The journey of the HarmonyOS operating system began in 2019 when Huawei got hit by the U.S. sanctions and had to find alternative ways to get out of the software-related problem.
However, initially, the platform wasn’t ready to launch on smartphone devices. And a year later, at Huawei Developer Conference 2020, the Chinese tech maker unveiled HarmonyOS 2, which comes with a range of new platform support and a bunch of new features.
Huawei later announced its plan to install HarmonyOS in over 300 million devices this year and a large sum of this number will be covered by smartphones and tablets.
To travel on the road of smartphones, HarmonyOS began its quest on December 16 with first developer beta testing and after six months of the closed testing program, the company made it official for the public.
On June 2, Huawei launched HarmonyOS 2 for smart devices, these are:
- IoT devices
- Car system
- Smart home appliances
According to the information, HarmonyOS 2 comes with various new features that allow users to seamlessly connect one device with another. These shared capabilities are powered by the new distributed technology framework, that is built deep into the software’s architecture.
Currently only in China:
HarmonyOS 2 is currently only available for Huawei phones in China and completing its rollout in a staged manner.
When Huawei will release HarmonyOS for global users?
That is a legit question and yet to be answered by Huawei. However, we’re to discuss this concerning matter and will explore the potential launch information of HarmonyOS 2 for the global Huawei smartphone users.
After the launch of the Huawei P50:
Huawei will reportedly launch the Huawei P50 series with HarmonyOS 2 later in July and Huawei is expected to bring some new changes and features to the user interface of the HarmonyOS 2 with this launch.
The launch event will be broadcasted online both in China and for global consumers. Therefore, it’s possible that Huawei may initiate a beta testing process for global smartphone users right after the launch.
If not introduced with Huawei P50 then, Huawei likely to bring HarmonyOS for the global users in the fourth quarter of this year but the program could only initiate with beta testing and not a full fledge rollout.
Apps and Games support:
This is one of the major issues that Huawei smartphone users may face when they’ll install HarmonyOS 2 on smartphones. On home ground, many third-party developers have already joined the HarmonyOS ecosystem and started to develop apps for it.
However, there’s no clue what global developers are doing at the moment but they will also be announcing the launch of their apps once HarmonyOS enters the global market.
But the main concern is that some of the apps and games aren’t compatible with this new operating system and some could start crashing due to incompatibility. Therefore, it’ll ruin the user experience.
Network compatibility is something that we cannot ignore, as different Operating System has to provide support for the network operator and resolve the issues along with the phone company. That’s why as a smartphone maker, Huawei must comply with the network provider other than unlocked models.
Still, a major mystery remains enclosed in the form of rollouts, will Huawei select to go for a unified rollout or a phased rollout. For starters, we expect that Huawei will choose to go with the staged rollout and find out the issues with the software system and resolve it as soon as they can be pointed out.
Huawei has not announced any official roadmap for the Huawei devices in the global markets but users are eagerly waiting to get this new mobile software on their devices.
We hope that Huawei will come with a perfect rollout plan for the global Huawei smartphone users but we expect that the final result should worth their wait.
October 2021 security update with 188.8.131.52 released for Huawei Enjoy Tablet 10.1
Huawei is sending a new HarmonyOS software update for Enjoy Tablet 10.1 that installs October 2021 security improvements along with other optimizations. This update will surely increase the overall device performance and user experience.
The last update for Enjoy Tablet 10.1 brought Wifi and Bluetooth shortcuts to the control panel, optimizations for the service widget, system stability, and display interface. Talking about changes that come with October 2021 Huawei Enjoy Tablet 10.1 update, it fixes the alarm clock vibration issue, deleted the feedback assistant application, system stability, and security improvements.
The October 2021 HarmonyOS update fixes 2 medium levels of CVEs in the framework, 6 CVEs in the kernel, 6 CVEs in the system, 9 CVEs in the application as well as 37 CVEs were resolved in the third-party libraries.
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New HarmonyOS Version:
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet 10.1 inch receiving HarmonyOS version 184.108.40.206 upgraded from 220.127.116.11.
- Alarm: Fix the problem that the alarm clock vibration setting does not take effect
- App: Delete the original preset feedback assistant application
- System: Optimized the system stability in some scenarios
- Security: Incorporate the October 2021 security patch that enhances system security
Things to know:
- The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
- HarmonyOS version and size may vary.
- Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.
HOW TO INSTALL:
To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.
Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, tap on the update, then select Check for updates, and then download and install.
Huawei MediaPad M5 series grabbing 18.104.22.168 software update
Huawei has started to roll out HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 version update for MediaPad M5 series tablets. This latest update brings fixes for alarm clock features, removes the feedback assistant app, as well as optimizes the system stability.
According to the information, Huawei MediaPad M5 lineup models getting HarmonyOS version 126.96.36.199, which is upgraded from base version 188.8.131.52. You can check the list of Huawei MediaPad M5 tablet models below:
- Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inch (CMR-W09)
- Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inch (CMR-AL09)
- Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inch (SHT-W09)
- Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inch (SHT-AL09)
A few days ago, Huawei has delivered a HarmonyOS update for MediaPad M5 series that brought new features to control panel and optimizations for service widget, display and system stability. So, Huawei MediaPad M5 series user, if this latest HarmonyOS 2.0 update found on your tablet, download and install it as soon as possible.
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Huawei MediaPad M5 series 184.108.40.206 update:
- Alarm clock: Fix the problem that the alarm clock vibration setting does not take effect
- App: Delete the original preset feedback assistant application
- System: Optimize the system stability of some scearios
Before you upgrade:
- We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
- Use a stable connection to download the update package.
- Do not forcefully turn off the phone, once the installation is started.
HOW TO UPDATE:
Download via Settings:
- Open Settings
- Click on the System & Updates
- Open Software update
- Tap on Check for updates option
- If an update is available, click on Download and install
- After installation Reboot the device
Download via My Huawei app:
- Open the My Huawei app on your device
- Go to the Update
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inch specs:
- Display: 10.8 inch
- Processor: Kirin 960s
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32/64/128GB
- Rear Camera: 13MP
- Selfie Camera: 8MP
- Battery: 7500mAh
HarmonyOS global launch to happen in 2022: Report
HarmonyOS operating system is an invention that is running wild in China. As of December 2, 2021, Huawei has installed this mobile OS on 141 smartphones, tablets, and smart screen devices. However, there’s more information that has just appeared for the global smartphones that are waiting for HarmonyOS, as it could happen in 2022.
Recently Romanian daily newspaper – Adevarul has published an interview with Derek Yu, President of Huawei CB for Central and Eastern Europe, Northern Canada & Turkey said that Huawei could launch HarmonyOS for global users in 2022.
Yu also mentioned the current version of HarmonyOS has been introduced mainly for China and already has gained over 100 million users. The software provides a satisfying user experience and users who switched from Android to HarmonyOS experienced by 10% increase in overall performance.
Launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019 (HDC 19), HarmonyOS 2.0 is a multi-kernel operating system designed and developed by Huawei. This operating system comes with cross-platform capabilities that help it to connect different platforms together seamlessly and perform various actions. Initially, the OS only supported smart TVs and their features were quite limited.
However, the biggest surprise came in the form of HarmonyOS 2.0 that was launched in late 2020. The company introduced this version with expanded platform support and brings an extended range of features powered by distributed technology.
Still, the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones in June this year has raised eyebrows, as it adopts over 100 Huawei devices that range way too old in terms of hardware and specs. As of November, there are over 150 million users who are currently enjoying this software prowess in China.
Moving on, at HDC 2021, Huawei has introduced HarmonyOS 3.0 developer preview for the developers. However, the first preview beta will be tested in the first quarter of 2022. Thereafter, the Chinese tech maker will conduct public beta testings for this software and bring them to the consumers via the different testing programs.
However, it is also possible that Huawei could bring the HarmonyOS 3 version iteration for the global Huawei smartphone owners in 2022 but it’s yet to be confirmed officially.