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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
App Assistant is tagged along with the new drop-down status bar in the game.
Huawei’s latest piece of software update improves the system security of HarmonyOS devices and installs the latest security patches.
More Features coming?
The answer is Yes, but it depends on how much useful feedback Huawei receives and proceeds with.
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.
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.