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Huawei Mate 20 series receiving first HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta, replaces EMUI 11 with operating system

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Following last week’s registration, Huawei has now begun sending the first build of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta for one of the beloved flagship phones – Huawei Mate 20. Still, the testing is limited to the Chinese models but we hope that Huawei is making a good plan to release this OS for global users as soon as possible.

The beta release is the initiation of the process that has been required by the Mate 20 series owners but only beta testers can enjoy the new features. However, we’ve got the complete information regarding this update rollout, so don’t worry about the details.

Adapted Models:

The first beta software update for the Huawei Mate 20 series comes with HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.116 upgrading and it’s rolling out for the Chinese version models of:

  • Huawei Mate 20 (HMA-AL00/HMA-TL00)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro (LYA-AL00/LYA-AL10/LYA-TL00)
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS (LYA-AL00P)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 4G (EVR-AL00/EVR-TL00)

HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing for Huawei Mate 20 X 4G is scheduled very soon.

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As we move further with the beta testing, Huawei will send more beta software updates for the testers until the testing reaches a stable rollout stage.

HarmonyOS 2.0 beta features for Huawei Mate 20 series:

So, what the first beta for Huawei Mate 20 series actually brings? Well, it installs a number of new features including the new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, better security, and more.

Let’s check the changelogs in detail:

HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta 1 changelog for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, and Mate 20 X 4G:

Home-screen

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Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.

Control Panel:

Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.

Service Center:

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If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.

Smart Folder:

HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.

HarmoynOS Fonts:

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HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.

Smart Office:

Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.

Smart Home:

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Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.

Seamless Performance:

All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.

Security:

App Guard:

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The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed.

This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.

Collaborative Security:

Add a mobile – Computer collaborative authentication feature and allows you to unlock your phone by entering the phone’s screen unlock password on your Huawei computer when your phone and computer are connected via multi-screen collaboration.

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Certifications:

The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 November 2022 update rolling out in Europe

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A few days ago, Huawei began to roll out the November 2022 update for the MatePad Pro 12.6 tablets, and now it’s expanding in Europe. It’s a beneficial update with a bunch of security tweaks for the device.

November 2022 security patch holds a huge package of fixes and improvements. It ends more than 40 security threats and exploits in the system and strengthens the device against harmful bugs and malware.

Hence, we recommend you install the update once it appears on the notification shade. Eventually, Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 users in Europe can identify the November 2022 update with HarmonyOS 2.0.0.250 build number.

In case you cannot get this update onboard, then don’t worry. You can lean into the update section to obtain the latest firmware for your respective tablet.

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Just head to the Settings application. Further, select System & Updates followed by Software Updates. Now follow the on-screen instructions carefully. To the available version, tap on the Download and Install button.

Update Instructions:

It’s quite easy to check for new updates. However, make sure of the following norms before conducting the installation procedure:

  • Your tablet must have a storage space of 227MB
  • A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.
  • Take a backup of your important data beforehand
  • Do not forcefully turn off the tablet, once the installation is started

Huawei HarmonyOS is better than Apple!

Yes, that’s right! Huawei’s self-developed operating system – Harmony is far better than Apple’s. Comparatively, HarmonyOS serves many gadgets, including smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, smart TVs, smart cars, and more.

Meanwhile, Apple uses a separate operating system for every smart device. For instance, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and so on. This shows that HarmonyOS is quite efficient and is easily compatible with a variety of gadgets.

Moreover, Huawei is constantly making efforts to make the respective operating system bigger than Android and iOS. And it seems like we don’t have to wait much to catch such changes in the HarmonyOS ecosystem.

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Editor’s Choice: Huawei uses HarmonyOS for different devices as compared to Apple

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Huawei Sound Joy smart speaker improves system stability with new update

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Huawei Sound Joy is receiving a new update with stability improvements globally. Besides, the latest firmware brings a handful of fixes to the known issues and security exploits in the device system.

According to the input revealings, the Huawei Sound Joy stability improvements update is rolling out with HarmonyOS 2.1.0.30 (H100SP29C00). Notably, the update is approaching via OTA and may take 2-3 days to reach all users.

Speaking of the changelog, the fresh firmware mainly aims to improve the stability aspects of the device. It optimizes the functioning and makes the internal system reliant and more durable.

On the flip side, the update resolves some irritating issues that have been affecting the performance of the smart speaker for a long time. As a result, this firmware installation will enhance the overall user experience.

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Hence, if you are a Huawei Sound Joy owner, we recommend installing this update as soon as it appears on the notification panel.

Full Changelog:

  • Build Number: HarmonyOS 2.1.0.30

Changes:

  • Improved device stability
  • Fixed some known issues

Points to Remember:

You can install the update by navigating to the Huawei AI Life App on your smartphone. Further, tap on the Sound Joy card and then Firmware Updates. However, before heading for the downloading steps, take the following measures:

  • Battery level should be above 20%
  • The Bluetooth connection between your phone and speakers must be stable
  • In case the installation fails, try again

Huawei Sound Joy

Huawei Sound Joy is the ultimate pack of immersive audio quality. It is Huawei’s first portable speaker with Devialet technology and exhibits a four-speaker unit system.

In terms of layout, the device holds a cylindrical structure with 202 mm height, and 73 mm diameter, and weighs up to 680 grams. It also supports Bluetooth 5.2 and high-end audio codecs such as AAC and SBC.

The speakers pack a huge battery of 8800mAh and offer a playback time of 26 hours. Besides, it bears a 40W fast charger that can charge the device in just 10 minutes.

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Broadcom BK7235 processor combines with OpenHarmony

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Broadcom Integration Group recently launched a new BK7235 high-end processor and merged it with the OpenHarmony operating system. The chipset aims to enhance IoT connectivity and bring new improvements in the security aspects.

OpenHarmony is well-known for its compatible connections as well as all-scenario operations. It contains an advanced and tech-pack connectivity system that can support all smart devices effectively.

And to make these connections more reliable, Broadcom group has integrated a BK7235 processor in the OpenHarmony framework. Accordingly, it will facilitate the operating system with rich storage and a robust security structure.

On the other hand, it can provide numerous immediate options for commercial purposes. For instance, lightweight audio quality, new upgrades for functions, controlling management, and more.

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Let’s understand the high-end BK7235 processor in detail.

BK7235 MCU Chipset – Two Versions

Broadcom BK7235 chip is an MCU (micro-controller unit). It has two variants: single-core and dual-core. The single-core chip installs a 656KB RAM and supports 26 GPIOs (General Purpose Input/Output), and a 5V direct power supply. It is appropriate for 5V smart home gadgets.

Meanwhile, the BK7235 dual-core version packs 800KB RAM and a high-speed 8MB Dynamic RAM (DRAM). Further, it supports single and multiple cloud connections, 48 GPIOs, dual microphones, a CIS camera, 16-bit LCD, and significant coding functions.

BK7235 processor – efficiency

Both versions use a self-developed security infrastructure to offer tough security protection for the entire operating system. Aside from the regular security components, the processor also equips the powerful P-384 encryption protocol to access verified algorithms.

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It’s worth mentioning that the respective chipset has also qualified for the PSA level 1 safety certification. Hence, it will make useful changes in the OpenHarmony operating system.

Moreover, the processor easily operates and manages common, commercial, and authorized passwords. For instance AES, RSA, ECC, SM2, SM3, SM4, and more. Together, these qualities will help in providing efficient security protection to the IoT and other network devices.

In addition to the magnificent safety functions, the BK7235 chip is eligible for Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2, and supports various third-party network connections. Hence, the chipset could prove a beneficial implementation for the OpenHarmony community.

OpenHarmony Broadcom BK7235 processor

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