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Huawei OpenHarmony 3.1 Beta released with new system capabilities



OpenHarmony 3.1 Beta

OpenAtom foundation has released OpenHarmony 3.1 beta for the open-source community. OpenHarmony 3.1 beta will further make the way for Huawei HarmonyOS operating system developers and industry partners to develop new apps running on the latest changes and performance improvements made by the contributors.

Back in October, Huawei introduced OpenHarmony 3.0, which is a new version, and improvements were made to OpenHarmony 2.2 Beta 2. Moving on, this new beta version is based on the OpenHarmony 3.0 LTS, and brings a bunch of new changes:

Enhanced Standard OS basic capabilities:

The kernel improves the CMA utilization characteristics, the graphics newly support RenderService rendering back-end engine, short-distance communication supports STA (Station) and SoftAP basic features, supports the algorithm interface of the geomagnetic field, and enhances the capability of sensor drive models.

OpenHarmony 3.1 Beta

Support application account information query and subscription, global feature support, compilation, and construction support unified build template, front-end compilation toolchain for Windows / macOS / Linux when compiling and runtime, JS runtime support previewer, new support for JSON processing, 6 JS three-party libraries including Eventbus, Vcard, Protobuf, RxJS, LibphoneNumber, new time and time zone management, and DFX support HiSysEvent components to provide query and subscription interfaces.

Enhancement distributed capabilities:

including new support for distributed DeviceProfile features, distributed data management support for cross-device synchronization and subscription, distributed soft bus support for network switching networking, distributed file system support for Statfs API capabilities, etc.

Standard system application framework capabilities are enhanced: new ArkUI custom drawing capabilities and Lottie animation capabilities, new package management, hidden query, and multi-hap package installation, event notification support rights management, notification vibration settings, notification sound settings, and queries, Do not disturb notifications, session notifications, etc.

OpenHarmony 3.1. Beta

Better application capabilities:

input method applications support text input and horizontal screen layout display, SMS application information management, contact application call records, and dial pad display, setting application, and more setting items.

Lightweight system capability:

HiStreamer lightweight supports customizable media pipeline framework, Linux version init supports hot-swap, OS light kernel & driver startup optimization, fast startup capability support.


OpenHarmony is an open source project of HarmonyOS operating system developed by Huawei and donated to OpenAtom Foundation. The goal is to build a framework and platform for a smart terminal device operating system and promote prosperity for a full-scenario, fully connected, and fully smart era.

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.