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 220.127.116.11 (SP3DEVC00E3R1P90) upgrading from HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168. The update has a package size of 0.95GB.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
HarmonyOS 3.0 shuffles status bar icons, check comparison with HarmonyOS 2.0
Huawei is conducting HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta run on smartphones and the company has made some shuffling in the status bar icons of the software. Although, the exchange was minor but it says a lot about Huawei’s intention of making the OS perfect as it now looking into deeper roots and removing all of the weak angles.
Coming to the status bar shuffle, Huawei has changed the position of some icons from left to right in the HarmonyOS 3.0. For instance, the WiFi icons are now moved toward the right, while the clock has been shifted to the left along with the notification icon. There are also some icons that have been removed from the status bar, which are no longer required to show.
Comparing these changes to HarmonyOS 2.0.
HarmonyOS 2.0 has WiFi and notification icons on the left while keeping the rest of the icons on the right. As you can see, the clock has had been on the right side of the status bar.
The changes in position might be related to the feedback from consumers. However, it’s not a final image of the software. As it will continuously be improved on the road to begin public beta testing for more Huawei smartphone users.
Thereafter, feedback will further shape HarmonyOS 3.0 for the final release.
A week ago, Huawei began registration of HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta for the public Huawei smartphone users. This enables the phone owners to jump into the beta program stage and download the latest HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta firmware.
According to the information, Huawei is still registering smartphone owners in China for HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta testing until July 15. Hereafter, the company will continue to evaluate and send beta builds for the registered Huawei devices under the beta testing phase.
Currently, the Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta is began testing on the following models: P50, P50 Pro, P50 Pocket, Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro 4G, Mate 40 Pro+, Mate 40 RS Porsche Design. Huawei tablet: MatePad Pro 12.6-inch 2021 model.
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Huawei May 2022 HarmonyOS update rolling for Honor 9X series
Honor 9X series which consists of the standard 9X model and the Pro variant is finally receiving the May 2022 security update. The update is rolling out in batches and will gradually expand among the corresponding device users.
The latest firmware is upgraded from the HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 version and appears as 126.96.36.199. Moreover, it is only compatible with specific models of the Honor 9X series. Hence, users must check the device version and model, before installing the update.
- Honor 9X (HLK-AL00)
- Honor 9X (HLK-AL00a)
- Honor 9X Pro (HLK-AL10)
Users holding Honor 9X series smartphones must note that apart from increasing the system security and stability, the latest May 2022 update does not mingle any new changes. Yet, it mends the common issues and exploits of the system, resulting in smooth functioning of the device.
- Incorporates May 2022 security patch that enhances system security.
How to Update Honor 9X Series?
Although the OTA update is on its way, you can try the manual trick to grab the software. Just go to the Settings, and click on the System & Updates. Further, tap on the Software Updates followed by the Check for Updates.
Let the phone connect to the server, and bring the latest update on the screen. To the available update, hit the Download and Install button. Thereafter, we recommend users let the system optimize the new application so that the device could run efficiently.
Honor 9X series
There isn’t much difference between the classic 9X and the Honor 9X Pro smartphone. Both the device features a 6.59-inch LCD panel and appeared with the Android 9 system on the consumer platform.
Besides, both smartphones sport a tri-cam plateau on the back side. This plateau gives space to a 48MP prime shooter, an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 120-degree angle, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front side, the devices display a motorized pop-up camera of 16MP.
Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G gets June 2022 HarmonyOS update
The 5G capable smartphone – Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus has started grabbing a new software update that integrates the June 2022 security patch. The firmware is carrying the latest HarmonyOS version 188.8.131.52, updated from HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206.
According to the information, the new June 2022 update for Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus handset enhances the system security. Consequently, it shields the core structure of the device in order to protect it from minor bugs and issues.
Apart from these improvements, the update also increases the system stability and boosts the performance level of the device. Thus, making the smartphone system more comprehensive and responsive to the users.
Currently, the update is rolling out in batches, which indicates that it will take a long while to approach all the devices. In the meantime, users can try the manual method to reach the new update by navigating to the phone’s Settings, followed by System & Updates, and Software Updates.
Further, tap on the Check For Updates and wait for the phone to get the latest update for you. Thereafter, click on the Download & Install option, and continue the installation procedure.
Models receiving updates:
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G (FRL-AN00a)
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G (FRL-TN00)
New Software Detail:
- Latest Version: Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G users getting HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11
- Changelog: Updated to the security patch released in June 2022 for improved system security
Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
The round-mounted camera smartphone featuring a 6.63-inch IPS LCD screen appeared in 4 shiny colorways. Showing a battery capacity of 4200mAh with fast charging of 40W, Enjoy 20 Plus has been an iconic model in the Enjoy lineup.
The device captures a 48MP primary lens, with an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front side, it packs a motorized pop-up selfie camera of 16 megapixels.
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