HarmonyOS 2 closed beta sign up for 12 Honor devices begins, will upgrade from Magic UI and EMUI
Today, Huawei has officially opened HarmonyOS 2 closed beta recruitment for Honor devices, including Honor 20, Honor 30, Honor V30, Honor V20 and more. The selected devices are now eligible to enroll themselves for the beta testing. Following the successful enrollment, Huawei will release the HarmonyOS 2 beta build through an OTA update.
Furthermore, all of these devices were launched before the partition of both firms and runs Magic UI 4, EMUI 11, and Magic UI 3.1 software systems.
According to the information, HarmonyOS 2 brings a number of new changes in the user interface along with a different user experience across different devices powered by the new distributed capabilities.
Check more information about the adapted recruitment models and required software versions, along with other details linked below
Honor devices adapted for HarmonyOS 2 Closed Beta:
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor V20
- Honor V20 Moschino Edition
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor Tablet V6
According to the official rollout plan, HarmonyOS was scheduled to rollout for Honor phones in the fourth quarter of this year. However, the company has made an early surprise for the consumers, increasing the possibility for a fast global adaptation.
Testing slots: 2000 recruits for each product, see the table below for details
Recruitment time: June 23, 2021 – June 29, 2021, at 10:00 (China time)
Announcement of selected testers: Only the list of users selected in 2000 will be announced (users other than 2000 will not be announced). Selected testers will be announced via SMS or Push Notifications.
Version rollout time: See the follow-up official notice (if you fill in the registration information incorrectly or are not on the baseline version that supports upgrade, you will not receive the push)
Below, you can check a brief introduction of every key feature of HarmonyOS 2.0.
HarmonyOS 3.1: Here’s what you can expect
A new HarmonyOS version will launch with the Huawei P60 series on March 23. And here’s everything you can expect from this upcoming HarmonyOS 3.1 software and its specialties.
Aside from the new technological advancements, the Huawei P60 series will bring powerful camera capabilities to take amazing photographs on the go. However, a better hardware experience is connected to the software. That’s why, users can take benefit from HarmonyOS 3.1 in various ways.
You can expect HarmonyOS 3.1 to come with major improvements and bug fixes for the entire HarmonyOS operating system. This new version has eye-catching animations with added fluidity and physics-based response.
The new animations reflect all around the UI and UX. That’s why the difference between HarmonyOS 3.0 and 3.1 will be visible to all of the users.
HarmonyOS 3.1 brings an optimized control panel and it has new app shortcuts in case you need to jump on a certain app. The task execution between apps and the launch speed are also enhanced to provide fast feedback.
Other than these, Huawei is providing a developer-friendly environment, which allows them to deploy fast HarmonyOS 3.1 applications. For now, Huawei has not announced a rollout date for old devices but it could happen next month.
Moving ahead, we could expect Huawei to bring exclusive dynamic island notifications functionality for center-hole punch devices including the Huawei P60 Pro and Art variants.
Ahead of the HarmonyOS 4, this new upgrade will satisfy the consumer demand for a new change in the entire ecosystem.
Open source HarmonyOS now has 100 million lines of code
OpenAtom Foundation has recently announced the 2022 OpenHarmony Annual Operation Report. It reveals the that opens source HarmonyOS has achieved around 100 million lines of code.
According to the information, OpenHarmony has made new contracts with a total of 51 companies. While over 5100 co-builders submitted codes to be merged by Open Source HarmonyOS.
This marks a total of nearly 100 million lines of code built for the open-source HarmonyOS. Last year, 45 manufacturers launched 100+ open-source HarmonyOS products.
As of December 2022, the number of OpenHarmony project groups increased to 29. It includes over 50 top technical coders and 10+ university clubs.
Last month, Yu Chengdong, Executive Director and CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said that he is expecting big progress in the OpenHarmony open-source software.
Yu then revealed that OpenHarmony has become the fastest-growing operating system. There are currently more than 110 commercial devices and more than 100 models running this software.
OpenHarmony is already applied in various fields such as education, finance, transportation, and mining, and has built an information infrastructure base for thousands of industries.
Following HarmonyOS operating system launch in 2019, Huawei announced to open-source its OS. At HDC 2020, Huawei launched open-source HarmonyOS as OpenHarmony and donated the entire code to OpenAtom Foundation.
OpenAtom Foundation is the first foundation for open-source software in China. It was established in June 2020 and initiated jointly by many of the big tech giants.
HarmonyOS 3 public beta adds 7 new Huawei devices [List]
Yesterday, Huawei opened the gates of HarmonyOS 3 public beta for 9 Honor devices new devices, and today, the Chinese tech maker added 7 of the native smartphones and tablets on the same upgrade process.
Huawei has opened HarmonyOS 3 public beta for 7 prominent old and mid-range devices including Huawei Nova 8 SE, Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G, Enjoy 50, and MatePad 10.4. These along with other models are eligible to participate in the new HarmonyOS 3 beta phase.
According to the information, HarmonyOS 3 public beta will allow all of the users with the HarmonyOS 2 operating system to gain HarmonyOS 3 features ahead of a stable release. Interstingly, public beta allows unlimited slots, which makes it different from a closed testing environment.
Also, public beta indicates that the software testing has been completed and it’s in the final stage of the official software rollout.
Let’s take a look at the Huawei devices that have secured a place in the HarmonyOS 3 public beta:
- Huawei Nova 8 SE
- Huawei Nova 8 SE Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
- Huawei Enjoy 50
- Huawei MatePad 10.4 2022
All of these devices require you to download the base HarmonyOS version 126.96.36.199 to receive the HarmonyOS 3 public beta.
Last month, Huawei opened HarmonyOS 3 and closed beta recruitment for these models and within a month, Huawei progressed to the next phase.
HarmonyOS 3 has various new features and one of them is the new stack widgets. This functionality lets you stack all of the widgets into one place and helps you to clean the entire home screen. You can destack the entire widgets whenever you may fancy. There are many new capabilities to explore in HarmonyOS 3 that improve the user experience.
Huawei has confirmed that eligible HarmonyOS 3 public beta device users can signup for the testing application starting March 22. However, the registration process could only complete via the My Huawei app.
Therefore, make sure you have the My Huawei app on the latest version via AppGallery. You also have the option to roll back any time from the early beta testers.