HarmonyOS beta for Honor 20, V20, Honor 30 devices will start later this month [Models List]
Earlier this month, Huawei introduced the brand new operating system, HarmonyOS 2.0 AKA Hongmeng OS 2.0. It comes with multiple platform support and could connect as well as control different devices.
With the unveiling, Huawei also announced the first phase of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta testing for 28 Huawei devices from different segments. Post recruitment, the company has begun the rollout of the HarmonyOS test version via OTA updates.
After one week of first phase recruitment, the Chinese tech giant recently opened the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing registration for 11 devices including the Huawei P30 series. The second phase of testing is started early as scheduled in the HarmonyOS upgrade roadmap.
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Furthermore, the official announcement poster of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing for the second batch device also previews the Honor devices, which were going to be part of HM OS beta in the third phase.
According to the information, Huawei will open the enrollment HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta slots for the third batch device at the end of June. And the HarmonyOS test version rollout will start later this month for registered devices.
Check the complete Honor device list here:
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor 30S
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor V20
- Honor V20 Moschino Edition
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor Tablet V6
Previous information shows that HarmonyOS for Honor 30, V30, Honor 20, and V20 was scheduled to start somewhere in the fourth quarter of this year but the company has surprised users with an early adaptation plan as well as preparations for a stable rollout.
Currently in China:
To be noted these beta activities are based on Chinese models and Huawei is yet to announce the official global rollout plan for the global Huawei and Honor devices. However, we expect that Huawei will conduct the global version of HarmonyOS beta activity very soon.
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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.
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.