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.
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.
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.
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.
HDC 2021 HarmonyOS service widget launched with different cards
Huawei Developer Conference (HDC 2021) will happen on October 22, 2021, in China. The event is awaited by the Huawei consumers and business partners around the globe as the Chinese tech maker is set to reveal a number of different software technologies and initiate a discussion among developers to provide an open and safe software development procedure.
Ahead of that, the Chinese tech maker has introduced something interesting for the people who are anticipated for the HDC 2021 event. Huawei has now launched the new HDC 2021 service widget for HarmonyOS powered devices, which is a nice move by the company.
The HDC 2021 service widgets allow you to see different cards regarding the schedule, attendees, tech labs, developer sessions, and more. Each information regarding the HDC 2021 is now listed on their respective HarmonyOS service widget card system.
For your information, these widgets are available to check-in three sizes and could be added on the home screen to get fasted updates on the latest solutions from the company.
HDC 2021 is one of the most anticipated events from Huawei, as it will bring us the latest insights on the HarmonyOS operating system as well as EMUI. The company will greet us with the latest developments that have been made with the there will also be different types of help available for the developer community.
However, we’re expecting that Huawei will unpack something more for the global consumers as they are also waiting for any hints from the company regarding their future in terms of software updates.
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When will HarmonyOS rollout for my global Huawei phone [Tracker]
On June 2, 2021, Huawei launched its new mobile operating system – HarmonyOS 2 (HM OS 2, Hongmeng OS 2). Following the announcement, Huawei began Harmony 2 testing on Huawei devices in China and also announced a major rollout roadmap for over 100 Huawei devices.
HarmonyOS 2 is a new micro-kernel-based operating system that is designed and developed by Huawei and later announced as open source. In terms of working terminology, distributed capabilities of HarmonyOS 2 provide a simple one-step solution to control all of your connected devices.
The UI/UX of HarmonyOS 2 is user-friendly and installs UI changes including app snippets, new control panel, notification center, gestures, shortcuts, better app management, and many other important features.
Rollout HarmonyOS global Status:
Currently, Huawei has rolled out the HarmonyOS 2 update for a number of Huawei and Honor devices. These include flagship models – Huawei Mate 40, P40, Mate 30, MatePad Pro, and more.
That’s not it because the previous flagship including Huawei P30, Mate 20, P20, and Mate 10 also joined the HM OS 2 beta testing program. Aside from Mate 10 and P20, the other devices have started receiving stable HarmonyOS 2 in China.
When will HarmonyOS rollout for my global Huawei device?
That’s the question that every Huawei smartphone user in the market outside of China asking for and no one wants to hear anything else.
So, we’re dedicating this article to the current status and the progress that has appeared on the global rollout of HarmonyOS and what Huawei is actually doing on this matter.
HarmonyOS Expected global rollout date:
We are expecting that Huawei may start HarmonyOS rollout for the global Huawei devices by December 2021. However, the rollout schedule could be more clear with the launch of the Huawei P50 series on July 29 but we don’t have any confirmation.
Which devices first?
Huawei has completed the stable rollout of HarmonyOS 2 for Huawei P40, Mate 40, Mate 30, MatePad Pro devices in China. On the other hand, Huawei is moving fast to conclude the testing for other devices.
This brings us to the answer to our question, the above-mentioned flagship devices will be the first in the testing wagon. followed by the rest as it happened for the Chinese models.
HarmonyOS Feature: App Guard – System Security
HarmonyOS comes with lots of new features including the latest App Guard, system security. This new addition allows you to safeguard your smartphone from unknown security threats from any apps that could harm your smartphone.
According to the information, apps on AppGallery are verified as safe, having passed rigorous security checks. Once the App Guard is enabled, the system will recommend that you download apps through Huawei AppGallery, whenever is possible, to protect your device and data from risky apps.
If you have this app enabled, you’ll get a warning regarding the app that you are proceeding to install.
How to enable HarmonyOS App Guard:
AppGuard is enabled by default but you can check it up from the system settings.
- Open Settings
- System & updates
- App Guard
Swipe down from the upper-right edge of the screen to display Control Panel, touch, select Edit switches, drag App Guard to the shortcut switches panel, and enable the feature.
When installing apps from sources other than Huawei AppGallery:
If the app is available in Huawei AppGallery, follow the onscreen instructions to install it via Huawei AppGallery or touch Install anyway to proceed to install it from the current source.
If the app is not available in AppGallery, you are not advised to install it. If you trust the app, you can follow the onscreen instructions to touch Install anyway and enter your password to complete the installation. If the system detects that the app involves uncontrollable risks, you will not be allowed to install the app.
App Guard is a system feature intended to ensure the security of apps and services. After App Guard is
enabled, you will be advised to download apps via Huawei AppGallery if possible, as all apps have
to undergo the following four-layer precautions before being released in AppGallery:
- Malicious behavior detection: To detect viruses, Trojan horses, worms, malicious fee deductions, and malicious data consumption.
- Security vulnerability scanning: To ensure component security, password input security, and command execution security.
- Privacy leakage check: To prevent authorization of unnecessary data access, personal data leakage, and lack of a privacy statement.
- Manual real-name authentication: To ensure security by performing the test on a real device with a real person in real scenarios.