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.
Huawei P50 is getting HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 upgrade
The standard Huawei P50 is now receiving HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 software update in China. This update primarily optimizes system stability to make the flagship run smother and execute tasks on time. Huawei P50 users are recommended to install this software update as soon as it arrives.
This is another software update that Huawei is rolling out to improve this flagship device and deliver better to the consumers. However, the phone is only available for the Chinese market and Huawei P50 Pro has already on sale in the overseas market.
Coming to the details, Huawei P50 HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 software update could be downloaded by visiting Settings > System & updates > then tap on the Software update section, followed by the check for updates button. From here let the phone check for the available firmware version and fetch them down for you.
Be mentioned, Huawei P50 Pro in the global market comes with EMUI 12 software, which on the other hand, runs solely on HarmonyOS in China. According to previous details, Huawei P50 series phones could be the first ones to test HarmonyOS 3.0, when it comes out.
Talking about the standard Huawei P50, the phone features a flat panel display, and a powerful camera system consisting of two large circles to house the cameras. While the design of the phone remains intriguing in all aspects. The P50 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset but only with 4G connectivity.
(via – Huawei)
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.
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