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Huawei OpenHarmony 3.1 updated to enhance the basic features

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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.

What’s new:

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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System application creation, including system desktop, system UI, system settings, camera, gallery, call, contact, notification, memo, file chooser, input method, and other application support.

(Via: ithome)

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0

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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 2.1.0.576 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 1.0.0.566.

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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:

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  • 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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 2022 HarmonyOS update released for these 6 Honor smartphones

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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.

Adapting devices:

  • 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.

Honor April 2022 update

Latest Version Details:

  • Honor Magic 2: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230/231
  • Honor 20S: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor 30S: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor Play 4: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.233 updated from 2.0.0.232
  • Honor X10 Max: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.233 updated from 2.0.0.232
  • Honor Play 4 Pro: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor Play 9A: Magic UI 3.1.0.195 updated from 3.1.0.196

How to update:

Here are two ways to install the update and it’s up to you, which one do you like.

Through Settings:

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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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