In January 2022, the OpenAtom foundation has released the OpenHarmony 3.1 beta that provides an environment for developers to create something good and exciting using Huawei HarmonyOS capabilities. In the latest edition, OpenAtom is rolling out OpenHarmony 3.1 updated version that brings new features and improvements.
According to the information, OpenHarmony 3.1 updated release comes with a new Huawei HarmonyOS SDK Ohos_sdk 3.1 (API version 8) and improved basic features as well as tool matching relationships.
- Improved basic capabilities of standard systems
- Improved distributed capabilities of standard systems
- Improved system application framework capabilities
- Improved application capabilities of standard system
The above list of changes will open new ways and now becomes convenient for the developers to build new apps using improved and optimizes capabilities. So, let’s explore these new improvements in detail.
Improved basic capabilities of standard systems
The local basic audio and video playback capabilities, video hard coding and decoding, basic camera preview, and shooting capabilities, Render Service, framework, 2D/3D drawing capabilities, new animation, and display effects framework will be improved.
The new framework for window management provides more flexible Window Framework capabilities, supporting full-screen, split-screen, window forms, and drag-and-drop capabilities across Windows. Further, the display management capabilities, support for split-screen, and advanced management capabilities of on and off-screen, support for window animations and effects.
Basic function support for mouse, keyboard, touchpad, general sensor acceleration, basic function support for gyroscope, hall, motor vibration, etc. Local Selection, New/Advanced Internationalization Features, System Resources, Profile Resources.
Supports time and time zone synchronization management capabilities, new support for clipboard, lock screen services, static wallpaper, and download service management capabilities. System service status monitoring function, new cross-device on-call capability (cross-device enabling FA capability), long-term, short-term and delayed task scheduling capabilities.
Advanced memory management functions, support for basic power management functions, and advanced process scheduling functions. Local account, domain account, and local account binding functions, distributed account ID derivation, and state management functions, local application rights management, distributed rights management capabilities.
It provides Wi-Fi STA, AP, P2P related infrastructure and JS API, new Bluetooth BR, SPP, BLE related capabilities and JS API, new Location Service Subsystem, and Location Service Framework capabilities.
Improved distributed capabilities of standard systems
The distributed soft bus network switching networking, P2P connections, streaming, Bluetooth, and other capabilities are enhanced. Support hardware mutual assistance, resource sharing, support mirroring and extended screen projection, etc.
Device online and offline and advanced functions such as PIN code authentication, storage management, application sandbox isolation, public data sandbox isolation, and other capabilities, support for distributed databases, distributed data objects, support for local database access, and cross-application database access and other capabilities.
Improved system application framework capabilities
ArkUI custom drawing capability and Lottie animation capability, keyboard, mouse interaction operation capability. Declarative Web Components, XComponent component capabilities. Card abilities provide basic abilities such as adding, deleting, and refreshing cards.
Providing multi-user capability, multi-end friendly basic JS toolchain and runtime capability, support for basic functions of multi-HAP installation, built-in query, multi-user, permission management, support for distributed notification, notification template functions.
Improved application capabilities of standard system
System application creation, including system desktop, system UI, system settings, camera, gallery, call, contact, notification, memo, file chooser, input method, and other application support.
Huawei HarmonyOS October 2022 security patch details out
We are in the first week of October and Huawei has just released the latest October 2022 security patch details for the devices running on the HarmonyOS operating system. On the other hand, the Chinese tech giant has also published October 2022 EMUI security details for global devices. Check the details here.
Huawei releases monthly security maintenance patches so as to keep its devices in tip-top condition. System security is very crucial for any device as it brings fixes for several vulnerabilities found in the latest software versions. Most importantly, the security patches protect the device against threats.
The October 2022 patch includes various fixes to resolve the bugs and issues in the system. Alongside this, the company will soon release the software update with the newest security patch starting from its flagship devices to its mid-range smartphones.
Meanwhile, there are some improvements and system optimizations underway to expand for different models in China. Furthermore, HarmonyOS 3 beta testing is also expanding in phases.
October 2022 Huawei HarmonyOS Security Patch Details:
The security patch from the Kernel section fixes a total of 12 vulnerabilities. It fixes one CVE from the critical level, three CVEs from the high level, and 8 CVEs from the medium level.
- Critical level – CVE-2022-38986
- High level – CVE-2022-41578, CVE-2022-41582, CVE-2022-39002.
- Medium level – CVE-2022-38984, CVE-2022-38998, CVE-2022-39011, CVE-2022-41584, CVE-2022-41585, CVE-2022-41576, CVE-2022-41577, CVE-2022-41583
The latest patch rectifies 3 CVEs from the high level and 16 CVEs from the medium level. However, these vulnerabilities could cause errors in the device and may result in the phone lock being cracked.
- Critical – None
- High – CVE-2022-38983, CVE-2022-41589, CVE-2022-38982
- Medium – CVE-2021-46839, CVE-2021-46840, CVE-2022-41580, CVE-2022-41581, CVE-2022-41586, CVE-2022-41588, CVE-2022-41603, CVE-2022-41592, CVE-2022-41593, CVE-2022-41594, CVE-2022-41595, CVE-2022-41597, CVE-2022-41598, CVE-2022-41600, CVE-2022-41601, CVE-2022-41602.
The September 2022 HarmonyOS patch includes 1 high-level CVE and three medium-level CVEs. These issues relate to the facial recognition module of the device and may affect data confidentiality.
- Critical – None
- High – CVE-2022-38980
- Medium – CVE-2022-38977, CVE-2022-38981, CVE-2022-38985
The freshly released security patch from the third-party library section resolves 1 critical, 12 high, and 15 severities from the medium level of the system.
- Critical – CVE-2021-30339
- High – CVE-2022-20393, CVE-2022-20395, CVE-2022-22822, CVE-2022-23852, CVE-2022-23990, CVE-2022-25314, CVE-2022-25704, CVE-2022-25706, CVE-2022-22095, CVE-2022-25656, CVE-2022-25670, CVE-2022-20260
- Medium – CVE-2022-28388, CVE-2022-20254, CVE-2022-20308, CVE-2022-20325, CVE-2022-20331, CVE-2022-20361, CVE-2022-20082, CVE-2021-35133, CVE-2022-20081, CVE-2021-35083, CVE-2022-22086, CVE-2021-30281, CVE-2021-30349, CVE-2021-39815, CVE-2022-20122.
Huawei begins Watch 3/Pro series WeChat watch version testing
After the GT 3 series, it’s time for Huawei Watch 3/Pro devices to jump into the internal testings of the WeChat watch version. The company has started stretching the official roots of WeChat for all eligible smart wearables.
A few days ago, the company has rolled out a beta version of HarmonyOS 3.0 for the Watch 3 Pro devices with WeChat features. However, the difference was, the firmware existed for only Pro variants with a limited number of users.
On the flip side, we have also reported that after the GT 3 series, Huawei will turn its face to the very efficient – Watch 3 series with the internal testing procedures. Looks like the time has arrived when the Huawei Watch 3 series users will also be able to fetch the WeChat version.
WeChat – in recent times, we have mentioned this term frequently. Well, it is an instant messaging application that allows users to share texts and media content with their contacts. So far, the company has only initiated the intended features of WeChat to its devices. However, now it’s time to catch the official version.
The company has officially initiated the testing of the WeChat edition for the Watch 3 series in the form of the HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 (C00E130R1P130log) build. Further, the firmware carries a huge package size of 256MB.
As quoted, this firmware mainly focuses on the WeChat watch version addition for the respective devices. As a result, users will find more responsive communication features on the wrist after installing the latest software build.
HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 Update Changelog
The changelog reads the presence of the WeChat watch version. To access the features, scan the watch’s WeChat QR code using the smartphone WeChat application. After scanning, the screen will display the message “Watch WeChat logged in”.
Alternatively, now you will be able to easily operate and view WeChat messages. Besides, you can quickly react to or reply to the received texts. You can also opt for voice replies as per convenience. Further, you can check WeChat message reminders, pictures, emoji expressions, and much more.
Apart from that, the WeChat version will allow you to utilize the WeChat Pay application. Consequently, you can carry out multiple transactions and payment options without even using your handset.
- Ensure that you use HarmonyOS 2 or Android 9.0 and above interface in your smartphone.
- Update the Huawei Health and WeChat application to their latest versions.
- The update procedure may take time. Do not panic and wait patiently for the completion of the update.
- If you encounter any problems during use, please visit the My Huawei app or contact with Huawei Customer service center.
2 new chipboards launched for Huawei OpenHarmony
Recently, 2 new development chipboards were launched for the open-source Huawei HarmonyOS operating system –OpenHarmony. This launch will further improve the community backbone, and the OpenHarmony chip/development board platform has been further enriched.
So far there are 20 chips/development boards have been integrated into the OpenHarmony backbone, and the OpenHarmony ecosystem continues to grow.
The integration into the backbone means that more community developers and partners can build, improve and enrich various functions around the chip, and build more development versions covering different solution scenarios and categories.
For developers, it can greatly reduce the development threshold of OpenHarmony, which is convenient to develop at a lower cost and experience more of the latest features of OpenHarmony.
For enterprises in the industry, it greatly reduces the OpenHarmony development cost of chip adaptation. Hence, developers can quickly and cost-effectively create their own products, and more flexibly adapt to various terminals, jointly promoting the digital and intelligent transformation of the industry.
It is reported that the 2 development chipboards of OpenHarmony are the KHDVK-3566B development board launched by Shenzhen Kaihong Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd. Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd. (referred to as “Kaihong Zhigu Company”) is a Niobe U4 development board based on ESP32 series chips.
Shenzhen Kaihong KHDVK-3566B is a smart screen development board based on OpenHarmony embedded KaihongOS, using ROCKCHIP RK3566 Cortex-A55 quad-core processor, with quad-core performance, high-energy drive, rich interfaces, and other features, the software has flexible tailoring, safety, and reliability.
The characteristics of resource sharing and seamless circulation are suitable for tablet computers, face-scanning cash registers, home appliance display screens, industrial robots, medical testing equipment, advertising machines, digital signage, teaching all-in-one machines, and other equipment, and are widely used in smart finance and smart industry. , smart education, smart energy, smart consumption, and other fields.
The Niobe U4 development board of Kaihong Zhigu Company is based on the ESP32-U4WDH chip. The chip is small in size, fast in speed, and powerful in function. It is a chip specially designed for the Internet of Things, with ultra-high RF performance and stability, versatility and reliability, as well as ultra-low power consumption, can meet different power consumption requirements, suitable for smart homes, smart education, and other applications scenarios.
The complete SDK provided by Kaihong Zhigu company and a large number of application examples blessing In this way, developers can quickly and easily carry out secondary development.