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.
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.
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.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0
It’s reported that one of the most popular smart audio devices – Huawei FreeBuds Pro is now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. A screenshot coming from a Chinese consumer shows a FreeBuds Pro firmware upgrade with the HarmonyOS build version.
According to the screenshot, version 188.8.131.526 is under testing with beta features and the update only has an OTA size of 2.89MB. The update has a big changelog. However, the Huawei support representative has a different angle on this matter, the representative is unaware of this firmware version and reveals that the latest Huawei FreeBuds Pro software version is 184.108.40.2066.
Huawei Audio Service Widget:
After opening the Control Panel, you’ll find the audio control center, which will help you to quickly switch between multiple devices with one tap.
The latest feature is supported by the following devices:
- FreeBuds 4
- FreeBuds 4E
- FreeBuds Pro
- FreeBuds Lipstick
- FreeBuds Studio
- Smart Glasses
Here’s how to update your FreeBuds Pro:
Connet your FreeBuds Pro devices to a HarmonyOS powered by, then open Huawei AppGallery, then tap on My, and then on Update management. From here tap on Audio Manager and Smart Life App. Tap on an update to update the application.
To update the latest Audio service on your phone’s home screen visit Settings > Bluetooth Settings and then tap on Audio Services, followed by Add to Home Screen option.
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HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?
Huawei has its fully-owned operating system – HarmonyOS, which offers a bunch of new features in comparison to the EMUI software. The operating system was designed to work across different platforms including an extra edge of functionality in smartphone devices. In the current scenario, the Chinese tech maker is pursuing the HarmonyOS 2.0 version and continuously enhancing it by releasing new software update versions.
Now, Huawei is planning to reveal the next version of the HarmonyOS operating system – HarmonyOS 3.0. This new version will surely come up with some advanced features for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other adapted platforms. However, it was also reported that the upcoming Mate 50 series could arrive with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 3.0.
At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), the Chinese tech maker announced HarmonyOS 3.0. Although, the tech firm has not revealed any specific details on the user interface but we’re aware that Huawei has focused on the performance part this time and wants to rollout this software version on most of the devices.
Currently, Huawei has not announced the rollout of HarmonyOS 3.0 or its testing but the developer preview roadmap of this software suggests that it could come somewhere in July. Still, a confirmation is awaited.
Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 for global users:
Meanwhile, many consumers of Huawei devices asked us, whether Huawei is planning to launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for the global Huawei smartphone owners? To answer that, we should look at some facts that have appeared previously on the ground.
Huawei currently treats HarmonyOS 2.0 as the Chinese consumer-based operating system, especially for smartphones. The company has told us in a statement that it has no plans to roll this out to global smartphone users and continues to push EMUI as the lead smartphone software.
Meanwhile, Huawei consumers are taking on EMUI 12 as their prime operating system and receiving it via OTA software update. Looking at the fact that HarmonyOS 2.0 is not coming to the global market, Huawei has made some changes in the core EMUI user interface and brought it much closer to its Chinese counterpart.
However, confirmation is still awaited on whether HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global consumers.
So what do you think, HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for the global consumers? Let us know via the poll below.
Will Huawei launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for global consumers?
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April 2022 HarmonyOS update released for these 6 Honor smartphones
Recently, Huawei has pushed off the April 2022 security update for several Honor smartphones running on the HarmonyOS operating system. As we know, after the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched Honor smartphones came under the care of Huawei.
Yes! the latest software update rollout clearly shows the care of Huawei towards its former brand smartphones. Below, you can check the list of Honor smartphones, which getting the April 2022 HarmonyOS security update.
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20S
- Honor 30S
- Honor Play 4
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor Play 9A
This newest update for the above-mentioned Honor smartphones mainly boosted the system’s security and stability. As it fixes over 49 vulnerabilities and threats found in the latest HarmonyOS software system. Read more
If you are any of the mentioned-device users in China and seeking for next update. Then, the update is here for you. Check the more information-related version below along with the update process and precautions.
Latest Version Details:
- Honor Magic 2: HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 updated from 18.104.22.168/231
- Honor 20S: HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 updated from 126.96.36.199
- Honor 30S: HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 updated from 184.108.40.206
- Honor Play 4: HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 updated from 18.104.22.168
- Honor X10 Max: HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 updated from 126.96.36.199
- Honor Play 4 Pro: HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 updated from 184.108.40.206
- Honor Play 9A: Magic UI 220.127.116.11 updated from 18.104.22.168
How to update:
Here are two ways to install the update and it’s up to you, which one do you like.
Open the phone settings menu, tap on system & updates then click on software updates. From here, tap on Check for updates and let the phone fetch the latest update for you. If an update appears on the device, tap on download and install.
Through My Huawei app:
Go to the My Huawei app and visit the support section. Afterward, tap on the update icon and follow the on-screen steps to grab the latest update.
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