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First HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update rolling out for these 28 Huawei devices, brings new Operating System and features

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Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones on June 2. Following the announcements, the eligible Huawei device users started enrolling for the first batch of HarmonyOS closed beta testing through the My Huawei app.

Post recruitment, Huawei has now begun rolling out the first HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta test software build for 23 Huawei devices that included models from previous-gen flagships such as Mate 20 series to budget smartphones and tablets.

To be mention, HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing campaign is currently opened for Chinese models. However, the global user no need to worry because Huawei is definitely planning something for them, and soon release the upgrade plan.

The HarmonyOS 2.0 is a brand new operating system and brings a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, better security, and more to provide a new user experience.

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Adapting models for the first batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta:

  1. Huawei Mate Xs
  2. Huawei Mate 20
  3. Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  4. Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
  5. Huawei Mate 20 X (4G)
  6. Huawei Nova 6
  7. Huawei Nova 6 5G
  8. Huawei Nova 6 SE
  9. Huawei Nova 7
  10. Huawei Nova 7 Pro
  11. Huawei Nova 7 SE
  12. Huawei Nova 7 SE Lohas Edition
  13. Huawei Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition
  14. Huawei Nova 8
  15. Huawei Nova 8 Pro
  16. Huawei Nova 8 SE
  17. Huawei Maimang 9
  18. Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
  19. Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus
  20. Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
  21. Huawei MatePad 10.4
  22. Huawei MatePad 10.4 5G
  23. Huawei MatePad 10.8
  24. Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75
  25. Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65
  26. Huawei Smart Screen S 75
  27. Huawei Smart Screen S 65
  28. Huawei Smart Screen S 55

Huawei devices with HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update version :

  • Huawei Mate Xs: From EMUI 11.0.0.180 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Mate 20 series: From EMUI 11.0.0.140 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Nova 6 series: From EMUI 11.0.0.175 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE: From EMUI 10.1.0.234 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Nova 7 series: From EMUI 11.0.0.149 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE: From EMUI 10.1.0.212 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE Lohas Edition: From EMUI 10.1.1.142 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition: From EMUI 11.0.0.165 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Nova 8: From EMUI 11.0.0.155 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro: From EMUI 11.0.0.161 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Nova 8 SE: From EMUI 10.1.1.152 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Maimang 9: From EMUI 10.1.1.209 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G: From EMUI 10.1.1.211 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus: From EMUI 10.1.1.169 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G: From EMUI 10.1.1.211  upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4: From EMUI 11.0.0.178/183 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.116
  • Huawei MatePad 10.8: From EMUI 11.0.0.186 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.115
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75 yet to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 beta build
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65 yet to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 beta build
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 75 yet to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 beta build
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 65 yet to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 beta build
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 55 yet to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 beta build

Let’s take a look at HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta changelog:

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:

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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:

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HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.

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:

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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.

Security:

App Guard:

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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.

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These two mention features only supported by smartphones from Huawei Mate 20, Nova 8. Nova 7, Nova 6 series, and Mate Xs.

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.

Collaborative Security:

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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:

Huawei HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]

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HarmonyOS 3 Large Folders Sizes: 3×1, 1×3, 3×6, 3×3

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Large Folders is an innovation that your phone actually needs and HarmonyOS is the first mobile OS to bring it. However, HarmonyOS 3 further improves this feature with brand new customizations and took it two steps ahead.

You see, HarmonyOS 2 allowed you to create large folders but HarmonyOS 3 lets you play with different sizes. How many sizes you can choose from?

Note: Large Folders sizes depend on the app count. Hence, you will require enough app icons to support row and column extensions.

Large Folders sizes:

First comes the default one, it has 3 rows and 3 column layout. Once maximized, the screen enables these sizes automatically for your use cases. Afterward, you can tap and hold the folder’s edges to extend its size into the following forms.

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harmonyos large folders sizes

3 rows × 1 column

1 row × 3 column

3 rows × 6 column

HarmonyOS 2 large folders have been the most useful creation by far but with HarmonyOS 3 it has become more creative and intuitive with various sizes.

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How to create a large folder:

Large folders allow you to organize your home screen apps inside a traditional app group with a variety of new functionalities.

All you need to do is to tap and hold any folder and select ‘Enlarge’ to change the size of that folder. You can touch any app within a large folder to open the app directly from the home screen, without having to enter the folder first.

To view more apps within a large folder, touch the stacked icon in the lower right corner of the folder.

HarmonyOS 3 has various features but this one has its own reputation. Even if companies such as Realme and other Chinese phone makers are copying the large folders, they cannot do it better than Huawei.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 reaches to Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 tablets

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Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

Yes, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 has reached the Huawei tablet section and keeping its legs on the MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 device. Being a new beta, it has some fresh and reflective tweaks in its pocket for the respective smart gadgets.

What are these new tweaks? Let’s find it out!

Consequently, the list of comprehensive tweaks and tugs begins from the optimizations. Yes, this beta package is here to optimize some minute twitches that frequently create hurdles in the efficient user experience.

Initially, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 firmware for the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 nourishes the smart multi-window feature. This means that now there will be a full stop to the minor hindrances that often restrict users to perform numerous tasks at the same second.

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On the other hand, the update also simplifies the cleaning management of the device. This is the main element that the company is putting in its fourth beta rollout for every device. Ultimately, this cleaning management relates to the task card that keeps on filling the cache files and other unnecessary data.

Last but not least, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 accompanies the September 2022 security patch. With more than 60 fixes, the patch makes the internal system more stable. Thus, a medium-sized pack of security and optimization is approaching your smart tablet.

You can install the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.126 beta version for enjoying a new state of your device. But, before moving to the update section, make sure that your MatePad Pro 12.6 tablet is holding 3.0.0.116 build as an upgradable version.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

HarmonyOS 3.0 Beta 4 update info:

Compatible Models

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  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-W09)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-W19)
  • Huawei Mate Pad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-AN19)

Changelog: Optimizations

  • Optimizes the experience of smart multi-window
  • Optimizes the application task card cleaning function

Security

  • Incorporates September 2022 security patch to enhance the overall stability of the device.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

Till now, Huawei has rolled out many beta updates. Since it’s the fourth update, can we count it as the last one? Or there are some more beta games to play? We will keep updating you on this aspect. So stay tuned.

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 gets September 2022 HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 update

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 tablet users, here are two new offerings for you! The company has released the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 and the latest arrived – September 2022 security patch for the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 devices.

According to the information, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 is making its way to the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 with build version 3.0.0.126. Being a beta update, it might be weighing more than 800MB in size. Hence, keep ample space free in your device.

As already mentioned, the update log reads the presence of the September 2022 security patch. Alternatively, this patch will strengthen the security system against privacy-related threats. And most importantly, it will boost the overall functioning system, making it more responsive and coherent toward users.

HarmonyOS 3.0 Beta 3 and its optimizations

Since it’s the third beta, there are just a handful of improvements in the new firmware. However, this update ensures that slowly and steadily, we are reaching the stable stage of the HarmonyOS 3.0 interface. So keep patience, as soon the company will roll out a trustworthy system update to your device.

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Coming back to the changelog, the update improves the multi-window function for the device for a better collaborative and multitasking experience. Thereafter, the company enhances the task card and its cleaning management. As a result, there will be fewer lags and more efficiency.

Optimizations

  • Optimizes the experience of smart multi-window
  • Optimizes the application task card cleaning function
  • Optimizes the system stability of some scenarios

Security

  • Incorporates the September 2022 security patch to enhance system security.

Make sure that you have the baseline version 3.0.0.116 for installing the current update. Also, you must have the following adaptive models in your hands to take the benefits of the latest beta iteration:

  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 (MRR-W29)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 (MRR-W39)

If you are having the above-required elements, then do not waste the moment. Jump into the update section and grab the new beta package now.

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3

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