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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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Huawei Mate X2 gets HarmonyOS 2.0.0.247 update with June 2022 security patch

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Huawei Mate X2 June 2022 update

Huawei Mate X2 is one of the unique foldable gadgets in the smartphone market to date. Earlier this month, Huawei rolled out the May 2022 security patch for the corresponding device users, and now Mate X2 is all set to grab June 2022 update.

The new HarmonyOS 2.0.0.247 update brings the latest June 2022 security patch for Huawei Mate X2 smartphone users. Thus, the respective smartphone users will experience a more enhanced and stable system after installing the new update.

Talking about the updated security patch, it offers fixes to a bunch of exploits and privacy threats in the system. Moreover, it mends 15 high and 4 medium levels of vulnerabilities of the internal framework. Hence, users must download the update as soon as it arrives on the phone.

However, before you upgrade, you must note the following points for a successful installation:

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  • The device must have a better battery backup to install this update which is a minimum of 50%.
  • It’s compulsory to check your storage availability to download the latest update as per the size required.
  • A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.

Huawei Mate X2 June 2022 update

Software Information

Apart from the new security patch, the changelog doesn’t read any specific changes to the device. Yet, it assures to optimize the performance level of the device. Further, it also serves as a stability provider so that the smartphone function efficiently.

  • Latest Version: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.247
  • Security: Incorporates the June 2022 security patch that enhances the mobile system stability

NOTE: Only those users running their devices on the base version 2.0.0.241 can install the update.

Compatible Models for the Update

The following models with version number C00 are compatible with the update:

  • Mate X2 4GTET-AL00
  • Mate X2 Full Netcom TET-AN00
  • Mate X2 Full Netcom TET-AN10
  • Mate X2 Collector’s Edition TET-AN50

For installing the update, visit Settings > System & Updates > Software Updates > Check for Updates > Download & Install.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 shuffles status bar icons, check comparison with HarmonyOS 2.0

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harmonyos 3.0 status bar icons

Huawei is conducting HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta run on smartphones and the company has made some shuffling in the status bar icons of the software. Although, the exchange was minor but it says a lot about Huawei’s intention of making the OS perfect as it now looking into deeper roots and removing all of the weak angles.

Coming to the status bar shuffle, Huawei has changed the position of some icons from left to right in the HarmonyOS 3.0. For instance, the WiFi icons are now moved toward the right, while the clock has been shifted to the left along with the notification icon. There are also some icons that have been removed from the status bar, which are no longer required to show.

harmonyos 3.0 status bar icons

Comparing these changes to HarmonyOS 2.0.

HarmonyOS 2.0 has WiFi and notification icons on the left while keeping the rest of the icons on the right. As you can see, the clock has had been on the right side of the status bar.

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The changes in position might be related to the feedback from consumers. However, it’s not a final image of the software. As it will continuously be improved on the road to begin public beta testing for more Huawei smartphone users.

Thereafter, feedback will further shape HarmonyOS 3.0 for the final release.

A week ago, Huawei began registration of HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta for the public Huawei smartphone users. This enables the phone owners to jump into the beta program stage and download the latest HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta firmware.

According to the information, Huawei is still registering smartphone owners in China for HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta testing until July 15. Hereafter, the company will continue to evaluate and send beta builds for the registered Huawei devices under the beta testing phase.

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Currently, the Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta is began testing on the following models: P50, P50 Pro, P50 Pocket, Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro 4G, Mate 40 Pro+, Mate 40 RS Porsche Design. Huawei tablet: MatePad Pro 12.6-inch 2021 model.

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Also, Read:

HarmonyOS 3.0 Developer beta models and versions [List]

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Huawei May 2022 HarmonyOS update rolling for Honor 9X series

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May 2022 update Honor 9X

Honor 9X series which consists of the standard 9X model and the Pro variant is finally receiving the May 2022 security update. The update is rolling out in batches and will gradually expand among the corresponding device users.

The latest firmware is upgraded from the HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 version and appears as 2.0.0.235. Moreover, it is only compatible with specific models of the Honor 9X series. Hence, users must check the device version and model, before installing the update.

Adapting Models:

  • Honor 9X (HLK-AL00)
  • Honor 9X (HLK-AL00a)
  • Honor 9X Pro (HLK-AL10)

Users holding Honor 9X series smartphones must note that apart from increasing the system security and stability, the latest May 2022 update does not mingle any new changes. Yet, it mends the common issues and exploits of the system, resulting in smooth functioning of the device.

  • Incorporates May 2022 security patch that enhances system security.

May 2022 update Honor 9X

How to Update Honor 9X Series?

Although the OTA update is on its way, you can try the manual trick to grab the software. Just go to the Settings, and click on the System & Updates. Further, tap on the Software Updates followed by the Check for Updates.

Let the phone connect to the server, and bring the latest update on the screen. To the available update, hit the Download and Install button. Thereafter, we recommend users let the system optimize the new application so that the device could run efficiently.

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Honor 9X series

There isn’t much difference between the classic 9X and the Honor 9X Pro smartphone. Both the device features a 6.59-inch LCD panel and appeared with the Android 9 system on the consumer platform.

Besides, both smartphones sport a tri-cam plateau on the back side. This plateau gives space to a 48MP prime shooter, an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 120-degree angle, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front side, the devices display a motorized pop-up camera of 16MP.

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