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HarmonyOS 2.0 Dev Beta 3 Features: New quick settings, animations, settings menu, swipe gestures and more

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Huawei Mate 40 series, Mate X2 foldable phone, P40, Mate 30, and other Huawei devices are currently eligible to test the HarmonyOS 2.0 under the developer beta program.

Recently, Huawei has started pushing a new software update in the HarmonyOS beta pipeline and proven it one of the most interesting software builds in the entire HarmonyOS 2.0 beta activity because of the new changes it brings to the user interface.

For your information, the new beta software build for the HarmonyOS 2.0 developers brings new changes in the Quick Settings, notification panel, Settings menu, app drawer, system animations, as well as, other parts of the HarmonyOS software.

Everyone smartphone owner definitely wants to know about the upcoming of HarmonyOS and what it has to offer to the consumers compared to the already available operating systems in the market.

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Below you can check all of the new features that come with the latest developer beta build of the HarmonyOS and allows us to get more closer to this new Huawei operating system.

Check the features in details below the linked video:

1 New HarmonyOS animation:

Previous builds of the HarmonyOS have a blank boot screen but with a recent beta build, Huawei has installed a new boot animation that shows the “HarmonyOS” text logo once the device boots up. This entire animation looks way better than the “powered by Android” system startup screen in GMS-powered devices.

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2. New home screen decorations:

When the device starts, the HarmonyOS will show you the new subtle changes in the home screen and its elements including on:

  • Icons
  • Widgets
  • App screen drawer
  • Drawer animation effects
  • Drawer sliders

3. New Card System with round corners:

Compared to the EMUI 11, HarmonyOS brings a new card UI design that has a more clean appearance. While those round corner makes the user interface more intriguing to the consumers and increases the menu elements visibility in the Settings Menu.

Aside from the Settings, this new card design can also be seen on the quick settings panel, Huawei Assistant app, and other system applications.

4. Resizable widgets:

The widget system in the HarmonyOS has something new to show, yes we’re talking about the new resizable capabilities of making the widgets big and small, depending on the space on your phone’s home screen.

5. App transitions:

The apps on HarmonyOS now have new transition effects for opening and sending them to the background. As it feels smoother compared to the last EMUI version.

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6. App Icon Swipe Up Gestures:

Want to know a more interesting feature? Here comes the app icon swipe gesture. With this functionality, you can swipe from the app’s icon to upwards to view their important information in an instant, each app has its own layout.

Users can swipe from any app to open quick-access info of that particular app. Users will then be allowed to pin that widget on the home screen and get information from the app on the go as a live tile.

7. Camera App Layout:

At the moment, there’s no major changes or improvements have been noted in the layout of the camera app nor on its features.

8. Quick settings panel:

One of the biggest changes in the HarmonyOS 2.0 comes in the form of the new Quick Settings, which has a new design and layout. To be honest, it looks better compared to the EMUI 11.

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From the design side, the quick setting panels’ icons have minor changes in terms of their appearance but the entire quick settings now got sections of priority-wise shortcut switches.

For instance, the top section includes, Music Controller, followed by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Switches.

Below the top section comes the quick access switches that could expand once the user hold and scroll downward. There is also, the smart device control center that keeps a check on your connected smart devices and allows you to manage them from one place.

9. Huawei Assistant:

Lastly, the new design of Huawei Assistant is something that we’ve already discussed, and to be recalled it’s the first indicator of the new changes that are about to come with HarmonyOS and landed weeks ago on the EMUI powered smartphone owners.

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The most notable feature of the HarmonyOS includes the new card design and it first appeared in the recent redesign of the card system in the Huawei Assistant app, which we liked a lot.

Devices Testing the beta build complete list:

Last month, Huawei opened HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta for more Huawei devices including the Huawei Mate 40 series, Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone, Mate 40E Pro, and More. As of now, the company has expanded the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta program to the following models:

300 Million HarmonyOS devices in 2021:

According to Wang ChengluHuawei Consumer BG Software Engineering Dept President and AI and All-scenario Intelligence Business Unit Director, Huawei aims to install HarmonyOS in 300 million devices in 2021. According to the information, around 200 million devices from this figure will count as smartphones consisting of both new and old models.

The rest of the devices includes tablets, smart wearables, IoT devices as well as third-party devices powered by HarmonyOS.

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Estimated launch:

The previous report reveals that Huawei will open the HarmonyOS beta for more public beta testers in June and the company will likely introduce the stable build somewhere in June or July.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei begins Watch 3/Pro series WeChat watch version testing

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Huawei Watch 3 WeChat version

After the GT 3 series, it’s time for Huawei Watch 3/Pro devices to jump into the internal testings of the WeChat watch version. The company has started stretching the official roots of WeChat for all eligible smart wearables.

A few days ago, the company has rolled out a beta version of HarmonyOS 3.0 for the Watch 3 Pro devices with WeChat features. However, the difference was, the firmware existed for only Pro variants with a limited number of users.

On the flip side, we have also reported that after the GT 3 series, Huawei will turn its face to the very efficient – Watch 3 series with the internal testing procedures. Looks like the time has arrived when the Huawei Watch 3 series users will also be able to fetch the WeChat version.

WeChat – in recent times, we have mentioned this term frequently. Well, it is an instant messaging application that allows users to share texts and media content with their contacts. So far, the company has only initiated the intended features of WeChat to its devices. However, now it’s time to catch the official version.

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The company has officially initiated the testing of the WeChat edition for the Watch 3 series in the form of the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.130 (C00E130R1P130log) build. Further, the firmware carries a huge package size of 256MB.

As quoted, this firmware mainly focuses on the WeChat watch version addition for the respective devices. As a result, users will find more responsive communication features on the wrist after installing the latest software build.

HarmonyOS 3.0.0.130 Update Changelog

The changelog reads the presence of the WeChat watch version. To access the features, scan the watch’s WeChat QR code using the smartphone WeChat application. After scanning, the screen will display the message “Watch WeChat logged in”.

Alternatively, now you will be able to easily operate and view WeChat messages. Besides, you can quickly react to or reply to the received texts. You can also opt for voice replies as per convenience. Further, you can check WeChat message reminders, pictures, emoji expressions, and much more.

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Apart from that, the WeChat version will allow you to utilize the WeChat Pay application. Consequently, you can carry out multiple transactions and payment options without even using your handset.

Update Notes:

  • Ensure that you use HarmonyOS 2 or Android 9.0 and above interface in your smartphone.
  • Update the Huawei Health and WeChat application to their latest versions.
  • The update procedure may take time. Do not panic and wait patiently for the completion of the update.
  • If you encounter any problems during use, please visit the My Huawei app or contact with Huawei Customer service center.

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2 new chipboards launched for Huawei OpenHarmony

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Recently, 2 new development chipboards were launched for the open-source Huawei HarmonyOS operating system –OpenHarmony. This launch will further improve the community backbone, and the OpenHarmony chip/development board platform has been further enriched.

So far there are 20 chips/development boards have been integrated into the OpenHarmony backbone, and the OpenHarmony ecosystem continues to grow.

The integration into the backbone means that more community developers and partners can build, improve and enrich various functions around the chip, and build more development versions covering different solution scenarios and categories.

For developers, it can greatly reduce the development threshold of OpenHarmony, which is convenient to develop at a lower cost and experience more of the latest features of OpenHarmony.

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For enterprises in the industry, it greatly reduces the OpenHarmony development cost of chip adaptation. Hence, developers can quickly and cost-effectively create their own products, and more flexibly adapt to various terminals, jointly promoting the digital and intelligent transformation of the industry. 2 chipboards openharmony

It is reported that the 2 development chipboards of OpenHarmony are the KHDVK-3566B development board launched by Shenzhen Kaihong Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd. Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd. (referred to as “Kaihong Zhigu Company”) is a Niobe U4 development board based on ESP32 series chips.

Shenzhen Kaihong KHDVK-3566B is a smart screen development board based on OpenHarmony embedded KaihongOS, using ROCKCHIP RK3566 Cortex-A55 quad-core processor, with quad-core performance, high-energy drive, rich interfaces, and other features, the software has flexible tailoring, safety, and reliability.

The characteristics of resource sharing and seamless circulation are suitable for tablet computers, face-scanning cash registers, home appliance display screens, industrial robots, medical testing equipment, advertising machines, digital signage, teaching all-in-one machines, and other equipment, and are widely used in smart finance and smart industry. , smart education, smart energy, smart consumption, and other fields.

The Niobe U4 development board of Kaihong Zhigu Company is based on the ESP32-U4WDH chip. The chip is small in size, fast in speed, and powerful in function. It is a chip specially designed for the Internet of Things, with ultra-high RF performance and stability, versatility and reliability, as well as ultra-low power consumption, can meet different power consumption requirements, suitable for smart homes, smart education, and other applications scenarios.

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The complete SDK provided by Kaihong Zhigu company and a large number of application examples blessing In this way, developers can quickly and easily carry out secondary development.

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Huawei Nova 5/5i Pro/5z gets new system optimization update

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Huawe Nova 5 optiimization updTE

The Huawei optimization updates are just like a ‘dessert over dinner for the smartphone. As the company released optimization updates nearby the monthly security patches. However, Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro, and Nova 5z smartphones recently receives the HarmonyOS 2 system optimization update.

Besides, here is a twist these Nova 5 devices have yet not received the September 2022 security update, but we can take desserts anytime. Just freely update Nova 5 and another two models over the new version to taste the recipe that Huawei prepared for you in the changelog.

Below you can check the changelog of the new system optimization update and another version of the Huawei Nova 5 devices:

Huawe Nova 5 optiimization updTE

Huawei Nova 5:

  • Changelog:
    • HarmonyOS 2 version optimizes system stability
  • Version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.268  to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.270 new version
  •  Models number
    • Huawei nova 5 SEA-AL00

[Software update] nova 5 2.0.0.270 release notes (optimized system stability)

Huawei Nova 5i Pro:

  • Changelog:
    • HarmonyOS 2 version optimizes system stability
  • Version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.268  to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.270 new version
  •  Models number
    • Huawei nova 5 SPN-AL00

Huawei Nova 5 system optimization

Huawei Nova 5z:

  • Changelog:
    • HarmonyOS 2 version optimizes system stability
  • Version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.268  to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.270 new version
  •  Models number
    • Huawei nova 5 SPN-AL00

\Huawei Nova 5 system optimization

How to download:

Go to Settings, pick System & updates, open Software update, and then choose to Check for updates to manually download this update. Your phone will display an alert if an update is available along with the option to download and install it.

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Through the Support app:

To accomplish this, launch the Support app, click the Service tab from the bottom bar, tap on the update, choose to check for updates, then download and install.

Huawei September 2022 security update:

Well, the HarmonyOS 2 September 2022 security update for the devices is still awaited, it also brings improves the security of the Huawei Nova 5i Pro, Nova 5z, and Nova 5 smartphone for a better user experience.

However, the company will release the patch in the coming days, till you have to satisfied with this latest optimization update for your Huawei Nova 5 smartphone.

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