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Huawei HarmonyOS 2 Mobile Beta Tracker [December 10, 2021]

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At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, the Chinese tech giant unveiled two new mobile software systems – the first is EMUI 11 and the second is the brand new operating system – HarmonyOS 2 (Hongmeng OS) 2.

HarmonyOS is Huawei’s self-developed micro-kernel-based operating system, developed to work across different devices and provide a new user experience in all scenarios. This new software platform was initially introduced in 2019 powered by distributed capabilities.

HarmonyOS 2.0 comes with a comprehensive upgrade to its existing distributed capabilities, including software bus, data management, and security. Huawei also introduced an adaptive UX framework that allows developers to quickly reach tens of millions of new devices and users by changing the user interface.

At the HarmonyOS 2.0 launching event, Huawei also unveiled a new set of tools including emulators, SDK packages, and IDE tools to develop apps for HarmoynOS 2.0 mobile, which help users to understand the basic ecology of this upcoming smartphone operating system.

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In December 2020, Huawei released the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta version and started the enrollment of flagship devices for HarmonyOS 2 beta testing.

The device open for HarmonyOS 2.0 beta includes Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro devices. However, these registered smartphones already received the HarmonyOS 2.0 first beta version. Since then, Huawei has conducted a bunch of beta testing on different Huawei devices, and eventually lead us to the official launch on June 2.

At the event, Huawei announced over 100 devices that will receive the HarmonyOS 2 upgrade. These devices are scheduled to receive HarmonyOS in a staged and phase timeline up to next year.

So, there’s a lot more to cover, and below you check all of the devices and their progress under one simplified tracker including the different phases of the HarmonyOS 2 upgrade.

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There are three phases that Huawei follows after the developer beta testing and their sections are divided as follows:

  1. Closed beta
  2. Public Beta
  3. Stable release

But first, we’ll be going to explore the developer beta rollouts:

  1. First Closed Developer Beta (Read more): Began with Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro
  2. First Open/Public Developer Beta (Read more): Mate X2, Mate 40 Series, Smart Screen
  3. Third Open/Public Developer Beta (Read more): Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, Nova 8 Series, and MatePad 10.8 Devices

Below is the HarmonyOS 2 tracker that will inform you about the beta testing of the respective devices.

Closed HarmonyOS 2 Beta Section:

HarmonyOS 2 closed beta

June 3, 2021: First Closed Beta

The first closed beta started for 28 devices including Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, Nova 8 series, MatePad 10.8, Mate 20 series, Mate Xs, Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy Z 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro 5G, Maimang 9, MatePad 10.4 Series. Check the complete rollout information and model numbers here (Link)

June 10, 2021: Second Phase Beta

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The second round of closed HarmonyOS 2 beta rolled out for Huawei P30 Series, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate X, Nova 5 Series, and MediaPad M6 lineup. Read more about the second phase beta here.

June 23, 2021: Third Phase Beta

HarmonyOS 2 closed beta for 12 Honor devices began, these are Honor 30, Honor V30, Honor 20, Honor V20, and more. Check full information here.

July 13, 2021: Fourth Phase Beta

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Huawei has started the fourth phase of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta testing for 14 devices including Huawei P20, Mate 10, Nova 4, Nova 5i, Nova 4e, Honor 30S, X10, and more.

August 9, 2021: Fifth Batch

Closed beta testing for Huawei Enjoy 10S, Enjoy 10 Plus, and a bunch of Honor phones including Honor 9X, Honor 9X Pro, Honor 20S, Play 4T Pro, Honor 10, and Honor V10.

September 8, 2021: Sixth Batch

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HarmonyOS 2.0 beta has started for 9 Huawei devices. These phones are Huawei Enjoy 20 5G, Enjoy 9S, Maimang 8, Enjoy 10, Honor 20 Youth Edition, 8X, 10 Youth Edition, 20i (and Honor 20 AAPE edition), and Play 3. (Check more)

September 15, 2021: Seventh Batch

Huawei started the seventh batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta for P10, Mate 9, Nova 3, Enjoy 9 Plus, and MediaPad M5.

September 28, 2021: Eight Batch

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Either batch HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing recruitment began for 6 Huawei devices. Read more about these here.

October 16, 2921: Ninth Batch

Huawei devices begin HarmonyOS beta testing for nine devices including Huawei MediaPad M5, Enjoy Tablet 2, Honor Tablet 6, Tablet 5, X6, and Nova 8 SE Vitality Edition. Read more.

Public HM OS 2 Beta Section:

HarmonyOS 2 Public beta

June 2, 2021: First Public Beta

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First HarmonyOS 2 public beta was announced for Huawei Mate 40, P40, Mate 30, MatePad Pro series, and Mate X2. Check more information here.

June 16, 2021: Second Public Beta

The second phase of public beta testing started for Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 series smartphones. Check full details here.

June 30, 2021: Third Public Beta

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Huawei opened the third public beta phase with a bunch of devices including the previous flagship – the Huawei P30 series, Mate 20 series, Nova 7 SE devices, Mate Xs, and others. You can check the details here.

July 1, 2021: Fourth Public Beta

Huawei released the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Nova 8 SE, Nova 6 SE, Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy Z 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro 5G, and Maimang 9. Check more information here.

July 12, 2021: Fifth Public Beta

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The fifth round of HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta opened for  Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro, and Nova 5Z devices. For more information, click here.

July 22, 2021: Sixth Public Beta

Huawei started the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta for 12 Honor devices including Honor 30, V30, 20, V20, Play 4 Pro, Magic 2, and more.

August 20, 2021: Seventh Public beta

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Huawei opened the public HarmonyOS 2 beta for Honor 30S, Play 4, X10, and Honor smartphones.

September 18, 2021: Eighth Public Beta

This batch of public beta includes P20, Mate 10 series, Nova 3, Enjoy 10 series, Honor 9X, 10, V10, and Play4T Pro. Read more

October 16, 2021: Ninth Public Beta

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Huawei begins its ninth public beta for nine devices including Enjoy 20 5G, Enjoy 10, Enjoy 9S, Maimang 8, Honor 8X, 20i, Play 3, 10 Youth Edition, 20 Youth Edition. Read more.

November 5, 2021: Next Batch public beta

Huawei has started the HarmonyOS public beta for devices including Nova 3i, Nova 2s, Honor 9, V9, Play, Note 10, Enjoy Tablet 2, Tablet 6 10.1, and Tablet X6. Read more.

November 26, 2021: 

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Huawei began the next round of HarmonyOS public beta for Huawei Nova 8 Vitality Edition, MediaPad M5 Youth Edition, Enjoy Tablet, and Honor Tablet 5. Read more about this update.

Stable HarmonyOS 2 Release Section
HarmonyOS 2 Stable

June 23, 2021: First Stable Release

HarmonyOS 2 stable build first released for Huawei Mate 40, P40, Mate 30, MatePad Pro series, and Mate X2 devices. Check more this stable rollout here.

July 8, 2021: Second Stable Release

Huawei announced the second batch of devices that are receiving a HarmonyOS 2.0 stable update. The devices are Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, Nova 8, and MatePad 10.8. Check for more information.

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July 21, 2021: Third Stable Release

Huawei kicked off the stable HarmonyOS 2.0 version for a bunch of Huawei devices including Huawei Mate X2, P30 series, Mate 20 series, and more. Check more details here.

August 4, 2021: Fourth Stable Release

Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro and Enjoy 20 Plus users getting the stable HarmonyOS 2 update.

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September 15, 2021:

HarmonyOS stable rollout began for 7 Huawei devices. Read more.

October 15, 2021:

HarmonyOS started to rollout via a stable update for 25 Huawei devices including P20, mate 10, Nova 4, and more. Read here.

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November 25, 2021:

Huawei has started upgrading these 9 devices including Enjoy series, and Honor series devices with a stable HarmonyOS OTA software rollout. Read more.

December 1, 2021:

These Huawei phones and tablets are receiving stable HarmonyOS 2.0 software updates for various years old flagships such as Huawei P10, Mate 9, Nova 3, and other important devices coming in the smartphones and tablet categories.

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Notes:-

  • So far the HarmonyOS 2 testing remains eclosed among Chinese models
  • This rollout progress is related to the Chinese model
  • HarmonyOS 2 global upgrade plan is yet to come
  • We can update/change the information in the HarmonyOS 2 tracker

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Huawei P50 is getting HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 upgrade

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The standard Huawei P50 is now receiving HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 software update in China. This update primarily optimizes system stability to make the flagship run smother and execute tasks on time. Huawei P50 users are recommended to install this software update as soon as it arrives.

This is another software update that Huawei is rolling out to improve this flagship device and deliver better to the consumers. However, the phone is only available for the Chinese market and Huawei P50 Pro has already on sale in the overseas market.

Coming to the details, Huawei P50 HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 software update could be downloaded by visiting Settings > System & updates > then tap on the Software update section, followed by the check for updates button. From here let the phone check for the available firmware version and fetch them down for you.

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Be mentioned, Huawei P50 Pro in the global market comes with EMUI 12 software, which on the other hand, runs solely on HarmonyOS in China. According to previous details, Huawei P50 series phones could be the first ones to test HarmonyOS 3.0, when it comes out.

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Talking about the standard Huawei P50, the phone features a flat panel display, and a powerful camera system consisting of two large circles to house the cameras. While the design of the phone remains intriguing in all aspects. The P50 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset but only with 4G connectivity.

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0

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It’s reported that one of the most popular smart audio devices – Huawei FreeBuds Pro is now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. A screenshot coming from a Chinese consumer shows a FreeBuds Pro firmware upgrade with the HarmonyOS build version.

According to the screenshot, version 2.1.0.576 is under testing with beta features and the update only has an OTA size of 2.89MB. The update has a big changelog. However, the Huawei support representative has a different angle on this matter, the representative is unaware of this firmware version and reveals that the latest Huawei FreeBuds Pro software version is 1.0.0.566.

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Huawei Audio Service Widget:

After opening the Control Panel, you’ll find the audio control center, which will help you to quickly switch between multiple devices with one tap.

The latest feature is supported by the following devices:

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  • FreeBuds 4
  • FreeBuds 4E
  • FreeBuds Pro
  • FreeBuds Lipstick
  • FreeBuds Studio
  • Smart Glasses

Here’s how to update your FreeBuds Pro:

Connet your FreeBuds Pro devices to a HarmonyOS powered by, then open Huawei AppGallery, then tap on My, and then on Update management. From here tap on Audio Manager and Smart Life App. Tap on an update to update the application.

To update the latest Audio service on your phone’s home screen visit Settings > Bluetooth Settings and then tap on Audio Services, followed by Add to Home Screen option.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?

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Huawei has its fully-owned operating system – HarmonyOS, which offers a bunch of new features in comparison to the EMUI software. The operating system was designed to work across different platforms including an extra edge of functionality in smartphone devices. In the current scenario, the Chinese tech maker is pursuing the HarmonyOS 2.0 version and continuously enhancing it by releasing new software update versions.

Now, Huawei is planning to reveal the next version of the HarmonyOS operating system – HarmonyOS 3.0. This new version will surely come up with some advanced features for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other adapted platforms. However, it was also reported that the upcoming Mate 50 series could arrive with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 3.0.

At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), the Chinese tech maker announced HarmonyOS 3.0. Although, the tech firm has not revealed any specific details on the user interface but we’re aware that Huawei has focused on the performance part this time and wants to rollout this software version on most of the devices.

Currently, Huawei has not announced the rollout of HarmonyOS 3.0 or its testing but the developer preview roadmap of this software suggests that it could come somewhere in July. Still, a confirmation is awaited.

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Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 for global users:

Meanwhile, many consumers of Huawei devices asked us, whether Huawei is planning to launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for the global Huawei smartphone owners? To answer that, we should look at some facts that have appeared previously on the ground.

Huawei currently treats HarmonyOS 2.0 as the Chinese consumer-based operating system, especially for smartphones. The company has told us in a statement that it has no plans to roll this out to global smartphone users and continues to push EMUI as the lead smartphone software.

Meanwhile, Huawei consumers are taking on EMUI 12 as their prime operating system and receiving it via OTA software update. Looking at the fact that HarmonyOS 2.0 is not coming to the global market, Huawei has made some changes in the core EMUI user interface and brought it much closer to its Chinese counterpart.

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However, confirmation is still awaited on whether HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global consumers.

So what do you think, HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for the global consumers? Let us know via the poll below.

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