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Huawei finally removes ‘Powered by Android’ from HarmonyOS boot screen, check video



Huawei’s HarmonyOS development is almost done and soon will be debuted officially for Huawei smartphone and tablet users. The beta program to any software or OS before the stable rollout is a good option to further improve and solve known issues ahead of the stable release.

Last December, Huawei has announced the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta and simultaneously started enrolling flagship devices for this beta testing. Since then, this program is continuously expanding for more devices.

A few days ago, some HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile dev beta tester started receiving the third beta builds. This all begun to create a rumble of excitement among general Huawei smartphone users and raising hopes to get their share of HarmonyOS 2.0 (Hongmeng OS) software update.

Read more: Huawei phones will receive HarmonyOS update in June: Huawei Software Chief

On the other hand, in the series of a comparison video, a well-known Weibo tipster – Changan Digital King shared another video of HarmonyOS 2.0 and EMUI 11 that shows the difference between boot user interface.

The tester does this comparison between Mate X2 and Mate 40 Pro smartphones on HarmonyOS 2.0 and EMUI 11 respectively. During the boot animation speed testing, it is observed that the HarmonyOS response is slightly quicker than EMUI 11.

Additionally, the main notable difference the HarmonyOS 2.0 user interface has removed the powered by Android text, which is a part of the EMUI 11 installed device.

The Powered by Android has been a part of the EMUI ecosystem since the launch and the removal of the Google Mobile Services from the Huawei phones and allowed the Chinese tech giant to bring HarmonyOS to life.

Check the live testing video here:


According to Wang ChengluHuawei Consumer BG Software Engineering Dept President and AI and All-scenario Intelligence Business Unit Director, HarmonyOS will be available for general consumers beginning from June this year.

Wang also explained that HarmonyOS is not a substitute for Android, nor is it a copy of iOS. It’s been developing for 5 years and its main purpose is to be an operating system for the Internet of Everything.

(Source | Weibo)

Also, check:

HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11: Boot speed comparison between Huawei MatePad Pro and Mate 40 RS Porsche Design [Video]

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.