According to Tencent News, Zhao said that April is the darkest moment for Honor, and it will gradually recover from May. He also mentioned a piece of good news for the company that beginning from June, the Honor chip supply will be fully restored.
Honor’s market share was at its lowest at 3% and now it has recovered to 8%.
While being asked about Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS), Zhao replied that Android is still the first choice of Honor, but with future development, the use of Hongmeng OS is not out of choice.
“Honor is already a completely independent mobile phone brand, and will choose different operating systems at the appropriate time according to the development of the industry,” said Zhao
This statement surely hints that once the Hongmeng OS becomes mature in the industry, Honor will surely give it a close look and adapt it alongside other smartphone manufacturers.
This not the first time, when Honor CEO gave this kind of statement as he previously said the same after the launch of the Honor V40.
Both companies separated in November:
On November 17, Huawei has officially declared that Honor has now become a separate smartphone brand and announced the sale of all assets of Honor to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology, a consortium of over 30 agents and dealers.
Honor phones that will receive Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS):
According to a previous report, Huawei has included Honor 30 and V30 series smartphones for the Hongmeng OS beta testing but the company is also thinking of adopting, even more, older models such as Honor V20 and Honor 20 series, which will be cleared for use later on.
Previously, Honor 9X, one of the most important Huawei smartphones caught up with HarmonyOS beta testing build as a report also suggests that all of the Honor phones with similar platforms and specs will upgrade with HarmonyOS OTA update
There are more models that could be confirmed as Huawei proceeds with the rollout plan, as the official launch of the HarmonyOS mobile software version will happen on June 2.
HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) Eligible Devices
In August 2019, Huawei launched its self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS, also known as Hongmeng OS. This new OS is a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a diverse user experience across all devices and scenarios.
Initially, the OS only supported Huawei smart TVs. However, with the growing U.S. pressure, Huawei has increased its speed and preparation to bring the HarmonyOS on more platforms.
At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0, which supports more platforms compared to its predecessor.
According to the official roadmap, HarmonyOS 2.0 will support devices with up to 128MB RAM, such as smart wearables and other IoT devices. In 2021, It’ll support devices up to 4GB RAM, such as tablets and entry-level smartphones. By the end of 2021, this RAM limit will increase over 4GB and open a way for the support of flagship smartphones.
At an event on June 2, 2021, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS for smartphone devices announced a roadmap of upgrading almost every possible device that goes way back up to 2016. This upgrade plan is surely something and both Huawei and Honor phones are part of this journey.
So, Let’s look at the devices that are eligible to receive HarmonyOS software updates.
Note: All of these devices are officially confirmed.
HarmonyOS eligible Huawei devices:
- Huawei Mate 40
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
- Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 40E
- Huawei Mate X2
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 4G
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro Plus
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 30 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 5G
- Huawei MatePad Pro WiFi
- Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate Xs
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 8
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G
- Huawei Nova 7 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Huawei Nova 6
- Huawei Nova 6 5G
- Huawei Nova 6 SE
- Huawei MatePad 10.8 inches
- Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
- Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches
- Huawei Smart Screen V 55 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 75 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 85 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 55
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75
- Huawei Smart Screen S 55
- Huawei Smart Screen S 65
- Huawei Smart Screen S 75
- Huawei Smart Screen X 65
- Huawei P30
- Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
- Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei P30 Pro
- Huawei Nova 5 Pro
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
- Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
- Huawei Maimang 9
- Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20
- Huawei Nova 4
- Huawei Nova 3
- Huawei Nova 5i Pro
- Huawei Nova 5z
- Huawei Nova 5
- Huawei Nova 4e
- Huawei Maimang 8
- Huawei Enjoy 9S
- Huawei Nova 5i
- Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
- Huawei P10
- Huawei P10 Plus
- Huawei Nova 2s
- Huawei Enjoy 10
- Huawei Enjoy 10s
- Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus
- Huawei Nova 3i
- Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8 inches
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet
- Huawei Smart Screen V55i
- Huawei Smart Screen V65i
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2019
- Huawei Smart Screen V 76 2019
- Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
- Huawei Watch GT 2
- Huawei Watch GT 2e
HarmonyOS eligible Honor devices:
- 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 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
- This list is based on recent leaks and available device information.
- It’s not officially confirmed.
- We may add/remove more devices to the list.
- This article will be continuously updated.
HarmonyOS 2 Mobile Beta Tracker [October 25, 2021]
At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, the Chinese tech giant unveiled two new mobile software systems – the first is EMUI 11 and the second is the brand new operating system – HarmonyOS 2 (Hongmeng OS) 2.
HarmonyOS is Huawei’s self-developed micro-kernel-based operating system, developed to work across different devices and provide a new user experience in all scenarios. This new software platform was initially introduced in 2019 powered by distributed capabilities.
HarmonyOS 2.0 comes with a comprehensive upgrade to its existing distributed capabilities, including software bus, data management, and security. Huawei also introduced an adaptive UX framework that allows developers to quickly reach tens of millions of new devices and users by changing the user interface.
At the HarmonyOS 2.0 launching event, Huawei also unveiled a new set of tools including emulators, SDK packages, and IDE tools to develop apps for HarmoynOS 2.0 mobile, which help users to understand the basic ecology of this upcoming smartphone operating system.
In December 2020, Huawei released the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta version and started the enrollment of flagship devices for HarmonyOS 2 beta testing.
The device open for HarmonyOS 2.0 beta includes Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro devices. However, these registered smartphones already received the HarmonyOS 2.0 first beta version. Since then, Huawei has conducted a bunch of beta testing on different Huawei devices, and eventually lead us to the official launch on June 2.
At the event, Huawei announced over 100 devices that will receive the HarmonyOS 2 upgrade. These devices are scheduled to receive HarmonyOS in a staged and phase timeline up to next year.
So, there’s a lot more to cover, and below you check all of the devices and their progress under one simplified tracker including the different phases of the HarmonyOS 2 upgrade.
There are three phases that Huawei follows after the developer beta testing and their sections are divided as follows:
- Closed beta
- Public Beta
- Stable release
But first, we’ll be going to explore the developer beta rollouts:
- First Closed Developer Beta (Read more): Began with Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro
- First Open/Public Developer Beta (Read more): Mate X2, Mate 40 Series, Smart Screen
- Third Open/Public Developer Beta (Read more): Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, Nova 8 Series, and MatePad 10.8 Devices
Below is the HarmonyOS 2 tracker that will inform you about the beta testing of the respective devices.
Closed HarmonyOS 2 Beta Section:
June 3, 2021: First Closed Beta
The first closed beta started for 28 devices including Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, Nova 8 series, MatePad 10.8, Mate 20 series, Mate Xs, Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy Z 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro 5G, Maimang 9, MatePad 10.4 Series. Check the complete rollout information and model numbers here (Link)
June 10, 2021: Second Phase Beta
The second round of closed HarmonyOS 2 beta rolled out for Huawei P30 Series, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate X, Nova 5 Series, and MediaPad M6 lineup. Read more about the second phase beta here.
June 23, 2021: Third Phase Beta
HarmonyOS 2 closed beta for 12 Honor devices began, these are Honor 30, Honor V30, Honor 20, Honor V20, and more. Check full information here.
July 13, 2021: Fourth Phase Beta
Huawei has started the fourth phase of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta testing for 14 devices including Huawei P20, Mate 10, Nova 4, Nova 5i, Nova 4e, Honor 30S, X10, and more.
August 9, 2021: Fifth Batch
Closed beta testing for Huawei Enjoy 10S, Enjoy 10 Plus, and a bunch of Honor phones including Honor 9X, Honor 9X Pro, Honor 20S, Play 4T Pro, Honor 10, and Honor V10.
September 8, 2021: Sixth Batch
HarmonyOS 2.0 beta has started for 9 Huawei devices. These phones are Huawei Enjoy 20 5G, Enjoy 9S, Maimang 8, Enjoy 10, Honor 20 Youth Edition, 8X, 10 Youth Edition, 20i (and Honor 20 AAPE edition), and Play 3. (Check more)
September 15, 2021: Seventh Batch
Huawei started the seventh batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta for P10, Mate 9, Nova 3, Enjoy 9 Plus, and MediaPad M5.
September 28, 2021: Eight Batch
Either batch HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing recruitment began for 6 Huawei devices. Read more about these here.
October 16, 2921: Ninth Batch
Huawei devices begin HarmonyOS beta testing for nine devices including Huawei MediaPad M5, Enjoy Tablet 2, Honor Tablet 6, Tablet 5, X6 and Nova 8 SE Vitality Edition. Read more.
Public HM OS 2 Beta Section:
June 2, 2021: First Public Beta
First HarmonyOS 2 public beta was announced for Huawei Mate 40, P40, Mate 30, MatePad Pro series, and Mate X2. Check more information here.
June 16, 2021: Second Public Beta
The second phase of public beta testing started for Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 series smartphones. Check full details here.
June 30, 2021: Third Public Beta
Huawei opened the third public beta phase with a bunch of devices including the previous flagship – the Huawei P30 series, Mate 20 series, Nova 7 SE devices, Mate Xs, and others. You can check the details here.
July 1, 2021: Fourth Public Beta
Huawei released the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Nova 8 SE, Nova 6 SE, Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy Z 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro 5G, and Maimang 9. Check more information here.
July 12, 2021: Fifth Public Beta
The fifth round of HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta opened for Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro, and Nova 5Z devices. For more information, click here.
July 22, 2021: Sixth Public Beta
Huawei started the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta for 12 Honor devices including Honor 30, V30, 20, V20, Play 4 Pro, Magic 2, and more.
August 20, 2021: Seventh Public beta
September 18, 2021: Eighth Public Beta
This batch of public beta includes P20, Mate 10 series, Nova 3, Enjoy 10 series, Honor 9X, 10, V10, and Play4T Pro. Read more
October 16, 2021: Ninth Public Beta
Huawei begins its ninth public beta for nine devices including Enjoy 20 5G, Enjoy 10, Enjoy 9S, Maimang 8, Honor 8X, 20i, Play 3, 10 Youth Edition, 20 Youth Edition. Read more.
June 23, 2021: First Stable Release
HarmonyOS 2 stable build first released for Huawei Mate 40, P40, Mate 30, MatePad Pro series, and Mate X2 devices. Check more this stable rollout here.
July 8, 2021: Second Stable Release
July 21, 2021: Third Stable Release
Huawei kicked off the stable HarmonyOS 2.0 version for a bunch of Huawei devices including Huawei Mate X2, P30 series, Mate 20 series, and more. Check more details here.
August 4, 2021: Fourth Stable Release
Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro and Enjoy 20 Plus users getting the stable HarmonyOS 2 update.
September 15, 2021:
HarmonyOS stable rollout began for 7 Huawei devices. Read more.
October 15, 2021:
HarmonyOS started to rollout via a stable update for 25 Huawei devices including P20, mate 10, Nova 4, and more. Read here.
- So far the HarmonyOS 2 testing remains eclosed among Chinese models
- This rollout progress is related to the Chinese model
- HarmonyOS 2 global upgrade plan is yet to come
- We can update/change the information in the HarmonyOS 2 tracker
Tencent QQ Music supports Huawei HarmonyOS following NetEase
Tencent QQ Music has become another music streaming app to support Huawei HarmonyOS cross-platform after NetEase. In addition, the music app will be installed as the widget feature so that users can access it with one click.
For your information, the service center in HarmonyOS devices can be installed after scrolling upwards from the screen’s bottom. It means users with the HarmonyOS 2.0 system software can find QQ Music in the online section of respective Huawei devices.
It will allow users to stream their favorite tracks whenever they want. Furthermore, with the HarmonyOS cross-platform support, the audio from the QQ Music can be streamed through other Huawei devices such as Bluetooth speakers.
Alongside the seamless music listening experience, users will be able to switch between devices, cast multi-screening and enjoy the AI suggestions of Celia. The overall experience for QQ Music users has been enhanced in various aspects.
About QQ Music:
QQ Music is a joint venture between Tencent Music Group and Spotify that offers online music, online audio, online karaoke, and such services. In integration with millions of tracks on QQ Music has an enriching collection no matter listeners are working out, playing, or relaxing.
The QQ Music focuses on popular artists and top mainstream hits for music fans in Mainland. It provides a platform for both initial and exclusive releases that makes it even more popular among the youngsters.
Apart from all this, it’s also reported that more than 60 million new devices have been added to the HarmonyOS Connect platform within 2021. Adding to this, over 80 million smart wearables have been shipped in the global market.
The Chinese tech firm continues to enlarge its HarmonyOS software areas and add more devices to this ecology. At present, it has more than 320 million users across the globe with 83 million monthly active users for the applications built by the company.