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 50 series gets December 2022 patch
According to the changelog, the December 2022 patch for the Huawei Mate 50 series brings system stability optimizations with new improvements to bring better performance.
It’s further revealed that the patch is distributed with HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124patch02 for – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. Since it’s a patch, the OTA will size only 16.26MB. On the other hand, it’s available only for the HarmonyOS 3 version of the Mate 50 lineup.
After upgrading to the latest software patch, a Huawei Mate 50 standard user reported a camera telephoto bug. The user reports that the 10X telephoto zoom lost clarity over the past version.
The user also posted a video describing this issue. It felt like the camera failed to focus on the subject, similar to Huawei P30 Pro.
A number of users replied this to bug. Saying that it could be an issue with the day and nighttime light arrangements. While some suggest that this could be fixed with the next upgrade.
Last month, Huawei sent a performance improvement update for Mate 50 series devices. According to our report, the phone received a substantial boost in GPU performance with HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199.
A test on the Genshin Impact game revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro delivers frame rate improvements along with the stability of the smartphone.
To download this software update, Huawei Mate 50 owners can look into the My Huawei app and then tap on the updates section to get the latest firmware version. However, users are recommended to make a backup of important files as a safety precaution.
Huawei rolling out a SuperHub feature patch
According to the information, Huawei has not tagged any specific version number with this release. It’s because of its package size, which is 60 MB.
The changelog of the patch brings improvements to the user experience with SuperHub feature for Huawei smartphones. The patch also optimizes pop-up messages in certain scenarios.
The latest software patch for Huawei smartphones will not erase your personal data but we suggest you back up any important data before you proceed to upgrade.
Post-installation your smartphone will automatically delete the software package. Also, we suggest you charge up your smartphone to support a speedy installation.
SuperHub feature allows you to drag text and images from different apps to SuperHub, where they are temporarily stored, and then drag items to an editing screen with just a tap.
To use SuperHub:
With SuperHub you can select text, images, or files within an app, touch and hold down on the content until it starts floating, and drag the content to the SuperHub floating window displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Open an editing screen (for example, a note in Notepad ), touch and hold the SuperHub floating window, and drag all content out. (If the floating window is hidden at the edge of the screen, swipe inward on the screen to bring up the floating window.)
- Touch the SuperHub floating window to expand it. You can also touch and hold a single item and drag it out.
Past information reveals that this software feature is rolling out in batches and will cover all Huawei smartphones gradually.
How to check for updates:
You can check for the latest software update via Settings > Software & updates and then tap on Software updates followed by CHECK FOR UPDATES. Once fetched, you need to Download and install the new firmware.
Youbo launches new OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor
Youbo Technology cooperation has launched a new OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor. The chipset is mainly developed for IoT (Internet of Things) applications and smart devices.
According to the latest information, the OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor supports powerful functioning and brilliant performance on the surface. Besides, it is also eligible for high-end display engines and other technologies.
Further, the latest Youbo chipset is uprooted on an A55 process structure. It holds an ARM G52 2EE GPU and also supports a dual-screen display. Alongside tech-pack elements, the chip also uses a self-developed JPEG decoding microprocessor.
In terms of functions, the UB-RK3566 processor is capable of showcasing 1080 at 60 fps resolution, H0264, and H.265 format encoding, supports dynamic rate, frame rate, resolution adjustment, and many other display-related features.
On the other hand, the processor can efficiently work in dual-camera scenarios. Ultimately, operators can have a crystal clear image with effective lighting due to the UB-RK3566 chipset.
You can check the major functions, below:
- High computing power with less consumption: The processor installs a Rockchip RK3566 quad-core 64-bit Cortex-A55 unit and can easily support up to 0.8T computing power. Besides, it improves the battery life of devices
- Seld-developed display chips: The processor already holds finer display chips to reduce the excessive cost of display components. These chips can bear 2200 x 1650 resolution
- High-definition display: Since the processor has high-quality display chips, it offers an immersive virtual experience. It also supports HDMI 4K resolution at 60Hz, 1080P resolution at 60Hz, and more
- Complete display interface: the latest processor supports HDMI2.0 interface, supports dual-channel MIPI DSI, and can drive a 2.5K LCD screen. It also holds Eink, and can directly drive the ink screen.
- Rick Interface expansion facilities and Strong network wireless connection.
These functions make the processor compatible with high-end IoT applications and work conveniently without creating any hindrances in performance or functioning.