Last year, Huawei parted ways with its sub-brand, Honor, and made it independent. Post partition, Honor can now participate in the global smartphone market and purchase U.S. technology-made software and hardware solutions for its devices.
Huawei also confirmed that it’ll take care of software service for most of the devices that were launched ahead of this mega split and providing them HarmonyOS 2 treat, as it’s being performed.
There’s some interesting news that just appeared on Weibo, that reveals, Honor’s upcoming Magic UI software version will be inspired by HarmonyOS operating system. However, the tipster didn’t reveal much of the information on this matter.
Magic UI is based on the Android operating system, and Honor wants to inherit some of the features from Huawei HarmonyOS.
Related to this, another tipster suggests that Magic UI 5 will come with features such as multi-screen collaboration, which will work with other Honor devices in its ecosystem.
Magic UI 5 and HarmonyOS:
Magic UI is the copy of EMUI and shared most of its features. Since Magic UI 3, Huawei’s multi-screen collaboration feature has been promoted and supports on both EMUI and Magic UI devices.
However, the latest changes in the Magic UI 5 will surely reveal some more information, when it’ll actually launch.
As we already know that many Honor devices are getting HarmonyOS 2.0, which means they will continue to run this new software in the future. Whereas the newly coming Honor devices have Android-based Magic UI.
Huawei launched its self-developed HarmonyOS 2.0 with HMS (Huawei Mobile Services). This new OS comes with several new functionalities such as a brand new user interface, newly added service widgets, control panel, smart folder, Huawei share, and much more.
It has a unique Super Device feature that enables users to control a bunch of devices using a single device. Furthermore, with the collaborative security features, user’s privacy is enhanced and even stronger than ever. Moreover, the HarmonyOS 2.0 has improvements over EMUI including smooth animations and an attractive user interface.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0
It’s reported that one of the most popular smart audio devices – Huawei FreeBuds Pro is now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. A screenshot coming from a Chinese consumer shows a FreeBuds Pro firmware upgrade with the HarmonyOS build version.
According to the screenshot, version 184.108.40.2066 is under testing with beta features and the update only has an OTA size of 2.89MB. The update has a big changelog. However, the Huawei support representative has a different angle on this matter, the representative is unaware of this firmware version and reveals that the latest Huawei FreeBuds Pro software version is 220.127.116.116.
Huawei Audio Service Widget:
After opening the Control Panel, you’ll find the audio control center, which will help you to quickly switch between multiple devices with one tap.
The latest feature is supported by the following devices:
- FreeBuds 4
- FreeBuds 4E
- FreeBuds Pro
- FreeBuds Lipstick
- FreeBuds Studio
- Smart Glasses
Here’s how to update your FreeBuds Pro:
Connet your FreeBuds Pro devices to a HarmonyOS powered by, then open Huawei AppGallery, then tap on My, and then on Update management. From here tap on Audio Manager and Smart Life App. Tap on an update to update the application.
To update the latest Audio service on your phone’s home screen visit Settings > Bluetooth Settings and then tap on Audio Services, followed by Add to Home Screen option.
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HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?
Huawei has its fully-owned operating system – HarmonyOS, which offers a bunch of new features in comparison to the EMUI software. The operating system was designed to work across different platforms including an extra edge of functionality in smartphone devices. In the current scenario, the Chinese tech maker is pursuing the HarmonyOS 2.0 version and continuously enhancing it by releasing new software update versions.
Now, Huawei is planning to reveal the next version of the HarmonyOS operating system – HarmonyOS 3.0. This new version will surely come up with some advanced features for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other adapted platforms. However, it was also reported that the upcoming Mate 50 series could arrive with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 3.0.
At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), the Chinese tech maker announced HarmonyOS 3.0. Although, the tech firm has not revealed any specific details on the user interface but we’re aware that Huawei has focused on the performance part this time and wants to rollout this software version on most of the devices.
Currently, Huawei has not announced the rollout of HarmonyOS 3.0 or its testing but the developer preview roadmap of this software suggests that it could come somewhere in July. Still, a confirmation is awaited.
Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 for global users:
Meanwhile, many consumers of Huawei devices asked us, whether Huawei is planning to launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for the global Huawei smartphone owners? To answer that, we should look at some facts that have appeared previously on the ground.
Huawei currently treats HarmonyOS 2.0 as the Chinese consumer-based operating system, especially for smartphones. The company has told us in a statement that it has no plans to roll this out to global smartphone users and continues to push EMUI as the lead smartphone software.
Meanwhile, Huawei consumers are taking on EMUI 12 as their prime operating system and receiving it via OTA software update. Looking at the fact that HarmonyOS 2.0 is not coming to the global market, Huawei has made some changes in the core EMUI user interface and brought it much closer to its Chinese counterpart.
However, confirmation is still awaited on whether HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global consumers.
So what do you think, HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for the global consumers? Let us know via the poll below.
Will Huawei launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for global consumers?
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April 2022 HarmonyOS update released for these 6 Honor smartphones
Recently, Huawei has pushed off the April 2022 security update for several Honor smartphones running on the HarmonyOS operating system. As we know, after the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched Honor smartphones came under the care of Huawei.
Yes! the latest software update rollout clearly shows the care of Huawei towards its former brand smartphones. Below, you can check the list of Honor smartphones, which getting the April 2022 HarmonyOS security update.
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20S
- Honor 30S
- Honor Play 4
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor Play 9A
This newest update for the above-mentioned Honor smartphones mainly boosted the system’s security and stability. As it fixes over 49 vulnerabilities and threats found in the latest HarmonyOS software system. Read more
If you are any of the mentioned-device users in China and seeking for next update. Then, the update is here for you. Check the more information-related version below along with the update process and precautions.
Latest Version Details:
- Honor Magic 2: HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 updated from 22.214.171.124/231
- Honor 20S: HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 updated from 188.8.131.52
- Honor 30S: HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 updated from 220.127.116.11
- Honor Play 4: HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 updated from 22.214.171.124
- Honor X10 Max: HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 updated from 188.8.131.52
- Honor Play 4 Pro: HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 updated from 220.127.116.11
- Honor Play 9A: Magic UI 18.104.22.168 updated from 22.214.171.124
How to update:
Here are two ways to install the update and it’s up to you, which one do you like.
Open the phone settings menu, tap on system & updates then click on software updates. From here, tap on Check for updates and let the phone fetch the latest update for you. If an update appears on the device, tap on download and install.
Through My Huawei app:
Go to the My Huawei app and visit the support section. Afterward, tap on the update icon and follow the on-screen steps to grab the latest update.
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