HarmonyOS is Huawei’s self-developed distributed operating system, which was first introduced at Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2019. The HarmonyOS, also known as Hongmeng OS, designed to deliver a new user experience across all devices and scenarios inside the Huawei ecosystem.
On September 10, at HDC 2020, Huawei revealed the new version of HarmonyOS, HarmonyOS 2.0 with new capabilities such as software bus, data management, and security and supports seamless connectivity among all devices in a Huawei ecosystem.
Recently, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG gave a statement regarding the certification for Chinese smartphone companies to get Google Mobile Service (GMS) and Play Store and what they can do if they failed to do so.
Richard said, if blocked by the U.S., Huawei can help all Chinese smartphone makers to use HarmonyOS operating system and feature our smartphone services to remove dependence on Google Mobile Services (GMS). This statement is surely big but it’s not a new one as the CBG chief made a similar statement later last year.
Back in May 2019, the US government added Huawei into Entity-List and restricts American companies to do business with Huawei. Due to this, Google also stopped certifying new Huawei devices with Google Play certificates, which results in Huawei smartphone users will not receive pre-installed GMS and Google Play Store.
According to the information, for this, HarmonyOS kernel needs to be flexible to work with different chipsets and make it open source to use it on other smartphones. However, that’s not the case at the moment but Huawei at HDC 2019 confirmed that it has planned to do so in the coming future.
Previously, Guo Ping held a discussion with its employees and released a discussion themed as “Don’t waste an opportunity during a crisis” and motivated them to stay positive to bring a new mobile ecosystem for the consumers.
Huawei is working hard to build an independent mobile ecosystem as a substitute for Google services and it will be open-source for all but one thing is for sure that it’ll not be easy for Huawei to compete with Google. However, since Chinese smartphone maker doesn’t use GMS anyway, they can easily inherit the growing ecosystem of HarmonyOS and build it along with Huawei.
On December 16, Huawei released the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta version and opened the beta testing recruitment for Huawei P40, Mate 30 series, and MatePad Pro.
On the other hand, Huawei is also planning to upgrade all of its existing devices to HarmonyOS. So, that existing users can experience HarmonyOS features without buying new devices but there’s no accurate data available on this matter.
HarmonyOS 3.0 shuffles status bar icons, check comparison with HarmonyOS 2.0
Huawei is conducting HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta run on smartphones and the company has made some shuffling in the status bar icons of the software. Although, the exchange was minor but it says a lot about Huawei’s intention of making the OS perfect as it now looking into deeper roots and removing all of the weak angles.
Coming to the status bar shuffle, Huawei has changed the position of some icons from left to right in the HarmonyOS 3.0. For instance, the WiFi icons are now moved toward the right, while the clock has been shifted to the left along with the notification icon. There are also some icons that have been removed from the status bar, which are no longer required to show.
Comparing these changes to HarmonyOS 2.0.
HarmonyOS 2.0 has WiFi and notification icons on the left while keeping the rest of the icons on the right. As you can see, the clock has had been on the right side of the status bar.
The changes in position might be related to the feedback from consumers. However, it’s not a final image of the software. As it will continuously be improved on the road to begin public beta testing for more Huawei smartphone users.
Thereafter, feedback will further shape HarmonyOS 3.0 for the final release.
A week ago, Huawei began registration of HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta for the public Huawei smartphone users. This enables the phone owners to jump into the beta program stage and download the latest HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta firmware.
According to the information, Huawei is still registering smartphone owners in China for HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta testing until July 15. Hereafter, the company will continue to evaluate and send beta builds for the registered Huawei devices under the beta testing phase.
Currently, the Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta is began testing on the following models: P50, P50 Pro, P50 Pocket, Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro 4G, Mate 40 Pro+, Mate 40 RS Porsche Design. Huawei tablet: MatePad Pro 12.6-inch 2021 model.
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Huawei May 2022 HarmonyOS update rolling for Honor 9X series
Honor 9X series which consists of the standard 9X model and the Pro variant is finally receiving the May 2022 security update. The update is rolling out in batches and will gradually expand among the corresponding device users.
The latest firmware is upgraded from the HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 version and appears as 126.96.36.199. Moreover, it is only compatible with specific models of the Honor 9X series. Hence, users must check the device version and model, before installing the update.
- Honor 9X (HLK-AL00)
- Honor 9X (HLK-AL00a)
- Honor 9X Pro (HLK-AL10)
Users holding Honor 9X series smartphones must note that apart from increasing the system security and stability, the latest May 2022 update does not mingle any new changes. Yet, it mends the common issues and exploits of the system, resulting in smooth functioning of the device.
- Incorporates May 2022 security patch that enhances system security.
How to Update Honor 9X Series?
Although the OTA update is on its way, you can try the manual trick to grab the software. Just go to the Settings, and click on the System & Updates. Further, tap on the Software Updates followed by the Check for Updates.
Let the phone connect to the server, and bring the latest update on the screen. To the available update, hit the Download and Install button. Thereafter, we recommend users let the system optimize the new application so that the device could run efficiently.
Honor 9X series
There isn’t much difference between the classic 9X and the Honor 9X Pro smartphone. Both the device features a 6.59-inch LCD panel and appeared with the Android 9 system on the consumer platform.
Besides, both smartphones sport a tri-cam plateau on the back side. This plateau gives space to a 48MP prime shooter, an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 120-degree angle, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front side, the devices display a motorized pop-up camera of 16MP.
Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G gets June 2022 HarmonyOS update
The 5G capable smartphone – Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus has started grabbing a new software update that integrates the June 2022 security patch. The firmware is carrying the latest HarmonyOS version 188.8.131.52, updated from HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206.
According to the information, the new June 2022 update for Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus handset enhances the system security. Consequently, it shields the core structure of the device in order to protect it from minor bugs and issues.
Apart from these improvements, the update also increases the system stability and boosts the performance level of the device. Thus, making the smartphone system more comprehensive and responsive to the users.
Currently, the update is rolling out in batches, which indicates that it will take a long while to approach all the devices. In the meantime, users can try the manual method to reach the new update by navigating to the phone’s Settings, followed by System & Updates, and Software Updates.
Further, tap on the Check For Updates and wait for the phone to get the latest update for you. Thereafter, click on the Download & Install option, and continue the installation procedure.
Models receiving updates:
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G (FRL-AN00a)
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G (FRL-TN00)
New Software Detail:
- Latest Version: Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G users getting HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11
- Changelog: Updated to the security patch released in June 2022 for improved system security
Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
The round-mounted camera smartphone featuring a 6.63-inch IPS LCD screen appeared in 4 shiny colorways. Showing a battery capacity of 4200mAh with fast charging of 40W, Enjoy 20 Plus has been an iconic model in the Enjoy lineup.
The device captures a 48MP primary lens, with an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front side, it packs a motorized pop-up selfie camera of 16 megapixels.
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