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Here are the latest HarmonyOS features, gesture, widget and more

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HarmonyOS 2 was initially released on June 2, and that day Huawei officially began to install this new operating system in its flagship devices through the beta program.

In the following weeks, the HarmonyOS maker expanded the beta testing for more Huawei smartphones including the Huawei Mate 20 and P30 series.

However, HarmonyOS is still a development product and its developers will surely be ready to make any change requires to improve the overall user experience.

Therefore, the user feedback collected during the beta testing and from general consumers is crucial and very important. Related to HarmonyOS, the company has released the latest HarmonyOS features update for the users and it comes with a bunch of new software changes and a few new additions.

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According to the information, the Huawei P40 was the first recipient of this major software change that later approached very quickly to more devices including Mate 40, Mate 30, and more.

Let’s explore these latest HarmonyOS features. Check details below

First comes the control panel gestures, the new control panel already has major advantages over any other quick settings panel but the company has added a new gesture feature to ease the processor for some of its task handling.

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Users can now swipe left or right side while the control panel is opened and jump directly to the notification center, from there, users can swipe left or right to jump back to the control panel.

With this new gesture feature, users will achieve direct access to both Control Panel and Notification Center altogether.

HarmonyOS Control panel Swipe gestures

Multi-mode camera:

The new multi-camera mode is powered by the distributed capability of the HarmonyOS, that’s deeply built into its kernel.

Specifically, the new multi-camera mode allows users to take pictures from different angles. All users have to do, is to connect their device with the same wireless network and take pictures from different platforms.

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New Service Center Widget:

The Service Center comes has its own importance in the HarmonyOS software and enhances the user experience with its Atomic service widgets.

Yet the new update brings another widget that enables a new service widget into the service center. This widget allows you to view the files of other connected devices using the Super Device feature.

HarmonyOS Service Widgets

App Assistant:

App Assistant is tagged along with the new drop-down status bar in the game.

Security Improvements:

Huawei’s latest piece of software update improves the system security of HarmonyOS devices and installs the latest security patches.

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More Features coming?

The answer is Yes, but it depends on how much useful feedback Huawei receives and proceeds with.

HarmonyOS:

HarmonyOS is a micro-kernel-based software that is designed to work seamlessly among different Huawei devices. Third-party mobile makers can also adopt this operating system due to its open-source capabilities.

HarmonyOS 2 comes with a new Control Panel, Control Center, App Guard, and a brand new user interface that eases touch interactions. Furthermore, the new distributed feature such as Super Device brings power to control multiple connected devices using a single super device.

This year, Huawei has planned to rollout HarmonyOS for over 300 million devices, which includes all types of consumer products as well as services.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?

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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.

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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.

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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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April 2022 HarmonyOS update released for these 6 Honor smartphones

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Honor April 2022 update

Recently, Huawei has pushed off the April 2022 security update for several Honor smartphones running on the HarmonyOS operating system. As we know, after the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched Honor smartphones came under the care of Huawei.

Yes! the latest software update rollout clearly shows the care of Huawei towards its former brand smartphones. Below, you can check the list of Honor smartphones, which getting the April 2022 HarmonyOS security update.

Adapting devices:

  • Honor Magic 2
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor Play 4
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor Play 9A

This newest update for the above-mentioned Honor smartphones mainly boosted the system’s security and stability. As it fixes over 49 vulnerabilities and threats found in the latest HarmonyOS software system. Read more

If you are any of the mentioned-device users in China and seeking for next update. Then, the update is here for you. Check the more information-related version below along with the update process and precautions.

Honor April 2022 update

Latest Version Details:

  • Honor Magic 2: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230/231
  • Honor 20S: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor 30S: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor Play 4: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.233 updated from 2.0.0.232
  • Honor X10 Max: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.233 updated from 2.0.0.232
  • Honor Play 4 Pro: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor Play 9A: Magic UI 3.1.0.195 updated from 3.1.0.196

How to update:

Here are two ways to install the update and it’s up to you, which one do you like.

Through Settings:

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Open the phone settings menu, tap on system & updates then click on software updates. From here, tap on Check for updates and let the phone fetch the latest update for you. If an update appears on the device, tap on download and install.

Through My Huawei app:

Go to the My Huawei app and visit the support section. Afterward, tap on the update icon and follow the on-screen steps to grab the latest update.

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Huawei MatePad 10.4 grabbing March 2022 HarmonyOS software update

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Huawei MatePad 10.4 March 2022 update

Huawei has kicked off the March 2022 HarmonyOS software update for Huawei MatePad 10.4. The new update carries improvements for system security and stability to enrich the user experience.

New information reveals that Huawei MatePad 10.4 March 2022 update landed on the ground with HarmonyOS  2.0.0.230. So, the corresponding device owners, to get the latest version, make sure your smartphone is presently running on version 2.0.0.220.

Compatible Models:

  • Huawei MatePad 10.4-inch (BAH3-AL00)
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4-inch (BAH-W09)
  • Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4-inch (BAH-AN10)
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4-inch (BAH-W59)

What’s New:

Talking about the new changes, this update brings more device support to the super device feature for improved connection & collaboration. Further, the added Senior Mode settings for elders for better management of settings.

That’s not it, the update also optimizes anti-mistouch operation in gaming scenarios for an enhanced experience. Lastly, it installs the March 2022 HarmonyOS security patch to enhance system security.

Huawei MatePad 10.4 March 2022 update

Full Changelog:

  • Super Device: Added support to connect with some Huawei watches, bracelets, and Mate View for better video playback.
  • Game: Optimize the anti-mistouch operation experience of the game scene
  • Senior Mode: Adds the Senior mode settings screen for easier management of settings that seniors may find useful, including larger font size and a longer touch response time.
  • Security: Incorporated the March 2022 security patch to enhance system security.

How to update:

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, go to the Support tab on the bottom bar, tap on the update, then select Check for updates and then download and install.

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