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Huawei Nova 5 Series HarmonyOS 2 Beta Update Tracker



Huawei Nova 5 Pro

In June 2019, Huawei introduced the Nova 5 series smartphones among consumers. The Nova 5 devices are exclusively designed for the Chinese consumer at an affordable price.

Huawei Nova 5 series devices:

  • Huawei Nova 5
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5z

Furthermore, the Nova 5 smartphones were initially launched with EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9, a quad-camera rear system, RAM up to 8GB, a powerful battery, and more. So far, this lineup has received EMUI 10 and EMUI 10.1 major upgrades.

However, Huawei has selected this popular Nova 5 series to test new HarmonyOS features via participating in the third batch of HarmonyOS closed beta testing programs. In the latest development, it started receiving the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta updates.

According to the HarmonyOS upgrade plan, Nova 5 Pro will be able to get a hand on HarmonyOS in the fourth quarter of 2020. While Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro, and Nova 5z will get in the first half of 2022.

But, Huawei has sped up the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta program and started early adaptation for eligible ahead of schedule time. In this article, you will get all insights related to HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update for Nova 5 series smartphones.

Huawei Nova 5


The HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing is currently limited to Chinese users and may not be available for global users at the moment.


July 20, 2021:

  • Third HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version

New HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update brings important optimizations for Super Device, Celia Voice Assistant, and applications to improve user experience.

July 16, 2021:

  • Second HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update for Nova 5 Pro- HarmonyOS 2.0 version

This beta update for the Nova 5 Pro brings optimizations for Service Widget and calendar interface to provide a new user experience.

July 12, 2021:

  • First HarmonyOS 2.0 Public beta update – HarmonyOS 2.0 version

The HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta offers a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home, app guard, and much more.

July 6, 2021:

  • Second HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version

This HM OS beta update optimizes the experience of using Service Widget, improves the calendar interface as well as the sound experience of Bluetooth headsets to enhance the user experience.

June 18, 2021:

  • First HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version

Huawei has debuted the first HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update for Huawei Nova 5 series smartphones that brings a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, advanced security features, security certification, and more to provide next-level users experience.

Also, check:

HarmonyOS Features: Control Panel, Super Device, Service Center, App Gestures, Task Center, Widgets and more

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.