It’s now confirmed that the upcoming Huawei P50 standard version will come with HarmonyOS 2.1 operating system, an upgrade over HarmonyOS 2.0. For your information, this phone was launched alongside the Huawei P50 Pro on July 29 but only the Pro version went on sale. On the other hand, the standard Huawei P50 was confirmed to sell in September in China. However, a specific date is not announced at the moment.
Coming back to the topic, the Telecommunication Equipment’s Network Access Managements (TENAA) listing of this phone, shows that the phone will come with pre-installed HarmonyOS 2.1. This is big news from HarmonyOS device owners. Still, the global models remain untouched by HarmonyOS.
Journey to HarmonyOS 2.1:
At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2019, the company unveiled the operating system – HarmonyOS. This OS is based on micro-kernel technology and powered by the distributed capabilities to run cross-device software.
Initially, HarmonyOS 1.0 version only supported smart screens (Smart TVs) but HDC 2019 was the beginning of the roadmap that Huawei has presented on stage.
In the following year, HarmonyOS 2.0 made a grand debut at HDC 2020. This new operating system comes with the support of multiple platforms including the much-awaited – smartphones.
Later in December, HarmonyOS 2 finally began to test on Huawei smartphones and started its journey for the smartphone world. After months of testing, Huawei launched HarmonyOS 2.0 officially for phones and began the rollout.
On July 29, with the Huawei P50 series, the company introduce some of the newest features that enhance the overall user experience as compared to the previous version. These software enhancements later rolled out existing Huawei devices via OTA update.
It’s a question, what Huawei will introduce with HarmonyOS 2.1? It’ll be interesting to see…
Huawei P50: Standard version
Huawei P50 sports a 6.5-inch OLED screen with a 2700 x 1224p resolution flat panel, 1.07 billion colors, 90Hz refresh rate, 1440Hz high frame rate, and 300Hz touch sampling rate.
This smartphone expands to 156.5mm x 73.8mm x 7.99mm dimensions and weighs around 181g. This phone only has the Snapdragon 888 4G octa-core processor and is pre-packed with HarmonyOS 2.1 operating system with smart features.
The P50 is equipped with a rear triple camera system consisted of 50MP True Chroma Camera (Color, f/1.8 aperture), a 13MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2 aperture), 12MP telephoto (f/3.4 aperture, OIS), support AF. In addition, there are digital, optical, hybrid zooms, and a LED flash.
On the other hand, the front side of the phone has a 13MP selfie camera (wide-angle, f/2.4) that supports image resolution up to 4160 x 3120 pixels. It also supports WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 5.2, a 4100 mAh battery with 66W SuperCharge, and a USB Type C port.
Looking at the storage system, the P50 standard variant offers 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128 as well as 256GB internal storage. Additionally, it has a fingerprint sensor, gravity sensor, dual SIM slots, IP68 for splash, water, and dust resistance, and more.
- Golden Black
- Cocoa Gold
- Pearl White
Huawei Mate X2 gets HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 update with June 2022 security patch
Huawei Mate X2 is one of the unique foldable gadgets in the smartphone market to date. Earlier this month, Huawei rolled out the May 2022 security patch for the corresponding device users, and now Mate X2 is all set to grab June 2022 update.
The new HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 update brings the latest June 2022 security patch for Huawei Mate X2 smartphone users. Thus, the respective smartphone users will experience a more enhanced and stable system after installing the new update.
Talking about the updated security patch, it offers fixes to a bunch of exploits and privacy threats in the system. Moreover, it mends 15 high and 4 medium levels of vulnerabilities of the internal framework. Hence, users must download the update as soon as it arrives on the phone.
However, before you upgrade, you must note the following points for a successful installation:
- The device must have a better battery backup to install this update which is a minimum of 50%.
- It’s compulsory to check your storage availability to download the latest update as per the size required.
- A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.
Apart from the new security patch, the changelog doesn’t read any specific changes to the device. Yet, it assures to optimize the performance level of the device. Further, it also serves as a stability provider so that the smartphone function efficiently.
- Latest Version: HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11
- Security: Incorporates the June 2022 security patch that enhances the mobile system stability
NOTE: Only those users running their devices on the base version 18.104.22.168 can install the update.
Compatible Models for the Update
The following models with version number C00 are compatible with the update:
- Mate X2 4GTET-AL00
- Mate X2 Full Netcom TET-AN00
- Mate X2 Full Netcom TET-AN10
- Mate X2 Collector’s Edition TET-AN50
For installing the update, visit Settings > System & Updates > Software Updates > Check for Updates > Download & Install.
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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.