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EMUI 13 vs HarmonyOS 3: Roadmap comparison



A week ago, Huawei published EMUI 13 upgrade roadmap for many global smartphones and this lead us to compare it with the HarmonyOS 3 in China. We opt to get along with this roadmap in order to find out the difference between these two software coverage.

Roadmap of HarmonyOS 3:

The HarmonyOS 3 upgrade plan included over 100 devices from both Huawei and Honor branding. It has almost all of the smartphones launched way back in 2018 including Huawei Nova 4e (Huawei P30 lite) and Honor 8X.

According to our coverage, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 3 for smartphones in July 2022. As of today, Huawei has achieved installation for almost the end of the announced plan.

This is a massive accomplishment for the tech maker and a big change for all of the existing smartphones. We suggest you check the entire list of HarmonyOS 3 devices in the article linked below.

RelatedHarmonyOS 3 Upgrade Schedule: Devices and Timeline

Roadmap of EMUI 13:

As compared to HarmonyOS 3, EMUI 13 upgrade plan only contains 11 models. We can easily name them on our fingers including – Mate Xs 2, P50 Pocket, P50 Pro, P50, Nova 10 Pro, Nova 10, Mate 40 Pro, Nova 9, Nova 10 SE, Nova 9 SE, and Nova Y90.

Also, Huawei decided to keep the plan alive throughout the entire year.

Huawei EMUI 13 plan

How it’s different?

HarmonyOS 3 allows the company to seed this OS into the lowest required hardware system. Bringing the OTA update to the least possible Huawei devices.

Compared to HarmonyOS 3, EMUI 13 is still using Android underneath the system but the features in the roadmap come directly from HMOS. This is something different and abstaining the firm from delivering EMUI 13 to more smartphones.

To be mentioned, EMUI 12 also had a great run in terms of software release. It covered many models and we still need to wait for more confirmation.

Because there are several models listed in the plan that shares identical specifications with other unlisted Huawei smartphones. Therefore, there is a high chance of change in strategy.

We will keep you posted with all of the latest development in this story.

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.