Huawei Nova 7 Series HarmonyOS 2 Beta Update Tracker
On April 23, 2020, Huawei has added new models to the existing Nova segment, Nova 7, Nova 7 Pro, and Nova 7 SE. Later, the company also introduced two refurbished versions of Nova 7 SE calling them Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition and Nova 7 SE Lohas Edition.
To be mention, Huawei Nova 7 Pro was the first smartphone to sport a 70-degree curved edge waterfall. However, all devices of the Nova 7 series have a 64MP quad-camera setup, support 5G, pre-packed with EMUI 10.1 software system, and more.
Adding to this, Huawei Nova 7 and 7 Pro currently running on EMUI 11, while Nova 7 SE, Nova 7 SE Vitality, and Lohas Edition working with EMUI 10.1. Moreover, before the official launch, Nova 7 and 7 Pro were part of the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta testing program in China.
Early this month, Huawei has announced the second batch of devices including Nova 7 series smartphones that are eligible to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 stable update on the home ground.
In this article, Huawei users will track all the information related to HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update for Nova 7 series smartphones.
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 7 series:
July 08, 2021:
- In the second phase, Huawei announced the stable HarmonyOS 2.0 update for Huawei Nova 7 and 7 Pro smartphones. Know more
July 05, 2021:
- New HarmonyOS 2.0 beta rolling out for Huawei Nova 7 and Nova 7 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.
June 24, 2021:
- Second HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta for Huawei Nova 7 SE and Nova 7 SE Lohas Edition – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 188.8.131.52
The latest update includes optimizations for WiFi connection stability, fixes the problems that some features Contacts app are not working accurately. Additionally, it resolves the issues of lock screen wallpaper.
June 6, 2021:
- First HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 184.108.40.206
Huawei Nova 7 series smartphone starts getting first HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update that comes with the brand new OS feature including a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, advanced security features, security certification, and more.
Check features in the video linked below.
HarmonyOS 3 expanding for Huawei Watch GT 3 series users
HarmonyOS 3 for Huawei Watch GT 3 series is expanding in the global market. It allows more Watch GT 3 series owners to install the new features and start using them right away.
Last month, Huawei began to release HarmonyOS 3 for Huawei Watch GT 3 Chinese models. Within a few days, the company rolled out this upgrade for the global market. The software update for Huawei Watch GT 3 series brings many new features, which aim to improve the smartwatch.
If you want to download this software, open the Huawei Health app and then tap on the update section to grab new firmware. According to the information, this major upgrade has an OTA package size of 90 megabytes. You should know that the update package transfer may take some time and installation.
Let’s take a look at the latest features.
HarmonyOS 3 for Huawei Watch GT 3 comes with new style watch faces. You can take a photo of your outfit and upload it with your phone to match your outfit and colors.
There’s another interesting watch face called, Kaleidoscope. It enables one to set a personalized watch face with an image from Gallery and make it transform into a kaleidoscopic effect with the crown’s rotation. Also, it has a new arc motion effect when you scroll through the watch face selection list.
Furthermore, the flashlight now has more colors along with a flashlight mode that will help you to access the feature more conveniently.
Quick replies are getting new optimizations, you can now send quick replies to social apps including Line, Viber, and Instagram directly from your smartwatch. This function supports EMUI and Android devices (other than HarmonyOS).
Moreover, the Huawei Watch GT 3 series is getting a new Flashlight and lock screen short switches to the shortcut menu. Lastly, there’s a new “Connect” new phone option in the Bluetooth menu under Settings.
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Huawei AITO M5 and M5 EV will get HarmonyOS 3
During the Huawei P60 series launch event, Huawei Smart Car Business Cheif, Yu Chengdong announced that all AITO smart car models will get HarmonyOS 3.0 operating system by the end of this month.
HarmonyOS 3 for these AITO M5 cars will bring new features including a super home screen and smart car search. The net recommendation score of Huawei M5 car owners is 86.4%
Huawei also announced that the M5 and M5 EV high-end autonomous driving versions will launch in April, which won’t need high-precision maps. Yu Chengdong said that Huawei should be far ahead in the field of the smart cockpit and smart driving.
HarmonyOS 3.1 launched with brand new lock screen
Today, Huawei launched HarmonyOS 3.1 and Huawei P60 series is the first smartphone to pack this new HarmonyOS operating system with a brand lock screen feature.
Yes, HarmonyOS 3.1 allows users to customize the lock screen with new options and always-on-display features. This version supports 3D dynamic weather widgets, which enable you to easily obtain time, weather, date, notifications, and other information with AOD.
This new HarmonyOS software also has a new software user experience designed for Huawei devices and it also supports new camera optimizations.
HarmonyOS 3.1 launched with an improved security and privacy system. It provides users with full lifecycle security control for background pop-up windows, hidden applications, background task execution, and more.
According to Huawei, the HarmonyOS operating system deleted over 3.6 million malicious applications and 200 million malicious attacks every day. This is a step to ensure that the smartphone remains safe in all conditions.
Additionally, HarmonyOS 3.1 lets you enjoy amazing animations that weren’t part of HarmonyOS 3.0. The addition of these new features takes the entire user experience to the next level. Also, there are minor tweaks that are always ready to be explored.
Aside form Huawei P60 series, Huawei will also roll out this upgrade for more users very soon.