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Huawei P30 Series HarmonyOS 2 Beta Update Tracker

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Launched in 2019, the Huawei P30 series comes with large display sizes, powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 processor. It equipped with a Leica Quad camera system, pre-installed with EMUI 9.1 software and Google Mobile Services. Following a number of major upgrades and it currently has EMUI 11.

Huawei P30 series has two models:

  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro

On June 2, Huawei presented an independent operating system- HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, IoT devices, and other smart devices manufactured by third-party companies. With this launch, the company has begun HarmonyOS 2 beta testing.

In the first phase, Huawei covered 28 devices that include smartphones, tablets, and smart screens as well as old smartphones such as – Huawei Mate 20 series. Following this, the company opened the second phase of HM OS beta for 11 devices including the users of the Huawei P30 series.

The registered Huawei P30 and P30 Pro users will receive HarmonyOS 2.0 beta through OTA software update and it replaces the existing EMUI 11 software with a new user interface along with a number of new features.

Until the release of the stable HarmonyOS version, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will receive several rounds of HarmonyOS beta software updates that’ll improve several aspects of the OS along with its performance.

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This article will help the users to stay updated with HarmonyOS 2.0 beta progress for the Huawei P30 series in China.

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ROLLOUT TIMELINE and HarmonyOS versions FOR HUAWEI P30 SERIES:

July 22, 2021:

  • Stable HarmonyOS 2.0 update – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135

The HarmonyOS 2.0 brings a fresh and attractive user interface including a new home screen, service widgets, control panel, smart folder, HarmonyOS fonts, and more.

July 16, 2021:

  • Second HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.135

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro receiving a new HarmonyOS 2.0 software update that installs optimizations for the display and the service widgets option.

June 29, 2021:

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  • HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.127 (Patch 03)

This new software patch brings new optimizations for sound effects for Bluetooth earphones for different gaming scenarios.

June 23, 2021:

Huawei is delivering this HarmonyOS 2.0 beta patch to encounter two major problems. The update brings optimizations for fingerprint authentication and it also fixes the issue of automatic random screen awake and brightness.

June 18, 2021

  • First HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.127

The HarmonyOS 2.0 beta software update offers a whole new operating and features including a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, better security, and more surprising ones.

Important note:

  1. The current HarmonyOS beta activity is limited to the Chinese models
  2. HarmonyOS is yet to roll out for global consumers.

HarmonyOS Features:

Do you want to know more about HarmonyOS? Check the video below and check all of the latest offerings of the HarmonyOS.

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Broadcom BK7235 processor combines with OpenHarmony

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OpenHarmony Broadcom BK7235 processor

Broadcom Integration Group recently launched a new BK7235 high-end processor and merged it with the OpenHarmony operating system. The chipset aims to enhance IoT connectivity and bring new improvements in the security aspects.

OpenHarmony is well-known for its compatible connections as well as all-scenario operations. It contains an advanced and tech-pack connectivity system that can support all smart devices effectively.

And to make these connections more reliable, Broadcom group has integrated a BK7235 processor in the OpenHarmony framework. Accordingly, it will facilitate the operating system with rich storage and a robust security structure.

On the other hand, it can provide numerous immediate options for commercial purposes. For instance, lightweight audio quality, new upgrades for functions, controlling management, and more.

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Let’s understand the high-end BK7235 processor in detail.

BK7235 MCU Chipset – Two Versions

Broadcom BK7235 chip is an MCU (micro-controller unit). It has two variants: single-core and dual-core. The single-core chip installs a 656KB RAM and supports 26 GPIOs (General Purpose Input/Output), and a 5V direct power supply. It is appropriate for 5V smart home gadgets.

Meanwhile, the BK7235 dual-core version packs 800KB RAM and a high-speed 8MB Dynamic RAM (DRAM). Further, it supports single and multiple cloud connections, 48 GPIOs, dual microphones, a CIS camera, 16-bit LCD, and significant coding functions.

BK7235 processor – efficiency

Both versions use a self-developed security infrastructure to offer tough security protection for the entire operating system. Aside from the regular security components, the processor also equips the powerful P-384 encryption protocol to access verified algorithms.

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It’s worth mentioning that the respective chipset has also qualified for the PSA level 1 safety certification. Hence, it will make useful changes in the OpenHarmony operating system.

Moreover, the processor easily operates and manages common, commercial, and authorized passwords. For instance AES, RSA, ECC, SM2, SM3, SM4, and more. Together, these qualities will help in providing efficient security protection to the IoT and other network devices.

In addition to the magnificent safety functions, the BK7235 chip is eligible for Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2, and supports various third-party network connections. Hence, the chipset could prove a beneficial implementation for the OpenHarmony community.

OpenHarmony Broadcom BK7235 processor

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 gets SuperHub feature with HarmonyOS 3 public beta

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 tablets are grabbing the HarmonyOS 3.0 public beta update along with the smart SuperHub feature. The update also optimizes the system’s stability and improves the overall functioning of the gadget.

According to the information, the latest update for the MatePad Pro 10.8 tablet users is arriving with HarmonyOS 3.0.0.163 build version and 1.0GB package size. It is recommended to opt for a standard Wi-Fi network for installing the new firmware.

Moreover, the update is only compatible with the following models:

  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (MRX-AL09)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (MRX-AL19)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (MRX-W09)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (MRX-W19)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (MRX-W29)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (MRX-W39)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 5G 10.8 (MRX-AN19)

Speaking of the additions, the fresh update brings the unique SuperHub feature for the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 tablets. Eventually, this section allows you to easily share various content between different apps and devices.

On the other hand, you can simply drag and drop pictures, texts, documents, links, and more from one app to the SuperHub Transfer feature. Further, the update adds a new mouse pointer icon. This allows you to adjust the speed of the mouse pointer on the tablet.

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What else? Well, the new update integrates the latest November 2022 security patch. As a result, you will experience a reliable and more responsive system after feeding the new update to your tablet.

HarmonyOS 3.0 public beta changelog

New Additions:

  • Added the SuperHub (Smart Transfer feature) which enables you to share various content between apps and devices. Just long press and drag pictures, texts, links, and more to SuperHub.
  • Added a new mouse pointer icon that allows adjusting the speed of the mouse pointer.

Security:

  • Incorporates the November 2022 security patch to enhance the system security

You can install the latest update through the Settings menu. However, make sure that you have HarmonyOS 3.0.0.127 as the baseline version. Also, take a backup of the device beforehand so that the new update may not harm your data.

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Huawei MatePad Paper new update brings unique changes to Notes app

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Huawei is rolling out a new update for the MatePad Paper global users that brings unique changes to the Notes application. While the update also holds useful optimizations for the device alongside.

The latest Huawei MatePad Paper update is quite interesting as it includes a new Notes app version. Eventually, this new app build will enhance the overall user experience. Besides, it provides a variety of new functions.

To begin with, the Notes app now supports multi-level folder placement. As a result, you can manually assemble the notes and subjects in the folders at your convenience. In addition, the new app version optimizes the syncing and copying features.

Aside from the Notes app, the MatePad Paper update also mends the device system. As of now, users can easily add an app to the sidebar by drag and drop method.

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In terms of security, the fresh update brings the September 2022 improvements patch. This is a little strange point, as many of you might be expecting the November 2022 security patch for the tablets.

However, the corresponding patch has its own merits. It fixes 29 system exploits and resolves more than 37 third-party library vulnerabilities. Hence, we will recommend you install the latest firmware.

You can read the full changelog below:

System Applications: Notes

  • Updated Notes app to 12.3.0.400 version
  • Added multi-level folder feature
  • Enhanced syncing function on tablets and phones
  • Improves copying long content between pages and notebooks

Books:

  • Allows bookshelf to group books by user-defined group names

System and Security:

  • Enables the user to add an app to the sidebar by tapping and holding the app icon
  • Integrates September 2022 security patch
  • Increases system security and stability

While the update is appearing through the OTA process, you can sneak into the update section to install the firmware manually.

Although make sure that you have a sufficient amount of space for installation. Besides, keep the battery level above 35%. The update will not harm your essentials. Yet it will be better if you proceed with a backup.

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