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.
Huawei Multi-device collaboration feature beta testing started in China
Huawei software system has a unique feature – Multi-device collaboration to improve the productivity of the users. It simply allows the users to connect multiple devices for quick sharing of resources.
Now, Huawei has opened the multi-device collaboration feature testing campaign for Huawei device users in China. This beta testing activity provides the opportunity to experience the fun of multi-device collaboration feature update in advance.
To participate in a multi-device collaboration beta program, users must have multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart screens, headphones at the same time. Also, the device needs to be upgraded over the required version.
According to the information, Huawei’s multi-device collaboration beta recruitment is time is January 19, 2022, to January 24, 2022, in China. However, the company has opened a total of 500 slots for the beta testing campaign.
After completion of recruitment, Huawei has planned to dispatch two test versions and the test period is about two to three months. Besides this, the company is also providing a chance to win exciting awards by giving valid feedbacks and sharing genuine experiences.
So users, if you own multiple Huawei devices and want to enjoy the multi-device collaboration feature, do participate in the beta testing program. Check the more information about eligible devices and the required versions below.
- Number of slots: 500 users
- Recruitment time: January 19, 2022, to January 24, 2022
- Selected user list announcement: The selected pollen is subject to the official SMS notification.
- Version rollout time: See the follow-up official notice (if you fill in the registration information incorrectly or you are not on the baseline version that supports the upgrade, you will not receive the push).
Adapting models with required version:
- Huawei Mate 40 (HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52)
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G (HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206)
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G (HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11)
- Huawei MatePad Pro (HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168)
- Huawei MatePad Pro 5G (HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124)
- Huawei Smart Screen V65 2021 (HarmonyOS 126.96.36.1998)
- Huawei FreeBuds 4 (Version 188.8.131.52)
- Huawei FreeBuds Pro (Version 184.108.40.2066)
- The update versions cannot be rolled back, once installed.
- The testing period is about 2-3 months.
- Please make sure that your device does not have Root
- Huawei consumers sign up for this internal test, please make sure that the current device version is on the recruited baseline version.
- If you have any questions or suggestions in the new version experience, please feedback through the Beta club app on your mobile phone or tablet.
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 receiving HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 software update
Huawei is rolling out new optimizations for Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 tablet with HarmonyOS version 18.104.22.168 update in China. However, the company has already served December 2021 HarmonyOS security patch Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 last month.
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 changelog discloses that this update brings optimization for touch screen operations on your device. After the installation of the latest version, the overall touch screen experience will be enhanced.
Models getting update are:
- Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 WiFi Version (WGR-W09)
- Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 WiFi Version (WGR-W19)
- Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 (WGR-AN1)
To be mentioned, Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 users need the base HarmonyOS version 126.96.36.199 to upgrade over the latest HM OS 188.8.131.52 version. More information about the update instruction and notest is linked below.
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Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 Last update detail:
In December 2021, Huawei released HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 software version that brought support for first-generation Huawei M-Pencil with global annotations and one-click extract. Also, it improved the multi-screen collaboration with the mobile phone. Furthermore, it installed the HarmonyOS security patch released in December 2021 for improved system security of the tablet.
Huawei MatePad Pro users can check and download the update manually by visiting the phone’s Settings, then tap on system & updates, open software updates, and from here select CHECK FOR UPDATES. If an update appears on your device, tap on the download and install option. Keep patience, while the update package is downloading.
On the other hand, users can also request the update through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, go to update, and follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade over the latest HM OS version.
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 specs:
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 launched with a 5nm Kirin 9000 series chip and expands Height 184.7 mm x Width 286.5 mm x Thickness 6.7 mm. This tablet was packed with a HarmonyOS system, 8GB/12GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB internal storage, 10050mAh battery, and more.
December 2021 HarmonyOS update released for Huawei Enjoy 10
Huawei has dispatched a new HarmonyOS software update for the Huawei Enjoy 10 smartphone that mainly installs the December 2021 security patch. As it fixes different levels of exploits and issues as well as protects the device against threats.
According to the information, Huawei Enjoy 10 December 2021 update arrives with upgraded HarmonyOS version 220.127.116.11 from base version 18.104.22.168 in China. However, alongside security improvements, this update doesn’t bring any other changes made to the system.
The December 2021 HarmonyOS security patch fixes 1 CVE in framework, 2 CVEs in Kernel, 3 CVEs in the system, and 3 CVEs in applications. In addition to this, it also resolves 62 CVEs in the third-party libraries for better system security.
- Huawei Enjoy 10 (ART-AL00x)
- Huawei Enjoy 10 (ART-AL00m)
- Huawei Enjoy 10 (ART-TL00x)
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Speaking about the Huawei Enjoy 1o software system, this smartphone was initially debuted with EMUI 9.1 operating system based on Android 9. Following the launch, the company has not delivered any major software update ahead of HarmonyOS 2.0 rollout.
The clear shows that the HarmonyOS software system has capabilities to support old device systems, which is really impressive. Currently, HarmonyOS is limited to the Chinese market and soon launch for global consumers.
How to check for update:
Huawei Enjoy 10 smartphone users can check the update through phone settings or the My Huawei app. Both of these methods are mentioned below.
To update through Settings, go to Settings, tap on system & updates, tap on software updates, then check for updates. Wait for seconds, while the device is connecting to the server and checking for updates. Once an update appeared, tap on the download option and install it.
Alternatively, you can open the My Huawei app, go to update sections, tap on check for update and follow on-screen instructions to download and install the update.
Huawei users, we recommend you take a backup of your important data before updating to prevent from data. However, the update doesn’t erase your data but it’s good to take backup. Also, maintain enough storage and battery on your smartphone.