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HarmonyOS 2 closed beta for Huawei Mate 20 series testers expanding in China

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With the unveiling of the new HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system, Huawei has announced the first batch of 28 devices for HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta testing.

This recruitment also included the old flagship, the Huawei Mate 20 series. At the same, the company has also opened, the registration slots for selected devices limited to the Chinese market.

June 7, Huawei has begun to deliver the first HarmonyOS 2.0 beta build via OTA upgrades for Mate 20 smartphones along with other devices.

Huawei Mate 20 series models adapted for HarmonyOS 2 Closed Beta:

  • Huawei Mate 20 (HMA-AL00/HMA-TL00)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro (LYA-AL00/LYA-AL10/LYA-TL00)
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS (LYA-AL00P)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 4G (EVR-AL00/EVR-TL00)

According to the information, HarmonyOS 2.0 first beta update comes with the new HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.116. It brings the 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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Now, Huawei has begun expanding the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta version for more Huawei Mate 20 devices in the home ground. This is the staged rollout for the above-mentioned models and it’s proceeding along with the approval of the applications of respective smartphones.

Let’s take a look over the detailed changelog:

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.

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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.

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.

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Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless appliances, 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.

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.

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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.

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.

To be mentioned, one of the models of the Huawei Mate 20 series, Mate 20 X 5G was not part of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta testing in the first phase. Now, it is eligible to participate in the second phase of the closed HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing program.

If you want to know more about HarmonyOS features, please check the video below.

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Huawei HarmonyOS January 2022 Updates List

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HarmonyOS January 2022 updates

Huawei has released the latest January 2022 HarmonyOS security patch details for its smartphone and tablet devices. However, the rollout of this new security update is about to start meanwhile the December 2021 update is on the move. So, Huawei will dispatch the HarmonyOS updates for a bunch of devices throughout January 2022.

Alongside the monthly update rollout, Huawei has also started preparing for the next major software update – HarmonyOS 3.0. According to the information, HarmonyOS 3.0 beta testing could begin in April and followed by a public beta phase. However, a stable HM 3.0 rollout is likely to start in July 2022.

A few days ago, Huawei has replied to us on the matter of HarmonyOS for global consumers that currently there is no plan for smartphones outside China to upgrade to HarmonyOS. Until then, Huawei users in the overseas markets can enjoy EMUI 12 that looks similar to HarmonyOS.

Amid these discussions, Huawei will continue the rollout of regular HarmonyOS software and security updates to its devices. Also, the company keeps dispatching the major software updates from time to time to improve its models.

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With the HarmonyOS January 2022 updates list, we will keep updated with all the HarmonyOS security and software updates released for Huawei devices this month and brief you about them.

HarmonyOS January 2022 updates

Huawei HarmonyOS January 2022 Updates:

January 21, 2022:

January 22, 2022:

  • Honor Play 3 smartphone has started receiving a new HarmonyOS software update that mainly installs the December 2021 security patch. Read more
  • Huawei is sending a January 2022 HarmonyOS software update for the Huawei Nova 5z smartphone. Read more
  • Honor 20 and 20 Pro smartphones users have started receiving the latest HarmonyOS update that brings January 2022 security patch. Read more

January 21, 2022:

  • January 2022 HarmonyOS software update is rolling out for Huawei Nova 4e smartphone users. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro smartphones running on HarmonyOS are receiving a new software that brings January 2022 security update. Read more
  • Huawei has started to rollout the latest January 2022 HarmonyOS security update for Nova 5i and Nova 5i Pro smartphones. Read more

January 20, 2022:

  • Huawei has begun sending the January 2022 HarmonyOS security update for Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8 inch tablet. Read more
  • Huawei’s latest foldable flagship –Huawei P50 Pocket is receiving the latest January 2022 HarmonyOS software update in China. Read more

January 17, 2022:

  • Huawei Enjoy 10 smartphone installs the December 2021 security patch for improved system security. Read more
  • Huawei is rolling out new optimizations for Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 tablet with HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.217 update in China. Read more
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4 inch is grabbing the latest January 2022 HarmonyOS software update that comes with upgraded version 2.0.0.223. Read more

January 12, 2022:

  • Huawei is rolling a new HarmonyOS 2.0.1.195 SP5 software update for the flagship smartphone, Huawei P50 Pro in China. Read more
  • Huawei MatePad 11 tablet users in Europe has started receiving the latest HarmonyOS security update released in the month of December 2021. Read more

January 11, 2022:

  • Huawei has started sending the latest HarmonyOS 2.0 software update for the Nova 3i smartphone that comes with version 2.0.0.140 in China. Read more

January 10, 2022:

  • Honor Tablet V6 is grabbing the December 2021 HarmonyOS security update that fixes several new bugs and vulnerabilities found in the latest software system. Read more
  • Huawei is releasing a new EMUI software update for Huawei P Smart 2021 smartphone that mainly installs December 2021 security patch. Read more

January 8, 2022:

  • Huawei is sending a new HarmonyOS update for Huawei Nova 2s users that brings the December 2021 security patch along with other optimizations and fixes. Read more
  • Huawei is rolling out the first HarmonyOS software update for the Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone. Read more
  • Huawei has started sending the latest HarmonyOS 2.0.0.221 software update for the Huawei Mate X2 foldable smartphone. Read more

January 5, 2022:

  • Huawei is rolling out the latest HarmonyOS 2.0.0.220 software update for Huawei MatePad 10.4 tablet. Read more
  • Huawei is started sending a new HarmonyOS software update for Huawei P50 Pro that comes with the latest version 2.0.0.195 SP5. Read more
  • Huawei has started sending the latest December 2021 HarmonyOS software update for the MatePad 10.8 tablet. Read more
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 tablet users are installing the December 2021 HarmonyOS software update that brings system and security optimizations. Read more
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Honor 20S grabbing January 2022 HarmonyOS security update

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Honor 20S January 2022 update

Huawei has already delivered the January 2022 HarmonyOS security patch for several Huawei and Honor eligible devices. In the latest development, Honor 20S smartphone has begun collecting the January 2022 security update in China.

Huawei’s January 2022 HarmonyOS security patch fixed various bugs and vulnerabilities including 4 CVE in the framework, 10 CVEs in the system, 5 CVEs in the application, and 111 CVEs found in the third-party libraries.

Software Version:

According to the information, the Honor 20S January 2022 update brings HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.220, which is upgraded from HM OS version 2.0.0.210.

To be mentioned, this update is gradually expanding through OTA for all eligible devices in the Chinese market. So, it may take some to reach you. Meanwhile, you can also check the latest update manually by following the steps mentioned below.

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How to check updates manually:

There are two methods to check the update manually that is through settings or via the My Huawei app. You can check both the ways below.

To update through settings, open Settings, then go to System & updates and open Software update. Now select Check for updates and if any update shows up, then hit the Download and install button.

Alternatively, you can also download software updates using the My Huawei app. Open My Huawei app, visit the update section. Now select check for updates, and then press Download and install.

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Points to know:

There are several important points you need to remember before installing the January 2022 security patch on your Honor the 20S.

  • Maintain enough storage on your device.
  • Keep smartphone charged at least 30% or more.
  • This update won’t erase your data, but we recommend you to take backup in advance.
  • Follow the update instructions carefully.
  • patience, the update may take some time to upgrade the installation package

(Source: Huawei)

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January 2022 HarmonyOS security update out for Honor 20 and 20 Pro

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Honor 20 January 2022 update

Honor 20 and 20 Pro smartphones users have started receiving the latest HarmonyOS update that brings January 2022 security patch. This update increases the security level of smartphones and protects the device against threats.

The new information reveals that January 2022 update for the Honor 20 and 20 Pro smartphones hits the ground with HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.220. However, this update is rolling out in the Chinese market.

For your information, the January 2022 HarmonyOS security patch fixes a massive count of 130 CVEs found in the latest software system and third-party libraries for better system security.

Adapting models:

  • Honor 20 (YAL-AL00)
  • Honor 20 (YAL-TL00)
  • Honor 20 Pro (YAL-AL10)

Early this month, Huawei has delivered the December 2021 security update for Honor 20 running on Magic UI 4.0 in the global market. The update rolled out with Magic UI version 11.0.0.1884 (C675E3R1P4) and a software update package size of 199MB.

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Talking about Honor 20, this smartphone launched with an eye-catching design, a 6.26-inch full-HD+, Kirin 980 SoC, 48MP rear quad camera system, excellent battery, and much more.

In terms of the software, it was initially packed with Magic UI 2.1 and received Magic UI 3, Magic UI 3.1, and Magic UI 4.0 major updates. Now, Honor 20 smartphones are performing very well with HarmonyOS 2.0 in China.

How to update Honor smartphones:

Honor 20 smartphone users can download the latest HarmonyOS update via go to phone settings then tap on system & updates, click on the software update, tap on check for updates. Once the update prompt pop-up on your smartphone hit the download button and install it.

Alternatively, head towards the My Huawei app, visit the update section and follow the on-screen instruction to install it. During the update timeline, make sure that the phone has a sufficient amount of battery and storage to download the update package. Also, use a stable connection to prevent update download failure issues.

(Source: Huawei)

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