turns out that Huawei announced HarmonyOS 3.1 in later 2022.

Similarly, EMUI 13 made its debut in October 2022 and confirmed entrance with Huawei Mate 50 Pro in the global market. Yet, the company didn’t even talk about any new roadmap from that time until March this year.

Earlier this year, Huawei announced EMUI 13.1 and HarmonyOS 3.1 with Huawei P60 series and Mate X3 smartphones for both global and Chinese consumers respectively.

Although, there was everything going smoothly in China with HarmonyOS 3 but nothing is right for global smartphones. Therefore, the company wants to match up the game here.

Recent Changes:

Last month, Huawei released a whole bunch of features for HarmonyOS smartphones in China. These features are directly taken from HarmonyOS 3.1. However, the company is not keen on changing the version for any of the older devices.

On the flip side, EMUI 13.1 is derived from HarmonyOS 3.1. That’s how the features acquired by the global Huawei P60 Pro are a direct reflection of the Chinese variant.

Similar to China, Huawei didn’t announce EMUI 13.1 upgrade plan because the tech maker is sending EMUI 13 instead. This is why, Huawei will either pick a large update for global EMUI 13 devices to install new features or these features will come alongside EMUI 13.

Why not label them as the new version?

One possible reason for this could the promotion of Huawei P60 series and Mate X3 smartphone, which is labelling these two new version as a part of their key features.

To conclude, the mystery of the feature of HarmonyOS 3.1 and EMUI 13.1 is now resolved. You can rest assured that Huawei will get the new to your device (EMUI 13) either one way or another.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.