HarmonyOS 2 beta testing is moving at full speed and Huawei wants to cover as much as devices possible under the HarmonyOS umbrella. To complete these efforts, Huawei has now extended the HarmonyOS testing to more of its old flagship – the Huawei P20 and Mate 10 series.
In the latest edition, these two old flagship devices are receiving their first closed beta rollout with a full pack of changes and it’s quite mesmerizing for the consumers. To be mentioned, another old smartphone – Huawei Nova 4 is also tagged with the same rollout.
According to the information, the following models from Huawei P20, Mate 10, and Nova 4 series are receiving HarmonyOS 2 closed beta no-log version.
Following the HarmonyOS 2 closed beta rollout for the log version, this rollout was scheduled for later last month but delayed due to unspecified reasons.
Huawei P20 series
- Huawei P20 (EML-AL00)
- Huawei P20 (EML-TL00)
- Huawei P20 Pro (CLT-AL00, CLT-AL01, CLT-AL00)
- Huawei P20 Pro (CLT-TL00, CLT-TL01)
Huawei Mate 10 series:
- Huawei Mate 10 (ALP-AL00)
- Huawei Mate 10 (ALP-TL00)
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design (BLA-AL00)
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro (BLA-AL00)
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro (BLA-TL00)
Huawei Nova 4:
- Huawei Nova 4 (VCE-AL00)
- Huawei Nova 4 (VCE-TL00)
HarmonyOS 2 rollout versions:
Huawei P20 and Mate 10 series devices with base EMUI 10 version 10.0.0.188 can upgrade HarmonyOS 2 closed beta version 18.104.22.168. On the other hand, Huawei Nova 4 receiving HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 upgrading from EMUI 10.0.0.171. All of these packages weigh around 5GB, which is hefty.
However, the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta program is currently limited to China and has yet to confirm the rollout dates for the global users.
To be mentioned, this rollout is limited to the first batch of 2000 testers for closed beta testing.
What does it bring?
HarmonyOS 2 closed beta for the above-mentioned devices brings a new EMUI software user experience that reflects in every part of the UI.
Furthermore, the new HM OS has a bunch of new features such as a brand new home screen, service widgets, a new control panel, super device, collaborative security, and more.
Features such as Super Device reflect the true power of this OS, which allows users to connect and control different devices using a single device. Check the full changelog below.
Things to remember:
- Mention all your details correctly while registering for beta, else you might not get it.
- Keep your device updated with the latest EMUI version mentioned above.
- This update won’t erase your data, while it is recommended to take a backup, just in case.
- After installing the update, some of the third-party applications might not work.
- Maintain enough battery on your device (at least 10GB), before installing the package.
HarmonyOS 2 Changelog for Huawei P20, Mate 10, and Nova 4 devices:
Home-screen: Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.
Control Panel: Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.
Service Center: If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.
Smart Folder: HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.
HarmoynOS Fonts: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.
Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.
Smart Office: Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.
Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.
Task manager: Support task status saving infrequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.
App Guard: The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed. This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.
Certifications: The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.
Collaborative Security: Add a mobile – Computer collaborative authentication feature and allows you to unlock your phone by entering the phone’s screen unlock password on your Huawei computer when your phone and computer are connected via multi-screen collaboration.
Huawei Mate 50 series gets new features update for camera, 3D avatar and more
Huawei is pushing a new software update for Mate 50 series that brings fresh improvements for the camera, brings new 3D avatar features, and system performance improvement.
Huawei Mate 50 series is the most recent and sole smartphone to launch with the HarmonyOS 3 operating system. And the company now has pushed off the second HarmonyOS 3 optimization update for the Huawei Mate 50 on the count.
The new Huawei Mate 50 series update clearly mentions the enhancements for Senior mode, optimizations for the camera, and shooting effects. Meanwhile, the user experience is better with 3D emojis.
The following below-mentioned features are optimized through the update:
- This update enhances the function of the Senior mode for more convent and safe use of the phone
- The performance of some game scenes and the camera shooting effect are optimized to improve the user experience
- In the account center, you can also create an exclusive 3D avatar for yourself, which can be used as an avatar or the screen-off display.
How senior mode works:
The Senior mode name itself reflects that helpful for older people. However, the font size on the device increases when a user activates the Elderly mode. With the text size increased, someone with poor vision would be able to read the words on the screen.
In short, the application icons and the text font behave similarly in elderly mode, they enlarge and become more streamlined for users’ convenience.
Back to the update, this new HarmonyOS 3 optimization update for the Huawei Mate 50 can be identified through the 126.96.36.199 build (C00E130R5P4). To experience all these enhancements just lift 848 MB of your data to download and install it.
What was Huawei Mate 50 first update bring:
The very first update for the Huawei Mate 50 brings compatibility for the FreeBuds 2. However, the HD spatial audio FreeBuds Pro 2 earphones will eventually be compatible with the Huawei Mate 50.
As a result, Mate 50 consumers will receive a massive assortment of unexpected components and numerous new upgrades to their innovative smart device.
New Huawei P50 Pocket update optimizes background task handling feature
New Huawei HarmonyOS 3 beta version and September 2022 security update both were awaited to-release for the Huawei P50 Pocket users, and Huawei smartly handles the situation by dispatching them together with a single update.
Yes! Huawei recently rollout the fourth beta version of HarmonyOS 3 for the uniquely designed P50 Pocket along with a new feature for better background task handling.
The new HarmonyOS 3 version for the Huawei P50 Pocket doesn’t bring any new features, but it optimizes the background task handling for smartphone smooth working, which can be degraded by excessive storage and junk files.
Huawei Task window clearing function: These features help your handset free from junk and other unusual stuff that bother your handset to run wisely. Through this update, the company optimizes the background task window handling feature to let you explore your smartphone free from junk and more.
- Huawei P50 Pocket (BAL-AL00)
- Huawei P50 Pocket (BAL-AL80)
If your Huawei P50 Pocket runs over the HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 baseline, then you are smartphone is eligible to receive the HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 fourth beta build version.
- Optimize the application task window clearing function
- Ingrate September 2022 security patch to enhance system security
September 2022 security patch for Huawei P50 Pocket:
With this two-in-one update for the Huawei P50 Pocket users, a question arises that this recent update with September 2022 patch is released for the HarmonyOS 3 tester. But what about the non beta testers?
Well, those who are not beta testers then they will receive a separate September 2022 security update based on the HarmonyOS 2 version. However, the aim to release the September 2022 security update along with the HarmonyOS 3 beta is just to protect the system of your device from bugs.
Non-beta tester of the Huawei P50 Pocket should wait a while to experience the September 2022 security patch. Just stay tuned with us for the latest info about the upcoming update.
Huawei Nova 5i receives September 2022 optimization update
Huawei is currently working to make HarmonyOS 3 beta compatible, to release its stable version soon for users. Here’s a kindness pop-up for the Huawei Nova 5i users as the company recently released an optimization update for the same.
It’s worthless to mention that Huawei always taking care of all of its models all around the world, no matter how old devices it is. Well, the Huawei Nova 5i smartphone is also one the famous and loveable among users.
But, it seems a little unfair for the Huawei Nova 5i users that they get the optimization update instead of the ongoing September 2022 security patch update. Alongside, there no indication for HarmonyOS 3 for the Huawei Nova 5i so far.
We have to wait a while to see the next step of the company, as there were only 2 batches of devices released to get the HarmonyOS 3 beta update. Huawei Nova 5i users should for the upcoming batches to know whether they receive it or not.
Huawei Nova 5i September 2022 update:
Well back to the title, the latest update for the Huawei Nova 5i make the device more compatible and stable for the users. It also improves the overall functionality of the system.
As per the info, Huawei bringing this new September 2022 optimization update on the surface of the HarmonyOS. The Chinese users can identify this update with the software version 220.127.116.110. However, upgrading the device to a new version has a baseline of 18.104.22.1688.
- Huawei Nova 5i (GLK-AL00)
- Huawei Nova 5i (GLK-TL00)
How to update:
We advise you to continue checking for updates on your phone by going to Settings > tapping on System & updates > choosing Software updates > and then following the on-screen directions to get the most recent software build for your Huawei Nova 5i phone.
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