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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.

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

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HarmonyOS Multi Camera Mode: Everything you need to know

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At present, Huawei HarmonyOS is one the most favored operating system to capture headlines in the software industry. There are so many things that grabbed our attention like its features, rollout process, markets, update schedules, users experience, and so on. Alongside the market competition, the Huawei device holders are also keeping their eyes on these things.

The reason is its amazing distributive capabilities and features that make excite users. Over this, the Chinese tech giant continuously adding more delightful features that make users think- WOW! we can also do this. In this article, we are going to discuss one of the HarmonyOS exclusive features called- multi-camera mode.

Which device cloud use multi-camera mode: 

HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.166 officially installed the multi-camera mode on eligible smartphones. The flagships device, which has been updated over this version can use this photography mode. We can count 20 devices including the Huawei P50 series, Mate X2, Mate 40 series, P40 series, Mate30 series, Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch, etc for receiving this camera mode by this time.

As of now, it’s only available for Chines models. You can match this update version on your smartphones if you have already installed it, will be able to use this feature.

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Where to Find: Under the same WiFi or Hotspot users can find the multicamera mode on the camera app. Just select your friend’s device after opening the camera preview and you can start shooting the scene or whatever you have planned.

What is HarmonyOS multi-camera mode: 

The recently added multi-camera mode lets the user access the camera on other HarmonyOS devices during the video shoot. In means, a user can access the camera of other users with the same version for clicking snaps or recording videos in a certain range.

In other words, the new feature allows you to connect multiple HarmonyOS devices including smartphones and tablets simultaneously and control their camera. However, they must connect with the same Wi-Fi network. When the connection is established, the user can record videos from various views through one device using the default camera app.

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Additionally, users could remotely control the camera on other devices using a single smartphone. It allows multi-angle shooting at the same time using different devices. The users that are often involved in video shooting such as vloggers, videographers, social media influencers, etc will feel blessed after having this multi-mode.

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Let discuss this mode more deeply-

Benefits of having multi-camera mode:

Let do a point-to-point comparison and understand what this mode has brought us. Suppose a scenario that you are shooting a video with your friends somewhere in between lake or sea enjoying surfing, paddling a sea kayak, or any other sport. We’ll discuss two situations, the first one with normal camera mode, and the second one with multi-camera mode.

In the first condition, you and recoding a group video from multiple angles using two or more cameras on a smartphone or tablet.  In this condition, all you can do is to shoot one scene from different devices placed at different angles. Afterward, you have to merge those videos and set the order using other video editing tools. It’s not only hectic work but time-consuming too.

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This situation can be more simplistic with the HarmonyOS multi-camera mode. If all devices are on the latest HarmonyOS version, all you have to do is to set the device at the angles you want to recode video from. Now, turn on the multi-camera mode and recode the seen simultaneously in one decision. Furthermore, you can also switch in between the back and forth during the record. No after recoding work, no video editing tool, all is to just to set angles and shoot the video. Isn’t it amazing?

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Multi-camera Mode:

Nowadays, the multi-camera mode isn’t a big surprise with the latest technology. It’s a come thing is moving, web series, variety shows, daily soaps, even in short moving. This multi-angle view lets the audience experience the same scene from different respective and brings a more engaging and enjoyable experience.

Smartphone with multi-camera modes is quite tricky and surprising. Although, shooting the same scene with a different smartphone simultaneously can capture multi-angle scenes, control them was still a big issue. HarmonyOS multi-camera mode is the answer to the question that makes controlling all device the device connected under the same WiFi network easily.

Huawei’s and Photography Features:

Huawei smartphones are well known for their camera capabilities and modes. The Huawei P50 lineups are the most recent example of it. The captured shots from the device present vivid details of the object is doesn’t matter how far or close it is. moving ahead, its 100x zooming ability can reflect any object just in front of you. (Read Here)

The P50 lenses are already amazing, are attracting users to forget about other spaces. Adding to this, the company also brings the ability to switch between videos without terminating them with Nova 9. It’s said since Huawei P9 the company started to boost up its camera technology, and now the result is in front of us.

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Overall this camera mode is one of the coolest features that HarmonyOS provides. On top of this, Huawei Mate 50 is still in line that’ll debut in the first half of 2022. After, receiving these more than amazing features users have high expectations from the company. Besides, it haven’ made us disappointed even in this severe situation. It’ll be interesting to see, what’ll the company bring next.

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

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The story of HarmonyOS smartphone testing began on December 16, 2020. At this date, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0 Developer beta testing for a number of old flagships. Initially, HarmonyOS become available in the testing range of Huawei developers and industry partners. The HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing slots for models from Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series devices.

Post recruitment, Huawei selected and processed the developer beta applications and sent the first HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta OTA update to select testers.

Since beta testing is a staged process, Huawei conducted and released several betas builds to developers. After three months of internal beta flight, in April, the company expanded HarmonyOS beta testing for more devices such as Mate 40 series, Mate X2, and others, labeled under HarmonyOS 2.0 developer open beta.

In the following month, mid-range smartphones – Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 lineups also joined the second phase beta activity in the second round of the Developer Open beta.

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After 6 months of trials and developer testing, Huawei finally made up its mind of sending HarmonyOS on the consumer version of smartphones and it began on June 2.

On June 2, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS for smartphone devices, a brand new operating system and a successor of EMUI software system, which was based on Android.

HarmonyOS is surely interesting, isn’t it? But the key interesting thing is, which devices will get HarmonyOS software update and when will it start to rollout? Well, Huawei has shared its official roadmap of upgrading old devices with its operating system and it’s detailed below.

This rollout plan has blown my mind as it covers devices that go up to the year 2016, and it’s absolutely insane and beyond my words. This is surely exciting news for the Huawei consumers and it reflects that Huawei wants to change all of the Huawei devices (launched in the past) on HarmonyOS.

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Here, you can check all of the information about the HarmonyOS upgrade plan, timeline, and rollout devices.

Devices that will get HarmonyOS from June 2, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 40E
  • Huawei Mate X2
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 4G
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro Plus
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 30 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 5G
  • Huawei MatePad Pro WiFi
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 5G

Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the third quarter of 2021:

  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
  • Huawei Nova 8
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Nova 7 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6
  • Huawei Nova 6 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE
  • Huawei MatePad 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
  • Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches

Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the fourth quarter of 2021:

  • Huawei Smart Screen V 55 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 75 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 85 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 55
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 55
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 75
  • Huawei Smart Screen X 65
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate X
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
  • Huawei Maimang 9
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2

Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the first half of 2022:

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei Nova 4
  • Huawei Nova 3
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5z
  • Huawei Nova 5
  • Huawei Nova 4e
  • Huawei Maimang 8
  • Huawei Enjoy 9S
  • Huawei Nova 5i
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei Nova 2s
  • Huawei Enjoy 10
  • Huawei Enjoy 10s
  • Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus
  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8 inches
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet
  • Huawei Smart Screen V55i
  • Huawei Smart Screen V65i
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2019
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 76 2019

Note:

  1. This plan will first apply to the Chinese models
  2. This list could be updated
  3. Global Huawei models could differ from the Chinese model
  4. Rollout time for global models could be different

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To compete with Operating System rulers, Huawei HarmonyOS must gather domestic support

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China’s ITC or software market level is far behind the US software market. This difference is really big and cant’ be balanced with a single attempt. Many Chinese companies with domestic technologies like Huawei have been squashed by the U.S.

The global chip shortage issue isn’t hidden from any industry and smartphone chips have become the main weakness in the industry. Expertise is still finding the solutions to the problems. However, chip shortage isn’t the only problem, the imposed US sanctions can make the domestic software market and technologies extinct at any time.

Software Market Status:

Moving ahead to the software industry that generally refers to the operating system, including OS, databases, middleware, and programming languages are also stuck. Where the server system is dominating by Linux, the smartphone industry has been captured by American firms such as Apple and Google.

As a matter of fact, a Baidu report reveals that Windows operating system for computers accounts for 89.79% of the market in the Mainland. Furthermore, the macOS of Apple has 6.225% shares in the Chinese market. Same with the other software business like databases, middleware, and programming languages, is ruled by the forging companies.

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If we discuss in the figures, Oracle has the major share of the Chinese market for database services. Domestic consumers pay millions of amounts as a service charge. Certainly, it’s a big share for small domestic companies that pays more than half the amount for rental services.

 

The advancement in cloud computing, 5G, and AI (artificial intelligence) widens the application scope for IoT devices. These are future-oriented technologies that will soon incorporate into any network services. Additionally, Huawei’s “Kunpeng Computing Industry Development White Paper” mentioned, the global computing industry investment will reach 1.14 trillion USD in the next three years.

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Not to mention, China is the world’s largest commuting industry with its huge populations and tech companies. If its software market remains weak, there is no room to grow the computing industry.

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Besides, the ratio of domestic software and independent intellectual property rights in China is only single digits, which is about 5% or 6%. Other fields may not be the same, but in software, the number is certainly small. There can be two possible situations, first, the future development space is large, and second is the companies that are working in this industry are small.

Market Competition:

Big names such as Microsoft have great influence, even if they focus on a single industry, domestic companies can’t compete against them. After Red Hat, which writes Linux systems, is acquired by IBM, the annual sales are billions of US dollars. Besides, Oracle’s annual revenue registered around ten million USD in the database industry.

Competing against the companies with this much earning and resources is actually difficult for startup companies or small businesses. This low corporate revenue flow will lead to insufficient investment in all aspects. The major companies are reluctant to engage in the research and development of primary software such as operating systems and databases.

Why Domestic Talent isn’t Participating?

The reason is simple, there is a severe shortage of basic software talents in China. Although Chinese academic produces millions of graduates each year, they are mainly engaged in Internet application software, including games, etc. There are only a few thousand people who are willing to work for the development of the underlying operating system.

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Moreover, some universities even remove the required courses of operating systems and turn them into elective courses. Now the problem has matured so gravely resulting in no investment, no market, insufficient investment, and gaps in personnel training, and more. The talents are not only missing out on opportunities for the development of the digital economy but there are also welcoming noteworthy risks.

Huawei HarmonyOS needs Domestic Support:

Being one of the shining software companies in China, Huawei and Euler have joined hands with the industry to promote the development of the domestic basic software ecosystem. Speaking of the resources of the company, it has series of Kirin chips, about 180,000 employees, thousands of software engineers, and top 100 software and information technology services.

However, after the US put the company in its entity list, Google withdrawal its support, and the company brought the HarmonyOS operating system. At present, the company has released the HarmonyOS 2.0 that nearly installed over 100 million devices. Meanwhile, the company announces the installation of this software in 300 million devices by the next year.

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As of now, HarmonyOS operating system has 5,000 partners of 90 companies, also has other basic software projects-openEuler established in 2019. But, both – HarmonyOS and Euler are in the developing stage, there is more work to do in the coming years. For more stabilization of the company’s software, Huawei is looking for regions and industries that are least controlled by the US.

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The company believes that HarmonyOS operating system and other domestic software must to deep-rooted in China as well as in the global market. With the support of domestic talents, the company and the domestic software will soon get recognition in the global market.

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