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Huawei P20 and Mate 10 receiving HarmonyOS 2 beta with brand new UI and features



Huawei P20 Mate 10 HarmonyOS

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 can upgrade HarmonyOS 2 closed beta version On the other hand, Huawei Nova 4 receiving HarmonyOS upgrading from EMUI 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.

Limited testers:

To be mentioned, this rollout is limited to the first batch of 2000 testers for closed beta testing.

Huawei Mate 10 HarmonyOS 2 update screenshot

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.

Huawei Mate 10 HarmonyOS home screen

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.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.