Just recently, Huawei has officially begun the recruitment of 14 devices for the fourth phase of HarmonyOS 2.o closed beta testing. These phones will be able to download and install the latest features offered by HarmonyOS.
According to the recruitment details, Huawei and Honor smartphones that are eligible to participate in this batch mainly include the previous-gen devices such as Mate 10, P20, Nova 4, Honor 30S, and more.
To be mentioned, according to the HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade roadmap, these smartphones are initially scheduled to get HarmonyOS 2 in the first half of 2022 but early testing is really good sign for the testers.
List of devices eligible for HarmonyOS 2 beta testing in the fourth phase:
- Huawei P20
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Nova 4
- Huawei Nova 5i
- Huawei Nova 4e
- Honor 30S
- Honor 30 Youth Edition
- Honor X10
- Honor X10 Max
- Honor Play 4
To join the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta program, check the below steps:
Huawei eligible device users need to open the My Huawei App and then go to Home, then open the Upgrade Early Adopters and check for internal beta registration. Alternatively, go to Huawei Club and check for internal beta registration.
- This beta testing is limited to Chinese models.
- HarmonyOS 2 beta testing for the global model is not started.
- The list could be updated.
The HarmonyOS 2.0 brings a whole new operating system and features for users, which will surely provide a better user experience as compared to Android-based OS. Also, it is a complete replacement for the existing EMUI system.
Huawei and Honor devices with EMUI/MagicUI base version to upgrade over HarmonyOS 2.0 :
- Huawei P20: EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.188
- Huawei P20 Pro: EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.188
- Huawei Mate 10: EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.188
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro: EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.188
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design: EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.188
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design: EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.188
- Huawei Nova 4: EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.171
- Huawei Nova 5i: EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.141
- Huawei Nova 4e: EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.168
- Honor 30S: MagicUI 4.0 version 184.108.40.206
- Honor 30 Youth Edition: MagicUI 4.0 version 220.127.116.11
- Honor X10: MagicUI 4.0 version 18.104.22.168
- Honor X10 Max: MagicUI 4.0 version 22.214.171.124
- Honor Play 4: MagicUI 4.0 version 126.96.36.199
The number of slots: 200 slots for each device
Recruitment Time: July 12, 2021, to July 15, 2021
Update announcement: After completion of recruitment, Huawei will roll out several beta builds. If you fill in the registration information incorrectly or are not on the baseline version that supports the upgrade, you will not receive the update.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0
It’s reported that one of the most popular smart audio devices – Huawei FreeBuds Pro is now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. A screenshot coming from a Chinese consumer shows a FreeBuds Pro firmware upgrade with the HarmonyOS build version.
According to the screenshot, version 188.8.131.526 is under testing with beta features and the update only has an OTA size of 2.89MB. The update has a big changelog. However, the Huawei support representative has a different angle on this matter, the representative is unaware of this firmware version and reveals that the latest Huawei FreeBuds Pro software version is 184.108.40.2066.
Huawei Audio Service Widget:
After opening the Control Panel, you’ll find the audio control center, which will help you to quickly switch between multiple devices with one tap.
The latest feature is supported by the following devices:
- FreeBuds 4
- FreeBuds 4E
- FreeBuds Pro
- FreeBuds Lipstick
- FreeBuds Studio
- Smart Glasses
Here’s how to update your FreeBuds Pro:
Connet your FreeBuds Pro devices to a HarmonyOS powered by, then open Huawei AppGallery, then tap on My, and then on Update management. From here tap on Audio Manager and Smart Life App. Tap on an update to update the application.
To update the latest Audio service on your phone’s home screen visit Settings > Bluetooth Settings and then tap on Audio Services, followed by Add to Home Screen option.
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HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?
Huawei has its fully-owned operating system – HarmonyOS, which offers a bunch of new features in comparison to the EMUI software. The operating system was designed to work across different platforms including an extra edge of functionality in smartphone devices. In the current scenario, the Chinese tech maker is pursuing the HarmonyOS 2.0 version and continuously enhancing it by releasing new software update versions.
Now, Huawei is planning to reveal the next version of the HarmonyOS operating system – HarmonyOS 3.0. This new version will surely come up with some advanced features for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other adapted platforms. However, it was also reported that the upcoming Mate 50 series could arrive with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 3.0.
At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), the Chinese tech maker announced HarmonyOS 3.0. Although, the tech firm has not revealed any specific details on the user interface but we’re aware that Huawei has focused on the performance part this time and wants to rollout this software version on most of the devices.
Currently, Huawei has not announced the rollout of HarmonyOS 3.0 or its testing but the developer preview roadmap of this software suggests that it could come somewhere in July. Still, a confirmation is awaited.
Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 for global users:
Meanwhile, many consumers of Huawei devices asked us, whether Huawei is planning to launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for the global Huawei smartphone owners? To answer that, we should look at some facts that have appeared previously on the ground.
Huawei currently treats HarmonyOS 2.0 as the Chinese consumer-based operating system, especially for smartphones. The company has told us in a statement that it has no plans to roll this out to global smartphone users and continues to push EMUI as the lead smartphone software.
Meanwhile, Huawei consumers are taking on EMUI 12 as their prime operating system and receiving it via OTA software update. Looking at the fact that HarmonyOS 2.0 is not coming to the global market, Huawei has made some changes in the core EMUI user interface and brought it much closer to its Chinese counterpart.
However, confirmation is still awaited on whether HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global consumers.
So what do you think, HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for the global consumers? Let us know via the poll below.
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April 2022 HarmonyOS update released for these 6 Honor smartphones
Recently, Huawei has pushed off the April 2022 security update for several Honor smartphones running on the HarmonyOS operating system. As we know, after the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched Honor smartphones came under the care of Huawei.
Yes! the latest software update rollout clearly shows the care of Huawei towards its former brand smartphones. Below, you can check the list of Honor smartphones, which getting the April 2022 HarmonyOS security update.
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20S
- Honor 30S
- Honor Play 4
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor Play 9A
This newest update for the above-mentioned Honor smartphones mainly boosted the system’s security and stability. As it fixes over 49 vulnerabilities and threats found in the latest HarmonyOS software system. Read more
If you are any of the mentioned-device users in China and seeking for next update. Then, the update is here for you. Check the more information-related version below along with the update process and precautions.
Latest Version Details:
- Honor Magic 2: HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 updated from 18.104.22.168/231
- Honor 20S: HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 updated from 126.96.36.199
- Honor 30S: HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 updated from 184.108.40.206
- Honor Play 4: HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 updated from 18.104.22.168
- Honor X10 Max: HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 updated from 126.96.36.199
- Honor Play 4 Pro: HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 updated from 184.108.40.206
- Honor Play 9A: Magic UI 220.127.116.11 updated from 18.104.22.168
How to update:
Here are two ways to install the update and it’s up to you, which one do you like.
Open the phone settings menu, tap on system & updates then click on software updates. From here, tap on Check for updates and let the phone fetch the latest update for you. If an update appears on the device, tap on download and install.
Through My Huawei app:
Go to the My Huawei app and visit the support section. Afterward, tap on the update icon and follow the on-screen steps to grab the latest update.
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