At Huawei Developer Conference 2019, Huawei officially introduced its long-awaited operating system – HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS and the company has said that it doesn’t have a plan to launch it on a smartphone at the moment.
Huawei Senio Vice President Vincent Yang at a media event in New York on Wednesday, said Huawei want to keep using Google’s ecosystem and Android OS for its smartphones. Also, the company has no plans to switch on a HarmonyOS powered smartphone, reported Cnet.
“We want to maintain one standard, one ecosystem,” Yang said, adding that Harmony would serve as an option B for the company.
Although, this is a statement that we’ve heard quite a time now but we believe just like before that the company has already designed HarmanyOS for smartphones and testing it behind the closed door. Also, previous reports hinted that this platform will make its debut in a smartphone later this year, which is yet to announced by the company.
Yang said if the company was forced to leave Android, Huawei would switch to HarmonyOS on its phones but it’ll only happen on the very last moment of when the company feels that it must have to move on from Android.
Moreover, Yang confirmed that there’s a smartwatch powered by HarmonyOS is coming later this year. As we could expect it to be shown at the launch stage of Mate 30 series.
On August 10, this HarmonyOS has made its debut on Honor’s Smart Vision TV series and will also be seen in the Huawei Smart Vision TV’s in September.
HarmonyOS 3 beta is now available for Huawei MatePad 11
Huawei MatePad 11 users started collecting the iconic HarmonyOS 3.0 beta update, this latest build will redesign your large screen with numerous new features and give you a fresh start with on your tablet.
No doubt, this new HarmonyOS 3 version for your Huawei MatePad 11 tablet, brings a number of positive changes but there is another side of this beta update, that you should be aware of. As any beta update comes for the testing and with the purpose to know the user’s experience with the new build.
However, the beta version isn’t a stable release so you may experience some flaws in this beta testing. We suggest you take part fearlessly, as the Huawei MatePad 11 tablet is compatible to handle any considerable version.
For upgrading, the new version HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199, which is upgradable over HarmonyOS 188.8.131.525 build version. Below you can check the adaptable model:
- Huawei MatePad 11 WiFi version DBY-W09
How to update:
- Go to Settings
- Tap on System & updates
- Tap Software update
- Tap Check for Updates
- Download and Install
- Stackable: you can view cards by swiping up and down, or by pulling down and then swiping left to delete, you can also drag to change the order of the cards or add them to the desktop.
- Combinable: You can combine cards of different sizes and application shortcuts into one. Cards and combined cards can be resized, and you can apply combined templates with a single click.
- Smart folder: There are additional sizes and styles available, and you can change the size by long-pressing the folder. You can always find the right one, no matter how much or how little you apply. Storage options, as well as more efficient use of desktop space
- Smart desktop layout: Kneading the desktop intelligently layouts the desktop, you can categorize applications and cards by color and function, and one-click selection generates a personalized desktop automatically.
- Xiaoyi: Xiaoyi recommends continuous wisdom upgrading and can dynamically recommend services or applications based on time, scene, location, and usage habits, among other things, providing you with a time-saving and convenient experience.
Full-scene smart life:
- Super terminal: Hyperterminal has been fully expanded to support more device types, various devices can be flexibly combined, interconnected, and coordinated, and devices with different Huawei IDs can also be quickly interconnected, allowing the benefits of each device to be freely invoked.
- Broadcast control center: Support for connecting two pairs of Bluetooth headphones at the same time has been added, for one song, two people can enjoy and listen to the beauty together, in addition, a multi-device broadcast control function has been added, which can conveniently control the music playback of nearby speakers through the mobile phone’s broadcast control center.
Performance and power consumption:
- Superframe game engine: The superframe game engine has been improved further, and energy consumption has been reduced by intelligently scheduling CPU and memory resources.
Privacy and security:
- Privacy center: Provides you with access to all application permissions in the General dashboard, as well as proactive privacy protection suggestions for potential risks You are aware that for all visits
- Security Center: You can check the security status of the current device or other devices with the same Huawei ID at any time, proactively assisting you in identifying problems and providing protection The device is said to be safer and more reliable.
- Visual Aid: Image description and text recognition functions have been added, which can report the characteristics and positions of people or objects recognized in the scene, the text content recognized in the reading environment, describing people appearing in the camera lens, and so on.
- Hearing Aid: Supports quick connection with hearing aids, You can quickly discover nearby hearing aid devices through Bluetooth and easily pair and connect. Added vocal enhancement function, which optimizes the sound by enhancing the clarity of the human voice in the environment, calls, and media to make the sound heard more clearly.
Huawei Mate Xs 2 gets HarmonyOS 3 beta
The Huawei Mate Xs 2 smartphone is renowned for its distinctive display and beautiful appearance. It is also jam-packed with creative software features that provide an exceptional user experience. The company released a new standard HarmonyOS 3 beta update for the Huawei Mate Xs 2 smartphone to make it more compatible.
The HarmonyOS 3 beta update for Huawei Mate Xs 2 offers a super device that is fully expanded and supports more types of devices that can freely invoke, interconnect and coordinate with different Huawei LDs, this helps each device connected to your models.
Additionally, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 users can now experience a new look on their home screen. All you need to pinch the screen to intelligently apply the layout, it easily classified applications and widgets by color and feature to apply a personalized home screen in a single tap.
While talking about the privacy and security features of the HarmonyOS 3, then it provides you a general dashboard for all application permission and behavior. Besides, it proactively provides privacy protection suggestions for possible threats.
To know more about the HarmonyOS 3 beta version of Huawei Mate Xs smartphone then below you can check the changelog info and build version:
Who can grab this:
If your Huawei Mate Xs 2 (PAL-AL00), and Mate Xs 2 (PAL-AL00) edition is running over the HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 version, then you’re eligible to get the HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 version.
All the HarmonyOS 3 beta-eligible models have offered the same version number alongside the changelog. So you can check our previous articles to know more about the new feature and changes for the devices. Read more
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OpenHarmony gets permission to publish software threat details
OpenAtom Foundation has officially announced that it has obtained permission for CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) disclosure. Finally, OpenHarmony will get the chance to publish its software details and exploits of the system.
According to the latest information, the OpenAtom Foundation has recently participated in the CNA (Common Vulnerability Disclosure Numbering Authority) program. Consequently, the organization gave the honor to the foundation to become the numbering authority.
OpenHarmony is an open-source project managed and operated by the OpenAtom Foundation. The main aim of this project is to build an open-source, distributed operating system framework for smart devices. So far, the respective project has several rights to go with. However, it remains stagnant from the discovery and publishing of the vulnerabilities and exposures of its systems.
As of now, the firm has qualified for the CVE general vulnerability disclosure issuing. This means that now the OpenHarmony system has full right to define its software details and identify the exploits and security threats if any.
How does the CVE Disclosure work?
Generally, the CVE authority, established in September 1999 is a global non-profit institution. The institute has various IT vendors, security firms, and security research centers around the globe. Together, these cooperations contribute to the issuance and managing of the software details of a particular system.
Apart from these cooperations, some specific stakeholders help to find the vulnerability in the system. These individuals identify the threats of the software through a unique CVE code. This code helps the operators trace the issues and find a definitive solution for them. Thereafter, the company releases the patches based on these threats.
Since OpenHarmony has become the CVE numbering authority, the firm is free to manage and handle the CVE numbers related to the OpenHarmony community. On the other hand, it is now responsible for assigning and describing the errors in the authorization.
You can understand in a better way about the OpenHarmony Vulnerability policy, HERE.