Huawei is set to launch its operating system, HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS in April for mobile devices and the company at the same will also reveal its strategy for HarmonyOS and its launch in different new as well as old devices.
At the event, the Chinese tech giant is likely to reveal the roadmap to upgrade existing Huawei devices to the HarmonyOS platform. As usual, the flagship models will get the first slot in the upgrade process.
HarmonyOS mobile beta testing began after the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0 at HDC 2020. The testing initially started for developers with the recruitment of the Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro devices and after the registrations, the company served HarmonyOS mobile beta OTA for the registered developers.
At the launch of the Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone, the company announced that the first batch of devices will include this phone and there will be more models that will make their way to the latest Huawei OS.
Recently, Huawei pushed the second HarmonyOS mobile beta for the developers and it’s likely that the company may soon release the third developer beta before launching the public beta programs for general consumers in April.
Related to this, a tipster previously shared a model adaptation based on the Kirin processor, which suggests a list of support devices that will install HarmonyOS but the fact is we still don’t have an official confirmation on this matter. Read more in the link below:
However, we not got a new leak that allegedly exposes Huawei’s plan to upgrade or test the first batch of Huawei devices. This leak is coming from the Chinese social network site, Weibo, and listed the following models in the first batch of HarmonyOS upgrade.
- Huawei Mate X2
- Huawei Mate 40
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro+
Release According to the chipset:
The information further explains that the company will roll out HarmonyOS to EMUI 11 and Magic UI 4 devices and the time of the rollout for these phones will depend on their chipset. This could mean that the rollout will start in descending order, with flagship chipset will be considered to upgrade first and then middle range and so on.
All of the Huawei and Honor phones will receive HarmonyOS but Honor phones such as Honor V40 are currently not considered for this adaptation process because it was launched after Honor and Huawei separation.
Aside from the eligible models, some phones will directly jump to the HarmonyOS mobile even with only EMUI 10.1 and Magic UI 3.1 builds. These include devices such as Huawei Nova 7 SE, Honor 30S, Honor X10, and more.
Moreover, Huawei phones that were launched with MediaTek processors, are currently not considered under the upgrade plan but this decision may change later and the official announcement may clear some more doubts.
One thing to note here, that the above-mentioned leaked information cannot be confirmed as official.
Initially announced at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, HarmonyOS is a microkernel-based operating system that enables smart connection among different devices and provides a seamless cross-device user experience.
This year, Huawei is planning big with HarmonyOS and expected to install it on as many as devices possible. According to Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Software Department, HarmonyOS will install in 300 million devices in 2021, of which, 200 million would be only smartphones and the rest will account for tablets, wearables, car systems, smart home appliances, and other third-party devices.
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.