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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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Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Huawei P50 is getting HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 upgrade

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The standard Huawei P50 is now receiving HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 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 2.0.1.233 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.

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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.

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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)

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0

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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 2.1.0.576 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 1.0.0.566.

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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:

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  • 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)

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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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