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HarmonyOS 2 first beta update released for Huawei P30, Nova 5, Mate X and more devices

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At present, Huawei is focusing on HarmonyOS 2.0 installation and testing programs. Keeping its preparation at full pace, the company is also working to cover more and more devices under the HarmonyOS umbrella as soon as possible.

After the official revealing of HarmonyOS 2, Huawei began the closed and public beta testing activity of the new OS for its devices in the two different batches limited Chinese market.

Post recruitment, Huawei has moved one step forward and started rolling out the first HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta software update for smartphones registered in the second batch of this testing activity.

For your information, Huawei will keep on testing the HarmonyOS 2 until its reaches the stable level and for the commercial use case. The stable rollout stage is required because it’ll lead to HarmonyOS 2 rollout for the global consumers, yet, we’ve to wait for more information on this matter.

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HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta Second batch rollout:

Let’s move towards, the HarmonyOS first closed beta update, which is rolling for 11 devices from P30, Nova 5, and MatePad M6 series.

The HarmonyOS 2.0 beta software update offers a whole new operating and features including a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, better security, and more surprising ones. [Full changelog below]

Note: Currently, the HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta campaign is going on in mainland China. The company will expand for global users.

HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta devices (first beta):

  1. Huawei P30
  2. Huawei P30 Pro
  3. Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  4. Huawei Mate X
  5. Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  6. Huawei Nova 5
  7. Huawei Nova 5i Pro
  8. Huawei Nova 5z
  9. Huawei MediaPad M6 8.6-inch
  10. Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
  11. Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition

HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta devices with the new software version:

  • Huawei P30: From EMUI 11.0.0.139/142 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.127
  • Huawei P30 Pro: From EMUI 11.0.0.139/142 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.127
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: From EMUI 11.0.0.140 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.127
  • Huawei Mate X: From EMUI 11.0.0.140 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.127
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro: From EMUI 11.0.0.143/146 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.129/130
  • Huawei Nova 5: From EMUI 10.1.0.103 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.127
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro: From EMUI 10.1.0.103 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.127
  • Huawei Nova 5z: From EMUI 10.1.0.103 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.127
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch: From EMUI 11.0.0.140 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.128
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch: From EMUI 11.0.0.140 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.128
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition: From EMUI 11.0.0.140 upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.128

First HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta 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 devices, 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.

Task manager: Support task status saving infrequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.

MeeTime: Added support for multi-party calls. Now, both Huawei mobile phones and tablets can freely access audio and video calls

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SECURITY:

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.

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There are few things to remember before beginning to update on HarmonyOS 2 closed beta:

  1. Users are compulsory to download and upgrade to the required EMUI version to receive the beta push.
  2. During the closed beta test, users are suggested to enable the user experience improvement plan (path: Settings-System and Update-User Experience Improvement Plan) to facilitate the developers to perform system and application analysis, fault diagnosis, etc., and continue to improve the version quality.
  3. This upgrade will not delete your data, but it is recommended that users take a backup of all of the important data to a PC or the cloud before the update process begins and confirm that the backup content is complete, otherwise it may cause a risk of data loss.
  4. Some third-party apps may not be compatible with HarmonyOS, the app may not work as usual after the update. It is recommended that you try to update the apps on the latest version from AppGallery.
  5. After the upgrade process is completed, the phone may heat up, get cold or perform slow charging. This is caused by the self-optimization and adaptation process performed by the system following the upgrade.
  6. Following the upgrade, rest assured that it will recover by itself after a period of time. It is recommended that you charge for more than 1 hour in your free time. During the charging period, the system will perform optimization to ensure that the mobile application is quickly adapted.
  7. After the update, the home screen may get unorganized, please adjust it manually.
  8. This update procedure requires to vacate at least 10GB of free space for the installation package, which will automatically be deleted after the successful installation.

Also, check the linked video for a better understanding of new HarmonyOS features:

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Huawei begins Watch 3/Pro series WeChat watch version testing

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After the GT 3 series, it’s time for Huawei Watch 3/Pro devices to jump into the internal testings of the WeChat watch version. The company has started stretching the official roots of WeChat for all eligible smart wearables.

A few days ago, the company has rolled out a beta version of HarmonyOS 3.0 for the Watch 3 Pro devices with WeChat features. However, the difference was, the firmware existed for only Pro variants with a limited number of users.

On the flip side, we have also reported that after the GT 3 series, Huawei will turn its face to the very efficient – Watch 3 series with the internal testing procedures. Looks like the time has arrived when the Huawei Watch 3 series users will also be able to fetch the WeChat version.

WeChat – in recent times, we have mentioned this term frequently. Well, it is an instant messaging application that allows users to share texts and media content with their contacts. So far, the company has only initiated the intended features of WeChat to its devices. However, now it’s time to catch the official version.

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The company has officially initiated the testing of the WeChat edition for the Watch 3 series in the form of the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.130 (C00E130R1P130log) build. Further, the firmware carries a huge package size of 256MB.

As quoted, this firmware mainly focuses on the WeChat watch version addition for the respective devices. As a result, users will find more responsive communication features on the wrist after installing the latest software build.

HarmonyOS 3.0.0.130 Update Changelog

The changelog reads the presence of the WeChat watch version. To access the features, scan the watch’s WeChat QR code using the smartphone WeChat application. After scanning, the screen will display the message “Watch WeChat logged in”.

Alternatively, now you will be able to easily operate and view WeChat messages. Besides, you can quickly react to or reply to the received texts. You can also opt for voice replies as per convenience. Further, you can check WeChat message reminders, pictures, emoji expressions, and much more.

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Apart from that, the WeChat version will allow you to utilize the WeChat Pay application. Consequently, you can carry out multiple transactions and payment options without even using your handset.

Update Notes:

  • Ensure that you use HarmonyOS 2 or Android 9.0 and above interface in your smartphone.
  • Update the Huawei Health and WeChat application to their latest versions.
  • The update procedure may take time. Do not panic and wait patiently for the completion of the update.
  • If you encounter any problems during use, please visit the My Huawei app or contact with Huawei Customer service center.

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2 new chipboards launched for Huawei OpenHarmony

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Recently, 2 new development chipboards were launched for the open-source Huawei HarmonyOS operating system –OpenHarmony. This launch will further improve the community backbone, and the OpenHarmony chip/development board platform has been further enriched.

So far there are 20 chips/development boards have been integrated into the OpenHarmony backbone, and the OpenHarmony ecosystem continues to grow.

The integration into the backbone means that more community developers and partners can build, improve and enrich various functions around the chip, and build more development versions covering different solution scenarios and categories.

For developers, it can greatly reduce the development threshold of OpenHarmony, which is convenient to develop at a lower cost and experience more of the latest features of OpenHarmony.

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For enterprises in the industry, it greatly reduces the OpenHarmony development cost of chip adaptation. Hence, developers can quickly and cost-effectively create their own products, and more flexibly adapt to various terminals, jointly promoting the digital and intelligent transformation of the industry. 2 chipboards openharmony

It is reported that the 2 development chipboards of OpenHarmony are the KHDVK-3566B development board launched by Shenzhen Kaihong Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd. Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd. (referred to as “Kaihong Zhigu Company”) is a Niobe U4 development board based on ESP32 series chips.

Shenzhen Kaihong KHDVK-3566B is a smart screen development board based on OpenHarmony embedded KaihongOS, using ROCKCHIP RK3566 Cortex-A55 quad-core processor, with quad-core performance, high-energy drive, rich interfaces, and other features, the software has flexible tailoring, safety, and reliability.

The characteristics of resource sharing and seamless circulation are suitable for tablet computers, face-scanning cash registers, home appliance display screens, industrial robots, medical testing equipment, advertising machines, digital signage, teaching all-in-one machines, and other equipment, and are widely used in smart finance and smart industry. , smart education, smart energy, smart consumption, and other fields.

The Niobe U4 development board of Kaihong Zhigu Company is based on the ESP32-U4WDH chip. The chip is small in size, fast in speed, and powerful in function. It is a chip specially designed for the Internet of Things, with ultra-high RF performance and stability, versatility and reliability, as well as ultra-low power consumption, can meet different power consumption requirements, suitable for smart homes, smart education, and other applications scenarios.

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The complete SDK provided by Kaihong Zhigu company and a large number of application examples blessing In this way, developers can quickly and easily carry out secondary development.

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Huawei Nova 5/5i Pro/5z gets new system optimization update

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The Huawei optimization updates are just like a ‘dessert over dinner for the smartphone. As the company released optimization updates nearby the monthly security patches. However, Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro, and Nova 5z smartphones recently receives the HarmonyOS 2 system optimization update.

Besides, here is a twist these Nova 5 devices have yet not received the September 2022 security update, but we can take desserts anytime. Just freely update Nova 5 and another two models over the new version to taste the recipe that Huawei prepared for you in the changelog.

Below you can check the changelog of the new system optimization update and another version of the Huawei Nova 5 devices:

Huawe Nova 5 optiimization updTE

Huawei Nova 5:

  • Changelog:
    • HarmonyOS 2 version optimizes system stability
  • Version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.268  to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.270 new version
  •  Models number
    • Huawei nova 5 SEA-AL00

[Software update] nova 5 2.0.0.270 release notes (optimized system stability)

Huawei Nova 5i Pro:

  • Changelog:
    • HarmonyOS 2 version optimizes system stability
  • Version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.268  to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.270 new version
  •  Models number
    • Huawei nova 5 SPN-AL00

Huawei Nova 5 system optimization

Huawei Nova 5z:

  • Changelog:
    • HarmonyOS 2 version optimizes system stability
  • Version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.268  to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.270 new version
  •  Models number
    • Huawei nova 5 SPN-AL00

\Huawei Nova 5 system optimization

How to download:

Go to Settings, pick System & updates, open Software update, and then choose to Check for updates to manually download this update. Your phone will display an alert if an update is available along with the option to download and install it.

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Through the Support app:

To accomplish this, launch the Support app, click the Service tab from the bottom bar, tap on the update, choose to check for updates, then download and install.

Huawei September 2022 security update:

Well, the HarmonyOS 2 September 2022 security update for the devices is still awaited, it also brings improves the security of the Huawei Nova 5i Pro, Nova 5z, and Nova 5 smartphone for a better user experience.

However, the company will release the patch in the coming days, till you have to satisfied with this latest optimization update for your Huawei Nova 5 smartphone.

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