With the unveiling of HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei’s self-developed and later open-source operating system, Huawei has entered a new era of the software ecosystem. Since then, this brand new OS started making its way to smartphone devices.
Currently, the HarmonyOS 2.0 software update rollout is limited to the Chinese market. However, Huawei also plans for the global models, which the company is delaying for the moment.
Now, HarmonyOS 2.0 installed devices are officially available in the market and Huawei will continue to send new software updates to improve the overall software experience on the device respectively.
But what about the regular security patches? Well, Huawei has built a separate security bulletin and security patch program for the HarmonyOS 2 devices with its own security bulletins just like Android.
Under the security bulletin, Huawei described the latest vulnerabilities found in the HarmonyOS 2 operating system for smartphone devices. These then are fixed by security patches.
Under the latest development, this update describes the security vulnerabilities that have been fixed by security patch level 2021-07-01. The security vulnerabilities may affect Huawei mobile phones and tablets that run HarmonyOS.
If the security patch level of your Huawei mobile phone or tablet is 2021-07-01 or later, all issues described in this update and the HarmonyOS Security Patch Update Notice – July 2021 have been resolved. For details about how to check the security patch level and update the HarmonyOS version.
July 2021 HarmonyOS 2 security patch in detail:
The July 2021 security patch that fixes 43 CVEs in the Kernel, 6 CVEs in the framework, 6 CVEs in the system, 5 CVEs in apps, and 65 CVEs third-party libraries for improved system security.
The following are the CVE announced in July 2021 security update HarmonyOS security bulletin.
CVE-2021-22376, CVE-2021-22451, CVE-2021-22457, CVE-2021-22459, CVE-2021-22460, CVE-2021-22470
CVE-2021-22450, CVE-2021-22456, CVE-2021-22465, CVE-2020-24586, CVE-2020-24587, CVE-2020-24588, CVE-2020-26139, CVE-2020-26140, CVE-2020-26141, CVE-2020-26142, CVE-2020-26143, CVE-2020-26144, CVE-2020-26145, CVE-2020-26146, CVE-2020-26147, CVE-2020-26555, CVE-2020-26558, CVE-2021-22380, CVE-2021-22386, CVE-2021-22392, CVE-2021-22429, CVE-2021-22432, CVE-2021-22442, CVE-2021-22443, CVE-2021-22444, CVE-2021-22445, CVE-2021-22446, CVE-2021-22384, CVE-2021-22426, CVE-2021-22430, CVE-2021-22431, CVE-2021-22433, CVE-2021-22434, CVE-2021-22438, CVE-2021-22447, CVE-2021-22326, CVE-2021-22452, CVE-2021-22455, CVE-2021-22462, CVE-2021-22463, CVE-2021-22466, CVE-2021-22468, CVE-2021-22469
CVE-2021-22367, CVE-2021-22370, CVE-2021-22376, CVE-2021-22454, CVE-2021-22458, CVE-2021-22467
CVE-2021-22435, CVE-2021-22453, CVE-2021-22461, CVE-2021-22464, CVE-2021-22471
CVE-2020-0267, CVE-2020-26558, CVE-2021-0507, CVE-2021-0516, CVE-2020-11267, CVE-2020-11292, CVE-2020-14305, CVE-2020-26555, CVE-2020-27059, CVE-2021-0304, CVE-2021-0446, CVE-2021-0478, CVE-2021-0505, CVE-2021-0506, CVE-2021-0508, CVE-2021-0509, CVE-2021-0510, CVE-2021-0511, CVE-2021-0512, CVE-2021-0517, CVE-2021-0520, CVE-2021-0521, CVE-2021-0522, CVE-2021-0523, CVE-2021-1905, CVE-2019-9358, CVE-2020-0009, CVE-2020-0298, CVE-2020-0299, CVE-2020-0359, CVE-2020-0473, CVE-2020-0478, CVE-2020-1971, CVE-2020-27046, CVE-2020-27054, CVE-2021-0534, CVE-2021-0536, CVE-2021-0537, CVE-2021-0538, CVE-2021-0539, CVE-2021-0541, CVE-2021-0542, CVE-2021-0544, CVE-2021-0545, CVE-2021-0546, CVE-2021-0547, CVE-2021-0548, CVE-2021-0549, CVE-2021-0553, CVE-2021-0554, CVE-2021-0555, CVE-2021-0556, CVE-2021-0557, CVE-2021-0558, CVE-2021-0559, CVE-2021-0561, CVE-2021-0562, CVE-2021-0564, CVE-2021-0567, CVE-2021-0570, CVE-2021-0572, CVE-2021-0605, CVE-2021-0606, CVE-2021-1906
Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0
It’s reported that one of the most popular smart audio devices – Huawei FreeBuds Pro is now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. A screenshot coming from a Chinese consumer shows a FreeBuds Pro firmware upgrade with the HarmonyOS build version.
According to the screenshot, version 126.96.36.1996 is under testing with beta features and the update only has an OTA size of 2.89MB. The update has a big changelog. However, the Huawei support representative has a different angle on this matter, the representative is unaware of this firmware version and reveals that the latest Huawei FreeBuds Pro software version is 188.8.131.526.
Huawei Audio Service Widget:
After opening the Control Panel, you’ll find the audio control center, which will help you to quickly switch between multiple devices with one tap.
The latest feature is supported by the following devices:
- FreeBuds 4
- FreeBuds 4E
- FreeBuds Pro
- FreeBuds Lipstick
- FreeBuds Studio
- Smart Glasses
Here’s how to update your FreeBuds Pro:
Connet your FreeBuds Pro devices to a HarmonyOS powered by, then open Huawei AppGallery, then tap on My, and then on Update management. From here tap on Audio Manager and Smart Life App. Tap on an update to update the application.
To update the latest Audio service on your phone’s home screen visit Settings > Bluetooth Settings and then tap on Audio Services, followed by Add to Home Screen option.
(via – ithome)
HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?
Huawei has its fully-owned operating system – HarmonyOS, which offers a bunch of new features in comparison to the EMUI software. The operating system was designed to work across different platforms including an extra edge of functionality in smartphone devices. In the current scenario, the Chinese tech maker is pursuing the HarmonyOS 2.0 version and continuously enhancing it by releasing new software update versions.
Now, Huawei is planning to reveal the next version of the HarmonyOS operating system – HarmonyOS 3.0. This new version will surely come up with some advanced features for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other adapted platforms. However, it was also reported that the upcoming Mate 50 series could arrive with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 3.0.
At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), the Chinese tech maker announced HarmonyOS 3.0. Although, the tech firm has not revealed any specific details on the user interface but we’re aware that Huawei has focused on the performance part this time and wants to rollout this software version on most of the devices.
Currently, Huawei has not announced the rollout of HarmonyOS 3.0 or its testing but the developer preview roadmap of this software suggests that it could come somewhere in July. Still, a confirmation is awaited.
Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 for global users:
Meanwhile, many consumers of Huawei devices asked us, whether Huawei is planning to launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for the global Huawei smartphone owners? To answer that, we should look at some facts that have appeared previously on the ground.
Huawei currently treats HarmonyOS 2.0 as the Chinese consumer-based operating system, especially for smartphones. The company has told us in a statement that it has no plans to roll this out to global smartphone users and continues to push EMUI as the lead smartphone software.
Meanwhile, Huawei consumers are taking on EMUI 12 as their prime operating system and receiving it via OTA software update. Looking at the fact that HarmonyOS 2.0 is not coming to the global market, Huawei has made some changes in the core EMUI user interface and brought it much closer to its Chinese counterpart.
However, confirmation is still awaited on whether HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global consumers.
So what do you think, HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for the global consumers? Let us know via the poll below.
Will Huawei launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for global consumers?
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April 2022 HarmonyOS update released for these 6 Honor smartphones
Recently, Huawei has pushed off the April 2022 security update for several Honor smartphones running on the HarmonyOS operating system. As we know, after the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched Honor smartphones came under the care of Huawei.
Yes! the latest software update rollout clearly shows the care of Huawei towards its former brand smartphones. Below, you can check the list of Honor smartphones, which getting the April 2022 HarmonyOS security update.
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20S
- Honor 30S
- Honor Play 4
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor Play 9A
This newest update for the above-mentioned Honor smartphones mainly boosted the system’s security and stability. As it fixes over 49 vulnerabilities and threats found in the latest HarmonyOS software system. Read more
If you are any of the mentioned-device users in China and seeking for next update. Then, the update is here for you. Check the more information-related version below along with the update process and precautions.
Latest Version Details:
- Honor Magic 2: HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 updated from 220.127.116.11/231
- Honor 20S: HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 updated from 22.214.171.124
- Honor 30S: HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 updated from 188.8.131.52
- Honor Play 4: HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 updated from 220.127.116.11
- Honor X10 Max: HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 updated from 22.214.171.124
- Honor Play 4 Pro: HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 updated from 188.8.131.52
- Honor Play 9A: Magic UI 184.108.40.206 updated from 220.127.116.11
How to update:
Here are two ways to install the update and it’s up to you, which one do you like.
Open the phone settings menu, tap on system & updates then click on software updates. From here, tap on Check for updates and let the phone fetch the latest update for you. If an update appears on the device, tap on download and install.
Through My Huawei app:
Go to the My Huawei app and visit the support section. Afterward, tap on the update icon and follow the on-screen steps to grab the latest update.
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