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Huawei HarmonyOS Connect Upgrade Plan: Reduces development time, reach vast consumers and more



On May 18, Huawei hosted HarmonyOS Connect Partner Summit in Shanghai and during the conference, the company has officially announced the HarmonyOS Connect brand upgrade plan to help the industrial partners in producing, selling, and operating good products.

About HarmonyOS:

Huawei’s HarmonyOS is a microkernel-based distributed operating system and it is mainly designed to be used across different devices rather than having everything in the same place.

Additionally, HarmonyOS is an open-source ecosystem and can also be used by other third-party smartphone makers. However, some brands have already started talks with Huawei to adapt HarmonyOS to their smartphones.

HarmonyOS Connect System:

On May 18, Huawei launched the HarmonyOS Connect brand upgrade plan and the brand switching will be completed on August 18. According to the information, eligible hardware vendors, solution vendors, and channel vendors can apply to join to jointly build the HarmonyOS Connect ecosystem.

In addition, Huawei has also created an exclusive E2E cooperative business online service platform for partners. The platform provides one-stop service capabilities from registration, development/certification, and market planning to help partners complete product launches efficiently and at low cost.

To provide more understanding of HarmonyOS, Huawei Consumer Business AI, and Smart Full Scenario Business Unit’s President said:

“HarmonyOS is a smart device operating system created by Huawei for the era of Internet of Everything. It provides a unified language for the intelligence, interconnection, and collaboration of different devices.”

“To bring consumers a simple, smooth, continuous, safe and reliable full-scene interactive experience, we have fully upgraded the two major brands of “Huawei HiLink” and “Powered by HarmonyOS” to “HarmonyOS Connect” for 1+8+N ecological partners.

Hardware products have achieved technical certification and brand integration, and HarmonyOS capabilities are used as the base of the full-scenario smart ecology. So that HarmonyOS Connect products can naturally become part of the HarmonyOS hyper terminal, bringing consumers a new cross-device experience.”

“Making a good product, selling a good product, and operating a good product” is the new value that the newly upgraded HarmonyOS Connect brings to partners. said Yang Haisong, Vice President of Huawei’s consumer business AI and full-scenario business department

First: Make a good product:

Additionally, he mentioned that to first make good products and join the HarmonyOS Connect Ecosystem to achieve minimal distribution network, universal card, minimal interaction, hardware mutual assistance, and other capabilities.

The device users powered by HarmonyOS can connect their smart devices to other devices with just a single touch of smartphone and can be controlled any time without installing any application.

This effectively solves the problem of low utilization of device smart features and realizes fast and low-cost connections to users.

Not only this, but the HarmonyOS support devices from the different brands can also combine the software and hardware capabilities of different devices according to the different needs of consumers and different scenarios. Also to merge them into a “super device” to achieve differentiated competition.

Second: To sell the good product:

Huawei will open up the whole scene smart life product to more than 60,000 offline retail and service outlets, online Huawei mall (Vmall), Huawei’s official flagship store, and other self-owned retail locations, as well as more than 15,000 third party sales channels.

Multi-path sales channels provide comprehensive traffic support to partners and help partners sell good products.

Third: Operating product

Huawei will fully drive the activity of partner products through high-frequency and just-needed equipment scene linkage and intelligent distribution of HarmonyOS atomic services to provide end-to-end service platform and one-stop operation services to help partners High-efficiency operations.

Simultaneously, Huawei will open its operating system and provide a data operating platform to visualize the effects of partner products and services and bring better user conversion efficiency.

(Via – ithome)

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HarmonyOS operating system is currently a drop in the bucket, rest portion will be filled by its partners: Huawei

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.


HarmonyOS 3.1: Here’s what you can expect



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A new HarmonyOS version will launch with the Huawei P60 series on March 23. And here’s everything you can expect from this upcoming HarmonyOS 3.1 software and its specialties.

Aside from the new technological advancements, the Huawei P60 series will bring powerful camera capabilities to take amazing photographs on the go. However, a better hardware experience is connected to the software. That’s why, users can take benefit from HarmonyOS 3.1 in various ways.

You can expect HarmonyOS 3.1 to come with major improvements and bug fixes for the entire HarmonyOS operating system. This new version has eye-catching animations with added fluidity and physics-based response.

The new animations reflect all around the UI and UX. That’s why the difference between HarmonyOS 3.0 and 3.1 will be visible to all of the users.

HarmonyOS 3.1 brings an optimized control panel and it has new app shortcuts in case you need to jump on a certain app. The task execution between apps and the launch speed are also enhanced to provide fast feedback.

Other than these, Huawei is providing a developer-friendly environment, which allows them to deploy fast HarmonyOS 3.1 applications. For now, Huawei has not announced a rollout date for old devices but it could happen next month.

Moving ahead, we could expect Huawei to bring exclusive dynamic island notifications functionality for center-hole punch devices including the Huawei P60 Pro and Art variants.

Ahead of the HarmonyOS 4, this new upgrade will satisfy the consumer demand for a new change in the entire ecosystem.

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HarmonyOS 3.1 Huawei

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Open source HarmonyOS now has 100 million lines of code



OpenHarmony HarmonyOS

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.

HarmonyOS 100 million lines code


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.

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HarmonyOS 3 public beta adds 7 new Huawei devices [List]



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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 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.

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