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Huawei HarmonyOS 2 beta will open for these 9 devices in fourth phase

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Recently, Huawei has officially announced the recruitment date of the next HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta phase. The Huawei device owners that are able to take part in the next batch of HM OS beta testing include Huawei P20, Mate 10, Nova 4 series, and more.

However, according to the official upgrade plan, these smartphones are lineup to upgrade over HarmonyOS in the first half of 2022. But, Huawei is working faster than it planned, therefore early recruitment is a good gesture for the consumers.

The HarmonyOS 2.0 brings a whole new operating system and features for users, which will surely provide a better user experience as compared to Android-based OS.

Huawei smartphones that will take part in this beta activity:

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 4
  • Huawei Nova 4e
  • Huawei Nova 5i

To be mentioned, at the moment, Huawei has only announced the confirmed device list for the next phase of HarmonyOS beta activity and it will soon open the recruitment slots, followed by the beta build rollout.

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HarmonyOS 2.0 achievements:

Right after the unveiling of HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei initiated the HarmonyOS beta testing program with different devices in China. In just one week, HarmonyOS 2 upgrade crossed the 10 million installations on Huawei devices.

Following the interval of 15 days, the number of users who have upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0 has exceeded 18 million.

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Breaking: HarmonyOS 2 testing for Huawei P20 and Mate 10 series will start this month

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These 14 popular Huawei flagship models getting HarmonyOS 2.0.0.209

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Huawei has initiated the HarmonyOS 2.0.0.209 version update for 14 of its popular flagship models coming from the Huawei P30 and Mate 20 series. These phones are running HarmonyOS in China and currently receiving continuous software support in order to provide a better user experience.

According to the changelog, the latest update for the 14 Huawei models comes with major HarmonyOS features that have been first installed on top recent smartphones – Mate 40, P40, and Mate 30 series. However, now the company is seeding these to all of the available HarmonyOS devices.

Check the adapted models below as well as the full feature changelog. One thing to note is that the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G model getting a removal of 5G switch access from the control panel’s quick settings options However, the latest development has already been made on the request of a new Chinese telecom policy. Read more about that here.

On the other hand, Huawei has released the first developer preview of the HarmonyOS 3 that will be available for the developers. However, the developer beta testing will start in the first quarter of 2022.

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14 Huawei models HarmonyOS 2.0.0.209

Adapted Models:

  1. Mate 20 – HMA-AL00
  2. Mate 20 – HMA-TL00
  3. Mate 20 Pro – LYA-AL00
  4. Mate 20 Pro – LYA-AL10
  5. Mate 20 Pro – LYA -TL00
  6. Mate 20 RS Porsche Design – LYA-AL00P
  7. Mate 20 X 4G – EVR-AL00
  8. Mate 20 X 4G – EVR-TL00
  9. Mate 20 X 5G – EVR-AN00
  10. P30 – ELE-AL00
  11. P30 – ELE-TL00
  12. P30 Pro – VOG-AL00
  13. P30 Pro – VOG-AL10
  14. P30 Pro – VOG-TL00

Huawei P30 Pro HarmonyOS 2.0.0.209

Changelog for this software rollout:

Service Center: Adds Service combos to the Discover tab in Service Center (which you can access by swiping up from the bottom corner edges of the screen), allowing you to add service combos to the home screen to use scenario-specific widgets.

Task Center: Adds the multi-device task management feature to Task Center, allowing you to view, manage, and transfer previous tasks from other devices that support Task Center, are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and are logged in to the same HUAWEI ID. You can access Task Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and holding it.

Service Widgets: Adds the people album service widget (you can add it to your home screen by swiping up on the Gallery app icon) which loops photos of the person you select. Touch the avatar in the top corner to switch to another person, or touch a photo to open the album of the selected person.

Input methods: Adds a shortcut icon that you can touch to download and use Celia Keyboard directly.

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AI Voice: Optimizes the Al Voice feature.

System: Improves the user experience with basic operations, including touch and volume control, and adds support for enlarging home screen icons. Optimizes the system power consumption in certain scenarios. Removes the 5G shortcut switch (5G can be enabled in Settings > Mobile network > Mobile data).

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First HarmonyOS smart car cockpit will launch by the end of this year, check user interface

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During the HDC 2021, Huawei has released the latest development made in the HarmonyOS ecosystem. The tech maker has announced 150 million device upgrades and the current speed of partners that continues to increase. Moreover, the company also launched the first developer preview of the HarmonyOS 3, which will help the developer to understand this new HarmonyOS version before it becomes available for developer beta testing.

However, there’s one more interesting announcement that has been made at the event. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group and smart car solutions BU revealed that the first HarmonyOS powered smart car cockpit will launch by the end of this year.

The Huawei business chief also expected that at the end of this year or early next year, the new generation of luxury mid-size SUVs released by SERES will be equipped with a smart cockpit based on HarmonyOS. Huawei hopes that through the HarmonyOS system, the user experience of the smart cockpit will surpass that of other manufacturers around the world.

Furthermore, Huawei has also revealed the user interface for the in-car HarmonyOS system that will launch by the end of this year on a SERES car. The user interface is very immersive and functional.

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HarmonyOS smart car cockpit

Wang Jun, president of Huawei Smart Car Solutions BU, confirmed that the HarmonyOS-A smart cockpit operating system is currently the only open cockpit system and will begin to sell by the end of this year.

That’s not it, Huawei also showed us some data regarding the current moves that HarmonyOS has made in the smart car industry after the announcement of HarmonyOS 2.0 at HDC 2020. Based on the HarmonyOS in-car system, Huawei has developed in-depth cooperation with more than 80 hardware and software partners.

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Efforts to change the current situation of cockpit system hardware solidification, fewer applications, and slow upgrades, and jointly define hardware interfaces to achieve plug-and-play hardware, replaceable upgrades and diversified hardware interconnections, and open to applications through API interfaces.

Huawei says it’s focusing to develop a cockpit system with full-scenario coverage and multi-device coordination to provide consumers with personalized, smart, and diversified service experiences that is nowhere to find.

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HarmonyOS programming language is coming: Huawei

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At Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (Together), the HarmonyOS 3 developer preview was officially released. At the same event, Huawei said that it launch an all-new HarmonyOS programming language.

Deng Taihua, vice president of Huawei and president of the computing product line, said in an interview in September this year that Huawei will launch an HarmonyOS programming language Cangjie next year to connect HarmonyOS and Euler in the application development ecosystem.

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Huawei previously stated that Euler and Hongmeng have connected the sharing of core technology. In the future, it plans to build a distributed soft bus capability in Euler, so that devices equipped with the Euler operating system can automatically identify and connect to HarmonyOS devices.

Additionally, Huawei’s Managing Director, CEO of Consumer Business, and CEO of Smart Car Solutions BU, Yu Chengdong, announced that the number of HarmonyOS devices exceeds 150 million, making it the fastest-growing terminal operating system in history.

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