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Fourth phase of HarmonyOS 2 closed beta started for these 14 Huawei devices [List]



Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

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.


  1. This beta testing is limited to Chinese models.
  2. HarmonyOS 2 beta testing for the global model is not started.
  3. The list could be updated.

HarmonyOS 2.0:

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
  • Huawei P20 Pro: EMUI 10.0 version
  • Huawei Mate 10: EMUI 10.0 version
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro: EMUI 10.0 version
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design: EMUI 10.0 version
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design: EMUI 10.0 version
  • Huawei Nova 4: EMUI 10.0 version
  • Huawei Nova 5i: EMUI 10.0 version
  • Huawei Nova 4e: EMUI 10.0 version
  • Honor 30S: MagicUI 4.0 version
  • Honor 30 Youth Edition: MagicUI 4.0 version
  • Honor X10: MagicUI 4.0 version
  • Honor X10 Max: MagicUI 4.0 version
  • Honor Play 4: MagicUI 4.0 version

Recruitment details:

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.

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EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2: Changes in the Quick Settings




EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2

Huawei EMUI 11 has the most dynamic quick settings panel in the entire EMUI series. EMUI 11 comes with new subtle UI elements such as notification panel icon toggle or switches. Once a user taps on the icon, the user sees feedback as a live animation.

The live status in the EMUI 11 software system creates a more interactive user experience and is appreciated by the consumers.

However, HarmonyOS 2 comes with a brand new control panel that is a combination of different features including:

  • Shortcut switches
  • Super device
  • New layout
  • New Widgets

So, an EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 makes quite a sense. Therefore, it’s time to take look at the EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 quick settings panel comparison.

EMUI 11: Quick Settings

Starting with the former, users of EMUI 11 phones requires to swipe down from the top to reveal the quick settings panel.

The panel first reveals the notification center, by further expanding you’ll see the full quick setting section with quick access switches. Users can also add or remove the quick access switches with the edit option.

EMUI 11 Quick Settings Panel

HarmonyOS 2: Control Panel and Notification Center

HarmonyOS 2 comes has different sections to access – the control panel and the notification center.


First, let’s move towards the notification center, which you can open by swiping down from the top left corner of the display. Here you can see all of your active notifications.

Users will have to swipe down from the top right corner of the display to access the control panel. Once opened, users will find out three different sections consisting of:

  1. Media controller
  2. WiFi and Bluetooth Management
  3. Shortcut switches
  4. Super Device
  5. Smart Devices management

The Control panel also allows you to manage your Control Panel with different options such as layout of shortcut switches and more.

Also, the translucent background provides increase the aesthetics of the entire Control panel as compared to EMUI 11.


HarmonyOS 2 Control panel

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HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) Eligible Devices



In August 2019, Huawei launched its self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS, also known as Hongmeng OS. This new OS is a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a diverse user experience across all devices and scenarios.

Initially, the OS only supported Huawei smart TVs. However, with the growing U.S. pressure, Huawei has increased its speed and preparation to bring the HarmonyOS on more platforms.

At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0, which supports more platforms compared to its predecessor.


According to the official roadmap, HarmonyOS 2.0 will support devices with up to 128MB RAM, such as smart wearables and other IoT devices. In 2021, It’ll support devices up to 4GB RAM, such as tablets and entry-level smartphones. By the end of 2021, this RAM limit will increase over 4GB and open a way for the support of flagship smartphones.

At an event on June 2, 2021, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS for smartphone devices announced a roadmap of upgrading almost every possible device that goes way back up to 2016. This upgrade plan is surely something and both Huawei and Honor phones are part of this journey.

So, Let’s look at the devices that are eligible to receive HarmonyOS software updates.


Before we begin, If you want to check the timeline of these devices, then do move to our upgrade plan articles for Huawei (Link) and Honor (Link) devices.

Note: All of these devices are officially confirmed.

HarmonyOS eligible Huawei devices:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
  • Huawei Watch GT 2
  • Huawei Watch GT 2e

HarmonyOS eligible Honor devices:

  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor V30
  • Honor V30 Pro
  • Honor V20
  • Honor V20 Moschino Edition
  • Honor Magic 2
  • Honor 20
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor X10
  • Honor X10 Max
  • Honor Tablet 6
  • Honor Tablet X6
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor 30 Youth Edition
  • Honor Play 4
  • Honor V10
  • Honor 10
  • Honor Play
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor Play4T Pro
  • Honor 9X
  • Honor 9X Pro
  • Honor 8X
  • Honor 10 Youth Edition
  • Honor 20i
  • Honor 9
  • Honor V9
  • Honor Play 3
  • Honor Note 10
  • Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
  • Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch


  • This list is based on recent leaks and available device information.
  • It’s not officially confirmed.
  • We may add/remove more devices to the list.
  • This article will be continuously updated.

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Huawei MatePad 11 tablet (CN) testing new HM OS 2 beta



Huawei has begun a new HarmonyOS 2 (HM OS 2) beta recruitment for the recently launched Huawei MatePad 11 tablet in China. This new tab comes with the Snapdragon processor and a large display to perform multitasking scenarios.

Although the MatePad 11 comes with a pre-installed HM OS 2 software system, Huawei still intends to install more features to this tablet device with the new beta testing.

At the moment, Huawei has not disclosed any information related to the upcoming additions that will arrive at the MatePad 11. Stay tuned and check the current beta recruitment information linked below.


If you want to participate in Huawei MatePad 11 HM OS 2 beta program, check the full recruitment details below:

Huawei MatePad 11

  • Adapting device: Huawei MatePad 11
  • Base version: HarmonyOS
  • Testing slots: 2000 selected testers only
  • Enrollment time: July 22, 2021, to July 31, 2021
  • Version rollout time: See the follow-up official notice

Huawei MatePad 11 HM OS beta


  • Open My Huawei App
  • Tap on Closed Beta Registration
  • Register yourself

Important NOTES:

  • Please maintain at least 10GB of free space on your device.
  • Please make sure that your mobile phone is not ROOT.
  • Make sure that the current mobile phone version is on the recruited baseline version.
  • If registration information is filled in incorrectly, will not receive the new version.


  • Device: Huawei MatePad 11
  • Display size: 10.95-inch
  • Resolution: 2560 X 1600 Pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Operating System: HarmonyOS 2.0
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • ROM: 128/256 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 7250 mAh
  • Connectivity: BT 5.1, Wi-Fi 6

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Huawei MatePad 11 with HarmonyOS 2, Snapdragon 865 and 120Hz display launched

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