Today, Huawei has officially confirmed that Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro, and Nova 5z smartphones users can register for HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta testing in China. However, the enrollment was already started two days ago for these devices.
After the completion of the public beta phase, the Nova series smartphone users can directly upgrade over HarmonyOS 2.0 system under the beta program. Currently, this HarmonyOS beta testing activity is to the limited Chinese market.
Adapting devices with required EMUI and HarmonyOS 2.0 version :
- Huawei Nova 5: EMUI 10.1.0.103 to HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52
- Huawei Nova 5i Pro: EMUI 10.1.0.103 to HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206
- Huawei Nova 5z: EMUI 10.1.0.103 to HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11
To join the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta, follow the below steps:
- Open My Huawei app
- Go to Home
- Open Upgrade Early Adopters
- Check Public Beta Early Adopter
- Go to Huawei Club
- Public Beta Early Adopter
Huawei’s new goal:
On June 2, Huawei has launched the HarmonyOS 2.0 brand new operating system for smartphone devices and other IoT products. Since then, this OS has started making its way towards eligible smartphones.
At the seminar, Dr. Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei CBG Software Department revealed that the number of HarmonyOS users will exceed 360 million this year and announced a big aim to achieve HarmonyOS installed in 1.23 billion smart devices in 2022.
In order to achieve the goal set, Huawei has sped up the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta program and started adaption early as scheduled. Since the launch, HarmonyOS 2 surpassed 30 million installations on smart devices including smartphones and tablets.
EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2: Changes in the Quick Settings
Huawei EMUI 11 has the most dynamic quick settings panel in the entire EMUI series. EMUI 11 comes with new subtle UI elements such as notification panel icon toggle or switches. Once a user taps on the icon, the user sees feedback as a live animation.
The live status in the EMUI 11 software system creates a more interactive user experience and is appreciated by the consumers.
However, HarmonyOS 2 comes with a brand new control panel that is a combination of different features including:
- Shortcut switches
- Super device
- New layout
- New Widgets
So, an EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 makes quite a sense. Therefore, it’s time to take look at the EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2 quick settings panel comparison.
EMUI 11: Quick Settings
Starting with the former, users of EMUI 11 phones requires to swipe down from the top to reveal the quick settings panel.
The panel first reveals the notification center, by further expanding you’ll see the full quick setting section with quick access switches. Users can also add or remove the quick access switches with the edit option.
HarmonyOS 2: Control Panel and Notification Center
HarmonyOS 2 comes has different sections to access – the control panel and the notification center.
First, let’s move towards the notification center, which you can open by swiping down from the top left corner of the display. Here you can see all of your active notifications.
Users will have to swipe down from the top right corner of the display to access the control panel. Once opened, users will find out three different sections consisting of:
- Media controller
- WiFi and Bluetooth Management
- Shortcut switches
- Super Device
- Smart Devices management
The Control panel also allows you to manage your Control Panel with different options such as layout of shortcut switches and more.
Also, the translucent background provides increase the aesthetics of the entire Control panel as compared to EMUI 11.
HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) Eligible Devices
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
Huawei MatePad 11 tablet (CN) testing new HM OS 2 beta
Huawei has begun a new HarmonyOS 2 (HM OS 2) beta recruitment for the recently launched Huawei MatePad 11 tablet in China. This new tab comes with the Snapdragon processor and a large display to perform multitasking scenarios.
Although the MatePad 11 comes with a pre-installed HM OS 2 software system, Huawei still intends to install more features to this tablet device with the new beta testing.
At the moment, Huawei has not disclosed any information related to the upcoming additions that will arrive at the MatePad 11. Stay tuned and check the current beta recruitment information linked below.
If you want to participate in Huawei MatePad 11 HM OS 2 beta program, check the full recruitment details below:
- Adapting device: Huawei MatePad 11
- Base version: HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168
- Testing slots: 2000 selected testers only
- Enrollment time: July 22, 2021, to July 31, 2021
- Version rollout time: See the follow-up official notice
HOW TO REGISTER :
- Open My Huawei App
- Tap on Closed Beta Registration
- Register yourself
- Please maintain at least 10GB of free space on your device.
- Please make sure that your mobile phone is not ROOT.
- Make sure that the current mobile phone version is on the recruited baseline version.
- If registration information is filled in incorrectly, will not receive the new version.
HUAWEI MATEPAD 11 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Device: Huawei MatePad 11
- Display size: 10.95-inch
- Resolution: 2560 X 1600 Pixels
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- Operating System: HarmonyOS 2.0
- RAM: 6 GB
- ROM: 128/256 GB
- Rear Camera: 13MP
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Battery: 7250 mAh
- Connectivity: BT 5.1, Wi-Fi 6