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.
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.
There are three phases that Huawei follows after the developer beta testing and their sections are divided as follows:
- Closed beta
- Public Beta
- Stable release
But first, we’ll be going to explore the developer beta rollouts:
- First Closed Developer Beta (Read more): Began with Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro
- First Open/Public Developer Beta (Read more): Mate X2, Mate 40 Series, Smart Screen
- 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:
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
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
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
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
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:
June 2, 2021: First Public Beta
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
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
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
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
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 November 2022 update rolling out in Europe
A few days ago, Huawei began to roll out the November 2022 update for the MatePad Pro 12.6 tablets, and now it’s expanding in Europe. It’s a beneficial update with a bunch of security tweaks for the device.
November 2022 security patch holds a huge package of fixes and improvements. It ends more than 40 security threats and exploits in the system and strengthens the device against harmful bugs and malware.
Hence, we recommend you install the update once it appears on the notification shade. Eventually, Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 users in Europe can identify the November 2022 update with HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 build number.
In case you cannot get this update onboard, then don’t worry. You can lean into the update section to obtain the latest firmware for your respective tablet.
Just head to the Settings application. Further, select System & Updates followed by Software Updates. Now follow the on-screen instructions carefully. To the available version, tap on the Download and Install button.
It’s quite easy to check for new updates. However, make sure of the following norms before conducting the installation procedure:
- Your tablet must have a storage space of 227MB
- A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.
- Take a backup of your important data beforehand
- Do not forcefully turn off the tablet, once the installation is started
Huawei HarmonyOS is better than Apple!
Yes, that’s right! Huawei’s self-developed operating system – Harmony is far better than Apple’s. Comparatively, HarmonyOS serves many gadgets, including smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, smart TVs, smart cars, and more.
Meanwhile, Apple uses a separate operating system for every smart device. For instance, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and so on. This shows that HarmonyOS is quite efficient and is easily compatible with a variety of gadgets.
Moreover, Huawei is constantly making efforts to make the respective operating system bigger than Android and iOS. And it seems like we don’t have to wait much to catch such changes in the HarmonyOS ecosystem.
Editor’s Choice: Huawei uses HarmonyOS for different devices as compared to Apple
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Huawei Sound Joy smart speaker improves system stability with new update
Huawei Sound Joy is receiving a new update with stability improvements globally. Besides, the latest firmware brings a handful of fixes to the known issues and security exploits in the device system.
According to the input revealings, the Huawei Sound Joy stability improvements update is rolling out with HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 (H100SP29C00). Notably, the update is approaching via OTA and may take 2-3 days to reach all users.
Speaking of the changelog, the fresh firmware mainly aims to improve the stability aspects of the device. It optimizes the functioning and makes the internal system reliant and more durable.
On the flip side, the update resolves some irritating issues that have been affecting the performance of the smart speaker for a long time. As a result, this firmware installation will enhance the overall user experience.
Hence, if you are a Huawei Sound Joy owner, we recommend installing this update as soon as it appears on the notification panel.
- Build Number: HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52
- Improved device stability
- Fixed some known issues
Points to Remember:
You can install the update by navigating to the Huawei AI Life App on your smartphone. Further, tap on the Sound Joy card and then Firmware Updates. However, before heading for the downloading steps, take the following measures:
- Battery level should be above 20%
- The Bluetooth connection between your phone and speakers must be stable
- In case the installation fails, try again
Huawei Sound Joy
Huawei Sound Joy is the ultimate pack of immersive audio quality. It is Huawei’s first portable speaker with Devialet technology and exhibits a four-speaker unit system.
In terms of layout, the device holds a cylindrical structure with 202 mm height, and 73 mm diameter, and weighs up to 680 grams. It also supports Bluetooth 5.2 and high-end audio codecs such as AAC and SBC.
The speakers pack a huge battery of 8800mAh and offer a playback time of 26 hours. Besides, it bears a 40W fast charger that can charge the device in just 10 minutes.
Broadcom BK7235 processor combines with OpenHarmony
Broadcom Integration Group recently launched a new BK7235 high-end processor and merged it with the OpenHarmony operating system. The chipset aims to enhance IoT connectivity and bring new improvements in the security aspects.
And to make these connections more reliable, Broadcom group has integrated a BK7235 processor in the OpenHarmony framework. Accordingly, it will facilitate the operating system with rich storage and a robust security structure.
On the other hand, it can provide numerous immediate options for commercial purposes. For instance, lightweight audio quality, new upgrades for functions, controlling management, and more.
Let’s understand the high-end BK7235 processor in detail.
BK7235 MCU Chipset – Two Versions
Broadcom BK7235 chip is an MCU (micro-controller unit). It has two variants: single-core and dual-core. The single-core chip installs a 656KB RAM and supports 26 GPIOs (General Purpose Input/Output), and a 5V direct power supply. It is appropriate for 5V smart home gadgets.
Meanwhile, the BK7235 dual-core version packs 800KB RAM and a high-speed 8MB Dynamic RAM (DRAM). Further, it supports single and multiple cloud connections, 48 GPIOs, dual microphones, a CIS camera, 16-bit LCD, and significant coding functions.
BK7235 processor – efficiency
Both versions use a self-developed security infrastructure to offer tough security protection for the entire operating system. Aside from the regular security components, the processor also equips the powerful P-384 encryption protocol to access verified algorithms.
It’s worth mentioning that the respective chipset has also qualified for the PSA level 1 safety certification. Hence, it will make useful changes in the OpenHarmony operating system.
Moreover, the processor easily operates and manages common, commercial, and authorized passwords. For instance AES, RSA, ECC, SM2, SM3, SM4, and more. Together, these qualities will help in providing efficient security protection to the IoT and other network devices.
In addition to the magnificent safety functions, the BK7235 chip is eligible for Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2, and supports various third-party network connections. Hence, the chipset could prove a beneficial implementation for the OpenHarmony community.