Huawei HarmonyOS 3 will support mobile app engine
It’s a big day and it’s related to HarmonyOS operating system because now, Huawei has announced the launch of HarmonyOS 3 app support for the mobile app engine.
Huawei has announced that the Huawei Mobile App engine will upgrade with HarmonyOS 3 kernel, opening the support to run various HarmonyOS features for the consumers.
These include parallel windows, picture-in-picture mode, touch gestures similar to mobile screens and also providing various entertainment services such as games, and device connection.
Huawei Mobile Services or HMS Core services have achieved new milestones. Huawei announced that the current ecosystem number of Huawei’s mobile app engine has exceeded 400,000. This covers 12 countries with a progress rate of 97%.
Huawei Mobile App Engine:
Launched last year, Huawei Mobile App Engine allows you to run mobile apps on notebooks. Initially, the engine only worked the synergy between Android and Windows operating systems.
As of now, the company has completed the installation of the mobile app engine in all of the eligible notebooks running the Windows operating system.
Talking about the user experience, Huawei Mobile App Engine works similarly to mobile but the apps could now store on a desktop and launch is easy with one click.
Furthermore, you can download a bunch of these apps directly from the PC version of AppGallery.
Open source HarmonyOS now has 100 million lines of code
OpenAtom Foundation has recently announced the 2022 OpenHarmony Annual Operation Report. It reveals the that opens source HarmonyOS has achieved around 100 million lines of code.
According to the information, OpenHarmony has made new contracts with a total of 51 companies. While over 5100 co-builders submitted codes to be merged by Open Source HarmonyOS.
This marks a total of nearly 100 million lines of code built for the open-source HarmonyOS. Last year, 45 manufacturers launched 100+ open-source HarmonyOS products.
As of December 2022, the number of OpenHarmony project groups increased to 29. It includes over 50 top technical coders and 10+ university clubs.
Last month, Yu Chengdong, Executive Director and CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said that he is expecting big progress in the OpenHarmony open-source software.
Yu then revealed that OpenHarmony has become the fastest-growing operating system. There are currently more than 110 commercial devices and more than 100 models running this software.
OpenHarmony is already applied in various fields such as education, finance, transportation, and mining, and has built an information infrastructure base for thousands of industries.
Following HarmonyOS operating system launch in 2019, Huawei announced to open-source its OS. At HDC 2020, Huawei launched open-source HarmonyOS as OpenHarmony and donated the entire code to OpenAtom Foundation.
OpenAtom Foundation is the first foundation for open-source software in China. It was established in June 2020 and initiated jointly by many of the big tech giants.
HarmonyOS 3 public beta adds 7 new Huawei devices [List]
Yesterday, Huawei opened the gates of HarmonyOS 3 public beta for 9 Honor devices new devices, and today, the Chinese tech maker added 7 of the native smartphones and tablets on the same upgrade process.
Huawei has opened HarmonyOS 3 public beta for 7 prominent old and mid-range devices including Huawei Nova 8 SE, Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G, Enjoy 50, and MatePad 10.4. These along with other models are eligible to participate in the new HarmonyOS 3 beta phase.
According to the information, HarmonyOS 3 public beta will allow all of the users with the HarmonyOS 2 operating system to gain HarmonyOS 3 features ahead of a stable release. Interstingly, public beta allows unlimited slots, which makes it different from a closed testing environment.
Also, public beta indicates that the software testing has been completed and it’s in the final stage of the official software rollout.
Let’s take a look at the Huawei devices that have secured a place in the HarmonyOS 3 public beta:
- Huawei Nova 8 SE
- Huawei Nova 8 SE Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
- Huawei Enjoy 50
- Huawei MatePad 10.4 2022
All of these devices require you to download the base HarmonyOS version 18.104.22.168 to receive the HarmonyOS 3 public beta.
Last month, Huawei opened HarmonyOS 3 and closed beta recruitment for these models and within a month, Huawei progressed to the next phase.
HarmonyOS 3 has various new features and one of them is the new stack widgets. This functionality lets you stack all of the widgets into one place and helps you to clean the entire home screen. You can destack the entire widgets whenever you may fancy. There are many new capabilities to explore in HarmonyOS 3 that improve the user experience.
Huawei has confirmed that eligible HarmonyOS 3 public beta device users can signup for the testing application starting March 22. However, the registration process could only complete via the My Huawei app.
Therefore, make sure you have the My Huawei app on the latest version via AppGallery. You also have the option to roll back any time from the early beta testers.
These 9 devices enters HarmonyOS 3 public beta
Huawei is testing the latest HarmonyOS on smartphones and tablet devices. Now, there 9 new devices that just entered the next phase of their HarmonyOS 3 upgrade procedure.
All of these phones belong to the Honor cadre and include Honor 30, 30 Pro, 30 Pro+, V30, V30 pro, and Play4 Pro. These devices are required to run HarmonyOS 22.214.171.1244 version to participate in the public beta activity.
The latest public beta program will allow these 9 devices to test the HarmonyOS 3 operating system before it goes official. Since it’s a public test, there are no limits on testing slots.
Below you can check all of the 9 models.
HarmonyOS 3 comes with various new features. After the upgrade, these Honor phones will deliver a new user experience for the corresponding users.
Last month, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 3 closed beta test recruitment for the Honor smartphones. And soon, these devices will upgrade over the stable release.
You should know that the public beta upgrade will not erase user data. However, it is still recommended to back up all important files to a PC or cloud before upgrading. You can also confirm the backup content after the backup.
Here’s how to participate in the public HarmonyOS 3 beta activity.
Open up My Huawei app and follow the instructions below. Before that, make sure your phone has the latest My Huawei app version. You can verify that via AppGallery.
From the home screen, open the early adopter’s section, select the public beta button, and tap to enroll for the next beta stage. After successful enrolment, your phone will prompt you to check for a new software update.
HarmonyOS 3 has new smart folders, service widgets stack, and group. There are various features to explore in this software version and we encourage users to give them a start for a new software user experience.