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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


December 2021 firmware update released for Huawei Watch 3 Pro (Global)



Huawei Watch 3 Pro December update

Huawei has started rolling out December 2021 HarmonyOS firmware update for Huawei Watch 3 Pro global users. This latest update comes with a bunch of new features including sleep mode, data sync, and much more.

According to information, December 2021 update for Huawei Watch 3 Pro comes with upgraded HarmonyOS version, which is a follow-up of version Users, if you found this update, we recommend you download and install it ASAP.

Talking about the changes, it brings a new sleep mode that mutes all ringtones except alarm and reduces the possibility of disturbance while you are sleeping. It added data syncs after successful connections between watch, phone, and sports equipment.

Also, it allows searching your favorite songs via entering the words in the music and supports switching between audio output devices on the music playback screen. As well as it permits you to receive and reply to message from third-party apps.


Additionally, this update optimizes the screen activation when you lift up the wrist in do not disturb mode and system stability in certain scenarios. To be mentioned, the company has also released this major feature update for Huawei Watch 3 series launched in China.

Huawei Watch 3 Pro December update

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Huawei Watch 3 Pro Changelog:

  • Adds sleep mode, which mutes all ringtones except alarm
  • Syncs data after the successful connection between the watch, phone, and sports equipment
  • Allows you to enter words in music to search for songs
  • Support switching between audio output devices on the music playback screen.
  • Allows you to receive and reply to messages from some third-party apps in the notifications panel of the watch
  • Activates the screen when you raise your wrist in do not disturb mode
  • Optimizes the system stability in certain situations

Points to know:

  • Do not disconnect the Bluetooth connection during the update. 
  •  If the update fails, try again.
  • It may take a while to update the wearable. 
  • Wait until the progress indicator on the device indicates the end of the process.
  • If you have problems using the device, call the Huawei customer service line or visit a Huawei customer service center.

Update Steps:

To update your Huawei Watch 3 Pro firmware, please head towards your phone with the Huawei Health app. Find your connected device inside the app, tap on the device, select your Watch name and proceed toward the update section. Follow the on-screen instructions.

(Via – Huaweiblog)

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Huawei P20 series smartphones receiving December 2021 security update



Huawei P20 December 2021 update

Huawei P20 series models are getting a new software update that installs the HarmonyOS security patch released in December 2021. This new firmware update rolling out with HarmonyOS 2 version in the Chinese market.

Besides the security improvements, the changelog doesn’t have much to show us and has not mentioned any other changes made to the system. More information about the update instructions and notes is linked below.

So, what’re the fixes with December 2021 HarmonyOS security improvements? Well, it fixes 1 CVE in the framework, 2 CVEs in Kernel, 3 CVEs in the system, 3 CVEs in applications, and 62 CVEs in the third-party library for increased system security.

Adaption Models:

  • Huawei P20 EML-AL00
  • Huawei P20 EML-TL00
  • Huawei P20 Pro CLT-AL00, CLT-AL01, CLT-AL001
  • Huawei P20 Pro CLT-TL00, CLT-TL01
  • Huawei P20 Pro CLT-TL00, CLT-TL01

Huawei P20 December 2021 update

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Huawei P20 series December 2021 update:

Latest Version:

  • Huawei P20 series devices grabbing HarmonyOS version upgraded from


  • Integrates the security patch released in December 2021 for enhanced system security.

Key points for users before Update:

  • The device must have a better battery backup to install this update that is a minimum of 50%.
  • It’s compulsory to check your storage availability(Internal/External SDcard) to download the latest update as per the size required
  • A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.


Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System & Updates
  • Open Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Download via My Huawei app:

  • Open the My Huawei app on your device
  • Go to the Update
  • Follow the on-screen instructions

About Huawei P20:

  • Display: 5.7 inches
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Rear Camera: 40MP
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 4000mAh
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November 2021 security update available for Huawei Nova 6 SE



Huawei Nova 6 SE November update

Huawei is sending a new HarmonyOS software update for Huawei Nova 6 SE smartphone that mainly installs the security patch released in November 2021. This firmware update improves the overall system security via resolving different levels of CVEs found in the system.

According to the information, the November 2021 update for Huawei Nova 6 SE comes with HarmonyOS version But the new changelog doesn’t bring any other additional changes for the system except for security improvements.

However, the Chinese tech maker has already delivered the November 2021 security update for the rest of the Nova 6 series models last month. More information related to this new update and update instructions are mentioned below.

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Huawei Nova 6 SE November update

New software update:

  • New Version: Huawei Nova 6 SE smartphone users getting HarmonyOS version upgrading from
  • Changelog: Installs the HarmonyOS
  • security patch released in November 2021 for improved system security.

Update Note:

  • The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  • HarmonyOS version and size may vary.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.

Update steps:

There are two ways that you can download this latest software update, both of these areas the following:


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap Software update
  4. Tap Check for Updates
  5. Download and Install
  6. Install

After the installation and restart, we recommend you let the system optimize the new application so your device can run smoothly on further commands.


You can also request this update via the Support app with the following instructions.

  1. Open the My Huawei app
  2. Tap on Update
  3. Download and Install
  4. Install

Huawei Nova 6 SE:

  • Display: 6.4 inches
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 810
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear Camera: 48MP quad-camera system
  • Front Camera: 16MP selfie camera
  • Battery: 4200mAh
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