HarmonyOS installed devices:
Currently, the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing pool consists of flagship devices such as Huawei Mate Series including Mate X2, Mate 40, Mate 30, and MatePad together with the P40 series smartphone.
On the other hand, the mid-range Nova Series including Nova 8, Nova 7, and Nova 6 devices along with Huawei MatePad 10.8″ model are also shifting on Huawei HarmonyOS developer beta and enjoying the features.
Living up to our expectations, the new OS brings plenty of features with a delightfully designed UI. We can also see the seamless and flawless working experience deliver by these functions. The list of new features includes namely:
- New animations
- Homescreen gilding
- New card system with round corners
- Resizable widgets
- App transitions
- App icon swipe up gesture
- Camera app layout
- Quick setting panel
- New apps: Youku, Sina News, and CCTV
- Improved display of exercises and health steps
- Smart Virtual Assistant
Moreover, all these above-mentioned specialties come with the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta. As the stable rollout is yet to come, we can assume that Huawei will surely doesn’t stop here.
As of now, users seems to really happy after getting these feature, as they not only improved the mobile system performance but also speed-up the app functioning. We can understand it in the following terms-
- Faster Boot Speed
- Better App Loading
- App Startup Fluency
- Quicker App Response
What does HarmonyOS give us: High performance, lower power consumption
No doubt that HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer open beta has a lot of benefits over the last EMUI software update. Huawei’s self-developed HarmonyOS not only improved the system performance but also assures lower power consumption.
After getting the beta builds many users observe the high performance and lower battery draining in their respective smartphones.
The HarmonyOS has been perfectly met all these requirements and boosts the device performance. It successfully delivers the next-level user experience that we are expecting from the software.
Lower Power Consumption:
A test conducted between the HarmonyOS installed Huawei Mate X2 and EMUI 11 installed Huawei Mate 40 Pro shows the result in favor of HarmonyOS equipped device.
As per the results, the Mate X2 device running on the HarmonyOS beta built has lower power consumption compared to the EMUI 11. King of Glory and Peace Elite HDR, two famous mobile games were used to conduct this.
The winning device shows not only a better result but also provides stable frames per second performance while playing the game. (Read More)
Unsurprisingly, online games and video streaming causes most of the battery drainage. But, we can see from the results that Huawei HarmonyOS installed devices can be long-lasting in comparison with others.
HarmonyOS and third-party:
After having so many high-grade capacities in the HarmonyOS, the question lingering in our mind is that, are the third-party smartphone makers are willing to accept HarmonyOS.
There are a few things, which need to be clear before we jump on this topic. First, HarmonyOS (AKA HongMeng OS) was initially launched for the IoT devices such as smart wearables, which include earbuds, smartwatches, and smart bands alongside other devices like smart screens and applications.
Second, many third-party vendors, which includes about 280 application partners and roughly 20 hardware vendors are approaching Huawei regarding the HarmonyOS. In this line, we have already seen the devices of Swiss conglomerate Tissot and Chinese appliance company Midea Group working on Huawei HarmonyOS.
Furthermore, a report also revealed that the Chinese smartphone maker- Meizu, will be using HMS Core in its smartphone and label them under the Huawei Mobile Services, which is currently the world’s third-largest mobile ecosystem. We are expecting that in the future, more makers will shake hands with Huawei to use the HarmonyOS.
HarmonyOS and smartphone makers:
Finally, when Huawei starts rolling out HarmonyOS update for smartphones, peoples are hoping to see it running on third party phone vendors too.
Although Huawei HarmonyOS is open-source system software and this Chinese tech firm is also willing to express supports for the other third-party mobile phone makers, which are willing to install the HarmonnyOS on their manufacture phones.
However, we have not received any news from the other manufactures in regards to HarmonyOS. Because everything has a fixed price that has to be paid.
We can understand this matter in a simple way, suppose if Android on MIUI is replaced by HarmonyOS then Xiaomi mobile services will gradually be replaced by HMS. As the result, the system advertising and application distribution revenue will be directly cut off of Xiaomi.
In fact, if other smartphone vendors will start using the HarmonyOS in their devices the market share of HarmonyOS will gradually become larger and indirectly the benefit will go to Huawei.
In this equation, the L2 branch of Huawei HarmonyOS has been submitted to the open-source warehouse recently. To be mentioned, L2 is a version that completely removes the Android code. It belongs to the pure Hongmeng OS and can only run the HarmonyOS application.
Adding to this, the L3 to L5 branch is a dual-frame version used to encapsulates the Android code. It will be an open-source ecosystem in the future.
Clearly, no one will allow losing their own money and make mechanisms for the benefit of others. Meanwhile, we can’t deny that this is an early-stage process and Huawei is yet to complete the establishment of HarmonyOS.
Open source is a good choice and has room for improvement. There are more surprises are waiting in the future, also it’s too early to conclude any decision regarding HarmonyOS but if we think in the right direction, the direction will lead you to success.
Huawei Mate X2 gets HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 update with June 2022 security patch
Huawei Mate X2 is one of the unique foldable gadgets in the smartphone market to date. Earlier this month, Huawei rolled out the May 2022 security patch for the corresponding device users, and now Mate X2 is all set to grab June 2022 update.
The new HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 update brings the latest June 2022 security patch for Huawei Mate X2 smartphone users. Thus, the respective smartphone users will experience a more enhanced and stable system after installing the new update.
Talking about the updated security patch, it offers fixes to a bunch of exploits and privacy threats in the system. Moreover, it mends 15 high and 4 medium levels of vulnerabilities of the internal framework. Hence, users must download the update as soon as it arrives on the phone.
However, before you upgrade, you must note the following points for a successful installation:
- The device must have a better battery backup to install this update which is a minimum of 50%.
- It’s compulsory to check your storage availability to download the latest update as per the size required.
- A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.
Apart from the new security patch, the changelog doesn’t read any specific changes to the device. Yet, it assures to optimize the performance level of the device. Further, it also serves as a stability provider so that the smartphone function efficiently.
- Latest Version: HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206
- Security: Incorporates the June 2022 security patch that enhances the mobile system stability
NOTE: Only those users running their devices on the base version 220.127.116.11 can install the update.
Compatible Models for the Update
The following models with version number C00 are compatible with the update:
- Mate X2 4GTET-AL00
- Mate X2 Full Netcom TET-AN00
- Mate X2 Full Netcom TET-AN10
- Mate X2 Collector’s Edition TET-AN50
For installing the update, visit Settings > System & Updates > Software Updates > Check for Updates > Download & Install.
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HarmonyOS 3.0 shuffles status bar icons, check comparison with HarmonyOS 2.0
Huawei is conducting HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta run on smartphones and the company has made some shuffling in the status bar icons of the software. Although, the exchange was minor but it says a lot about Huawei’s intention of making the OS perfect as it now looking into deeper roots and removing all of the weak angles.
Coming to the status bar shuffle, Huawei has changed the position of some icons from left to right in the HarmonyOS 3.0. For instance, the WiFi icons are now moved toward the right, while the clock has been shifted to the left along with the notification icon. There are also some icons that have been removed from the status bar, which are no longer required to show.
Comparing these changes to HarmonyOS 2.0.
HarmonyOS 2.0 has WiFi and notification icons on the left while keeping the rest of the icons on the right. As you can see, the clock has had been on the right side of the status bar.
The changes in position might be related to the feedback from consumers. However, it’s not a final image of the software. As it will continuously be improved on the road to begin public beta testing for more Huawei smartphone users.
Thereafter, feedback will further shape HarmonyOS 3.0 for the final release.
A week ago, Huawei began registration of HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta for the public Huawei smartphone users. This enables the phone owners to jump into the beta program stage and download the latest HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta firmware.
According to the information, Huawei is still registering smartphone owners in China for HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta testing until July 15. Hereafter, the company will continue to evaluate and send beta builds for the registered Huawei devices under the beta testing phase.
Currently, the Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta is began testing on the following models: P50, P50 Pro, P50 Pocket, Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro 4G, Mate 40 Pro+, Mate 40 RS Porsche Design. Huawei tablet: MatePad Pro 12.6-inch 2021 model.
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Huawei May 2022 HarmonyOS update rolling for Honor 9X series
Honor 9X series which consists of the standard 9X model and the Pro variant is finally receiving the May 2022 security update. The update is rolling out in batches and will gradually expand among the corresponding device users.
The latest firmware is upgraded from the HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 version and appears as 22.214.171.124. Moreover, it is only compatible with specific models of the Honor 9X series. Hence, users must check the device version and model, before installing the update.
- Honor 9X (HLK-AL00)
- Honor 9X (HLK-AL00a)
- Honor 9X Pro (HLK-AL10)
Users holding Honor 9X series smartphones must note that apart from increasing the system security and stability, the latest May 2022 update does not mingle any new changes. Yet, it mends the common issues and exploits of the system, resulting in smooth functioning of the device.
- Incorporates May 2022 security patch that enhances system security.
How to Update Honor 9X Series?
Although the OTA update is on its way, you can try the manual trick to grab the software. Just go to the Settings, and click on the System & Updates. Further, tap on the Software Updates followed by the Check for Updates.
Let the phone connect to the server, and bring the latest update on the screen. To the available update, hit the Download and Install button. Thereafter, we recommend users let the system optimize the new application so that the device could run efficiently.
Honor 9X series
There isn’t much difference between the classic 9X and the Honor 9X Pro smartphone. Both the device features a 6.59-inch LCD panel and appeared with the Android 9 system on the consumer platform.
Besides, both smartphones sport a tri-cam plateau on the back side. This plateau gives space to a 48MP prime shooter, an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 120-degree angle, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front side, the devices display a motorized pop-up camera of 16MP.