On November 23, Huawei has finally opened the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta for 6 Huawei and Honor devices on the home ground. The models covered under this beta phase include both smartphones and tablets.
A week ago, the Chinese tech maker has confirmed that these devices including Huawei Nova 8 SE Vitality Edition, MediaPad M5 Youth Edition series, and more can participate in HarmonyOS public beta that will start by the end of this month. So, as scheduled Huawei has begun the HarmonyOS 2 public beta for 6 Huawei and Honor devices. It permits the user to explore and experience the HM OS features ahead of stable rollout.
6 Huawei devices for HarmonyOS public beta:
- Huawei Nova 8 SE Vitality Edition
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.1-inch
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet 10.1 inch
- Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
- Honor Tablet 5 10.1 inch
HarmonyOS 2.0 stable rollout for 16 devices:
With this announcement, Huawei has also declared the stable HarmonyOS 2.0 rollout for the next batch of 16 devices will in next month – December 2021. The list of 16 devices consisting of both models belongs to both Huawei and Honor brands.
These devices are Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus, Huawei Mate 9, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design, Huawei Nova 3, Huawei Nova 3i, Huawei Nova 2s, Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus, Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inch, Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches, Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inches, Honor 9, Honor V9, Honor Play, and Honor Note 10.
HarmonyOS 2.0 features:
Huawei has designed the next-generation – HarmonyOS distributed operating system to provide seamless cross-device connection across all scenarios while bolstering privacy and security across the board.
Its features feature include a new Home screen, service widgets, control panel, service center, smart folder, HarmonyOS Fonts, super device, Huawei Share, smart home, task center, and more.
Talking about Super device – a very impressive HM OS feature and shows the real power of this new OS. This feature allows users to combine different devices to form Super Devices. Also, you can see a clear and easy-to-view map of every nearby trusted device, that you are able to connect.
Huawei P50 is getting HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 upgrade
The standard Huawei P50 is now receiving HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124 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.
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.
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.
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Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0
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 126.96.36.1996 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 188.8.131.526.
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:
- 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.
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HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?
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.
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.
However, confirmation is still awaited on whether HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global consumers.
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