HarmonyOS is the prime discussion among Honor users and now the closed beta HarmonyOS rollout is started for Honor 10 and V10 smartphones in China. Bringing a new user experience and user interface for the Honor 10 and V10 users.
In 2017, Huawei’s former subsidiary – Honor unveiled its latest Honor View10 also known as Honor 10. This phone is powered by Kirin 970 octa-core processor, a 5.99-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, a 3750mAh battery, and is based on EMUI 8.0 software system.
The product was later proceeded by Honor View20, which is one of the best-selling devices from Honor. However, let’s stay on these devices for the moment.
On the other, Honor 10 is a device that most of the consumer still cherished in their hands and the phone still do the work. According to the specs sheet, Honor 10 comes with a 5.84-inch bezel-less full view 2.0 display and packs an AI features powered camera system.
Similar to the Honor view10, Honor 10 is also powered by Kirin 970 chipset with an inbuilt NPU processor unit. Moreover, the phone has a stylish design and there’s a 24Mp front-facing camera to take groupies (group selfies) instead of “a selfie with a group in a blurry background” entirely possible.
Honor 10 and View10 devices run EMUI software based on the Android operating system. Looking specifically, Honor 10 comes with EMUI 8.1 and Honor View10 comes with EMUI 8.0. However, the company has provided continuous support for these two and enabled two major upgrades including EMUI 9.0 and EMUI 10.0.
Still, these phones run EMUI 10.0 software across the globe. Only until, June 2, when Huawei launched HarmonyOS and announced that Honor 10 and Honor V10 is also a part of this major software rollout.
Even though the HarmonyOS rollout remains enclosed for the Chinese consumers. The excitement among Honor 10 and V10 users could reflect on any ground.
Honor 10 and V10 HarmonyOS beta started:
Moving on, Honor 10 and V10 has finally started receiving HarmonyOS 2.0 beta builds in China. This new operating system comes with plenty of new features for both of the devices and provides a better user experience compared to the existing EMUI 10.
Honor 10 and V10 HarmonyOS beta models:
- Honor 10 (COL-AL10)
- Honor 10 (COL-TL10)
- Honor V10 (BKL-AL00)
- Honor V10 (BKL-AL20)
- Honor V10 (BKL-TL10)
For your information, this rollout is being conducted for the non-log users who have successfully registered for the closed beta testing. On the other side, the log version rollout remains unannounced.
HarmonyOS 2 closed beta for Honor 10 and V10 rolling out with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 126.96.36.199 upgrading from EMUI 10.0.0.182.
HarmonyOS 2.0 Changelog:
Here are the new features that come with HarmonyOS 2.0 for Honor 10 and V10.
Home-screen: Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.
Control Panel: Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.
Service Center: If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.
Smart Folder: HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.
HarmoynOS Fonts: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.
Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.
Smart Office: Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.
Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.
Task manager: Support task status saving infrequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.
App Guard: The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed. This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.
Certifications: The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.
Honor HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]
Huawei has officially unveiled its new operating system HarmonyOS to the world, as it promises to deliver cross-device capabilities among different platforms. This year, Huawei has planned to cross the mark by installing HarmonyOS in 300 million devices, these include both new and old models of smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, smartphone home devices, in-car systems, and other third-party devices.
Last year, Honor became an independent firm and now planning to return to the smartphone market with a number of new products.
However, Honor device users are also concerned about their future and existing device owners are also interested to receive HarmonyOS operating system update.
But don’t worry Honor phone users, you may be out of Huawei’s leadership but you’ll still be cared for by the company in terms of software support.
Because we now have a confirmed list of Honor devices that will upgrade with HarmonyOS. Similar to Huawei devices, the list also includes the oldest node of the device possible to support HarmonyOS features.
So, without further ado, let’s jump into this section and know which devices will receive HarmonyOS software updates and when.
Honor devices that will receive HarmonyOS fourth quarter of 2021:
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor 30S
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor V20
- Honor V20 Moschino Edition
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor X10
- Honor X10 Max
- Honor Tablet 6
- Honor Tablet X6
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor 30 Youth Edition
- Honor Play 4
Honor Devices that will receive HarmonyOS in the first half of 2022:
- Honor V10
- Honor 10
- Honor Play
- Honor 20S
- Honor Play4T Pro
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 8X
- Honor 10 Youth Edition
- Honor 20i
- Honor 9
- Honor V9
- Honor Play 3
- Honor Note 10
- Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
- Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch
Huawei Mate 20 Pro HarmonyOS portrait service widget feature rolling out
Huawei is rolling out a new software update for the Mate 20 Pro that brings an important HarmonyOS portrait gallery service widget feature. This is an addition to other ingredients of the latest software rollout for the Mate 20 device in China.
The changelog is identical to the software rollout that became visible for the Huawei Mate 40 series, very recently in China. Therefore, the same update is now being sent to these three years old flagship.
According to the information, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro portrait service widget feature update comes with HarmonyOS version 188.8.131.52 along with an update package size of 0.97GB. This is quite a big package because there’s a lot more to explore.
The latest portrait service widget allows you to rotate photos (in gallery view), swipe to change them to change the on-screen image, or click on the photo to open the app for a large view of selection.
The new software update for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a better service center, a new cross-device task manager, adds Celia keyboard as well as system stability and AI Celia voice assistant improvement.
This update is currently expanding in batches for the Huawei Mate 20 series models running HarmonyOS 2.0 in China. Therefore, the Chinese tech maker is now wondering to improve the device with the latest enhancements as possible.
The latest software rollout is only available for the Chinese consumers of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, while the global users still run EMUI 11 software system and waiting eagerly for the next major upgrade.
How to Update
If you have the Huawei Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro with the HarmonyOS operating system, you can check for the update via the following instructions.
Go to the settings section. To do this, open Settings > Software & updates > updates, Check for updates, and if available, download and install. Your phone will restart and begin the installation process.
Before you begin, it’s recommended that you charge your smartphone sufficiently so it won’t run out of power during the update procedure. Also, keep a backup of your important data, so you won’t lose a nick of your important memories. Furthermore, the downloaded update package will be deleted automatically once the installation finishes.
HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 for Huawei Mate 40 series rolling out
Huawei has initiated HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 software update for the Mate 40 series devices in China. This update is currently rolling out for the standard Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40E 5G devices. Thereafter, the Chinese tech giant has added a tone of new features and optimizations that would help the consumers to get the most out of these two smartphones.
In summary, we can find that the HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 software update for the Huawei Mate 40 series comes including optimizations for the service center, add a new cross-device task center, service widgets, Celia keyboard, enhancements for the AI voice system, and improvements for the system services.
This update is upgrading Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40E smartphones on the HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 version upgrading from 126.96.36.199. On the other hand, the package size is over 1GB. This update is currently airing in China and rolling out for the smartphones with HarmonyOS operating system.
Below you can check the detailed changelog of this software rollout.
HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 changelog:
Service Center: In the service center (swipe up from the edge of the left or bottom right corner of the screen to enter), add a scenario-based service combination on the “Discovery” tab, and add it to the desktop to automatically adapt to the universal card and one-click access to similar services
Task Center: Added cross-device task management function, in the task center (swipe from the bottom of the screen to enter the short pause), you can view and use the historical tasks of the same WLAN network and Huawei ID device (requires support for the task center), and transfer tasks to each other Added.
Service Widgets: for other management operations (universal cards for portrait clustering) (up-slide gallery application icon, can be added to the desktop), you can rotate the photos of the selected person, click on the avatar to change the person, click on the photo to jump to The clustering album of this character see more.
Input Method: Added a quick download icon for Celia keyboard application (click to download and use), Celia keyboard can bring you a simple and safe input experience.
Smart Voice: Optimize the smart voice function, wake up more sensitively Optimize
System: Caring for the elders, optimize basic experience such as touch, volume, etc., add desktop icon magnification function to optimize system power consumption in some situations.