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First third party IoT operating system launched based on OpenHarmony

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On October 14, 2021, Midea, a giant Chinese electrical appliance manufacturer launched Midea IoT operating system 1.0. This is the first third party IoT operating system based on OpenHarmony 2.0 open source project and in partnership with Open Atom Foundation, the open source code manager for HarmonyOS.

Midea IoT operating system 1.0 shares the latest cross device features powered by distributed capability framework in the OpenHarmony project. This includes features such as shared activity and plug and play power for each Midea smart device made for home appliance products.

Midea IoT openHarmony

Midea and Huawei:

Back in June, Midea confirmed to collaborate with Huawei on HarmonyOS use in its devices. Last December, Midea launched a number of new products featuring HarmonyOS and to provide a new inter-connected smart device experience.

According to the information, HarmonyOS powered Midea home appliances have been launched in 7 categories and 12 products. The use of HarmonyOS has made home appliance control much easy than ever, for an instance, you can control a Midea device with a smartphone and it only needs 3 seconds to pair it with the corresponding home appliance device.

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The previously released COLMO EVOLUTION cabinet, COLMO EVOLUTION on-hook, and COLMO Ark AI dehumidifier is also equipped with HarmonyOS smart device operating system.

The OpenHarmony based Midea IoT operating system shows that they won’t have to rely on another operating system including Huawei’s but the cooperation with the release, even after that, this new launch only bring these two companies will further strengthen the bond between these two tech makers.

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OpenHarmony:

OpenHarmony is the open source project of HarmonyOS operating system, designed by Huawei for various use cases and it works on different types of platforms. Last year, Huawei donated the project to Open Atom foundation to manage its source code.

Since its establishment, the project has been joined by various industry partners to contribute their part to the development. OpenAtom OpenHarmony project team working committee members mainly include Huawei, PATEO, JD.com, Runhe, Yikatong, Software Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Chinasoft International. Let’s check further, which group has donated in which group.

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OpenHarmony Project Donors:

  • A Category Donors: Huawei PATEO, JD, Runhe, Yikatong, Chinasoft International
  • B Category Donors: ISoftStone
  • C Category Donors: Huaqiu, Speedo
  • Special Category Donors: Thiel Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences Software Institute

(Source – Weibo)

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Huawei P30 series will receive HarmonyOS 3 next year

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Huawei P30 and P30 Pro users are enjoying two different software, the global one has EMUI and in China, it has HarmonyOS operating system. However, these prime devices will get the next big upgrade by next year.

According to the official rollout schedule, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will get HarmonyOS 3 in 2023. Since Huawei is busy testing and releasing this software in recently released devices, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will soon grab HarmonyOS 3 in the homeland.

Meanwhile, the global P30 models have already grabbed EMUI 12 and now they are also ready to get EMUI 13 as the next installment. However, Huawei is yet to confirm its stand on this matter.

Early:

Even though Huawei has announced to rollout of HarmonyOS 3 for P30 and P30 Pro next year but we may see an early beta testing by the end of this year. As the Chinese tech maker has completed HarmonyOS 2 rollout faster than what had been planned formally.

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HarmonyOS 3:

Launched in July this year, HarmonyOS 3 is a major software upgrade for Huawei devices. As the rollout expands to hundreds of models, it comes with various improvements and new features over the past version.

Speaking of which, it has a new layout reorder for the best user experience of your phone’s home screen. The HarmonyOS 3 further improves the super device feature to expand the supported platforms.

The cross-device screen projection has been optimized to project a Huawei phone or tablet on a big display such as a laptop or a monitor to support the view on a large view.

One of the biggest changes that Huawei has brought in with HarmonyOS 3 includes the new service widgets, which you can now stack over each other to save screen space or group them all with each other as a large folder.

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Huawei has also increased the security and privacy section for smartphones and Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will also receive this new operating system.

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HarmonyOS 3 beta 3 is here for Huawei Mate Xs 2

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Huawei Mate Xs 2 – the most flexible screen users can now opt for the ultimate HarmonyOS 3 new beta version. Huawei released the HarmonyOS 3 beta 3 for the Mate Xs 2 users with a number of optimization.

The HarmonyOS 3 comes in September 2022 security update to protect the security to avoid bugs from the system and affecting your smartphone safety in terms of functioning.

However, the patch also improves the stability of the internal system with more than 60 fixes. Therefore, a moderate-sized pack of security and optimization is moving toward your smart tablet.

Additionally, the update makes it easier to handle the device’s cleaning processes. This is the key component that the company is including in every device’s third beta deployment. The task card that continuously accumulates cache files and other useless data is what this cleaning management ultimately pertains to.

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Before updating the new HarmonyOS 3 beta update on your Huawei Mate Xs 2 do note that your smartphone is running over the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.118 build version to update over the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.126 build version.

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Changelog:

  • Optimize the application task card cleaning function
  • Incorporate the September 2022 security patch to enhance the phone

【Software Update】Mate Xs 2 HarmonyOS 3 Version 3.0.0.126 Release Notes

Compatible models:

  • Huawei Mate Xs 2 (PAL-AL00)
  • Mate Xs 2 Collector’s Edition (PAL-AL00)

HarmonyOS 3 Beta 3:

The new HarmonyOS 3 beta version will bring you one step closer to its stable release. And it happened for the very first time with HarmonyOS 3 beta released with a security patch update.

Meanwhile, the September 2022 security patch helps your device to patch all the security gaps from the previous version of HarmonyOS 3 beta. We recommend you update this new version on your Huawei Mate Xs  2 smartphone as soon as it reaches your device.

Notably, the update will not delete or erase your data but it is still recommended that you back up all the important data on the close before the updating and confirm the backup content to some third parties.

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Huawei HDC 2022 event postponed to November 4th

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Today, Huawei has made some official statements regarding the 2022 Developer Conference and the upcoming HarmonyOS technology. Yes, after HarmonyOS 3.0 interface, something more surprising is going to hit the consumer surface soon.

The Chinese manufacturer has shared a post on its several Weibo channels and official sites for the 2022 Developer Conference. Accordingly, the news begins with an apology statement for delaying this thoughtful event for a few days more.

Yes! Initially, the company scheduled the event from October 21st to October 23rd. However, now the date has shifted one week ahead which is November 4th to November 6th. Though there is a change in the date, but that does not affect the ticket purchase rights.

Ahead, the company states that in the recent few years, Huawei and its partners have made genuine efforts to blaze a better life and user experience. Consequently, Huawei Developer Conference has remained a significant and constant proof of these efforts.

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Undoubtedly, these efforts will continue in the time ahead.

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New HarmonyOS technology with HDC 2022!

Huawei has also informed the 2022 Developer Conference will introduce new HarmonyOS technology. The Chinese tech maker hasn’t revealed much on this matter. However, the surety is that this dynamic tech will build a more convenient and effective development platform for the developers.

Besides, the company will share some innovative techniques and mechanisms in five major scenarios. For instance, smart homes, smart offices, audio-visual entertainment, smart travel, and sports health.

Further, there will be big coffee gatherings, rich developer activities, and various contests for showing skills. Events like the Huawei Hetu game, lakeside music festival, and more will also be a part of this iconic conference.

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Here are the timings and venues for some prominent events:

Below you can check the concurrent plans (planned)

Conference Keynote: Introduction of innovative applications to build an efficient and easy-to-use developer platform.

  • Time : October 21, 2022 (14:30 – 17:00)
  • Venue: Dongguan Basketball Center

Developer Keynote: Revealment of convenient UI components, new program framework, high-end SDK, testing, listings, distribution, and operations, the experience of HarmonyOS application, and more.

  • Time: October 22, 2022 [10:00 am]
  • Venue: Dongguan Shongshan Lake Xiliu Beipo Village

Pine Lake Dialogue: Invite industry leaders to focus on HarmonyOS, HarmonyOS Connect, and other industry topics, and have a dialogue with the future.

  • Time : October 22, 2022 [14:00 – 17:00]
  • Venue: Hyatt Regency Dongguan Shongshan Lake

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