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Huawei Nova 5 Series HarmonyOS 2 Beta Update Tracker

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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.

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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

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

ROLLOUT TIMELINE FOR HUAWEI NOVA 5 SERIES:

July 20, 2021:

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  • Third HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.145

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 2.0.0.135/136

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 2.0.0.135

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 2.0.0.135

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:

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  • First HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.127

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.

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

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Huawei HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]

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The story of HarmonyOS smartphone testing began on December 16, 2020. At this date, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0 Developer beta testing for a number of old flagships. Initially, HarmonyOS become available in the testing range of Huawei developers and industry partners. The HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing slots for models from Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series devices.

Post recruitment, Huawei selected and processed the developer beta applications and sent the first HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta OTA update to select testers.

Since beta testing is a staged process, Huawei conducted and released several betas builds to developers. After three months of internal beta flight, in April, the company expanded HarmonyOS beta testing for more devices such as Mate 40 series, Mate X2, and others, labeled under HarmonyOS 2.0 developer open beta.

In the following month, mid-range smartphones – Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 lineups also joined the second phase beta activity in the second round of the Developer Open beta.

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After 6 months of trials and developer testing, Huawei finally made up its mind of sending HarmonyOS on the consumer version of smartphones and it began on June 2.

On June 2, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS for smartphone devices, a brand new operating system and a successor of EMUI software system, which was based on Android.

HarmonyOS is surely interesting, isn’t it? But the key interesting thing is, which devices will get HarmonyOS software update and when will it start to rollout? Well, Huawei has shared its official roadmap of upgrading old devices with its operating system and it’s detailed below.

This rollout plan has blown my mind as it covers devices that go up to the year 2016, and it’s absolutely insane and beyond my words. This is surely exciting news for the Huawei consumers and it reflects that Huawei wants to change all of the Huawei devices (launched in the past) on HarmonyOS.

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Here, you can check all of the information about the HarmonyOS upgrade plan, timeline, and rollout devices.

Devices that will get HarmonyOS from June 2, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 40E
  • Huawei Mate X2
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 4G
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro Plus
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 30 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 5G
  • Huawei MatePad Pro WiFi
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 5G

Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the third quarter of 2021:

  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
  • Huawei Nova 8
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Nova 7 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6
  • Huawei Nova 6 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE
  • Huawei MatePad 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
  • Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches

Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the fourth quarter of 2021:

  • Huawei Smart Screen V 55 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 75 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 85 2021
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 55
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 55
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen S 75
  • Huawei Smart Screen X 65
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate X
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
  • Huawei Maimang 9
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2

Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the first half of 2022:

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei Nova 4
  • Huawei Nova 3
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5z
  • Huawei Nova 5
  • Huawei Nova 4e
  • Huawei Maimang 8
  • Huawei Enjoy 9S
  • Huawei Nova 5i
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei Nova 2s
  • Huawei Enjoy 10
  • Huawei Enjoy 10s
  • Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus
  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.8 inches
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8 inches
  • Huawei Enjoy Tablet
  • Huawei Smart Screen V55i
  • Huawei Smart Screen V65i
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2019
  • Huawei Smart Screen V 76 2019

Note:

  1. This plan will first apply to the Chinese models
  2. This list could be updated
  3. Global Huawei models could differ from the Chinese model
  4. Rollout time for global models could be different

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Honor HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]

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Huawei has officially unveiled its new operating system HarmonyOS to the world, as it promises to deliver cross-device capabilities among different platforms. This year, Huawei has planned to cross the mark by installing HarmonyOS in 300 million devices, these include both new and old models of smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, smartphone home devices, in-car systems, and other third-party devices.

Last year, Honor became an independent firm and now planning to return to the smartphone market with a number of new products.

However, Honor device users are also concerned about their future and existing device owners are also interested to receive HarmonyOS operating system update.

But don’t worry Honor phone users, you may be out of Huawei’s leadership but you’ll still be cared for by the company in terms of software support.

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Because we now have a confirmed list of Honor devices that will upgrade with HarmonyOS. Similar to Huawei devices, the list also includes the oldest node of the device possible to support HarmonyOS features.

So, without further ado, let’s jump into this section and know which devices will receive HarmonyOS software updates and when.

Honor devices that will receive HarmonyOS fourth quarter of 2021:

  1. Honor 30
  2. Honor 30 Pro
  3. Honor 30 Pro+
  4. Honor 30S
  5. Honor V30
  6. Honor V30 Pro
  7. Honor V20
  8. Honor V20 Moschino Edition
  9. Honor Magic 2
  10. Honor 20
  11. Honor 20 Pro
  12. Honor X10
  13. Honor X10 Max
  14. Honor Tablet 6
  15. Honor Tablet X6
  16. Honor Play 4 Pro
  17. Honor 30 Youth Edition
  18. Honor Play 4

Honor Devices that will receive HarmonyOS in the first half of 2022:

  1. Honor V10
  2. Honor 10
  3. Honor Play
  4. Honor 20S
  5. Honor Play4T Pro
  6. Honor 9X
  7. Honor 9X Pro
  8. Honor 8X
  9. Honor 10 Youth Edition
  10. Honor 20i
  11. Honor 9
  12. Honor V9
  13. Honor Play 3
  14. Honor Note 10
  15. Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
  16. Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro HarmonyOS portrait service widget feature rolling out

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro portrait camera widget

Huawei is rolling out a new software update for the Mate 20 Pro that brings an important HarmonyOS portrait gallery service widget feature. This is an addition to other ingredients of the latest software rollout for the Mate 20 device in China.

The changelog is identical to the software rollout that became visible for the Huawei Mate 40 series, very recently in China. Therefore, the same update is now being sent to these three years old flagship.

According to the information, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro portrait service widget feature update comes with HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.207 along with an update package size of 0.97GB. This is quite a big package because there’s a lot more to explore.

The latest portrait service widget allows you to rotate photos (in gallery view), swipe to change them to change the on-screen image, or click on the photo to open the app for a large view of selection.

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The new software update for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a better service center, a new cross-device task manager, adds Celia keyboard as well as system stability and AI Celia voice assistant improvement.

This update is currently expanding in batches for the Huawei Mate 20 series models running HarmonyOS 2.0 in China. Therefore, the Chinese tech maker is now wondering to improve the device with the latest enhancements as possible.

The latest software rollout is only available for the Chinese consumers of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, while the global users still run EMUI 11 software system and waiting eagerly for the next major upgrade.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Portrait HarmonyOS service widget

How to Update

If you have the Huawei Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro with the HarmonyOS operating system, you can check for the update via the following instructions.

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Go to the settings section. To do this, open Settings > Software & updates > updates, Check for updates, and if available, download and install. Your phone will restart and begin the installation process.

Before you begin, it’s recommended that you charge your smartphone sufficiently so it won’t run out of power during the update procedure. Also, keep a backup of your important data, so you won’t lose a nick of your important memories. Furthermore, the downloaded update package will be deleted automatically once the installation finishes.

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