Earlier, Huawei has mentioned that the development of HarmonyOS is going on for 5 years and it was introduced first time at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, while the next version was launched in HDC 2020.
Last December, Huawei started the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta testing for some devices in China and further expanded this program for more models this April.
After the completion of the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta, the first batch of devices starts receiving the latest build of HarmonyOS to test the features before a stable official launch.
The Android users who have shifted over to HarmonyOS have begun sharing the review and screenshots of the new user interface, features, and performance comparisons.
In this segment, a well-known Weibo tipster – Digital Chat Station has released the apps start-up fluency comparison video of HarmonyOS 2.0 and EMUI 11 running on Huawei Mate X2 and Mate 40 Pro respectively. Specs-wise, both the devices have powerful hardware and are powered by Kirin 9000, and offer a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother animation.
In the video, the Mate 40 Pro works on EMUI 11 while Mate X2 runs on HarmonyOS. The video maker tests the app fluency based on the key factor:
- Animation and speed of opening and closing of the app
- App response time
- Data loading time
The first step of the test is to clear the background, and then open Weibo, Kuan, Bilibili, and Peace Elite in turn.
For some reason, there is no open-screen advertisement on Weibo under EMUI 11, and the open-screen advertisement at station B is 3 seconds, while HarmonyOS has an advertisement under Weibo, and the open-screen advertisement at station B takes 5 seconds.
The video demonstration shows that the first three apps are all open at EMUI 11 Faster, but when reloading from the background, the animation of HarmonyOS 2.0 is smoother, and EMUI 11 shows signs of slowness to the naked eye.
As for the game PUBG, although Hongmeng OS initially opens faster, the time it takes to pop up the account login interface is almost the same as EMUI 11.
Stay tuned! more exciting comparisons and features of HarmonyOS are yet to come.
Check the comparison video below:
These 63 Huawei devices received HarmonyOS 3 so far [Details]
According to the information released by Huawei, HarmonyOS 3 is rolled out 56 stable versions, 3 public beta, and 4 closed beta sessions, making a total of 63 active devices.
The details reveal that these devices include smartphones, tablets, smart screens, smart speakers, and smartwatches. This is one of the biggest upgrade procedures in any smart device ecosystem.
- P50 Pro
- P50 Pro Collector’s Edition
- P50 Pocket
- P50 Pocket Art Custom Edition
- Mate Xs 2
- Mate Xs 2 Collector’s Edition
- Mate X2
- Mate X2 4G
- Mate X2 Collector’s Edition
- Mate 40
- Mate 40 Pro 4G
- Mate 40 Pro
- Mate 40 Pro+
- Mate 40 RS Porsche Design Collector’s Edition
- Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Mate 40E
- Mate 40E Pro
- Mate 40E 4G
- P40 4G
- P40 Pro
- P40 Pro+
- Nova 10
- Nova 10 Pro
- Nova 9
- Nova 9 Pro
- Nova 8
- Nova 8 Pro 5G
- Nova 8 Pro 4G
- Mate 30
- Mate 30 5G
- Mate 30 Pro
- Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Mate 30E Pro 5G
- Mate Xs
- MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
- MatePad 11
- MatePad Pro 10.8 2021
- MatePad Pro 10.8
- MatePad Pro 5G 10.8
- MatePad 10.8
- Smart Screen V75 Pro
- Smart Screen V65 Pro
- Smart Screen V98
- Smart Screen V75 Super
- Smart Screen V85 2021
- Smart Screen V75 2021
- Smart Screen V65 2021
- Smart Screen V55 2021
- Sound X NEW
- Sound X 2021
- Sound Joy
- AI Speaker 2e
- Nova 9 SE
- Watch 3
- Watch 3 Pro
- Nova 7 5G
- Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Nova 6
- Nova 6 5G
However, we’re only halfway through, as plenty of old phones are waiting to get HarmonyOS 3. Including the legendary flaghip – P30 series and Mate 20 series.
HarmonyOS 3 comes with a number of new features including better Large folders with more layouts. On the other hand, it has system optimizations for better system performance. Furthermore, there are new security features that are designed to provide you with maximum safety and privacy.
Huawei Enjoy 50 receives HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11
According to the changelog, HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 update for Huawei Enjoy 50 is fetching new system stability improvements along with better performance. Yet, users first have to download HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 to upgrade to the latest version.
Recently, Huawei also sent EMUI 126.96.36.1991 for Enjoy 9e with a number of new additions. The upgrade is released during the rollout for Enjoy 50.
Huawei Enjoy 50:
In June, Huawei Enjoy 50 launched with a 6.75-inch screen size, 16.7 million colors, TFT LCD type, and HD+ resolution (1600 x 720 pixels). The phone measures 168.3mm in length, 77.7mm in width, 8.98mm in thickness, and 199 grams in weight. There are three colors to choose from – Crystal Blue, Pearl White, and Midnight Black.
It brings dual rear camera system consisting of a 13-megapixel main camera (f/1.8 aperture) and a 2MP depth-of-field camera (f/2.4 aperture). The rear camera has modes of Normal photo, portrait photo, professional mode, and panorama mode.
The latest software update for Huawei Enjoy 50 is expanding in batches and may take some to cover all of the available models. We suggest you make a backup of important files, to prevent unnecessary data loss.
Also, make sure your smartphone is not rooted and updated to the latest HarmonyOS firmware.
Huawei Mate 50 series gets December 2022 patch
According to the changelog, the December 2022 patch for the Huawei Mate 50 series brings system stability optimizations with new improvements to bring better performance.
It’s further revealed that the patch is distributed with HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52patch02 for – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. Since it’s a patch, the OTA will size only 16.26MB. On the other hand, it’s available only for the HarmonyOS 3 version of the Mate 50 lineup.
After upgrading to the latest software patch, a Huawei Mate 50 standard user reported a camera telephoto bug. The user reports that the 10X telephoto zoom lost clarity over the past version.
The user also posted a video describing this issue. It felt like the camera failed to focus on the subject, similar to Huawei P30 Pro.
A number of users replied this to bug. Saying that it could be an issue with the day and nighttime light arrangements. While some suggest that this could be fixed with the next upgrade.
Last month, Huawei sent a performance improvement update for Mate 50 series devices. According to our report, the phone received a substantial boost in GPU performance with HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206.
A test on the Genshin Impact game revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro delivers frame rate improvements along with the stability of the smartphone.
To download this software update, Huawei Mate 50 owners can look into the My Huawei app and then tap on the updates section to get the latest firmware version. However, users are recommended to make a backup of important files as a safety precaution.