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Huawei P30 and P30 Pro receiving first HarmonyOS 2 closed beta, a new operating system



Huawei P30 red

Just after the one week of first phase device recruitment for HarmonyOS 2.0 beta, Huawei has opened the new slots for 11 devices in the second phase. Post enrollment, the company has now started releasing the first HarmonyOS 2 closed beta build for the Huawei P30 series, a previous-gen flagship.

At the moment, the Huawei P30 lineup registered beta testers are able to test the new HarmonyOS features. Following the final testing, all of the P30 smartphone users will be able to get their hands on the new HM OS and as well as its new capabilities.

Huawei P30 Pro

Moreover, the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta is currently available for Chinese variants only. However, the company also has plans for global users, which are yet to disclose. So don’t worry and keep patience.

It’s time to check more information about the first HarmonyOS 2 closed beta rollout for the Huawei P30 devices.

Adapted Huawei P30 series models:

  • Huawei P30 – ELE-AL00/ELE-TL00
  • Huawei Pro Pro – VOG-AL00/VOG-AL10/VOG-TL00

Huawei P30 Pro

In the coming days, Huawei will roll out several HarmonyOS 2 betas in order to prepare for a stable rollout on a large scale.

So, Huawei P30 users are you curious to know what the first HarmonyOS 2 beta update brings for you?

Well, it comes with a bunch of new features and there is the new user interface including the brand new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, better security, and much more.

Let’s explore the changelog in details:

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 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.

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.

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.

MeeTime: Added support for multi-party calls. Now, both Huawei mobile phones and tablets can freely access audio and video calls


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.

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.

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.

We also recommend you to watch the video below and check the HarmonyOS 2 features through the graphical narration.

Also, check:

HarmonyOS (HongMeng OS): Everything you need to know

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.