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HarmonyOS for phones in April, could Huawei P50 be the first to pre-equip?

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Huawei has finally unveiled its new foldable phone, Mate X2 that folds inwards in features two displays, a new hinge system for a better folding mechanism, and a powerful Kirin processor for multi-tasking and other stuff.

During the launch event, Richard Yu AKA Yu Chengdong confirmed that Huawei’s HarmonyOS for smartphones will launch in April and the Mate X2 will be included in the first batch of devices.

Taking you back to the last Huawei Developer Conference, Yu announced that the company will launch a new Huawei phone with pre-equipped HarmonyOS somewhere in the first quarter of 2021.

Back to the topic, Huawei P50 could launch in the last week of March in the global market but its unveiling for the Chinese market likely to happen in the first week of April.

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So, there’s a fair chance that the global version of the P50 is packed with EMUI 11.1 while on the other hand, the Chinese version feature HarmonyOS.

How is it possible for Huawei to use two OS?

The main factor behind this change lies in the application ecosystem. Even without Google Mobile Services (GMS), the Huawei P50 Pro will make its way to the global market with EMUI 11.1 + Huawei Mobile Services and the AppGallery.

However, since the Chinese market doesn’t need Google Mobile Services (GMS) and since HarmonyOS supports the APK files as well, the Chinese users don’t need anything except AppGallery to get their applications.

Huawei P50 Pro Render

Partnerships:

The Chinese tech giant has announced its partnership with many smart home appliances and IoT companies in the home market to install HarmonyOS in their devices. Huawei has aimed to reach 300 to 400 million HarmonyOS smart devices by this year.

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However, Huawei will also have to launch a new device that will work as a remote to control those HarmonyOS powered devices. Therefore, which device could be better to do this? Of course, the Huawei P50 lineup.

Still, there’s no official confirmation on this matter, and we don’t deny the possibility of Huawei introducing a brand new smartphone powered by HarmonyOS.

We’ll keep you posted on this story.

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Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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HarmonyOS 3 Large Folders Sizes: 3×1, 1×3, 3×6, 3×3

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Large Folders is an innovation that your phone actually needs and HarmonyOS is the first mobile OS to bring it. However, HarmonyOS 3 further improves this feature with brand new customizations and took it two steps ahead.

You see, HarmonyOS 2 allowed you to create large folders but HarmonyOS 3 lets you play with different sizes. How many sizes you can choose from?

Note: Large Folders sizes depend on the app count. Hence, you will require enough app icons to support row and column extensions.

Large Folders sizes:

First comes the default one, it has 3 rows and 3 column layout. Once maximized, the screen enables these sizes automatically for your use cases. Afterward, you can tap and hold the folder’s edges to extend its size into the following forms.

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harmonyos large folders sizes

3 rows × 1 column

1 row × 3 column

3 rows × 6 column

HarmonyOS 2 large folders have been the most useful creation by far but with HarmonyOS 3 it has become more creative and intuitive with various sizes.

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How to create a large folder:

Large folders allow you to organize your home screen apps inside a traditional app group with a variety of new functionalities.

All you need to do is to tap and hold any folder and select ‘Enlarge’ to change the size of that folder. You can touch any app within a large folder to open the app directly from the home screen, without having to enter the folder first.

To view more apps within a large folder, touch the stacked icon in the lower right corner of the folder.

HarmonyOS 3 has various features but this one has its own reputation. Even if companies such as Realme and other Chinese phone makers are copying the large folders, they cannot do it better than Huawei.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 reaches to Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 tablets

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Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

Yes, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 has reached the Huawei tablet section and keeping its legs on the MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 device. Being a new beta, it has some fresh and reflective tweaks in its pocket for the respective smart gadgets.

What are these new tweaks? Let’s find it out!

Consequently, the list of comprehensive tweaks and tugs begins from the optimizations. Yes, this beta package is here to optimize some minute twitches that frequently create hurdles in the efficient user experience.

Initially, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 firmware for the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 nourishes the smart multi-window feature. This means that now there will be a full stop to the minor hindrances that often restrict users to perform numerous tasks at the same second.

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On the other hand, the update also simplifies the cleaning management of the device. This is the main element that the company is putting in its fourth beta rollout for every device. Ultimately, this cleaning management relates to the task card that keeps on filling the cache files and other unnecessary data.

Last but not least, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 accompanies the September 2022 security patch. With more than 60 fixes, the patch makes the internal system more stable. Thus, a medium-sized pack of security and optimization is approaching your smart tablet.

You can install the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.126 beta version for enjoying a new state of your device. But, before moving to the update section, make sure that your MatePad Pro 12.6 tablet is holding 3.0.0.116 build as an upgradable version.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

HarmonyOS 3.0 Beta 4 update info:

Compatible Models

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  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-W09)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-W19)
  • Huawei Mate Pad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-AN19)

Changelog: Optimizations

  • Optimizes the experience of smart multi-window
  • Optimizes the application task card cleaning function

Security

  • Incorporates September 2022 security patch to enhance the overall stability of the device.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

Till now, Huawei has rolled out many beta updates. Since it’s the fourth update, can we count it as the last one? Or there are some more beta games to play? We will keep updating you on this aspect. So stay tuned.

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 gets September 2022 HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 update

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 tablet users, here are two new offerings for you! The company has released the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 and the latest arrived – September 2022 security patch for the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 devices.

According to the information, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 is making its way to the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 with build version 3.0.0.126. Being a beta update, it might be weighing more than 800MB in size. Hence, keep ample space free in your device.

As already mentioned, the update log reads the presence of the September 2022 security patch. Alternatively, this patch will strengthen the security system against privacy-related threats. And most importantly, it will boost the overall functioning system, making it more responsive and coherent toward users.

HarmonyOS 3.0 Beta 3 and its optimizations

Since it’s the third beta, there are just a handful of improvements in the new firmware. However, this update ensures that slowly and steadily, we are reaching the stable stage of the HarmonyOS 3.0 interface. So keep patience, as soon the company will roll out a trustworthy system update to your device.

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Coming back to the changelog, the update improves the multi-window function for the device for a better collaborative and multitasking experience. Thereafter, the company enhances the task card and its cleaning management. As a result, there will be fewer lags and more efficiency.

Optimizations

  • Optimizes the experience of smart multi-window
  • Optimizes the application task card cleaning function
  • Optimizes the system stability of some scenarios

Security

  • Incorporates the September 2022 security patch to enhance system security.

Make sure that you have the baseline version 3.0.0.116 for installing the current update. Also, you must have the following adaptive models in your hands to take the benefits of the latest beta iteration:

  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 (MRR-W29)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 (MRR-W39)

If you are having the above-required elements, then do not waste the moment. Jump into the update section and grab the new beta package now.

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3

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