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Here are the top Huawei HarmonyOS 2 features

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Huawei HarmonyOS 2 Top Features

Huawei HarmonyOS 2 for smartphones is a matter of huge discussion among consumers. Although, the software was initially announced at Huawei Developer Conference 2020 but its actual arrival on smartphones happened on June 2, 2021.

This new Huawei operating system comes with various new features and user interface changes that attract consumers and allow you to make the most out of its new ecosystem. Speaking of the ecosystem, HarmonyOS is cross-device software that allows forming a virtual bridge of connection between different devices.

The result of this cross-device approach brings a seamless inter-connect device user experience, that you cannot find in other smartphone makers. The combination of these features forms a powerful operating system + UI/UX.

We’ll not stop here, and it’s time that we share with you the top HarmonyOS 2 features. Just to be mentioned, these HarmonyOS 2 top features consist of the following aspects:

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  1. Features
  2. Customizations
  3. Ease of access information

HarmonyOS 2 Top Features:

App Guard:

The apps on AppGallery are verified as safe, having passed rigorous security checks. Once App Guard is enabled, the system will recommend that you download apps through Huawei AppGallery, whenever possible, to protect your device and data from risky apps.

App Guard is enabled by default. To disable it, go to Settings > System & updates > App Guard and touch Disable.

HarmonyOS 2 App Guard

Super Device:

Super Device makes it easier than ever to transfer tasks and share data between devices. For example, you could transfer a video you’re playing on this device to your Vision, or send music to a smart speaker, without missing a beat.

How to enable:

  1. Make sure that both your phone and the other device are logged in to the same HUAWEI ID and connected to the same hotspot, with Bluetooth enabled.
  2. Swipe down from the upper-right edge of your phone to display Control Panel. Super Device will automatically search for nearby devices. You can also touch Q to search for devices.
  3. Select a device to transfer a specific task from your phone.

Super Device

Smart Listening:

Touch the Audio Control Panel section to transfer your music to a new audio device, without missing a beat!

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Enable Bluetooth on your phone and connect to your preferred audio device in one of the following ways (depending on the device type):

  1. Bluetooth audio device – Connect your preferred audio device to your phone via Bluetooth
  2. Smart speaker and Vision – Enable Bluetooth on your smart speaker or Vision, connect it to the same WLAN network, and log in to the same Huawei ID as that on your phone.

Swipe down from the upper-right edge of your phone to display the Control Panel, and touch the switch icon on the top right corner

Touch the name of your preferred audio device to switch the audio to that device.

Note – Make sure to update your audio device to the latest version before using this feature.

HarmonyOS Audio Cotrol Panel

Control Panel:

Control Panel takes you to the most commonly used settings, allowing you to manage media audio, shortcut switches, and paired devices, with greater ease.

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You can try the following features:

How to access it?

Swipe down from the upper-right edge of the screen to display Control Panel, to access the following features:

Media Playback controls: To manage media audio playback on the device itself, switch audio apps, or switch playback to a connected audio device.

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Shortcut controls: To enable, disable, or set frequently used features.

Super Device: To initiate multi-screen collaboration between your phone and another device (tablet, laptop, or Vision), for instance projecting your phone screen, or picking up a task right from where you had left off on another device.

Smart device controls: To manage devices paired in AI Life.

Control Panel

Service Center:

Service Center, get direct access to many new information that has been waiting for you.

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Try it out

  • Swipe up diagonally (or along the edge) from the bottom left or right corner on your phone to access the My services tab in Service Center.
  • On the My Services tab, touch a service widget to directly access the corresponding service.
  • On the Discover tab, touch and hold down on a service widget, and touch Open to access the service. You can also touch the service widget and follow the onscreen instructions to manage the widget.

HarmonyOS 2 Service center

More on Service Center:

Snippets: Display your most commonly used features and provide direct access to them. For example, you can simply touch the Notepad service widget to resume editing the note from where you left off last time

Service Center: This allows you to discover and managè Snippets, which are displayed on the My services and Discover tabs.

Service Center

Try this out:

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  • Swipe up diagonally (or along the edge) from the bottom left or right corner on your phone to access the My services tab in Service Center, where the service widgets you have used or added to favorites are displayed.
  • Touch the Discover tab to view all recommended service widgets.

Celia Suggestions:

If we’re talking HarmonyOS 2 top features then Celia Suggestions is the top one to recommend, Celia Suggestions is a home screen app that recommends services that are likely to pique your interest, based on your usage habits. You’ll notice that recommendations get even better and better as Celia Suggestions continues to learn more about your usage habits and preferences.

For instance, it will recommend video streaming apps and provide easy access during the times of the day when you tend to stream your favorite content.

Celia Suggestion

Go to Settings > HUAWEI Assistant > AI Suggestions > Celia Suggestions > Service widgets, swipe up and down to choose your preferred widget style, then touch ADD TO HOME SCREEN.

Touch and hold down on a service or app icon in Celia Suggestions and touch Not interested to have it replaced with another service or app.

Things to remember:

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If you’ve accidentally added more than one Celia Suggestions, pinch two fingers together on the home screen to access the home screen editing mode, and drag Celia Suggestions onto Remove in the top right corner of the screen.

Large Folders:

Create a Custom Home Screen, with Large Folders: Design the easy-to-navigate home screen of your dreams, by categorizing apps and accessing them directly through large folders.

Large Folders

Try it out:

Switch display modes: Touch and hold a standard folder, and select Enlarge from the popup menu. Quickly access apps: Touch the large icon within a large folder to directly access the corresponding app. Then touch the lower right corner of the large folder to enter the folder.

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App Snippet:

App snippets allow you to preview and access common app services and features, without having to open the apps themselves. For example, the Weather snippet takes you straight to the weather forecast, and the Music snippet allows you to control music playback.

Expand/Collapse an app snippet: Swipe up on an app icon to expand a snippet, and touch any area outside of the snippet to collapse it.

Pin/Remove an app snippet: Touch pin icon to pin an app snippet to the home screen, and touch and hold the snippet to move or remove it.

App Snippets

Select a style: Touch and hold a snippet, then touch

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More snippets to select your preferred style, and touch Add to the home screen.

A few things to know:

Apps supporting snippets have a short bar at the bottom, which can be removed in the home screen settings. In drawer mode, you can expand a snippet by touching and holding down on an app icon. More apps will support snippets shortly.

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Huawei begins Watch 3/Pro series WeChat watch version testing

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After the GT 3 series, it’s time for Huawei Watch 3/Pro devices to jump into the internal testings of the WeChat watch version. The company has started stretching the official roots of WeChat for all eligible smart wearables.

A few days ago, the company has rolled out a beta version of HarmonyOS 3.0 for the Watch 3 Pro devices with WeChat features. However, the difference was, the firmware existed for only Pro variants with a limited number of users.

On the flip side, we have also reported that after the GT 3 series, Huawei will turn its face to the very efficient – Watch 3 series with the internal testing procedures. Looks like the time has arrived when the Huawei Watch 3 series users will also be able to fetch the WeChat version.

WeChat – in recent times, we have mentioned this term frequently. Well, it is an instant messaging application that allows users to share texts and media content with their contacts. So far, the company has only initiated the intended features of WeChat to its devices. However, now it’s time to catch the official version.

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The company has officially initiated the testing of the WeChat edition for the Watch 3 series in the form of the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.130 (C00E130R1P130log) build. Further, the firmware carries a huge package size of 256MB.

As quoted, this firmware mainly focuses on the WeChat watch version addition for the respective devices. As a result, users will find more responsive communication features on the wrist after installing the latest software build.

HarmonyOS 3.0.0.130 Update Changelog

The changelog reads the presence of the WeChat watch version. To access the features, scan the watch’s WeChat QR code using the smartphone WeChat application. After scanning, the screen will display the message “Watch WeChat logged in”.

Alternatively, now you will be able to easily operate and view WeChat messages. Besides, you can quickly react to or reply to the received texts. You can also opt for voice replies as per convenience. Further, you can check WeChat message reminders, pictures, emoji expressions, and much more.

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Apart from that, the WeChat version will allow you to utilize the WeChat Pay application. Consequently, you can carry out multiple transactions and payment options without even using your handset.

Update Notes:

  • Ensure that you use HarmonyOS 2 or Android 9.0 and above interface in your smartphone.
  • Update the Huawei Health and WeChat application to their latest versions.
  • The update procedure may take time. Do not panic and wait patiently for the completion of the update.
  • If you encounter any problems during use, please visit the My Huawei app or contact with Huawei Customer service center.

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2 new chipboards launched for Huawei OpenHarmony

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Recently, 2 new development chipboards were launched for the open-source Huawei HarmonyOS operating system –OpenHarmony. This launch will further improve the community backbone, and the OpenHarmony chip/development board platform has been further enriched.

So far there are 20 chips/development boards have been integrated into the OpenHarmony backbone, and the OpenHarmony ecosystem continues to grow.

The integration into the backbone means that more community developers and partners can build, improve and enrich various functions around the chip, and build more development versions covering different solution scenarios and categories.

For developers, it can greatly reduce the development threshold of OpenHarmony, which is convenient to develop at a lower cost and experience more of the latest features of OpenHarmony.

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For enterprises in the industry, it greatly reduces the OpenHarmony development cost of chip adaptation. Hence, developers can quickly and cost-effectively create their own products, and more flexibly adapt to various terminals, jointly promoting the digital and intelligent transformation of the industry. 2 chipboards openharmony

It is reported that the 2 development chipboards of OpenHarmony are the KHDVK-3566B development board launched by Shenzhen Kaihong Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd. Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd. (referred to as “Kaihong Zhigu Company”) is a Niobe U4 development board based on ESP32 series chips.

Shenzhen Kaihong KHDVK-3566B is a smart screen development board based on OpenHarmony embedded KaihongOS, using ROCKCHIP RK3566 Cortex-A55 quad-core processor, with quad-core performance, high-energy drive, rich interfaces, and other features, the software has flexible tailoring, safety, and reliability.

The characteristics of resource sharing and seamless circulation are suitable for tablet computers, face-scanning cash registers, home appliance display screens, industrial robots, medical testing equipment, advertising machines, digital signage, teaching all-in-one machines, and other equipment, and are widely used in smart finance and smart industry. , smart education, smart energy, smart consumption, and other fields.

The Niobe U4 development board of Kaihong Zhigu Company is based on the ESP32-U4WDH chip. The chip is small in size, fast in speed, and powerful in function. It is a chip specially designed for the Internet of Things, with ultra-high RF performance and stability, versatility and reliability, as well as ultra-low power consumption, can meet different power consumption requirements, suitable for smart homes, smart education, and other applications scenarios.

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The complete SDK provided by Kaihong Zhigu company and a large number of application examples blessing In this way, developers can quickly and easily carry out secondary development.

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Huawei Nova 5/5i Pro/5z gets new system optimization update

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Huawe Nova 5 optiimization updTE

The Huawei optimization updates are just like a ‘dessert over dinner for the smartphone. As the company released optimization updates nearby the monthly security patches. However, Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro, and Nova 5z smartphones recently receives the HarmonyOS 2 system optimization update.

Besides, here is a twist these Nova 5 devices have yet not received the September 2022 security update, but we can take desserts anytime. Just freely update Nova 5 and another two models over the new version to taste the recipe that Huawei prepared for you in the changelog.

Below you can check the changelog of the new system optimization update and another version of the Huawei Nova 5 devices:

Huawe Nova 5 optiimization updTE

Huawei Nova 5:

  • Changelog:
    • HarmonyOS 2 version optimizes system stability
  • Version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.268  to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.270 new version
  •  Models number
    • Huawei nova 5 SEA-AL00

[Software update] nova 5 2.0.0.270 release notes (optimized system stability)

Huawei Nova 5i Pro:

  • Changelog:
    • HarmonyOS 2 version optimizes system stability
  • Version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.268  to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.270 new version
  •  Models number
    • Huawei nova 5 SPN-AL00

Huawei Nova 5 system optimization

Huawei Nova 5z:

  • Changelog:
    • HarmonyOS 2 version optimizes system stability
  • Version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.0.0.268  to HarmonyOS 2.0.0.270 new version
  •  Models number
    • Huawei nova 5 SPN-AL00

\Huawei Nova 5 system optimization

How to download:

Go to Settings, pick System & updates, open Software update, and then choose to Check for updates to manually download this update. Your phone will display an alert if an update is available along with the option to download and install it.

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Through the Support app:

To accomplish this, launch the Support app, click the Service tab from the bottom bar, tap on the update, choose to check for updates, then download and install.

Huawei September 2022 security update:

Well, the HarmonyOS 2 September 2022 security update for the devices is still awaited, it also brings improves the security of the Huawei Nova 5i Pro, Nova 5z, and Nova 5 smartphone for a better user experience.

However, the company will release the patch in the coming days, till you have to satisfied with this latest optimization update for your Huawei Nova 5 smartphone.

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