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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.

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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.

Expanding:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 launched sdkmgr, a new HarmonyOS SDK management tool

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Huawei introduces a new SDK management tool for the HarmonyOS developers built with sdkmgr command line. The developers can view, download, update, and uninstall the HarmonyOS SDK directly using commands.

This new tool is best while building packages in the pipeline and it supports automatically build script calls. Compared with the HarmonyOS SDK DevEco Studio, the sdkmgr SDK management tool has two major advantages:

  1. Easy to use: The developers can use this tool without the graphical interface. It is difficult to manage the SDK using the DevEco Studio, whereas the sdkmgr makes it easier as it can be used in several kinds of systems.
  2. Automatic script generation: The other major advantage of using the sdkmgr is that it automatically builds scripts without manually generating the hap packages.

For using the sdkmgr, the command is the same as its name ‘sdkmgr’. By using this, the user can view, install, uninstall and update multiple SDK components.

To make the sdkmgr work, follow the steps mentioned below

  • Download the compressed package of sdkmgr from the official website of HarmonyOS and then extract it.
  • Now, open any of the command prompt such as cmd, Powershell, etc. and enter the bin directory of sdkmgr.
  • To make sure that the network is stable, check the commands such as view, install, update or uninstall.

sdkmgr SDK management tool

Moreover, the company has also assured the developer that it will continue to bring more convenient and easy-to-use tools to make the application development more fun and that will lead to a more efficient development experience.

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[Related] Huawei DevEco Studio 2.2 Beta 1

Huawei last month released DevEco Studio 2.2 Beta 1 with low code HarmonyOS 2 app development, remote device features, and more. This beta improves the existing functions, adds new functionalities, and solves the existing bugs for an enhanced experience. Read more

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HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) Eligible Devices

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In August 2019, Huawei launched its self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS, also known as Hongmeng OS. This new OS is a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a diverse user experience across all devices and scenarios.

Initially, the OS only supported Huawei smart TVs. However, with the growing U.S. pressure, Huawei has increased its speed and preparation to bring the HarmonyOS on more platforms.

At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0, which supports more platforms compared to its predecessor.

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According to the official roadmap, HarmonyOS 2.0 will support devices with up to 128MB RAM, such as smart wearables and other IoT devices. In 2021, It’ll support devices up to 4GB RAM, such as tablets and entry-level smartphones. By the end of 2021, this RAM limit will increase over 4GB and open a way for the support of flagship smartphones.

At an event on June 2, 2021, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS for smartphone devices announced a roadmap of upgrading almost every possible device that goes way back up to 2016. This upgrade plan is surely something and both Huawei and Honor phones are part of this journey.

So, Let’s look at the devices that are eligible to receive HarmonyOS software updates.

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Before we begin, If you want to check the timeline of these devices, then do move to our upgrade plan articles for Huawei (Link) and Honor (Link) devices.

Note: All of these devices are officially confirmed.

HarmonyOS eligible Huawei devices:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 40E
  • Huawei Mate X2
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 4G
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro Plus
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 30 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 5G
  • Huawei MatePad Pro WiFi
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
  • Huawei Nova 8
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Nova 7 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6
  • Huawei Nova 6 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE
  • Huawei MatePad 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
  • Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 55 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 75 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 85 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 55
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 55
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 75
  • Huawei Smart Screen X 65
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate X
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
  • Huawei Maimang 9
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei Nova 4
  • Huawei Nova 3
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5z
  • Huawei Nova 5
  • Huawei Nova 4e
  • Huawei Maimang 8
  • Huawei Enjoy 9S
  • Huawei Nova 5i
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei Nova 2s
  • Huawei Enjoy 10
  • Huawei Enjoy 10s
  • Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus
  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8 inches
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet
  • Huawei Smart Screen V55i
  • Huawei Smart Screen V65i
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2019
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 76 2019

Wearables:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
  • Huawei Watch GT 2
  • Huawei Watch GT 2e

HarmonyOS eligible Honor devices:

  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor V30
  • Honor V30 Pro
  • Honor V20
  • Honor V20 Moschino Edition
  • Honor Magic 2
  • Honor 20
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor X10
  • Honor X10 Max
  • Honor Tablet 6
  • Honor Tablet X6
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor 30 Youth Edition
  • Honor Play 4
  • Honor V10
  • Honor 10
  • Honor Play
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor Play4T Pro
  • Honor 9X
  • Honor 9X Pro
  • Honor 8X
  • Honor 10 Youth Edition
  • Honor 20i
  • Honor 9
  • Honor V9
  • Honor Play 3
  • Honor Note 10
  • Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
  • Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch

Note:

  • This list is based on recent leaks and available device information.
  • It’s not officially confirmed.
  • We may add/remove more devices to the list.
  • This article will be continuously updated.

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HarmonyOS 2 completes 40 million installations, Huawei P10 and Mate 9 next to upgrade

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Huawei officially confirmed that HarmonyOS 2 has been installed in over 40 million devices. This is another big milestone for this new operating system, and the company also announced that the Huawei Mate 9 and P10 devices are next in line to test the HarmonyOS 2 beta software update.

HarmonyOS 2 was launched on June 2, the operating system brings a lot of new features and a new user interface for the consumers. It has a lot of new features powered by the distributed capabilities.

On the day of its unveiling, Huawei lay down a roadmap of over 100 devices that will upgrade to HarmonyOS, this list also includes some of the oldest models such as Huawei Mate 9 and P10 devices.

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HarmonyOS 2 40 million installations

However, Huawei has not yet announced the rollout detail for the global consumers, which is much awaited.

HarmonyOS 40 million Milestones:

According to previous information, HarmonyOS 2 completed 10 million installations in under one week, followed by 18 million upon the completion of 15 days.

On July 8, the Chinese tech maker officially confirmed that HarmonyOS installation has exceeded 30 million active users.

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This progress shows us that HarmonyOS 2 has a long way to go and the company is working more and more to provide the best software experience to the least possible device.

However, we still want to see, whether Huawei will be able to provide the same user experience for the global consumers and more importantly, when.

Devices Upgraded with HarmonyOS 2:

As for your information, Huawei has already upgraded devices from the Huawei Mate 40, Mate 30, Mate 20, Mate 10, P40, P30, P20, P10 series, as well as tablet devices such as Huawei MatePad Pro and MediaPad M6 lineups.

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Furthermore, Honor smartphones are also on the list of HarmonyOS 2 eligible devices and some of top models are testing the HarmonyOS 2 features in China.

To be mentioned some of these devices are still under the HarmonyOS 2 beta testing and will receive the table update soon.

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