HarmonyOS 3 beta announced for Honor 30 Series
Today, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 3 beta recruitment for the Honor 30 and V30 series smartphones. This beta test announcement was awaited for a long time and now, it’s finally here.
According to the information, the HarmonyOS 3 beta test for Honor 30 and V30 series will allow the users to test the latest features ahead of the stable rollout. However, you should know that the current beta phase has limited slots and may take some time to enter the public beta phase.
To apply for the HarmonyOS 3 test recruitment, Honor 30 and V30 series. Users will need to open the My Huawei app, then tap on the HarmonyOS and select the latest beta activity to apply for participation.
For people who are wondering why Huawei is providing new software upgrades for these Honor devices since both companies are separated. These two flagship Honor devices are launched before the Honor deal in 2020 and Huawei is responsible for seeding firmware updates for the corresponding smartphones.
Other than these, Huawei has also announced a stable HarmonyOS 3 rollout for the Huawei Enjoy 50 Pro smartphone and a public beta for the Huawei Mate 10.4 version.
Note, these activities are enabled for the Chinese models and don’t reflect the global version of the devices.
HarmonyOS 3 comes with a variety of new changes over its predecessor and the latest features improve the user experience. These include smart folders with multiple layouts, new stack widgets, and grouping options. It also improves animations and provides fast task execution while operating an application.
HarmonyOS 3 expanding for Huawei Watch GT 3 series users
HarmonyOS 3 for Huawei Watch GT 3 series is expanding in the global market. It allows more Watch GT 3 series owners to install the new features and start using them right away.
Last month, Huawei began to release HarmonyOS 3 for Huawei Watch GT 3 Chinese models. Within a few days, the company rolled out this upgrade for the global market. The software update for Huawei Watch GT 3 series brings many new features, which aim to improve the smartwatch.
If you want to download this software, open the Huawei Health app and then tap on the update section to grab new firmware. According to the information, this major upgrade has an OTA package size of 90 megabytes. You should know that the update package transfer may take some time and installation.
Let’s take a look at the latest features.
HarmonyOS 3 for Huawei Watch GT 3 comes with new style watch faces. You can take a photo of your outfit and upload it with your phone to match your outfit and colors.
There’s another interesting watch face called, Kaleidoscope. It enables one to set a personalized watch face with an image from Gallery and make it transform into a kaleidoscopic effect with the crown’s rotation. Also, it has a new arc motion effect when you scroll through the watch face selection list.
Furthermore, the flashlight now has more colors along with a flashlight mode that will help you to access the feature more conveniently.
Quick replies are getting new optimizations, you can now send quick replies to social apps including Line, Viber, and Instagram directly from your smartwatch. This function supports EMUI and Android devices (other than HarmonyOS).
Moreover, the Huawei Watch GT 3 series is getting a new Flashlight and lock screen short switches to the shortcut menu. Lastly, there’s a new “Connect” new phone option in the Bluetooth menu under Settings.
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Huawei AITO M5 and M5 EV will get HarmonyOS 3
During the Huawei P60 series launch event, Huawei Smart Car Business Cheif, Yu Chengdong announced that all AITO smart car models will get HarmonyOS 3.0 operating system by the end of this month.
HarmonyOS 3 for these AITO M5 cars will bring new features including a super home screen and smart car search. The net recommendation score of Huawei M5 car owners is 86.4%
Huawei also announced that the M5 and M5 EV high-end autonomous driving versions will launch in April, which won’t need high-precision maps. Yu Chengdong said that Huawei should be far ahead in the field of the smart cockpit and smart driving.
HarmonyOS 3.1 launched with brand new lock screen
Today, Huawei launched HarmonyOS 3.1 and Huawei P60 series is the first smartphone to pack this new HarmonyOS operating system with a brand lock screen feature.
Yes, HarmonyOS 3.1 allows users to customize the lock screen with new options and always-on-display features. This version supports 3D dynamic weather widgets, which enable you to easily obtain time, weather, date, notifications, and other information with AOD.
This new HarmonyOS software also has a new software user experience designed for Huawei devices and it also supports new camera optimizations.
HarmonyOS 3.1 launched with an improved security and privacy system. It provides users with full lifecycle security control for background pop-up windows, hidden applications, background task execution, and more.
According to Huawei, the HarmonyOS operating system deleted over 3.6 million malicious applications and 200 million malicious attacks every day. This is a step to ensure that the smartphone remains safe in all conditions.
Additionally, HarmonyOS 3.1 lets you enjoy amazing animations that weren’t part of HarmonyOS 3.0. The addition of these new features takes the entire user experience to the next level. Also, there are minor tweaks that are always ready to be explored.
Aside form Huawei P60 series, Huawei will also roll out this upgrade for more users very soon.