Huawei launched the HarmonyOS ecosystem as an all-in-one platform that has capabilities to provide its services in all fields. According to the latest information, Huawei HarmonyOS is now expanding its boundaries and will be used for the betterment of space technologies this year.
However, Huawei has donated the core structure of HarmonyOS and all the basic capabilities codes to OpenAtom Foundation. Based on the HarmonyOS system, OpenAtom Foundation developed an Open Source Project OpenHarmony and operate it.
OpenHarmony is an open-source distributed operating system and jointly created by developers around the world. It has the characteristics of being oriented and distributed for all scenarios.
On January 6, the OpenHarmony project group and Aerospace project group’s (OpenHarmony in space, “OHIS”) first meeting was held from Aerospace University in Beijing, after preparation of more than half a year. During the meeting, the participants were the Research institutes, commercial aerospace companies, and secondary schools, sponsor member units of the working group.
The OpenHarmony can vital play in the future is presented from a scientific and engineering point of view. This is expected to open up huge opportunities for development in China’s satellite systems and surpass SpaceX’s Star Chain plan.
OpenHarmony and micro-nano satellite technology:
At the meeting, Yu Xiaozhou, leader of the OHIS Working Group and Professor at the Dalian University of Technology, introduced the latest work progress of the Working Group, especially the possibility of combining OpenHarmony and micro-nano satellite technology.
Micro-nano satellites usually refer to satellites of 1-100 kg, and about 2,000 of them have been launched into orbit. The operating systems used in micro-nano satellites such as VxWorks, FreeRTOS, and µC/OS have been developed by large foreign companies.
At present, with the increasingly complex software and hardware systems of on-board systems, the adoption of the OpenHarmony operating system will facilitate generalization and modular design of on-board systems, shorten development cycles, and improve reliability and real-time performance.
Currently, the key research and development international cooperation project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, led by Dalian Technological University, and jointly undertaken by the University of Lige, Lige Space Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences Microsatellite Innovation Research Institute, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Gone. The Society of Astronautics has been officially approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Experts from China and Belgium will locate exoplanets 4.2 light-years away based on the Micro-Nano Satellite Platform.
A range of core systems such as the project’s approach control and propulsion will use the OpenHarmony operating system. With collaboration with several domestic commercial satellites, the OpenHarmony operating system will be taken to the sky in 2022 with multiple missions.
Professor Wang Zhaokui of Tsinghua University, deputy head of the OHIS working group, gave a report titled “Real-time situational awareness and intelligent processing of imaging satellites”. Real-time intelligent situational awareness is an important direction for the development of satellite applications in the future.
Based on the research of this team, Wang Zhaokui initiated deep learning into the research progress and software and hardware requirements of intelligent methods such as satellite real. Timely situational awareness, and handling of proposed OpenHarmony’s future satellite intelligence technical needs and development proposals.
OpenHarmony in Space:
Concentrating on the potential application of OpenHarmony in the field of space target detection and detection, Professor Jing Fei from Tsinghua University conducted a comprehensive analysis of the hazards of space target manufacturing and spacecraft operation and studied China’s deep space and low- analyzed jointly with Earth’s orbit and target monitoring.
The projects, the important role that OpenHarmony can play in the future, are presented from a scientific and engineering point of view. Based on resources from Tsinghua University such as Future Chip Beijing High-Precision Advanced Center, Jing Fei highlights the advantages and long-term position of OpenHarmony, such as satellite intelligent chips, hardware mutual assistance, and multi-machine migration. Satellite bottom chips, core devices, and three levels of functional components. This is expected to open up huge opportunities for development in China’s satellite systems and surpass SpaceX’s Star Chain plan.
Professor Zhang Guo of Wuhan University introduced the future construction plan of the “Light Sound” constellation, the progress, and the possibility of combining it with OpenHarmony technology. “Space Hydrology Station” and “Space Water Quality Station” are partial replacements for Surface Hydrology Station and surface water quality stations.
In addition, the planetarium UAV integrates swarm and ground monitoring stations, which will become an integrated intelligent perception network of sky and ground, which can better serve water conservancy, agricultural environmental protection, and other industries. Geng Sameng of Aerospace Maker (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. presents the relevant plan for the introduction of OHIS education in primary and secondary schools.
Focusing on OpenHarmony’s open-source ecosystem, Yang Mutian of Zhongke Weilan Technology Co., Ltd. with the title “Open Source in Aerospace, Building a Foundation for Security -” discusses the security issues of open source software supply chains for the aerospace sector, startup, open-source ecological security vulnerability awareness technology”, and proposed a series of recommendations to build a new generation of security infrastructure to improve industry security.
Furthermore, OHIS Working Group Charter and future directions for space exploration based on OpenHarmony. As the OpenHarmony open source project enters the aerospace sector and gradually realizes the ambitious goal of OpenHarmony in Space. Also, a number of achievements will be implemented in 2022.
HarmonyOS 3 Features: Stack Widgets, Large Folders, Security, Performance and more
HarmonyOS 3 is an evolution that symbolizes features improvements and advancement over HarmonyOS 2. Huawei brought in a number of new additions that makes this software superior to competitors.
The HarmonyOS 3 release has long been awaited by Huawei device owners and it is a whole new user experience that enhances the power of Huawei smartphones and smart devices such as the Huawei Mate 50 series.
From the user interface to performance and stability, HarmonyOS 3 covers all sides at once. The more you explore, the more you will find. Therefore, it’s time that we dive into the new additions and know more about them.
HarmonyOS 3 Features:
- New Super Device
- Network sharing
- Seamless exercise
- Mobile apps sharing
- Network sharing
- Widget group
- Widget Stacking
- New Widgets
- More service widgets
- Auto home screen layout
- 3D avatar
- Music sharing
- AI voice
- Performance and Gaming
- Privacy and security
- App control center
- Image privacy
New Super Device:
Launched with HarmonyOS 2, Super Device allows you to connect and control several other platforms from one smartphone or device. This gives you so much power to make a one-click connect solution for all of your HarmonyOS devices.
With HarmonyOS 3, Super Device has further improved and it now supports more platforms to collaborate with various other IoT devices. This helps the user to inherit amazing functionalities such as screen sharing, live streaming, music streaming, and a bunch more smart collaborative features on the go.
Powerful software has useful connectivity resolutions, such as the new Network sharing. This HarmonyOS 3 feature let you share the phone’s cellular network with a tablet to answer calls or receive SMS directly on the large-screen device.
There’s no need to check the phone, everything will be available on the tablet, while it’s connected to the smartphone using network sharing. Also, it’s power efficient as compared to mobile hotspot internet sharing.
HarmonyOS 3 takes care of your movie and music listening experience. while watching a movie, the Huawei Vision TVs will automatically enable a 3D stereo field to immerse the viewing experience. Don’t want to disturb anyone? Don’t worry, Huawei will create the same experience in your ear once you connect your Huawei FreeBuds device.
Your Huawei smartwatch is ready to collaborate with a variety of IoT devices. For example, when you want to start exercising on the treadmill, drag the treadmill icon on the watch to start exercising. The data on the treadmill can also be synchronized with your smartwatch in real-time.
Want music? Yes, the earphones icon in the super device menu plays songs right away while running.
Mobile apps sharing with car screen:
Being a multi-kernel operating system HarmonyOS 3 owns a big power and allows you to share all of your mobile apps right into the in-car infotainment system. These include operations such as watching videos, playing games, video calling, recording videos, and interacting with the internet.
HarmonyOS 3 further optimizes connectivity with IoT devices and enables Super Device connection with thousands of smart home gadgets that are easy to navigate with a smartphone.
Just touch a refrigerator and you can control the temperature via phone or make tap it on an oven to check all of its recipes and bake it accordingly. There is a lot more than HarmonyOS 3 could do on the ground, so, let it slip into other HarmonyOS devices to feel the power of IoT connectivity.
Home screen management:
There are some massive upgrades made in the home screen management. HarmonyOS 3 features include new widget stacking and widget grouping features that help you to save home screen space and keep the screen nice and clean.
Large Folders also got a sweet upgrade with 4 different kinds of layout support to resize. Read more here.
Moreover, there are new widget types and service widgets to provide you with better interactive controls over the smartphone and tablet.
Talking about a clean home screen, we must not forget the new smart auto home screen layout feature will automatically organize the home screen based on the category or related use cases.
HarmonyOS 3 brings you a new 3D avatar generated by an AI face-pinching algorithm. These avatars could be used as profile pic on Huawei IDs.
The new HarmonyOS supports simultaneous music listening, as it allows you to share music in two different earphones simultaneously.
The company has improved AI voice and it allows you to conduct various operations with this new HarmonyOS version.
Performance and Efficiency:
HarmonyOS 3 has achieved improvements in app launch speed, responsiveness, and animations. On the other hand, the operating system will boast graphics and optimize battery life for long-term use cases.
Privacy and security:
Huawei wants to improve the security aspect, therefore, HarmonyOS 3 brings three different security and privacy solutions. These include Privacy Center, Security Center, and Application control center.
Each of them has its own set of features to control and manage the phone’s safety.
There’s one tiny addition that will extend data safety – called image information desensitization. Once enabled, the feature removes sensitive information such as location, time, and phone model. There’s also an image information erasure that will only share the information that you need to share with others.
Huawei Mate 50 series gets a new improvements and camera update
Huawei is rolling out new features and system improvements update for the Mate 50 series that include optimizations. It also installs a new security patch for the Chinese models of this flagship.
According to the information, Huawei Mate 50 series users can download this new firmware via HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206. Huawei Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design are getting this upgrade in batches. Huawei Mate 50 series is also one of the first phones to get a slot in the HarmonyOS 3.1 wagon but we’re yet to confirm this roadmap.
Aside from these, the latest update for the Huawei Mate 50 series comes with system stability optimizations, network stability improvements, new improvements for the camera and performance, and last but not least, the January 2023 HarmonyOS security patch.
Meanwhile, there are no new updated in the global models of Mate 50 Pro but we’ll keep you posted with further information.
Below you can check the complete changelog of this rollout.
- Optimizes system performance and stability.
- Improves network stability in certain situations.
- Improves Camera stability and performance in specific scenarios.
- Integrates security patches released in January 2023 for improved system security.
Thanks to tipsters Thomas and Fabrizio for the input.
We suggest you to back up the data before upgrading to the latest software update and make sufficient space in your device to store OTA package.
Check Xiaomi Mi 6 ported with HarmonyOS [Video]
Open source HarmonyOS, OpenHarmony is making good progress in the Chinese smartphone market and its open source capability is allowing people to experiment on old non-Huawei and low specs devices, such as Xiaomi Mi 6.
An OpenHarmony developer uploaded a video on the Chinese video-sharing platform Bilibili and showed how he ported OpenHarmony onto a Mi 6 smartphone. Interestingly, the OpenHarmony boot up successfully.
The developer didn’t reveal much of the information but confirmed that the touch unit didn’t work up, while the home screen has been loaded successfully.
The developer also shared a guide to port OpenHarmony old devices.
To confirm that the ported device can be unlocked and flashed and it has a third-party recovery similar to TWRP to facilitate flashing. The OpenHarmony kernel is based on the standard Linux 5.10 kernel, and 4.19 is no longer supported. During the installation, the device needs to have the kernel source code of 5.10 or above, the developer needs to confirm that the device driver source code and firmware can be obtained, and related stuff.
In addition, to open-source HarmonyOS, Xiaomi Mi 6 phones have previously supported flashing into the Windows 11 ARM system.
Launched in 2017, Mi Phone 6 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, a 5.15-inch 1080p resolution, 4/6GB RAM + 64/128GB storage. It has a built-in 3350mAh battery, It supports 18W fast charging.
On the other hand, the rear dual camera has a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens that supports 2x optical zoom and four-axis anti-shake. On the front end, you get an 8-megapixel camera. Additionally, Mi 6 is waterproof, has multi-function NFC, supports WeChat and Alipay fingerprint payment, and uses 2×2 dual-way WiFi for network, supports dual card dual standby.
HarmonyOS ported Xiaomi MI6 pic.twitter.com/FowoY7Qbjo
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