On April 28, during the launch of the Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone, the Chinese tech maker announced that HarmonyOS operating system has now achieved 240 million monthly active users in China. This is another milestone that is now falling in the lap of Huawei, as this new mobile and smart device software continues to ramp up installations.
Yu Chengdong, Executive Director, Smart Device BG CEO, and Smart Car Solutions BU CEO announced that there are 240 million Huawei devices that are now equipped with the HarmonyOS operating system. This is a big achievement for the company that has been possible only with the support of consumers.
Currently in China:
Despite a massive success, HarmonyOS operating system is currently exclusive to Chinese smartphone users. However, fans are eagerly waiting to get their hands on this new operating system, as Huawei has not confirmed any launch dates for the overseas markets.
Launched in 2019, HarmonyOS is a multi-kernel operating system, which is designed and developed by Huawei. The open-source code of this software was later shared and managed by Open Atom foundation, an organization responsible to track the progress of open source projects such as OpenHarmony.
HarmonyOS 1.0 was launched during Huawei Developer Conference 2019, which only bring support for smart screen also known as smart TVs. Following this, the firm started making the second version of the OS, which was released during HDC 2020 but this time, the Chiense tech maker has brought in a number of new platform support and most important the firm didn’t forget to include smartphone devices in the support list.
This has brought the attention of many consumers toward the HarmonyOS operating system, which was later shown as a massive success once the operating system was released to consumers in June 2021. Since then Huawei continues to post new HarmonyOS achievement records.
Aside, from the Huawei device ecosystem, HarmonyOS has also been installed in over 100 million third-party hardware devices, which is another massive step to mention.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0
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 220.127.116.116 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 18.104.22.1686.
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:
- 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?
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.
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.
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.
Will Huawei launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for global consumers?
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April 2022 HarmonyOS update released for these 6 Honor smartphones
Recently, Huawei has pushed off the April 2022 security update for several Honor smartphones running on the HarmonyOS operating system. As we know, after the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched Honor smartphones came under the care of Huawei.
Yes! the latest software update rollout clearly shows the care of Huawei towards its former brand smartphones. Below, you can check the list of Honor smartphones, which getting the April 2022 HarmonyOS security update.
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20S
- Honor 30S
- Honor Play 4
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor Play 9A
This newest update for the above-mentioned Honor smartphones mainly boosted the system’s security and stability. As it fixes over 49 vulnerabilities and threats found in the latest HarmonyOS software system. Read more
If you are any of the mentioned-device users in China and seeking for next update. Then, the update is here for you. Check the more information-related version below along with the update process and precautions.
Latest Version Details:
- Honor Magic 2: HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 updated from 126.96.36.199/231
- Honor 20S: HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 updated from 184.108.40.206
- Honor 30S: HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 updated from 18.104.22.168
- Honor Play 4: HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 updated from 126.96.36.199
- Honor X10 Max: HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 updated from 184.108.40.206
- Honor Play 4 Pro: HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 updated from 18.104.22.168
- Honor Play 9A: Magic UI 22.214.171.124 updated from 126.96.36.199
How to update:
Here are two ways to install the update and it’s up to you, which one do you like.
Open the phone settings menu, tap on system & updates then click on software updates. From here, tap on Check for updates and let the phone fetch the latest update for you. If an update appears on the device, tap on download and install.
Through My Huawei app:
Go to the My Huawei app and visit the support section. Afterward, tap on the update icon and follow the on-screen steps to grab the latest update.
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