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Google apps still working after upgrading to HarmonyOS from EMUI, don’t need to panic

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Huawei has made the public unveiling of the brand new operating system, HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS for smartphones and other IoT devices. At the event, the company also launched a bunch of smart devices powered by this new OS.

On the other hand, the Chinese tech giant also released the surprise HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade plan for 100 old devices that will upgrade throughout 2021-22. Additionally, Huawei began the rollout of the public HarmonyOS 2.0 version for Mate 40, P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series devices.

Huawei is adding more and more new devices under its beta adaptation process and sending new features to the eligible smartphone owners through the beta testing program.

Editor’s Pick – HarmonyOS Feature

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Furthermore, Huawei has confirmed that HarmonyOS still support Android application package installation, which means it supports all of the Android app (full story here)

However, Huawei smartphone users have their own concerns and some of them are very true related to the cause of their origin.

Before upgrading to the new operating system, some questions started arriving in the consumer’s minds like:

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  • Will our game date be lost from the system, after upgrading?
  • Will HarmonyOS 2 support Google Android apps or they work normally?

Recently, Huawei’s official consumer service has answered the question and clarify the doubts of the consumers has regarding the HarmonyOS upgrade. Let’s check below, what Huawei answered.

Will our game data be lost from the system, after upgrading?

Huawei consumer services mentioned that only the software system will upgrade the HarmonyOS from EMUI. The consumer’s Huawei ID, phone number as well as social media accounts including WeChat ID, QQ to log in in-game remain the same.

It means you can keep all of your data credentials with previous IDs and passcodes and get back all your data and game progress.

Will HarmonyOS 2 support Android apps or they work normally?

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Huawei service says in this case, there is no need to download the applications after upgrading over HarmonyOS. This means the existing application will work normally.

Previously, multiple users have confirmed to use that their Google apps (loaded from third-party source on EMUI) are working fine even after upgrading with HarmonyOS.

Aside from phones that launched solely with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), the same concern also worries people with GMS-certified phones and the ones that launched before May 2019. Yet this confirmation is a good gesture from the company to these consumers.

Still, Huawei is working on its own app ecosystem, and the company will definitely close the door of Android app support as soon as a full HarmonyOS ecosystem takes shape.

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Currently, 2 in 1:

For more understanding, HarmonyOS 2.0 will be able to run Android apps and HarmonyOS apps in the same system to provide a 2 in 1 operating system.

Previously, Eric Yu, the rotating chairman of Huawei confirmed that in order to protect the digital assets (Applications and services) of Huawei’s users, Harmony 2.0 supports the existing Android applications on some devices equipped with this operating system.

Also, check:

Here’s why Huawei HarmonyOS still supports Android applications

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Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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HarmonyOS 3 Large Folders Sizes: 3×1, 1×3, 3×6, 3×3

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Large Folders is an innovation that your phone actually needs and HarmonyOS is the first mobile OS to bring it. However, HarmonyOS 3 further improves this feature with brand new customizations and took it two steps ahead.

You see, HarmonyOS 2 allowed you to create large folders but HarmonyOS 3 lets you play with different sizes. How many sizes you can choose from?

Note: Large Folders sizes depend on the app count. Hence, you will require enough app icons to support row and column extensions.

Large Folders sizes:

First comes the default one, it has 3 rows and 3 column layout. Once maximized, the screen enables these sizes automatically for your use cases. Afterward, you can tap and hold the folder’s edges to extend its size into the following forms.

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3 rows × 1 column

1 row × 3 column

3 rows × 6 column

HarmonyOS 2 large folders have been the most useful creation by far but with HarmonyOS 3 it has become more creative and intuitive with various sizes.

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How to create a large folder:

Large folders allow you to organize your home screen apps inside a traditional app group with a variety of new functionalities.

All you need to do is to tap and hold any folder and select ‘Enlarge’ to change the size of that folder. You can touch any app within a large folder to open the app directly from the home screen, without having to enter the folder first.

To view more apps within a large folder, touch the stacked icon in the lower right corner of the folder.

HarmonyOS 3 has various features but this one has its own reputation. Even if companies such as Realme and other Chinese phone makers are copying the large folders, they cannot do it better than Huawei.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 reaches to Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 tablets

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Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

Yes, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 has reached the Huawei tablet section and keeping its legs on the MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 device. Being a new beta, it has some fresh and reflective tweaks in its pocket for the respective smart gadgets.

What are these new tweaks? Let’s find it out!

Consequently, the list of comprehensive tweaks and tugs begins from the optimizations. Yes, this beta package is here to optimize some minute twitches that frequently create hurdles in the efficient user experience.

Initially, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 firmware for the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 nourishes the smart multi-window feature. This means that now there will be a full stop to the minor hindrances that often restrict users to perform numerous tasks at the same second.

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On the other hand, the update also simplifies the cleaning management of the device. This is the main element that the company is putting in its fourth beta rollout for every device. Ultimately, this cleaning management relates to the task card that keeps on filling the cache files and other unnecessary data.

Last but not least, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 accompanies the September 2022 security patch. With more than 60 fixes, the patch makes the internal system more stable. Thus, a medium-sized pack of security and optimization is approaching your smart tablet.

You can install the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.126 beta version for enjoying a new state of your device. But, before moving to the update section, make sure that your MatePad Pro 12.6 tablet is holding 3.0.0.116 build as an upgradable version.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

HarmonyOS 3.0 Beta 4 update info:

Compatible Models

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  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-W09)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-W19)
  • Huawei Mate Pad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-AN19)

Changelog: Optimizations

  • Optimizes the experience of smart multi-window
  • Optimizes the application task card cleaning function

Security

  • Incorporates September 2022 security patch to enhance the overall stability of the device.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

Till now, Huawei has rolled out many beta updates. Since it’s the fourth update, can we count it as the last one? Or there are some more beta games to play? We will keep updating you on this aspect. So stay tuned.

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 gets September 2022 HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 update

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 tablet users, here are two new offerings for you! The company has released the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 and the latest arrived – September 2022 security patch for the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 devices.

According to the information, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 is making its way to the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 with build version 3.0.0.126. Being a beta update, it might be weighing more than 800MB in size. Hence, keep ample space free in your device.

As already mentioned, the update log reads the presence of the September 2022 security patch. Alternatively, this patch will strengthen the security system against privacy-related threats. And most importantly, it will boost the overall functioning system, making it more responsive and coherent toward users.

HarmonyOS 3.0 Beta 3 and its optimizations

Since it’s the third beta, there are just a handful of improvements in the new firmware. However, this update ensures that slowly and steadily, we are reaching the stable stage of the HarmonyOS 3.0 interface. So keep patience, as soon the company will roll out a trustworthy system update to your device.

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Coming back to the changelog, the update improves the multi-window function for the device for a better collaborative and multitasking experience. Thereafter, the company enhances the task card and its cleaning management. As a result, there will be fewer lags and more efficiency.

Optimizations

  • Optimizes the experience of smart multi-window
  • Optimizes the application task card cleaning function
  • Optimizes the system stability of some scenarios

Security

  • Incorporates the September 2022 security patch to enhance system security.

Make sure that you have the baseline version 3.0.0.116 for installing the current update. Also, you must have the following adaptive models in your hands to take the benefits of the latest beta iteration:

  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 (MRR-W29)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 (MRR-W39)

If you are having the above-required elements, then do not waste the moment. Jump into the update section and grab the new beta package now.

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