Last October, Huawei launched its annual flagship series, Huawei Mate 40 with advanced hardware and software technology including a powerful Kirin 9000 processor, EMUI 11 operating system, 90Hz screen refresh rate, and more.
The Huawei Mate 40 series comes in four variants:
- Huawei Mate 40
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
- Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 40E
Among these models, Huawei Mate 40 standard variant is equipped with Kirin 9000E processor, 50MP triple rear camera, 13MP selfie camera, 4200mAh battery, and more.
On the other hand, last December, Huawei began the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing program for limited devices including Mate 40 series smartphones, ahead of the official unveiling.
On June 2, Huawei has officially presented the HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones among the consumers. Simultaneously, the company started rolling out the first HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for 18 devices.
The list of 18 devices also contains the models from Huawei Mate 40 lineup. Since then, these smartphones continuously receiving new features and improvements via OTA upgrades.
Under the public beta testing program, Huawei will send several HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta updates. In this article, you can capture all of the Huawei Mate 40 series beta update rollouts in China.
HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta testing is currently limited to Chinese users and may not be available for global users at the moment.
ROLLOUT TIMELINE FOR HUAWEI MATE 40 SERIES:
July 12, 2021:
- HarmonyOS 2.0 system patch
Huawei has begun to roll out a new HarmonyOS 2.0 software patch for Huawei Mate 40 series smartphones that brings important optimization for Celia AI voice assistant.
July 5, 2021:
- Third HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Mate 40 series -HarmonyOS 2.0 version 220.127.116.11
June 22, 2021:
- Second HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Mate 40E – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 18.104.22.168
This update brings optimizations for WiFi connectivity, new fixes for the Contact app, lock screen wallpaper issue, and system improvements for a better user experience.
June 19, 2021:
- Second HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 22.214.171.124
This update brings optimizations for sound, display, internet stability, contact app, system, and more to enhance the overall system performance.
June 3, 2021:
- First HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 126.96.36.199
The first HarmonyOS update for Mate 40 devices installs features consisting of a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, better security, and more to provide a next-level user experience.
Huawei Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z all users upgrading to HarmonyOS 2
Huawei Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z all smartphone users start upgrading over Huawei’s own HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system in China. After installation, these device users can experience the new features offered by HarmonyOS 2.
On July 21, Huawei announced the third phase of stable HarmonyOS 2 rollout for a batch of 27 devices including Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z 5G. At that time, the rollout is early stage so it is taking to reach all eligible devices.
Now, all the Maimang 9 and Enjoy Z smartphone owners running HarmonyOS 2.0 beta or EMUI 10.1 version can directly install the HarmonyOS 2.0 on their respective devices.
HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system comes with quite impressive features such as Super Device, which allows users to control multiple devices with one. App Guard prevents risky apps from being installed and helps to secure the running environment of the entire operating system and more.
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Stable HarmonyOS 2.0 version:
- Huawei Enjoy Z smartphone users currently working with EMUI 11 version 10.1.1.214/217 can upgrade over HarmnyOS 2.0 version 188.8.131.52.
- Huawei Maimang 9 smartphone users currently working with EMUI 11 version 10.1.1.210 can upgrade over HarmnyOS 2.0 version 184.108.40.206.
HarmonyOS 2.0 full changelog:
Home-screen: 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: 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: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.
Smart Home: 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.
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.
Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.
Task manager: Support task status saving infrequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.
App Guard: 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.
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.
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.
New Super Device feature sent for Huawei Nova 8 SE and Nova 7 SE [HM OS 2]
Following the stable release, Huawei has now begun sending a new HarmonyOS 2.0 update for all users of Huawei Nova 8 SE and Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition. To be mentioned, these smartphone users that are still running on EMUI 11 can also install this update.
According to the information, this HarmonyOS 2.0 latest update is rolling out released via OTA. It brings Super Device features that added support for FreeBuds 4 and Control Center to control multiple devices.
To be mentioned, last month, Huawei has released the stable version of the HarmonyOS 2.0 system for smartphones belong to Nova 6, 7, and 8 series. The new OS offers brand-new features for user convenience and an interesting user interface.
Huawei Nova SE users are ready to know, what are new changes and features rolling with the latest update. So, don’t worry we have collected all the information for you, which is mentioned below.
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HarmonyOS 2.0 software update details:
Huawei has pushed the latest update for Nova 8 SE and Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 220.127.116.11 upgraded from 18.104.22.168. On the other hand, these smartphone users working with EMUI 11 version 10.1.1.153 can also upgrade their devices to HarmonyOS version 22.214.171.124.
- Super Device: The control center has added a number of device control options that allow you to control multiple devices. Also, it brings support for FreeBuds 4, high and low the smartphone sounds seamlessly flow to the headset.
- This update will not erase your data.
- We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
- Use a stable connection to download the update package.
- Maintain enough storage and battery in your device.
HarmonyOS 2.0 features:
Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 features are mainly designed to make user’s life easier in every aspect from the user interface to control multiple devices from one. The features include a new Home Screen, Service Widgets, Smart Folder, App Guard, and more.
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Huawei Nova 8 Series HarmonyOS 2 Beta update tracker
Last year, Huawei unveiled the latest members of the Nova-series, Nova 8. This smartphone lineup comes with EMUI 11 software system, based on Android OS and powered by a Kirin processor, advanced camera technology, long-lasting battery, and other capabilities.
Among them, the Nova 8 SE pre-equips EMUI 10.1 software system and has a MediaTek Dimensity processor.
The Nova 8 series consisted of three models:
- Huawei Nova 8
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro
- Huawei Nova 8 SE
On June 2, Huawei unveiled its self-developed distributed operating system – HarmonyOS 2. At the moment, every Huawei smartphone user wants to hop on the HarmonyOS wagon.
At the HarmonyOS launch conference, Huawei released an official HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade rollout plan for its 100 devices that will be covered throughout 2021-22. Under this roadmap, the Chinese tech giant also included Nova 8 models.
During the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta journey, Huawei will release a number of beta software updates that aims to install new improvements and provide bug fixes in order to prepare a final rollout to build for general consumers.
In this article, you’ll get to know all of the insights related to the new OS beta progress for Huawei Nova 8 devices.
Note: The beta testing is currently limited to Chinese users and may not be available for global users at the moment.
Rollout timeline for Huawei Nova 8 series:
July 8, 2021:
- Huawei announced the stable HarmonyOS 2.0 for Huawei Nova 8 in the second phase. Check more details here.
July 05, 2021:
- New HarmonyOS 2.0 beta rolling out for Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 126.96.36.199
This update s new improvements for system features and optimizations for Bluetooth device sound in some game scenarios and much more to improve the user experience.
July 01, 2021:
- First HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Nova 8 SE- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 188.8.131.52
HarmonyOS 2.0 first beta software update of Nova 8 SE comes with a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, advanced security features, security certification, and more.
June 29, 2021:
- First HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 184.108.40.206
The first public beta update of Nova 8, Nova 8 Pro offers new user convenient features for users. The feature imcludes a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, and more.
June 6, 2021:
- First HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 220.127.116.11
HarmonyOS 2.0 first beta software update brings a fresh operating system over EMUI 11 for Huawei Nova 8, Nova 8 Pro, and Nova 8 SE. It contains new user convenient features including a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, advanced security features, security certification, and more.