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Honor inches closer to stable MagicOS 7 / Android 13



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Honor is moving closer to a stable MagicOS 7 and Android 13 rollout, as it has opened public beta access for a number of Honor smartphones including the Magic 4 series, Magic 3 series, Magic V, and V40 series.

The public beta campaign will allow all Honor smartphone users to test the latest MagicOS 7/Android 13 features without slots limits. This would no longer restrict Huawei phone users to face restrictions.

Stable MagicOS 7/Android 13:

After a few rollouts, Honor will move towards a stable MagicOS 7/Android 13 release. Below you can check the eligible models:

New MagicOS 7 public beta testers need to first download the following Magic UI versions.

  • Magic 4 (LGE-AN00) Magic UI
  • Magic 4 Pro (LGE-AN10) Magic UI
  • Magic 4 Supreme Edition  (LGE-AN20) Magic UI
  • Magic 3 Supreme Edition  (ELZ-AN00) Magic UI
  • Magic 3 Pro  (LGE-AN10) Magic UI
  • Magic 3 Supreme Edition  (LGE-AN20) Magic UI
  • Honor Magic V (MGI-AN00) Magic UI
  • Honor V40 (YOK-AN10) Magic UI

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Upgrade Notes:

Make sure that your phone matches the required software version to participate in the MagicOS 7 public beta activity. The sign-up only supports smartphones and tablets, and not PCs.

On the other hand, we suggest all of the phone users make a backup of important data before installing the latest beta build. Furthermore, The downloaded OTA package will delete automatically after a successful installation.

How to Sign Up:

New users, who want to participate in the public beta, eligible phone users need to open the My Honor app and tap on the system updates, and apply for the latest public beta application.


Currently, Honor has not announced the global release of the Android 13 software but it may come soon after.

MagicOS 7:

Honor Magic 7 brings a new smart user experience for smartphones including personalized OS features that include large folders, widgets, better animations, and improved system security. There are other crucial optimizations that provide a new user experience.

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 eye tracking feature can manage notifications without touching the display



Honor Magic 5

Honor is rolling out a brand new Eye Tracking feature for Honor Magic 5 supreme edition. This new Honor eye tracking feature has new capabilities that you may want to get on your Huawei flagship device.

This new software update comes with a big update package size loaded with lots of new additions as well as optimizations.

According to RPRNA, Honor is sending this new software update for Honor Magic 5 ultimate edition with MagicOS version and its package size is 1.19GB for the OTA.

Looking at the changelog, the software update optimizes the camera performance, optimizes display, and system stability. Under the core changes, there’s a new feature related to the phone’s front-facing capability.

What’s this?

This is kind of futuristic and it’s similar to Huawei’s own mechanism. In simple words, this new addition allows you to control all of the system notifications with your eye movements.

Now, this is a brand new level that Honor has achieved with the front-facing motion sensor.

The detail reveals that you can expand a notification by staring or expanding or even entering an app. All of these without touching your phone’s display.

Honor says, the new Eye Tracking feature provides smart and convenient services. As for use, the phone only needs to access the camera permission to focus on your eyesight and obtain the eye details.

To enable eye tracking, Honor Magic 5 users will have to record their eye biometrics and it’ll be ready to go.

Coming to Huawei?

It’s an Honor thing but the feature is deeply built around the front camera system. So, if Huawei develops such eye-tracking functionality, then it would only be used in Mate 50 or Mate 40 series devices. For now, there’s no confirmation available on this matter.

On the flip side, this is a good addition to the Honor Magic 5 and it would be welcomed in Huawei smartphones.

Honor Eye Tracking feature

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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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