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Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 general beta testing to start soon, second developer beta rolling out

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At HDC 2020, Huawei announced the 2.0 version of HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS), this new software comes with new capabilities and improvements over its predecessor. Also, the HarmonyOS 2.0 comes with extended platform support including smartphones, tablets, PC and more.

In December 2020, Huawei began the mobile beta recruitment of the HarmonyOS and initially began testing for Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro devices. After the recruitment, the company started releasing the first HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile beta for the above-mentioned devices in China.

Now, Huawei started pushing the second beta software update of HarmonyOS Developer Preview, which brings a number of new additions in software services including important APIs and abilities for WebViews. Check the full changelog mentioned below.

According to the information, the second developer preview beta of HarmonyOS 2.0 comes with build version 2.0.0.39 (SP3DEVC00E3R1P90) upgrading from HarmonyOS 2.0.0.33. The update has a package size of 0.95GB.

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Changelog:

  • Added 622 HarmonyOS APIs
  • Added Huawei sharing and face-to-face sharing of HarmonyOS FA privacy
  • Added MeeTime Sharing HarmonyOS FA
  • Added support for WebView capabilities, support for basic functions such as page loading, page navigation, and page information acquisition.

Public beta:

After the beta 2 rollout, we can expect that HarmonyOS Developer Beta 3 is also coming soon and the company likely to conclude the beta testing by the end of this month and begin the public beta testing for general consumers.

Launch in April:

Recently, Huawei CEO of Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu announced that HarmonyOS for smartphones will launch in April, and devices including the Huawei Mate X2 will be in the first batch to upgrade to HarmonyOS update. Information also suggests that Huawei Mate 40 and P40 will also be in the first batch of smartphones to get to the latest upgrade.

Huawei P50:

A recent report reveals that Huawei P50 devices are under testing for HarmonyOS and already moved toward testing the 3rd developer beta build. It’s also suggested that the Huawei P50 will be the first smartphone to equip HarmonyOS at launch but there’s more confirmation needed on this matter.

HarmonyOS Plans:

Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Software Department said that this year, Huawei will cover over 300 million units, of which, 200 million accounted for by smartphones and over 30 million tablets, watches, smart screens, speakers, and devices of partner companies.

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These 63 Huawei devices received HarmonyOS 3 so far [Details]

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HarmonyOS 3 wagon is running straight, as of December 7, 2022, it has now achieved installation on 63 Huawei devices including beta and stable releases.

According to the information released by Huawei, HarmonyOS 3 is rolled out 56 stable versions, 3 public beta, and 4 closed beta sessions, making a total of 63 active devices.

The details reveal that these devices include smartphones, tablets, smart screens, smart speakers, and smartwatches. This is one of the biggest upgrade procedures in any smart device ecosystem.

Stable devices:

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  1. P50
  2. P50 Pro
  3. P50 Pro Collector’s Edition
  4. P50E
  5. P50 Pocket
  6. P50 Pocket Art Custom Edition
  7. Mate Xs 2
  8. Mate Xs 2 Collector’s Edition
  9. Mate X2
  10. Mate X2 4G
  11. Mate X2 Collector’s Edition
  12. Mate 40
  13. Mate 40 Pro 4G
  14. Mate 40 Pro
  15. Mate 40 Pro+
  16. Mate 40 RS Porsche Design Collector’s Edition
  17. Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  18. Mate 40E
  19. Mate 40E Pro
  20. Mate 40E 4G
  21. P40
  22. P40 4G
  23. P40 Pro
  24. P40 Pro+
  25. Nova 10
  26. Nova 10 Pro
  27. Nova 9
  28. Nova 9 Pro
  29. Nova 8
  30. Nova 8 Pro 5G
  31. Nova 8 Pro 4G
  32. Mate 30
  33. Mate 30 5G
  34. Mate 30 Pro
  35. Mate 30 Pro 5G
  36. Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  37. Mate 30E Pro 5G
  38. Mate Xs
  39. MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
  40. MatePad 11
  41. MatePad Pro 10.8 2021
  42. MatePad Pro 10.8
  43. MatePad Pro 5G 10.8
  44. MatePad 10.8
  45. Smart Screen V75 Pro
  46. Smart Screen V65 Pro
  47. Smart Screen V98
  48. Smart Screen V75 Super
  49. Smart Screen V85 2021
  50. Smart Screen V75 2021
  51. Smart Screen V65 2021
  52. Smart Screen V55 2021
  53. Sound X NEW
  54. Sound X 2021
  55. Sound Joy
  56. AI Speaker 2e

Public Beta:

  1. Nova 9 SE
  2. Watch 3
  3. Watch 3 Pro

Closed Beta:

  1. Nova 7 5G
  2. Nova 7 Pro 5G
  3. Nova 6
  4. Nova 6 5G

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However, we’re only halfway through, as plenty of old phones are waiting to get HarmonyOS 3. Including the legendary flaghip – P30 series and Mate 20 series.

HarmonyOS 3 comes with a number of new features including better Large folders with more layouts. On the other hand, it has system optimizations for better system performance. Furthermore, there are new security features that are designed to provide you with maximum safety and privacy.

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Huawei Enjoy 50 receives HarmonyOS 2.0.0.198

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Huawei has started to rollout HarmonyOS 2.0.0.198 to Enjoy 50 smartphone in China that comes with new improvements.

According to the changelog, HarmonyOS 2.0.0.198 update for Huawei Enjoy 50 is fetching new system stability improvements along with better performance. Yet, users first have to download HarmonyOS 2.0.0.196 to upgrade to the latest version.

Recently, Huawei also sent EMUI 9.1.0.301 for Enjoy 9e with a number of new additions. The upgrade is released during the rollout for Enjoy 50.

Huawei Enjoy 50:

In June, Huawei Enjoy 50 launched with a 6.75-inch screen size, 16.7 million colors, TFT LCD type, and HD+ resolution (1600 x 720 pixels). The phone measures 168.3mm in length, 77.7mm in width, 8.98mm in thickness, and 199 grams in weight. There are three colors to choose from – Crystal Blue, Pearl White, and Midnight Black.

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It brings dual rear camera system consisting of a 13-megapixel main camera (f/1.8 aperture) and a 2MP depth-of-field camera (f/2.4 aperture). The rear camera has modes of Normal photo, portrait photo, professional mode, and panorama mode.

Update Notes:

The latest software update for Huawei Enjoy 50 is expanding in batches and may take some to cover all of the available models. We suggest you make a backup of important files, to prevent unnecessary data loss.

Also, make sure your smartphone is not rooted and updated to the latest HarmonyOS firmware.

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Huawei Mate 50 series gets December 2022 patch

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Huawei is rolling out December 2022 software patch for Mate 50 series smartphones in China. However, it’s just a small patch that correlates with some important optimizations for Mate 50 devices.

According to the changelog, the December 2022 patch for the Huawei Mate 50 series brings system stability optimizations with new improvements to bring better performance.

It’s further revealed that the patch is distributed with HarmonyOS 3.0.0.179patch02 for – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. Since it’s a patch, the OTA will size only 16.26MB. On the other hand, it’s available only for the HarmonyOS 3 version of the Mate 50 lineup.

After upgrading to the latest software patch, a Huawei Mate 50 standard user reported a camera telephoto bug. The user reports that the 10X telephoto zoom lost clarity over the past version.

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The user also posted a video describing this issue. It felt like the camera failed to focus on the subject, similar to Huawei P30 Pro.

A number of users replied this to bug. Saying that it could be an issue with the day and nighttime light arrangements. While some suggest that this could be fixed with the next upgrade.

Huawei Mate 50 December 2022 Software Patch

Performance update:

Last month, Huawei sent a performance improvement update for Mate 50 series devices. According to our report, the phone received a substantial boost in GPU performance with HarmonyOS 3.0.0.168.

A test on the Genshin Impact game revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro delivers frame rate improvements along with the stability of the smartphone.

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To download this software update, Huawei Mate 50 owners can look into the My Huawei app and then tap on the updates section to get the latest firmware version. However, users are recommended to make a backup of important files as a safety precaution.

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