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Huawei opens 6 devices for HarmonyOS beta: 8th Batch

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HarmonyOS 8th batch beta recruitment is now opened for 6 Huawei and Honor devices that were launched years back. With this announcement, the corresponding users will make a way towards the HarmonyOS operating system upgrade.

For your information, the 8th batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta includes models from both Huawei and Honor campaigns and runs EMUI version 9.1. Following the upgrade, the mobile users will get new features including a control panel, new animations, smooth user interface, service widgets, and other important aspects that bring simplicity to the interactions.

The announcement is something that the smartphone users have been waiting for but the rollout for the global models will increase it further if it happens anytime this year.

Let’s take a look at the 8th batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta devices:

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  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei Nova 2s
  • Huawei Maimang 9
  • Honor V9
  • Honor Play
  • Honor Note 10

Closed beta:

There are a total of 2000 slots that has been opened for the beta testing and the recruitment will remain active from September 28, 2021, to October 18, 2021. After this timeline, the company will review the applicants and push the beta build via OTA software updates.

HarmonyOS 8th Batch Closed Beta

Above you can check the Huawei models with their required EMUI version that needs to upgrade first in order to participate in the HarmonyOS 2.0 8th closed beta testing.

HarmonyOS 8th Batch Closed Beta

120 million mark:

On September 23, 2021, Huawei announced to complete 120 million installations of HarmonyOS in devices. Surprisingly, the phone maker has installed around 1 million HarmonyOS updates in each since its launch on June 2, 2021. However, we could see a rapid number of growth and similar ramp target appearing and growing in the coming months.

Important Notes:

  • The current rollout/beta testing is limited to the Chinese models
  • Make sure that the phone has 10GB of internal storage otherwise the upgrade will fail
  • The phone must not ROOT

If you want to know more about the recent beta recruitment checkout the article linked below.

Seventh batch HarmonyOS beta for 10 Huawei phones begins

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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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Huawei MatePad 10.4 grabbing March 2022 HarmonyOS software update

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Huawei has kicked off the March 2022 HarmonyOS software update for Huawei MatePad 10.4. The new update carries improvements for system security and stability to enrich the user experience.

New information reveals that Huawei MatePad 10.4 March 2022 update landed on the ground with HarmonyOS  2.0.0.230. So, the corresponding device owners, to get the latest version, make sure your smartphone is presently running on version 2.0.0.220.

Compatible Models:

  • Huawei MatePad 10.4-inch (BAH3-AL00)
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4-inch (BAH-W09)
  • Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4-inch (BAH-AN10)
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4-inch (BAH-W59)

What’s New:

Talking about the new changes, this update brings more device support to the super device feature for improved connection & collaboration. Further, the added Senior Mode settings for elders for better management of settings.

That’s not it, the update also optimizes anti-mistouch operation in gaming scenarios for an enhanced experience. Lastly, it installs the March 2022 HarmonyOS security patch to enhance system security.

Huawei MatePad 10.4 March 2022 update

Full Changelog:

  • Super Device: Added support to connect with some Huawei watches, bracelets, and Mate View for better video playback.
  • Game: Optimize the anti-mistouch operation experience of the game scene
  • Senior Mode: Adds the Senior mode settings screen for easier management of settings that seniors may find useful, including larger font size and a longer touch response time.
  • Security: Incorporated the March 2022 security patch to enhance system security.

How to update:

To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, go to the Support tab on the bottom bar, tap on the update, then select Check for updates and then download and install.

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