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HarmonyOS 2.0 first closed beta update rolling out for first batch of Honor devices

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Today, Huawei has started releasing the first HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update for 12 Honor devices launched in China. The HM OS beta activity provides the opportunity for selected beta testers to experience the new features ahead of stable rollout.

On June 23, Huawei has opened the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta recruitment for the Honor devices that launched before separation from the parent brand – Huawei. However, these Honor devices are now under the support of Huawei.

After exploring the changelog, we found that it brings a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, task manager, better security, and more to provide a new user experience.

So, users don’t worry we have got the complete information related to this update including adapting device, versions, and full detailed changelog, which is mentioned below.

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List of Honor Models receiving first HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update:

  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor V30
  • Honor V30 Pro
  • Honor 20
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor V20
  • Honor V20 Moschino Edition
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor Magic 2
  • Honor Tablet V6

Honor 30 Series

HarmonyOS 2.0 beta version details:

  • Honor 30: From Magic UI 4 version 4.0.0.172 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor 30 Pro: From Magic UI 4 version 4.0.0.176 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor 30 Pro+: From Magic UI 4 version 4.0.0.176 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor V30: From Magic UI 4 version 4.0.0.180 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor V30 Pro: From Magic UI 4 version 4.0.0.180 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor 20: From Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.147 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor 20 Pro: From Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.147 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor V20: From Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.132 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor V20 Moschino Edition: From Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.132 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor Play 4 Pro: From Magic UI 3.1 version 3.1.0.138 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor Magic 2: From Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.133 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135
  • Honor Tablet V6: From Magic UI 3.1 version 3.1.1.210 to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135

Let’s check the changelog in detail:

Home-screen: Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.

Control Panel: Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.

Service Center: If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.

Smart Folder: HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.

HarmoynOS Fonts: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.

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Smart Office: Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.

Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.

Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.

Task manager: Support task status saving infrequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.

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MeeTime: Added support for multi-party calls. Now, both Huawei mobile phones and tablets can freely access audio and video calls

SECURITY:

App Guard: The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed.

This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.

Collaborative Security: Add a mobile – Computer collaborative authentication feature and allows you to unlock your phone by entering the phone’s screen unlock password on your Huawei computer when your phone and computer are connected via multi-screen collaboration.

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Certifications: The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.

Update Notes:

  1. Users are compulsory to download and upgrade to the required EMUI version to receive the beta push.
  2. During the closed beta test, users are suggested to enable the user experience improvement plan (path: Settings-System and Update-User Experience Improvement Plan) to facilitate the developers to perform system and application analysis, fault diagnosis, etc., and continue to improve the version quality.
  3. This upgrade will not delete your data, but it is recommended that users take a backup of all of the important data to a PC or the cloud before the update process begins and confirm that the backup content is complete, otherwise it may cause a risk of data loss.
  4. Some third-party apps may not be compatible with HarmonyOS, the app may not work as usual after the update. It is recommended that you try to update the apps on the latest version from AppGallery.
  5. After the upgrade process is completed, the phone may heat up, get cold or perform slow charging. This is caused by the self-optimization and adaptation process performed by the system following the upgrade.
  6. Following the upgrade, rest assured that it will recover by itself after a period of time. It is recommended that you charge for more than 1 hour in your free time. During the charging period, the system will perform optimization to ensure that the mobile application is quickly adapted.
  7. After the update, the home screen may get unorganized, please adjust it manually.
  8. This update procedure requires to vacate at least 10GB of free space for the installation package, which will automatically be deleted after the successful installation.

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First HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update released for Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro smartphones

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Huawei Mate 40 Series HM OS updates [Tracker]

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Last October, Huawei launched its annual flagship series, Huawei Mate 40 with advanced hardware and software technology including a powerful Kirin 9000 processor, EMUI 11 operating system, 90Hz screen refresh rate, and more.

The Huawei Mate 40 series comes in four variants:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 40E

Among these models, Huawei Mate 40 standard variant is equipped with Kirin 9000E processor, 50MP triple rear camera, 13MP selfie camera, 4200mAh battery, and more.

On the other hand, last December, Huawei began the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing program for limited devices including Mate 40 series smartphones, ahead of the official unveiling.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus

On June 2, Huawei has officially presented the HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones among the consumers. Simultaneously, the company started rolling out the first HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for 18 devices.

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The list of 18 devices also contains the models from Huawei Mate 40 lineup. Since then, these smartphones continuously receiving new features and improvements via OTA upgrades.

Under the public beta testing program, Huawei will send several HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta updates. In this article, you can capture all of the Huawei Mate 40 series beta update rollouts in China.

Note:

HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta testing is currently limited to Chinese users and may not be available for global users at the moment.

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ROLLOUT TIMELINE FOR HUAWEI MATE 40 SERIES:

December 1, 2021:

  • December 2021 update released for Huawei Mate 40 series(CN) read more.
  • Huawei Mate 40E install December 2021 HarmonyOS security update read more.

November 18, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40E grabs November 2021 security update read more.

November 8, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G gets 2.0.0.209 update with November patch and features read more.

November 5, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40 is receiving November 2021 HarmonyOS security update read more.

October 17, 2021:

  • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.209 for Huawei Mate 40 series rolling out read more.

September 6, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40 models getting HarmonyOS multi-window bug fix update read more.

August 18, 2021:

  • New HarmonyOS 2 features rolling out for Huawei Mate 40E and Mate X2 read more.

August 12, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40 series will get new HarmonyOS version optimizations with improvements read more.

August 7, 2021:

  • Celia optimizations rolling out for Huawei Mate 40 series (HarmonyOS 2) read more.

July 28, 2021:

  • Battery improvement patch released for Huawei Mate 40 series HarmonyOS 2 read more.

July 23, 2021:

  • All Huawei Mate 40 series (CN) users can now upgrade over HarmonyOS 2 read more.

July 12, 2021:

Huawei has begun to roll out a new HarmonyOS 2.0 software patch for Huawei Mate 40 series smartphones that brings important optimization for Celia AI voice assistant.

July 5, 2021:

  • Third HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Mate 40 series -HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.136

June 22, 2021:

  • Second HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Mate 40E – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.128

This update brings optimizations for WiFi connectivity, new fixes for the Contact app, lock screen wallpaper issue, and system improvements for a better user experience.

June 19, 2021:

  • Second HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.128

This update brings optimizations for sound, display, internet stability, contact app, system, and more to enhance the overall system performance.

June 3, 2021:

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  • First HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.116

The first HarmonyOS update for Mate 40 devices installs features consisting of a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, better security, and more to provide a next-level user experience.

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September 2021 update rolling out for these 7 Huawei devices

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Huawei 7 devices September 2021 update

We’re now in October and Huawei is preparing to unveil a number of new smart products this month. However, the software rollout continues as usual. In the latest episode, the Chinese tech maker is seeding the September 2021 security update for 7 Huawei devices that are running its latest operating system.

According to the information, Huawei is rolling out September 2021 security update for 7 Huawei devices including – Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Maimang 8, Enjoy 9S, Enjoy Z 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro, and Maimang 9 5G, and the Huawei P40 5G.

To be mentioned, these 8 devices run HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. Some of the models are still under beta testing and a few of them just participated in the closed testing environment.

Let’s check the rollout details and changelog below.

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Huawei 7 devices September 2021 update

September 2021 Update Eligible Models:

  1. Enjoy 20 Plus 5G – (FRL-AN00a/TN00)
  2. Maimang 8 – (POT-AL00)
  3. Enjoy 9S – (POT-Tl00a)
  4. Enjoy Z 5G – (DVC-AN00)
  5. Enjoy 20 Pro 5G – (DVC-AN20/TN20)
  6. Maimang 9 5G – (TNN-AN00)
  7. P40 5G – (ANA-AN00/TN00)

Time dive into Changes:

Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro, Enjoy Z 5G, and Maimang 9 5G receiving HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.205. This software build brings a new size adjustment feature for home screen icons and users can access it via Settings, Home screen and wallpaper, Home screen settings, and then open icon size option to access.

This update also brings a new security patch released in the month of September 2021 for an improved system and ensures that your phone runs safe and secure.

On the other hand, Huawei Maimang 8 and Enjoy 9S getting new software with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.187. This update brings important improvements for the system stability to improve the overall user experience and performance.

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Huawei P40:

Among these, Huawei is also sending a new software version – 2.0.0.206 for the HarmonyOS powered P40 5G devices. The rollout is conducted under the beta mode and brings a number of new features. The changelog shows to include a new task center feature, a cross-device task management function.

In the task center (swipe from the bottom of the screen for a short pause to enter), you can view and use the historical tasks of the same WiFi network and Huawei ID device (requires support for the task center).

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This update also adds a new Celia Keyboard app, as well as optimizes the touch as well volume adjustment feature in the accessibility section. Furthermore, this update optimizes the system stability for power consumption in some situations, which could save an extra amount of battery for the device users.

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Honor 30 and V30 series getting .168 update with new HarmonyOS features

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Honor 30 Pro Plus

HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.168 rolling out for Honor 30 and Honor V30 series phones upgrading from 2.0.0.165. This firmware has new features and a number of better software improvements for various aspects of the software system.

According to the changelog, the latest .168 update for Honor 30 Pro, 30 Pro+, Honor V30, and V30 Pro smartphones comes with a new multi-camera mode that allows you to shoot photographs from different devices using various perspectives.

The update also improves the camera by fixes a certain watermark issue, there are fixes for control panel icons’ abnormal appearance. Furthermore, the .168 update package brings September 2021 security patches for the Honor 30 and V30 series devices.

HarmonyOS 2.0 version .168 eligible devices:

  • Honor V30 (OXF-AN00)
  • Honor V30 Pro (OXF-AN10)
  • Honor 30 Pro (EBG-AN00)
  • Honor 30 Pro (EBG-TN00)
  • Honor 30 Pro+ (EBG-AN10)

HarmonyOS 2.0.0.168 changelog:

  • Camera: Added multi-camera mode. During shooting, you can choose a HarmonyOS 2 mobile phone or tablet (with multi-camera mode required) in the same WLAN network as the lens to take wonderful pictures from multiple angles and realize remote control.
  • Camera: Fix the problem that the camera watermark cannot be automatically rotated in some situations.
  • Display: Fix the problem that some icons in the control panel are not displayed
  • Security: Integrates the September 2021 security patch to enhance the security of the mobile phone system.

Honor 30 168 update

How to update:

To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

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Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, tap on the update, then select Check for updates, and then download and install.

However, there are a few things that you need to know before you proceed towards the update procedure. First, it’s recommended that you need to keep sufficient storage, keep an optimum battery level. Please wait while the update installs.

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