On June 2, Huawei launched a number of new smart technologies equipped with HarmonyOS 2, including new versions of the Huawei Mate 40 series, new versions of Huawei Mate X2, Huawei Watch 3 series, Huawei MatePad Pro, and other mobile phones, smartwatches, and tablet products.
At the same time, it brings a new generation of semi-open active noise reduction wireless Bluetooth headset Huawei FreeBuds 4, and two high-end displays Huawei MateView and Huawei MateView GT. In addition, “hundreds” of devices such as Huawei mobile phones and tablets will successively launch HarmonyOS 2 upgrades.
According to Huawei, HarmonyOS is designed to address this problem. As a next-generation operating system for smart devices, HarmonyOS provides a common language for different kinds of devices to connect and collaborate, providing users with a more convenient, smooth, and secure experience.
HarmonyOS uses distributed technology to meet the varied needs of all types of different devices with a single system, enabling flexible deployment as needed. HarmonyOS also combines previously independent devices into a cohesive and holistic Super Device that integrates all hardware and resources to freely leverage the capabilities of its component devices based on the user’s real-time needs.
For developers, HarmonyOS allows cross-platform development and cross-device deployment of apps, making the development of apps across devices easier than ever before.
Huawei Watch 3 Series:
Huawei’s brand-new flagship smartwatch, the Huawei Watch 3 Series, redefines fashion on your wrist. Featuring a curved glass screen and 316L stainless steel case, this stylish watch comes complete with a brand-new 3D rotating crown that senses different levels of pressure and provides haptic feedback in response to user input, making the watch both comfortable to wear and easy to operate.
The Huawei Watch 3 Series also allows you to make and receive phone calls and listen to music using the same phone number and data plan as your smartphone.
The Huawei Watch 3 Series runs on HarmonyOS 2, which allows it to integrate seamlessly with Huawei smartphones to serve as a multifunctional travel assistant. Functionality flows directly from your smartphone to your wrist, making all ride-hailing and flight information available at a glance.
On the ride home from the airport, if you’re taking public transit, both your watch and your phone will remind you when you’re getting close to your final destination. You never have to worry about missing your stop again1.
The Huawei Watch 3 Series also serves as a professional fitness & health manager that supports more than 100 workout modes. In addition to a broad range of healthcare support options, the watch can now monitor skin temperature with a new, high-precision temperature sensor. It also supports fall detection and SOS functions so users can monitor and manage their health in real-time.
The Huawei Watch 3 Pro features an ultra-long battery life, which lasts five days in smart mode and 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode. The Huawei Watch 3, in turn, has a battery life of three days in smart mode and 14 days in ultra-long battery life mode.
Huawei MatePad Pro:
Huawei MatePad Pro is equipped with a gorgeous 12.6-inch OLED full screen with a screen-to-body ratio of 90%, making it the world’s highest screen-to-body tablet.
The screen achieves an ultra-high color accuracy of ∆E<0.5, the display effect is comparable to that of a professional monitor, and it also has an extreme contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and supports the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Equipped with Kirin 9000 series chips, bringing strong performance. With the help of HarmonyOS’s distributed data management and distributed task scheduling capabilities, Huawei MatePad Pro can efficiently cooperate with mobile phones and PCs to double productivity and creativity in different scenarios such as office and creation.
With the latest features, such ass PC multi-screen collaboration, mirror, and extended mode, this tablet provide you with a complete solution and a package that is ready to plug into a big screen such as a monitor.
The latest generation of Huawei MatePad Pro devices comes with a second-generation stylus Huawei M-Pencil, which uses a new platinum-plated refill, accurate handwriting, ultra-low latency, and supports 4096 pressure levels.
The pencil also supports multiple smart interactions such as double-click switching, one-stroke forming, and smart forms to make input more coherent and continuous inspiration.
HarmonyOS, a new operating system:
The new Control Panel on HarmonyOS supports simple and intuitive connections through a drag-and-integrate feature that allows users to freely connect the devices they want to be based on specific scenarios.
For example, if you want to watch a movie at home late at night, all you have to do is open up the Control Panel and drag the smart screen icon to your phone icon, and the movie jumps directly from your phone to the TV.
If you’re wearing your Huawei FreeBuds 4, you can then drag the earphone icon to the phone icon, at which point the movie will play on your smart screen while rerouting its sound through your FreeBuds. This is just one example of the Super Device experience.
Aside from this, the new Task Center allows apps to travel between different devices at will without installing them on each and everyone so that all functions and services are available whenever and wherever they’re needed.
On any device that’s part of a Super Device system, you can see the tasks running on all other devices. If you want a bigger display for mobile gaming, you can simply swipe up and hover to bring up the Overview Screen, and then transfer the game to your Huawei MatePad Pro.
The new HarmonyOS Home Screen is more streamlined and organized than ever. You can swipe up on apps to generate Service Widgets that display real-time, easy-to-access information or services without having to open the app itself.
You can customize the size of the Service Widgets, tap apps and swipe up to display their widgets and tap any vacant location on the home screen to hide them.
Service Widgets can also be used to access Atomic Services, which can be easily called on and shared in the Service Center without the need to download or install anything, making it easier and more convenient to access functions like news aggregation
In terms of look-and-feel, the beauty of innovative interaction lies in the aesthetic details: The specially designed HarmonyOS Sans font and natural Gravitational Animations offer a consistent user experience across all HarmonyOS devices
HUAWEI HiLink has been upgraded to HarmonyOS Connect to equip more non-Huawei devices with smart features. Smart home devices can be connected to your mobile phone with a single tap.
Tap your phone against a Midea oven that supports HarmonyOS Connect and select a recipe to start preparing your meal instantly. Keep your leftovers safe for longer with Haier refrigerators that automatically adjust their temperature based on the type of food you’re storing.
And get the perfect soymilk for your body with Joyoung soymilk machines that can recommend recipes based on the data in your Health app. When working together, these connections can turn your kitchen into a personal health coach.
HarmonyOS Performance, Privacy, and Security:
“We are surrounded by more and more smart devices these days, and are now in a world where all things are connected,” said Richard Yu, Executive Director and CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group. “Every single one of us is a part of this fully connected world, as is every device. We look forward to working with more partners and developers to build a thriving HarmonyOS ecosystem and provide even better experiences, products, and services to our customers the world over.”
HarmonyOS 2 runs even more smoothly than the last generation of EMUI. A HarmonyOS 2 phone can maintain read/write speeds similar to those of a new phone after 36 months of use, even with very little storage still available on the device.
HarmonyOS 2 keeps opened apps running in the background so that your tasks are always available where you left off. You can return to the last action or page on a given app even if you have dozens of other apps open.
For example, if you were on a shopping app looking at a product, then you switched to another app to send your friend a message and then opened up your browser to search for something else, you can now return to the last page you were browsing on your shopping app without a hitch.
What’s more, you can enjoy a longer battery life with a HarmonyOS 2-based device. After upgrading to HarmonyOS 2, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro can run Game for Peace for 5.1 hours straight.
HarmonyOS inherits and further builds on the leading privacy and security technologies found in EMUI.
Huawei core design principle is to ensure that only the right person can access the right data with the right device, ensuring the security of each access to each device, as well as the security of each act of storing, transmitting, and using data across all scenarios.
When multi-device collaborative identity authentication is activated, users can only unlock their phones with a combination of facial recognition on their smartphone and a special check that ensures that the user’s watch is the one that’s connected to the phone.
In addition, HarmonyOS manages user data by category and protects devices by level, setting specific security thresholds for Super Devices.
Only devices that meet strict security requirements can access data corresponding to their security level, making sure that users can make use of Multi-device Collaboration features with true peace of mind. HarmonyOS apps go through rigorous testing throughout development, release, installation, and use to ensure they deliver a secure experience in a clean ecosystem.
HarmonyOS Multi Camera Mode: Everything you need to know
At present, Huawei HarmonyOS is one the most favored operating system to capture headlines in the software industry. There are so many things that grabbed our attention like its features, rollout process, markets, update schedules, users experience, and so on. Alongside the market competition, the Huawei device holders are also keeping their eyes on these things.
The reason is its amazing distributive capabilities and features that make excite users. Over this, the Chinese tech giant continuously adding more delightful features that make users think- WOW! we can also do this. In this article, we are going to discuss one of the HarmonyOS exclusive features called- multi-camera mode.
Which device cloud use multi-camera mode:
HarmonyOS 2.0 version 184.108.40.206 officially installed the multi-camera mode on eligible smartphones. The flagships device, which has been updated over this version can use this photography mode. We can count 20 devices including the Huawei P50 series, Mate X2, Mate 40 series, P40 series, Mate30 series, Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch, etc for receiving this camera mode by this time.
As of now, it’s only available for Chines models. You can match this update version on your smartphones if you have already installed it, will be able to use this feature.
Where to Find: Under the same WiFi or Hotspot users can find the multicamera mode on the camera app. Just select your friend’s device after opening the camera preview and you can start shooting the scene or whatever you have planned.
What is HarmonyOS multi-camera mode:
The recently added multi-camera mode lets the user access the camera on other HarmonyOS devices during the video shoot. In means, a user can access the camera of other users with the same version for clicking snaps or recording videos in a certain range.
In other words, the new feature allows you to connect multiple HarmonyOS devices including smartphones and tablets simultaneously and control their camera. However, they must connect with the same Wi-Fi network. When the connection is established, the user can record videos from various views through one device using the default camera app.
Additionally, users could remotely control the camera on other devices using a single smartphone. It allows multi-angle shooting at the same time using different devices. The users that are often involved in video shooting such as vloggers, videographers, social media influencers, etc will feel blessed after having this multi-mode.
Let discuss this mode more deeply-
Benefits of having multi-camera mode:
Let do a point-to-point comparison and understand what this mode has brought us. Suppose a scenario that you are shooting a video with your friends somewhere in between lake or sea enjoying surfing, paddling a sea kayak, or any other sport. We’ll discuss two situations, the first one with normal camera mode, and the second one with multi-camera mode.
In the first condition, you and recoding a group video from multiple angles using two or more cameras on a smartphone or tablet. In this condition, all you can do is to shoot one scene from different devices placed at different angles. Afterward, you have to merge those videos and set the order using other video editing tools. It’s not only hectic work but time-consuming too.
This situation can be more simplistic with the HarmonyOS multi-camera mode. If all devices are on the latest HarmonyOS version, all you have to do is to set the device at the angles you want to recode video from. Now, turn on the multi-camera mode and recode the seen simultaneously in one decision. Furthermore, you can also switch in between the back and forth during the record. No after recoding work, no video editing tool, all is to just to set angles and shoot the video. Isn’t it amazing?
Nowadays, the multi-camera mode isn’t a big surprise with the latest technology. It’s a come thing is moving, web series, variety shows, daily soaps, even in short moving. This multi-angle view lets the audience experience the same scene from different respective and brings a more engaging and enjoyable experience.
Smartphone with multi-camera modes is quite tricky and surprising. Although, shooting the same scene with a different smartphone simultaneously can capture multi-angle scenes, control them was still a big issue. HarmonyOS multi-camera mode is the answer to the question that makes controlling all device the device connected under the same WiFi network easily.
Huawei’s and Photography Features:
Huawei smartphones are well known for their camera capabilities and modes. The Huawei P50 lineups are the most recent example of it. The captured shots from the device present vivid details of the object is doesn’t matter how far or close it is. moving ahead, its 100x zooming ability can reflect any object just in front of you. (Read Here)
The P50 lenses are already amazing, are attracting users to forget about other spaces. Adding to this, the company also brings the ability to switch between videos without terminating them with Nova 9. It’s said since Huawei P9 the company started to boost up its camera technology, and now the result is in front of us.
Overall this camera mode is one of the coolest features that HarmonyOS provides. On top of this, Huawei Mate 50 is still in line that’ll debut in the first half of 2022. After, receiving these more than amazing features users have high expectations from the company. Besides, it haven’ made us disappointed even in this severe situation. It’ll be interesting to see, what’ll the company bring next.
Huawei HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]
The story of HarmonyOS smartphone testing began on December 16, 2020. At this date, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0 Developer beta testing for a number of old flagships. Initially, HarmonyOS become available in the testing range of Huawei developers and industry partners. The HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing slots for models from Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series devices.
Post recruitment, Huawei selected and processed the developer beta applications and sent the first HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta OTA update to select testers.
Since beta testing is a staged process, Huawei conducted and released several betas builds to developers. After three months of internal beta flight, in April, the company expanded HarmonyOS beta testing for more devices such as Mate 40 series, Mate X2, and others, labeled under HarmonyOS 2.0 developer open beta.
In the following month, mid-range smartphones – Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 lineups also joined the second phase beta activity in the second round of the Developer Open beta.
After 6 months of trials and developer testing, Huawei finally made up its mind of sending HarmonyOS on the consumer version of smartphones and it began on June 2.
On June 2, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS for smartphone devices, a brand new operating system and a successor of EMUI software system, which was based on Android.
HarmonyOS is surely interesting, isn’t it? But the key interesting thing is, which devices will get HarmonyOS software update and when will it start to rollout? Well, Huawei has shared its official roadmap of upgrading old devices with its operating system and it’s detailed below.
This rollout plan has blown my mind as it covers devices that go up to the year 2016, and it’s absolutely insane and beyond my words. This is surely exciting news for the Huawei consumers and it reflects that Huawei wants to change all of the Huawei devices (launched in the past) on HarmonyOS.
Here, you can check all of the information about the HarmonyOS upgrade plan, timeline, and rollout devices.
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from June 2, 2021:
- Huawei Mate 40
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
- Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 40E
- Huawei Mate X2
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 4G
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro Plus
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 30 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 5G
- Huawei MatePad Pro WiFi
- Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the third quarter of 2021:
- Huawei Mate Xs
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 8
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G
- Huawei Nova 7 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Huawei Nova 6
- Huawei Nova 6 5G
- Huawei Nova 6 SE
- Huawei MatePad 10.8 inches
- Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
- Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the fourth quarter of 2021:
- Huawei Smart Screen V 55 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 75 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 85 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 55
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75
- Huawei Smart Screen S 55
- Huawei Smart Screen S 65
- Huawei Smart Screen S 75
- Huawei Smart Screen X 65
- Huawei P30
- Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
- Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei P30 Pro
- Huawei Nova 5 Pro
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
- Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
- Huawei Maimang 9
- Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the first half of 2022:
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20
- Huawei Nova 4
- Huawei Nova 3
- Huawei Nova 5i Pro
- Huawei Nova 5z
- Huawei Nova 5
- Huawei Nova 4e
- Huawei Maimang 8
- Huawei Enjoy 9S
- Huawei Nova 5i
- Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
- Huawei P10
- Huawei P10 Plus
- Huawei Nova 2s
- Huawei Enjoy 10
- Huawei Enjoy 10s
- Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus
- Huawei Nova 3i
- Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8 inches
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet
- Huawei Smart Screen V55i
- Huawei Smart Screen V65i
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2019
- Huawei Smart Screen V 76 2019
- This plan will first apply to the Chinese models
- This list could be updated
- Global Huawei models could differ from the Chinese model
- Rollout time for global models could be different
To compete with Operating System rulers, Huawei HarmonyOS must gather domestic support
China’s ITC or software market level is far behind the US software market. This difference is really big and cant’ be balanced with a single attempt. Many Chinese companies with domestic technologies like Huawei have been squashed by the U.S.
The global chip shortage issue isn’t hidden from any industry and smartphone chips have become the main weakness in the industry. Expertise is still finding the solutions to the problems. However, chip shortage isn’t the only problem, the imposed US sanctions can make the domestic software market and technologies extinct at any time.
Software Market Status:
Moving ahead to the software industry that generally refers to the operating system, including OS, databases, middleware, and programming languages are also stuck. Where the server system is dominating by Linux, the smartphone industry has been captured by American firms such as Apple and Google.
As a matter of fact, a Baidu report reveals that Windows operating system for computers accounts for 89.79% of the market in the Mainland. Furthermore, the macOS of Apple has 6.225% shares in the Chinese market. Same with the other software business like databases, middleware, and programming languages, is ruled by the forging companies.
If we discuss in the figures, Oracle has the major share of the Chinese market for database services. Domestic consumers pay millions of amounts as a service charge. Certainly, it’s a big share for small domestic companies that pays more than half the amount for rental services.
The advancement in cloud computing, 5G, and AI (artificial intelligence) widens the application scope for IoT devices. These are future-oriented technologies that will soon incorporate into any network services. Additionally, Huawei’s “Kunpeng Computing Industry Development White Paper” mentioned, the global computing industry investment will reach 1.14 trillion USD in the next three years.
Not to mention, China is the world’s largest commuting industry with its huge populations and tech companies. If its software market remains weak, there is no room to grow the computing industry.
Besides, the ratio of domestic software and independent intellectual property rights in China is only single digits, which is about 5% or 6%. Other fields may not be the same, but in software, the number is certainly small. There can be two possible situations, first, the future development space is large, and second is the companies that are working in this industry are small.
Big names such as Microsoft have great influence, even if they focus on a single industry, domestic companies can’t compete against them. After Red Hat, which writes Linux systems, is acquired by IBM, the annual sales are billions of US dollars. Besides, Oracle’s annual revenue registered around ten million USD in the database industry.
Competing against the companies with this much earning and resources is actually difficult for startup companies or small businesses. This low corporate revenue flow will lead to insufficient investment in all aspects. The major companies are reluctant to engage in the research and development of primary software such as operating systems and databases.
Why Domestic Talent isn’t Participating?
The reason is simple, there is a severe shortage of basic software talents in China. Although Chinese academic produces millions of graduates each year, they are mainly engaged in Internet application software, including games, etc. There are only a few thousand people who are willing to work for the development of the underlying operating system.
Moreover, some universities even remove the required courses of operating systems and turn them into elective courses. Now the problem has matured so gravely resulting in no investment, no market, insufficient investment, and gaps in personnel training, and more. The talents are not only missing out on opportunities for the development of the digital economy but there are also welcoming noteworthy risks.
Huawei HarmonyOS needs Domestic Support:
Being one of the shining software companies in China, Huawei and Euler have joined hands with the industry to promote the development of the domestic basic software ecosystem. Speaking of the resources of the company, it has series of Kirin chips, about 180,000 employees, thousands of software engineers, and top 100 software and information technology services.
However, after the US put the company in its entity list, Google withdrawal its support, and the company brought the HarmonyOS operating system. At present, the company has released the HarmonyOS 2.0 that nearly installed over 100 million devices. Meanwhile, the company announces the installation of this software in 300 million devices by the next year.
As of now, HarmonyOS operating system has 5,000 partners of 90 companies, also has other basic software projects-openEuler established in 2019. But, both – HarmonyOS and Euler are in the developing stage, there is more work to do in the coming years. For more stabilization of the company’s software, Huawei is looking for regions and industries that are least controlled by the US.
The company believes that HarmonyOS operating system and other domestic software must to deep-rooted in China as well as in the global market. With the support of domestic talents, the company and the domestic software will soon get recognition in the global market.