Huawei has introduced HarmongOS/Hongmeng OS operating system to provide a cross-device seamless user experience and the company’s founder and CEO believes that Huawei can develop its OS into being the equivalent of an Apple operating system.
“I think it will take less than two to three years. Since I’m part of the company’s leadership, I need to be a bit more conservative when discussing timelines; otherwise, I may end up putting too much pressure on our staff. But in truth, I personally don’t think they need a full two to three years.” said Ren said in an interview with Fortune magazine.
On August 9, at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, the company introduced HarmonyOS – a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a new user experience across all devices and scenarios.
HarmonyOS is first used in Honor/Huawei Vision SmartScreens and will be used in Smartwatches, In-vehicle systems, and Smart speakers. Also planned to be expanded to more platforms.
Currently, Huawei’s latest flagship Mate 30 series runs Android 10 but wasn’t certified with Google Mobile Services (GMS) due to the US trade ban. Since Huawei cannot use GMS, the company is using Huawei Mobile Services (HMS).
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumers Business Group, recently said if the US will continue to restrict Huawei from using Google’s mobile services then the company will switch over to HarmonyOS with the launch of Huawei P40 series.
However, the recent development in the US-China trade deal talk may pave a good way for Huawei to regain access to the US market.
Honor HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]
Huawei has officially unveiled its new operating system HarmonyOS to the world, as it promises to deliver cross-device capabilities among different platforms. This year, Huawei has planned to cross the mark by installing HarmonyOS in 300 million devices, these include both new and old models of smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, smartphone home devices, in-car systems, and other third-party devices.
Last year, Honor became an independent firm and now planning to return to the smartphone market with a number of new products.
However, Honor device users are also concerned about their future and existing device owners are also interested to receive HarmonyOS operating system update.
But don’t worry Honor phone users, you may be out of Huawei’s leadership but you’ll still be cared for by the company in terms of software support.
Because we now have a confirmed list of Honor devices that will upgrade with HarmonyOS. Similar to Huawei devices, the list also includes the oldest node of the device possible to support HarmonyOS features.
So, without further ado, let’s jump into this section and know which devices will receive HarmonyOS software updates and when.
Honor devices that will receive HarmonyOS fourth quarter of 2021:
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor 30S
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor V20
- Honor V20 Moschino Edition
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor X10
- Honor X10 Max
- Honor Tablet 6
- Honor Tablet X6
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor 30 Youth Edition
- Honor Play 4
Honor Devices that will receive HarmonyOS in the first half of 2022:
- Honor V10
- Honor 10
- Honor Play
- Honor 20S
- Honor Play4T Pro
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 8X
- Honor 10 Youth Edition
- Honor 20i
- Honor 9
- Honor V9
- Honor Play 3
- Honor Note 10
- Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
- Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch
These 15 Huawei models now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta
Huawei has opened the seventh batch HarmonyOS 2.0 closed test recruitment for devices including the Huawei P10, Mate 9, Nova 3, and MediaPad M5 tablet. However, the Chinese tech maker has also opened the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta for 15 Huawei models.
With this new announcement, the corresponding Huawei devices are now eligible to get the final build of the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system and proceed towards a stable release. However, Huawei may make any changes in the software, if it found any issues in the software and seed it to the users.
- P20 Pro
- Mate 10
- Mate 10 Pro
- Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Mate RS Porsche Design
- Nova 4
- Enjoy 10S
- Enjoy 10 Plus
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 20S
- Honor 10
- Honor V10
- Honor Play4T Pro
HarmonyOS Public beta:
According to the information, the testing slots are now expanded and unlimited users can participate in the HarmonyOS testing activity for the above-mentioned Huawei devices.
Most of these smartphone owners still run EMUI software systems (Android) and the global users have no clue of what the company is thinking about their devices. However, we believe that there may be a plan that will come sooner or later.
HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones was launched on June 2, 2021. This new mobile operating system comes with brand new features that are designed to enhance the software user interface with brand new features such as service widgets, control panel, easy-to-use super device, connected device management.
There is plenty of hardware acceleration and improvement that comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 that makes it stand above the existing EMUI user interface.
Following the launch, HarmonyOS has progressed rapidly. At the recent Office product launch conference, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO – Richard Yu announced 100 million HarmonyOS 2.0 installation in smartphones and mentioned that the Chinese tech maker will continue to unravel HarmonyOS in different devices to expand its reach among consumers.
Adding to this, Huawei, for the first time, launched HarmonyOS for the industry with the launch of HarmonyOS Mine. A new operating system designed for the Coal mining business.
Seventh batch HarmonyOS beta for 10 Huawei phones begins
On September 15, Huawei announced the seventh batch HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta recruitment for 10 Huawei phones and tablets that are one of the oldest Huawei models eligible to upgrade over this new operating system.
According to Huawei, the seventh batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta recruitment includes 2017’s Huawei P10 flagship. This lineup has two models powered by the latest Kirin 960 system on the chip along with 4/6GB of RAM and up to 128GB storage.
The second device comes under one of the most prominent Mate flagships – Mate 9. These phones equip the same chipset. The phone features a top-grade camera system as well as a premium design that attracted consumers. Among others, Nova 3 has also made its place among this new closed beta recruitment, which is also amusing news for the Nova 3 device owners.
There are more Huawei smartphones that will join the HarmonyOS 2.0 testing activity but these Huawei P10, Mate 9, Nova, and others will surely get a new lifeline with the arrival of this brand new OS.
To be mentioned the current beta testing is only being conducted for the Chinese models.
Let’s take a look at the details of HarmonyOS 2.0 seventh batch closed beta recruitment.
- P10 Plus
- Mate 9
- Mate 9 Pro
- Mate 9 RS Porsche Design
- Nova 3
- Enjoy 9 Plus (Huawei Y9 2019)
- MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8
- MediaPad M5 10.8
- MediaPad M5 8.4
Check the image below for corresponding models and their required EMUI versions.
Following the approval of testers’ applications, the company will then process them under the batch to get the HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta build via OTA update. After a certain timeline, Huawei will open public beta testing, which will pave the way towards final rollout in the stable mode.
HarmonyOS 2.0 Seventh Batch Closed Beta Information:
There are a total of 2000 testing slots opened under this test activity between September 15, 2021, to October 10, 2021. Once completed, Huawei will start dispatching the HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta for the consumers.
A few important notes:
If you have any of these devices and are upgrading want to submit a test application.
You’ll first need to visit the My Huawei app, tap on the Update button followed by the latest beta registration process. Before you upgrade, you’ll need to maintain at least 10GB of storage on your device, the model must not be ROOT. Upgrade to the required version to participate in the beta testing.