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HarmonyOS 2 vs EMUI 11: Apps, Game and Background process comparison on Huawei Mate 40 Pro



June 2nd, 2021, remains a remarkable day in Huawei history, as the company brought a new operating system – HarmonyOS 2.0 and a number of new devices powered by this OS.

Following the launch, Huawei began to recruit the eligible devices for beta testing and released the developer open beta, closed beta, and public beta updates. Still, the upgrade activity is in progress and will make its way from the Mainland market to a global scale as soon as possible.

Speaking of the upgrade process, it took only a few days for HarmonyOS in reaching over 10 million devices while these numbers exceeded 18 million by June 15th. It’s showing the huge popularity of Huawei among the consumers and partners.

At the same time, you can also see the third-party applications adopting the HM OS interface, while other developers are working to adopt it. Now, the question is why HarmonyOS is attracting the users as well the third-party providers, even when it’s still limited to the Chiese market?


Indeed HarmonyOS is a domestic product but it’s not the only reason behind its support. The astonishing performance of HarmonyOS and the new distributed capabilities also performs a huge role in the play.

But we’re here to talk about check the evaluation between HarmonyOS powered Huawei Mate 40 Pro against the same device with EMUI under different scenarios.

The result of these tests goes in the favor of HarmonyOS and this new OS has an advantage over EMUI in terms of app startup speed, game frame rate, background app activity, and overall battery life performance.

Let’s dive into the evaluation.


Note: These tests are done on the Chinese version of the apps, as the HarmonyOS is currently only available for the Chinese models.

We’ll discuss them one by one in this article, so let’s get started-

Application Startup Speed: No more dealy

The application startup speed is one of the basic features and an important aspect of any mobile operating system. In the case of HM OS, it won by 5 seconds against EMUI 11.

This test includes 20 commonly used mainstream apps including WeChat, Weibo, QQ, Taobao, and Jingdong, etc and tests two rounds of app opening tests.


The EMUI installed Mate 40 Pro took 119 seconds while the HarmonyOS installed Mate 40 Pro took 114 seconds only. Furthermore, the responding time is also quicker in HM OS than in the previous EMUI. (Read More)

Why HarmonyOS opens apps faster:

The reason is pretty simple, the Android system is restrained by its architecture as it loads the application interface first, and then loads the animation. Unlike Android, HarmonyOS architecture doesn’t follow this protocol, which results in faster performance.

To be more precise, the HarmonyOS 2 works on the high-performance motion engine, which explores the ability to decouple system motion and application interfaces. Thus, application interfaces and motion effects can load simultaneously and don’t show any delay for faster access.

This etiquette helps the user to enjoy the smooth interface, while the users switching the application and invoking other operations. The system continuously delivers smooth and shutter free-motion effects without stuttering.


Many users have also found that after upgrading to HarmonyOS, older models can also bring a smoother experience. Android phones tend to accumulate a large number of fragmented junk files during long-term use.

After upgrading HarmonyOS, the file system will be intelligently maintained. The smart space cleaning algorithm dynamically adjusts space recycling and space allocation strategies based on the degree of system fragmentation, based on smart space.

The cleaning algorithm finds the optimal strategy and completes the deep cleaning and optimization of the file system without affecting the user’s operation so that the file read and write has been maintained in a high-performance state.

This excellent feature of HarmonyOS 2 can keep the smartphone smooth after 36 months of use, and of course, it can also make the old models shine in the new year.


Game Performance: No more disturbance and extra power consumption

The game performance test was performed on two famous mobile games in China- PUBG, and King of Glory.

The HarmonyOS equipped smartphone delivers 90.17 frames per second, an average fluctuation of 0.69 while the power consumption is as low as 3.77W.

Meanwhile, the EMUI equipped smartphone performance 88.83 frames per second, 1.79 of fluctuation, and 3.86W power consumption. Although the difference is slight, it makes hug differed in terms of performance.

Moreover, HarmonyOS provide a better gaming experience than EMUI not only with a higher frame rate but also with stability and less power consumption.



The powerful gaming performance of HarmonyOS comes from its graphics engine. The graphics stack adopts the smart computing and scheduling commanding approach.

The GPU and CPU cooperatively complete scheduling and rendering, logic and rendering separation, reduces repeated drawing technical means and reducing the load of both GPU and CPU. Consequently, providing a smoother gaming experience and lesser battery drainage.

The heat problem in smartphones during the game is forcing the provider to reduce the number of frames, which unconsciously results in a poor gaming experience. But this is not the case with HM OS, it can still run full frames in most game scenes, conveying a better experience.


Alive Previously Used Applications in the background: No more need to restart

This part of the test includes over ten applications including Weibo, Taobao, Sina News Client, PUBG, QQ Music, etc.

The statics shows that after 4 hours the EMUI started to delete the cache and closed the most space-occupying application among them.

At first, EMUI closed the game – PUBG and re-loaded the shopping platform, Taobao then after 17 hours it closed all apps loading in the background.

Meanwhile, the PUBG and QQ Music are the only closed app in the case of HarmonyOS whereas Youku and iQiyi were reloaded, and other applications were preserved as it is.



The application keep-alive rate of HarmonyOS is more advance than other systems. Furthermore, keep-alive capability for background application is also powerful in HM OS.

It can maintain and restore the state of Apps no matter how much you use them. Adding to this, the background application realizes state recovery and eliminates the chances of restarting any procedure. You can read the news, play music, and stream videos where you have left.

Battery Backup:

The battery backup test concluded in two phases. The first one is a three three-hour exhaustive endurance and the second one is a five-hour heavy endurance test. The first one doesn’t show any bigger difference but HarmonyOS still took the lead. We can’t overlook it as the smallest things are responsible for major changes.


Talking about the five-hour heavy battery life test, the advantages of HarmonyOS are very obvious and it can deliver up to 5.1 hours of gameplay, and more for the wispy applications.

As per the test results, the HarmonyOS can provide 14% of battery power after three hours of continued usage of Douyin, Taobao, and Weibo and one hour of PUBG and King of Glory each. While the EMUI only retains 9% of the battery backup. (Read Full Story)


Huawei is not only designed to deliver high-end performance but also provides a one-stop solution across multiple platforms. This powerful mobile software is the outcome of Huawei’s five-year hard work,

From app speed to battery capacity, Huawei HarmonyOS is ahead of the previous EMUI software system. It has a lot of benefits besides its features, which we haven’t discussed here.


Above all this Huawei will deliver this new OS on both Huawei and Honor smartphones. Furthermore, the HarmonyOS scheduled plan contains smartphones as age-old as 5 years.

At present, the beta activity is only for Chinese variants, but the company soon scheduled it for the global market also.

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Huawei Watch 3 gets new feature with HarmonyOS update



Huawei Watch 3 HarmonyOS 3 beta update

Huawei is in hurry to fetch its devices with the all-new HarmonyOS 3.0 interface. But at this moment, the company is keenly focusing on its advanced and sophisticated wearable models to bring up the newest software. Yes, we are talking about the Huawei Watch 3 devices that have started receiving a new HarmonyOS beta update.

This is not the first time when Huawei Watch 3 has touched the HarmonyOS 3.0 surface. With the arrival of the latest Huawei Watch 3 HarmonyOS, the company has begun beta activity for the respective wearable product. However, this new beta update version of HarmonyOS 3.0 carries some new tweaks in its pocket for the Huawei Watch 3 gadgets.

According to the information, the latest beta firmware appears with build version along with a package size of 440MB. Though the package bears a small weight, it has a big list of features in its bag. Surprisingly, the list begins with the addition of the Super Device feature.

The new update brings the support of the Super Device feature for the smartwatch. This feature is easily accessible through the pull-down dial interface. Consequently, it enables the users to connect their smartwatch to their phone and perform several functions.


On the flip side, the update also works in improving the health features and sports monitoring on the device. It increases the accuracy level of the health report and makes the device more intimate and comprehensive for the consumers.

What else? Let’s explore more new things in the changelog.

Huawei Watch 3 HarmonyOS 3 beta update

HarmonyOS Beta Changelog

Super Device

  • Enables you to interconnect and collaborate between smartwatch and phone with a single pull.
  • Perform several actions and easily control connectivity between smart screens, Bluetooth headsets, fitness equipment, and more.

Professional Sports features

  • The update brings an automated pause switch that can stop or resume the exercise and other workouts according to your exercise status. You can access the feature by visiting the Settings > Exercise Settings > Automatic Pause.
  • The device will also be able to support sports linkage to control the pause, end, and continue the course over the smartphone. Besides, it can connect to other Huawei devices and can use the S-TAG connection to sense posture, cycling, running, and more.
  • The screen will remain enabled till you are doing exercise. As a result, you can easily check on real-time exercise details. Next, you can explore, connect, and utilize sports equipment with the all-new Sports Health Equipment Management. To access it, navigate to Settings > More Connections > Sports Health Equipment Management.

Health Management

  • Addition of a new altitude care function that showcases the risk of altitude sickness and gives scientific advice.

Smart Travel

  • NFC car key now supports the new BYD models
  • Enhanced the door-opening function of smart vehicles with a touch of a Bluetooth car key.

Smart Life, Smart Features:

  • Additions of a new ‘Automated enter and exit sleep mode’ tab in the sleep application. When enabled, the watch will automatically enter and exit the sleep mode as per your sleep status. Further, it also supports custom durations. You can enable it by Sleep app > Sleep Settings.
  • You can now mute either the watch or smartphone while answering a Bluetooth call.
  • You can also switch audio devices instantly during eSIM calls through the Smart Voice control settings.

Advanced Dial

  • Addition of Kaleidoscope dial that let you select your pic to create a personalized dial. You can also rotate the crown to see the kaleidoscope effect.
  • Now you have the access to install your favorite face watch directly from the watch.


  • New gaming feature that permits you to learn several thoughtful tips and usage of the smartwatch.


  • Optimizes the Bluetooth connection of the watch.
  • Adds a new Bluetooth icon that gets enabled while usage.

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Check the Huawei HarmonyOS 3 second batch devices [List]



Huawei devices HarmonyOS 3

We all are aware of the fact that Huawei is working to expand the major HarmonyOS 3 beta update for the latest flagship model. After its first batch rollout, the company released a number of devices to get the HarmonyOS 3 beta version by the end of August.

In the meantime, Huawei notified that they started the HarmonyOS 3.0 adaptation process from today onwards, for some of the Mate series, P series, tablet, and Huawei Smart screen devices.

Below you can check the devices, ready to recruit for the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta version:

Huawei Mate Series

  • Huawei Mate Xs2
  • Huawei Mate Xs2 Collector’s Edition
  • Huawei Mate X2
  • Huawei Mate X2 4G
  • Huawei Mate X2 Collector’s Edition
  • Huawei Mate 40E
  • Huawei Mate 40E 4G
  • Huawei Mate 40E Pro

Huawei P series

  • Huawei P50E

Huawei MatePad 

  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 inches 2021
  • Huawei MatePad 11

Huawei Smart series

  • Huawei V98
  • Huawei V75 Super
  • Huawei V55 2021
  • Huawei V65 2021
  • Huawei V75 2021
  • Huawei V85 2021

Huawei devices HarmonyOS 3

Well, all the above-mentioned device list is eligible to participate in the second batch of HarmonyOS 3 beta testing. As the company started reporting the adaptation process for the corresponding users.

In particular, the corresponding user is anticipated to receive beta builds in middle to the end of August. Huawei will also gradually review the version in batches for customers outside of the first group in accordance with the version’s development.

This means it is expected for the following Huawei devices user to start receiving the Beta version of the Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 update, for those who receive the approval notification by the company.

If you own one of the following devices (Chinese model) and wanted to take part in the Beta adaptation, then you can easily register yourself through the sign-up for the early adopter page on the Huawei club.


Or you can enter the registration through the My Huawei/ Member Center app. So guys hurry up, this adaptation process will long last till August 17 as mentioned by Huawei.


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HarmonyOS industry continues to expand, 14 OpneHarmony distributions launched so far




Yes, Huawei continues to expand the presence of the HarmonyOS operating system not only in in-house devices but also in the software industry. The latest input on this matter reveals that HarmonyOS 3.0 industry has now 14 open-source OpenHarmony distributions of this software.

HarmonyOS 3.0 has the latest software user experience and the company has recently launched its consumer version for smartphone and tablet devices. As it will widely expand starting September this year.

According to the information, HarmonyOS Connect devices have exceeded 470 million units, after Huawei officially released the HarmonyOS 3 operating system. Currently, at least 8 A-share listed firms have released 14 industry distributions based on the open source HarmonyOS project – OpenHarmony.

The report on this matter reveals that, after three years, the foundation of the Hongmeng system has become more and more stable, and the ecology has gradually grown.


With the joint efforts of all participants in the industry, OpenHarmony has gone through the nascent stage of chaos. The operating system has driven ecosystem prosperity with root technology innovation, gradually opening the door to opportunities for “commercial application” and other important solutions.

OpenHarmony is an open-source project of the HarmonyOS operating system, first launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019. The company made this open source at HDC 2022 event and later donated it to Open Atom Open Source Foundation which manages the code repository.

The project empowers industry players to base it and co-create new operating system that could be used for various tasks and computing applications. That’s not it, the vast open APIs of HarmonyOS allow users to connect different devices at the lowest of 128kb memory.

Open HarmonyOS provides a unified and integrated digital innovation basic platform for industries including personal consumption, medical care, finance, energy, industry, transportation, etc., which will cover the next generation of smart home, travel, sports Health, entertainment, office, education, social shopping, industrial production, and other scenarios.


In 2022, six OpenHarmony distribution vendors will launch commercial versions based on OpenHarmony for different fields of technologies.

  • Austrian Thinking: Launched the first commercial distribution of MILOS for general industrial and IoT applications.
  • Honghu Wanlian: Released the first OpenHarmony commercial release for commercial display industry devices.
  • Kaihong Zhigu: Launched OpenHarmony education, transportation, industry, smart city, agriculture, and other industry distributions, and released model cases and industry solutions.
  • Runhe Software: HiHopeOS industry distributions based on OpenHarmony will be launched successively, such as OpenHarmony distributions for industries such as finance, education, and energy.
  • Shenzhen Kaihong: Based on OpenHarmony, KaihongOS will be launched focusing on eight fields including finance, government affairs, and industrial control, and the business ecosystem will enter a stage of rapid development.
  • Tongxin Software: It plans to launch OpenHarmony intelligent devices operating systems and solutions for education, finance, transportation, energy, electricity, telecommunications, government affairs, and other industries.

HarmonyOS industry

(via – Sina Tech)

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