Huawei OpenHarmony 3.1 updated to enhance the basic features
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 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.
HarmonyOS 3.1: Here’s what you can expect
A new HarmonyOS version will launch with the Huawei P60 series on March 23. And here’s everything you can expect from this upcoming HarmonyOS 3.1 software and its specialties.
Aside from the new technological advancements, the Huawei P60 series will bring powerful camera capabilities to take amazing photographs on the go. However, a better hardware experience is connected to the software. That’s why, users can take benefit from HarmonyOS 3.1 in various ways.
You can expect HarmonyOS 3.1 to come with major improvements and bug fixes for the entire HarmonyOS operating system. This new version has eye-catching animations with added fluidity and physics-based response.
The new animations reflect all around the UI and UX. That’s why the difference between HarmonyOS 3.0 and 3.1 will be visible to all of the users.
HarmonyOS 3.1 brings an optimized control panel and it has new app shortcuts in case you need to jump on a certain app. The task execution between apps and the launch speed are also enhanced to provide fast feedback.
Other than these, Huawei is providing a developer-friendly environment, which allows them to deploy fast HarmonyOS 3.1 applications. For now, Huawei has not announced a rollout date for old devices but it could happen next month.
Moving ahead, we could expect Huawei to bring exclusive dynamic island notifications functionality for center-hole punch devices including the Huawei P60 Pro and Art variants.
Ahead of the HarmonyOS 4, this new upgrade will satisfy the consumer demand for a new change in the entire ecosystem.