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Honor 60, 50 Series and X40 GT starts MagicOS 7 (Android 13) beta test



Honor Magic 60 50 MagicOS 7

Honor has opened MagicOS 7 closed beta for Honor 60 and 50 and X40 GT smartphones in China and it will allow users to test the latest features before it goes public.

Honor MagicOS 7 comes with a set of new additions that improve the user experience of Honor devices. You need to open the My Honor app and then tap on early adopters to sign up for the latest beta activity.

Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro with model LSA-AN00, TNA-AN00, and TNA-TN00 are required with MagicUI to participate in the MagicOS 7 activity.

Honor 60 MagicOS 7

Meanwhile, Honor 50 and 50 Pro with model number RNA-AN00 and RNA-TN00 requires to enter MagicOS 7 closed beta.

Honor 50 series MagicOS 7

It’s noted that there are 2000 slots to claim until February 6, 2023. During this period, users could receive the latest beta firmware via OTA. The latest beta firmware is available only for the Chinese models, while the global models running MagicUI, it is possible that the company send it over, once the beta test concludes.

Honor 60 MagicOS 7


  1. Make sure that the phone has more than 10GB of internal storage space, (Check the storage space via Settings -> Storage).
  2. Assure that your Honor phone is not ROOT.
  3. If you find a problem, you can give feedback in the following ways: Submit feedback through BetaClub (log version users), an update BetaClub to the latest version before you upgrade (via BetaClub > My > version update).
  4. It’s suggested that you make a backup of important data before installing the latest version.

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.


New Honor smartwatch could launch on Monday



At MWC 2023 in Barcelona, Honor launched a new Magic 5 series smartphone but the company saved a smartwatch that could launch on Monday when this flagship phone will unveil among Chinese consumers.

According to the information coming from a Weibo tipster, Honor has a new smartwatch with the codename “Cygnus” and model number CGN-A00. The tipster reveals that this new Honor smartwatch could launch on Monday.

New Honor smartwatch

A few days ago, Honor officially confirmed to host an Honor Magic 5 launch event in China on March 6. At the event, Honor could also bring this new smartwatch.

Looking at the current lineup, this smartwatch may be the Honor Watch GS 4 but there’s no official confirmation available on this matter for the time being.

Honor Watch GS 3

Honor Watch GS 3 made its debut in January 2022 with five variants. This includes the size of 45.9mm × 45.9mm × 10.5mm and wrist circumference of 140mm to 210mm. The watch is light at 44 grams.

Honor Watch GS 3 sports a 1.43-inch AMOLED color screen with a round design and supports full-screen touch. The screen also supports swipes and gestures.

The leather material used in the smartwatch dial is plastic and metal. The strap is made of fluorine rubber and leather strap. Honor Watch GS 3 equips Beidou + GPS + GLONASS + GALILEO + QZSS connectivity with NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Honor Watch GS 3 boasts up to 2 weeks of battery life and charges fast with a 5W charger. In numbers, 5 minutes of charging lasts a whole day, 14 days duration under typical usage scenarios, and 30 hours of battery life with GPS operation.

Aside from its stylish look and Honor Watch GS 3 offers various health and fitness features. The watch has 8 channel heart rate AI engine, which uses an AI-enabled dual-engine heart rate algorithm for maximum accuracy.

There are various other health measurement tools including the SpO2 blood oxygen measurement. The watch also has various handy features such as music playback, alarm clock, flashlight, weather, compass, and more.

There are 100 workout modes that are ready to make you fit including 85 tailor-made workout modes and more than 10 professional workout modes.


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Honor February 2023 update details and devices



Honor February 2023 update

Honor has released the details of the February 2023 security patch and it comes with various fixes powered by the Android security bulletin users can download the latest security update soon as it appears on their devices.

Similar to Huawei, these software update brings various fixes for the issues that originated in the smartphone’s software ecosystem. Specifically, Honor February 2023 security update bulletin mentions 18 of the high-ranked threats and there are none in low, critical, and past firmware.

In China, Honor is testing MagicOS 7 in China, and the company has reached public beta testing for smartphones. Soon, it could lead us to a stable rollout.

Honor February 2023 update

The February 2023 security patch for the above-mentioned smartphones and tablets comes in batches.

Below you can check the CVE details according to their corresponding categories.

CVE-2020-27059, CVE-2022-20451, CVE-2022-20455, CVE-2022-20481, CVE-2022-20551, CVE-2022-2959, CVE-2022-43680, CVE-2023-20928, CVE-2023-20932, CVE-2023-20933, CVE-2023-20934, CVE-2023-20939, CVE-2023-20940, CVE-2023-20942, CVE-2023-20943, CVE-2023-20944, CVE-2023-20945, and CVE-2023-20948.

That’s not it, Honor has also published a list of monthly and quarterly devices that will get these software distributions in February 2023.

Models with monthly security updates

  • Honor Magic Series: Honor Magic4 Pro
  • Honor N Series: Honor 70, Honor 50

Models with quarterly security updates

  • Honor N Series: Honor 50 Lite
  • Honor X Series: Honor X9a 5G, Honor X7a, Honor X8 5G, Honor X9 5G, Honor X9, Honor X8, Honor X7, Honor X6, Honor X5
  • Tablets Series: Honor Pad X8, Honor Pad X8 Lite, Honor Pad 8
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Honor 70 series begins MagicOS 7 public beta



Honor 70 series

In a move to proceed with the stable rollout, Honor has now opened public beta testing of MagicOS 7 (Android 13) for Honor 70 series smartphones in China. The update will allow unlimited testing slots for the interesting owners of these devices.

MagicOS 7 for Honor 70 focuses on smart features that include changes in the user interface as well as many features of the operating system based on Android 13.

For starters, the Chinese models of the Honor 70 series need to have the base firmware version to participate in the public beta recruitment phase. Below you can check the complete changelog for this update.

  • Key and mouse sharing – Support free switching between keyboard and mouse between mobile phones, tablets, and computers, and drag and drop files across screens and devices.
  • Headset Sharing – Supports call switching, and headset audio can be seamlessly transferred between multiple devices.
  • Notification Sharing – Support tablets and computers under the same account to quickly obtain, view, and process message notifications received on mobile phones, and realize multi-device synchronization notifications.
  • Call sharing – When a mobile phone calls, it supports answering and calling back on the tablet or computer. After the mobile phone is connected, it can be transferred to a nearby tablet, computer, or smart screen to continue the call.
  • App Continuation – Supports the continuous use of some editing, browsing, and audio-visual entertainment applications between multiple devices.
  • Super schedule – Centralized management of the whole schedule, personalized smart schedule reminder, and one-step access to time-sensitive affairs, so that you will not miss every important schedule.
  • Service Accurately Finding People – When users receive notifications and incoming call reminders on multiple devices, they can accurately identify the owner of the device by face to protect user privacy. After the user checks the message on one device, the message on other devices will no longer be reminded, so as to avoid excessive interference and ensure the service can accurately find people.
  • Font adjustment – Support free adjustment of font thickness, provide a more comfortable text recognition and reading experience and meet the needs of users of different ages for text display.
  • Wonderful moments – Added support for video generation, editing, and sharing in the wonderful moments of the gallery, so you don’t have to worry about creating social materials.

Honor 70 MagicOS 7

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