HarmonyOS 2 closed beta for Huawei Mate 20 series testers expanding in China
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 220.127.116.11. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.