The HarmonyOS or Hongmeng OS is Huawei’s biggest bet to dominate the technology era also known as the internet of everything. Therefore, this operating system not only covers smartphones but a set of different platforms and enables them to speak to each other through shared APIs.
In 2021, Huawei has planned to install HarmonyOS in 300 million smart devices, of which, 200 likely to be smartphones, and the rest will include tablets, wearables, IoT devices as well as devices coming from third-party manufacturers.
Huawei is currently testing HarmonyOS in smartphones under the Developer Beta program and in April, the company will officially launch this operating system in mobiles as well as start to upgrade its old models.
Previously, Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei’s Consumer Business Software Department, revealed that Huawei is ready to share HarmonyOS with other smartphone makers if they want to use it.
Regarding this matter, a Chinese media person asked ZTE, a Chinese smartphone maker of whether the company has plans to use Hongmeng operating system to surge smartphone sales in 2021.
In reply, the company said it has no plans to use the Hongmeng operating system.
Outside of its own domain, Huawei has partnered with many industry leaders for smart home appliances and smart car manufacturers. However, the Chinese tech giant is yet to find partners in the field of smartphones.
Why Huawei hasn’t found HarmonyOS clients for smartphones:
According to the industry observers, this new operating system has low memory support and the second one is the simplicity in modification.
Although HarmonyOS is open source, the platform is still in its early stage of development and according to the information, the HarmonyOS initially supports the devices with the following memory and platform support:
- From September 10, 2021, = Smart TVs, smartwatches, an in-car system of 128KB to 128MB
- From April, it’ll smartphones and other smart devices of 128MB to 4GB
- From October 2021, HarmonyOS will support high-end smartphones of over 4GB
Therefore, the analysts believe that the current use cases of the HarmonyOS are limited but we want to remind you that the question of other smartphone makers to use HarmonyOS doesn’t end now because HarmonyOS has a bar to achieve, and when it’s done smartphones with open source software will definitely look at it as the first preference.
Also, the scope of medication in the HarmonyOS software system is currently not wide as the Android Open Source Platform (AOSP) but the chances of HarmonyOS growing is much bigger in the future with the help of the open-source community.
This year, Huawei likely to mature the HarmonyOS for all use cases in smartphones and the company will get it released even on flagship devices. While 2022 or before, Huawei will promote this software technology all around the globe.
These 63 Huawei devices received HarmonyOS 3 so far [Details]
According to the information released by Huawei, HarmonyOS 3 is rolled out 56 stable versions, 3 public beta, and 4 closed beta sessions, making a total of 63 active devices.
The details reveal that these devices include smartphones, tablets, smart screens, smart speakers, and smartwatches. This is one of the biggest upgrade procedures in any smart device ecosystem.
- P50 Pro
- P50 Pro Collector’s Edition
- P50 Pocket
- P50 Pocket Art Custom Edition
- Mate Xs 2
- Mate Xs 2 Collector’s Edition
- Mate X2
- Mate X2 4G
- Mate X2 Collector’s Edition
- Mate 40
- Mate 40 Pro 4G
- Mate 40 Pro
- Mate 40 Pro+
- Mate 40 RS Porsche Design Collector’s Edition
- Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Mate 40E
- Mate 40E Pro
- Mate 40E 4G
- P40 4G
- P40 Pro
- P40 Pro+
- Nova 10
- Nova 10 Pro
- Nova 9
- Nova 9 Pro
- Nova 8
- Nova 8 Pro 5G
- Nova 8 Pro 4G
- Mate 30
- Mate 30 5G
- Mate 30 Pro
- Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Mate 30E Pro 5G
- Mate Xs
- MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
- MatePad 11
- MatePad Pro 10.8 2021
- MatePad Pro 10.8
- MatePad Pro 5G 10.8
- MatePad 10.8
- Smart Screen V75 Pro
- Smart Screen V65 Pro
- Smart Screen V98
- Smart Screen V75 Super
- Smart Screen V85 2021
- Smart Screen V75 2021
- Smart Screen V65 2021
- Smart Screen V55 2021
- Sound X NEW
- Sound X 2021
- Sound Joy
- AI Speaker 2e
- Nova 9 SE
- Watch 3
- Watch 3 Pro
- Nova 7 5G
- Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Nova 6
- Nova 6 5G
However, we’re only halfway through, as plenty of old phones are waiting to get HarmonyOS 3. Including the legendary flaghip – P30 series and Mate 20 series.
HarmonyOS 3 comes with a number of new features including better Large folders with more layouts. On the other hand, it has system optimizations for better system performance. Furthermore, there are new security features that are designed to provide you with maximum safety and privacy.
Huawei Enjoy 50 receives HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168
According to the changelog, HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 update for Huawei Enjoy 50 is fetching new system stability improvements along with better performance. Yet, users first have to download HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 to upgrade to the latest version.
Recently, Huawei also sent EMUI 188.8.131.521 for Enjoy 9e with a number of new additions. The upgrade is released during the rollout for Enjoy 50.
Huawei Enjoy 50:
In June, Huawei Enjoy 50 launched with a 6.75-inch screen size, 16.7 million colors, TFT LCD type, and HD+ resolution (1600 x 720 pixels). The phone measures 168.3mm in length, 77.7mm in width, 8.98mm in thickness, and 199 grams in weight. There are three colors to choose from – Crystal Blue, Pearl White, and Midnight Black.
It brings dual rear camera system consisting of a 13-megapixel main camera (f/1.8 aperture) and a 2MP depth-of-field camera (f/2.4 aperture). The rear camera has modes of Normal photo, portrait photo, professional mode, and panorama mode.
The latest software update for Huawei Enjoy 50 is expanding in batches and may take some to cover all of the available models. We suggest you make a backup of important files, to prevent unnecessary data loss.
Also, make sure your smartphone is not rooted and updated to the latest HarmonyOS firmware.
Huawei Mate 50 series gets December 2022 patch
According to the changelog, the December 2022 patch for the Huawei Mate 50 series brings system stability optimizations with new improvements to bring better performance.
It’s further revealed that the patch is distributed with HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206patch02 for – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. Since it’s a patch, the OTA will size only 16.26MB. On the other hand, it’s available only for the HarmonyOS 3 version of the Mate 50 lineup.
After upgrading to the latest software patch, a Huawei Mate 50 standard user reported a camera telephoto bug. The user reports that the 10X telephoto zoom lost clarity over the past version.
The user also posted a video describing this issue. It felt like the camera failed to focus on the subject, similar to Huawei P30 Pro.
A number of users replied this to bug. Saying that it could be an issue with the day and nighttime light arrangements. While some suggest that this could be fixed with the next upgrade.
Last month, Huawei sent a performance improvement update for Mate 50 series devices. According to our report, the phone received a substantial boost in GPU performance with HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11.
A test on the Genshin Impact game revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro delivers frame rate improvements along with the stability of the smartphone.
To download this software update, Huawei Mate 50 owners can look into the My Huawei app and then tap on the updates section to get the latest firmware version. However, users are recommended to make a backup of important files as a safety precaution.