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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 P50 is getting HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 upgrade

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The standard Huawei P50 is now receiving HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 software update in China. This update primarily optimizes system stability to make the flagship run smother and execute tasks on time. Huawei P50 users are recommended to install this software update as soon as it arrives.

This is another software update that Huawei is rolling out to improve this flagship device and deliver better to the consumers. However, the phone is only available for the Chinese market and Huawei P50 Pro has already on sale in the overseas market.

Coming to the details, Huawei P50 HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 software update could be downloaded by visiting Settings > System & updates > then tap on the Software update section, followed by the check for updates button. From here let the phone check for the available firmware version and fetch them down for you.

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Be mentioned, Huawei P50 Pro in the global market comes with EMUI 12 software, which on the other hand, runs solely on HarmonyOS in China. According to previous details, Huawei P50 series phones could be the first ones to test HarmonyOS 3.0, when it comes out.

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Talking about the standard Huawei P50, the phone features a flat panel display, and a powerful camera system consisting of two large circles to house the cameras. While the design of the phone remains intriguing in all aspects. The P50 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset but only with 4G connectivity.

(via – Huawei)

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0

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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 2.1.0.576 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 1.0.0.566.

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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:

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  • 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.

(via – ithome)

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HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?

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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.

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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.

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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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