We talk about HarmonyOS every day because this new operating system has everything entertaining for the consumers. Meanwhile, its reach is currently limited to the Chinese market, which is a bit disappointing for global consumers.
Meanwhile, we’re moving towards Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021), which is set to happen on October 24, 2021. Before that, the Chinese tech maker could get a number of new HarmonyOS powered phones that include a new smartphone.
However, the uncertainty is clearly there about the unveiling of this new OS for the global model and whether Huawei has decided to put EMUI 12 for its overseas smartphone owners.
Uncertainties are there, so does the updates because there are a lot of old Huawei smartphones that have already been upgraded with this new operating system. Therefore, Huawei has inducted them under its HarmonyOS security nad improvement program.
In the latest round, HarmonyOS October 2021 security update details are released that also includes a list of HarmonyOS October 2021 update eligible phones. According to the October 2021 HarmonyOS security patch details for smartphones, it fixes various levels of issues found in the system, kernel, applications, framework, and other utilities such as third-party apps.
Let’s check the HarmonyOS October 2021 software update eligible devices shared below.
HarmonyOS October 2021 Update Eligible phones: Monthly
- Huawei Mate 40E
- Huawei Mate 40
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
- Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate X2
- Huawei Mate 30 (4G/5G)
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro (4G/5G)
- Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei Mate Xs
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 4G
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro+
- Huawei P50
- Huawei P50 Pro
HarmonyOS October 2021 Update Eligible phones and tablet: Quarterly
- Huawei Nova 9
- Huawei Nova 9 Pro
- Huawei Nova 8
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro
- Huawei Nova 8 SE
- Huawei Nova 7
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro
- Huawei Nova 7 SE
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
- Huawei Nova 6
- Huawei Nova 6 5G
- Huawei Nova 6 SE
- Huawei Nova 5Z
- Huawei Maimang 9 5G
- Huawei Changxiang Z 5G
- Huawei Changxiang 20 Pro 5G
- Huawei Changxiang 20 Plus 5G
- Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6
- Huawei MatePad Pro 5G 12.6
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
- Huawei MatePad Pro
- Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
- Huawei MatePad 11
- Huawei MatePad 10.8
- Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4
- Huawei MatePad 10.4
- Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- The devices covered by monthly security updates are subject to change.
- In addition, some carriers may only support quarterly security updates for the devices covered by monthly security updates
HarmonyOS Operating System:
In 2019, Huawei unveiled the HarmonyOS operating system that comes with a number of new features and is designed to provide a seamless cross-device user experience. In 2020, it was announced for more platforms including smartphones. In June this year, the software was made officially available for the Huawei devices in China and comes with a powerful new UI, powerful control panel, service widgets, cross-device smart task center, security features, and a lot more.
First HarmonyOS smart car cockpit will launch by the end of this year, check user interface
During the HDC 2021, Huawei has released the latest development made in the HarmonyOS ecosystem. The tech maker has announced 150 million device upgrades and the current speed of partners that continues to increase. Moreover, the company also launched the first developer preview of the HarmonyOS 3, which will help the developer to understand this new HarmonyOS version before it becomes available for developer beta testing.
However, there’s one more interesting announcement that has been made at the event. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group and smart car solutions BU revealed that the first HarmonyOS powered smart car cockpit will launch by the end of this year.
The Huawei business chief also expected that at the end of this year or early next year, the new generation of luxury mid-size SUVs released by SERES will be equipped with a smart cockpit based on HarmonyOS. Huawei hopes that through the HarmonyOS system, the user experience of the smart cockpit will surpass that of other manufacturers around the world.
Furthermore, Huawei has also revealed the user interface for the in-car HarmonyOS system that will launch by the end of this year on a SERES car. The user interface is very immersive and functional.
Wang Jun, president of Huawei Smart Car Solutions BU, confirmed that the HarmonyOS-A smart cockpit operating system is currently the only open cockpit system and will begin to sell by the end of this year.
That’s not it, Huawei also showed us some data regarding the current moves that HarmonyOS has made in the smart car industry after the announcement of HarmonyOS 2.0 at HDC 2020. Based on the HarmonyOS in-car system, Huawei has developed in-depth cooperation with more than 80 hardware and software partners.
Efforts to change the current situation of cockpit system hardware solidification, fewer applications, and slow upgrades, and jointly define hardware interfaces to achieve plug-and-play hardware, replaceable upgrades and diversified hardware interconnections, and open to applications through API interfaces.
Huawei says it’s focusing to develop a cockpit system with full-scenario coverage and multi-device coordination to provide consumers with personalized, smart, and diversified service experiences that is nowhere to find.
HarmonyOS programming language is coming: Huawei
Deng Taihua, vice president of Huawei and president of the computing product line, said in an interview in September this year that Huawei will launch an HarmonyOS programming language Cangjie next year to connect HarmonyOS and Euler in the application development ecosystem.
Huawei previously stated that Euler and Hongmeng have connected the sharing of core technology. In the future, it plans to build a distributed soft bus capability in Euler, so that devices equipped with the Euler operating system can automatically identify and connect to HarmonyOS devices.
Additionally, Huawei’s Managing Director, CEO of Consumer Business, and CEO of Smart Car Solutions BU, Yu Chengdong, announced that the number of HarmonyOS devices exceeds 150 million, making it the fastest-growing terminal operating system in history.
Huawei HarmonyOS 3 developer preview launched, improved performance
During the Huawei Developer Conference 2021, Huawei announced the first HarmonyOS 3 developer preview. The Chinese tech giant announced this new HarmonyOS version as an upgrade over HarmonyOS 2. So, developers in China are eligible to test the HarmonyOS 3 via the HarmonyOS 3 developer beta version and start developing apps for the latest HarmonyOS version.
To be mentioned, the HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta will be opened in the first quarter of 2022. So, it can be tested on different devices. Still, the launch of general consumers of smartphones and other devices is far away, since it’s still in the development mode.
With the release of Huawei of the first HarmonyOS 3 Developer Preview, the Chinese tech maker continues to innovate around the three core values of system architecture, Super Device, and one-time development, and multi-device deployment, bringing about a comprehensive upgrade of system capabilities and development tools.
According to the information, the HarmonyOS 3 developer preview includes performance improvements over HarmonyOS 2.0. these are 50 percent improvements in terms of Device discovery performance, 100 percent improvement in terms of HD projection stability, and 20 percent improvement in terms of enhanced cross-device operation performance.