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Huawei P40 Series October 2021 update adds battery improvements and more [HarmonyOS]

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Huawei P40 cross device task center

Huawei has started to rollout October 2021 update for P40 series devices. This update brings a bunch of new features including cross-device task center for the Huawei P40 consumers running the HarmonyOS operating system in China.

The Huawei P40 series October 2021 update package comes with the HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.209 and you must have to download an OTA package of over 1GB. Thereafter you can enjoy the latest features of this software upgrade.

This latest software version comes with new improvements for the service center, adds cross-device task manager, Celia keyboard, as well as improvement for the system stability to provide a seamless user experience across all of the devices.

Please note that this update is rolling out in batches and will be received gradually by the Huawei P40 series owners in China. On the other hand, the global P40 models are still running EMUI 11.

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Huawei P40 series adapted models:

  • P40 4G – ANA-AL00
  • P40 5G – ANA-AN00
  • P40 5G – ANA-TN00
  • P40 Pro 5G – ELS-AN00
  • P40 Pro 5G – ELS-TN00
  • P40 Pro+ 5G – ELS-AN10

Huawei P40 October 2021 update

Huawei P40 HarmonyOS 2.0.0.209 update changelog:

Service Center:

In the service center (swipe up from the edge of the left or bottom right corner of the screen to enter), a scene-based service combination is added on the “Discovery” tab. When added to the desktop, it can automatically adapt to a Service Widget and get similar services with one click.

Task Center:

Added cross-device task center feature. In the task center (you can enter from the bottom of the screen by swiping for a short pause), you can view and use the historical tasks of the same WLAN network and Huawei ID device (requires support for the task center), and transfer tasks to each other, etc. Management operations.

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Service Widget:

Added a Service widget for portrait clustering (up-slide gallery application icon, can be added to the desktop), you can rotate the photos of the selected person, click on the avatar to change the person, click on the photo to jump to the clustering album of the person.

Input:

Added a quick download icon for Celia Keyboard application (click to download and use), Celia smart keyboard can bring you a simple and safe input experience

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Smart Voice:

Optimize AI voice feature, wake up more sensitively

System:

Care for the elders, optimize basic experiences such as touch and volume, and add desktop icon magnification function. Optimize system power consumption in some scenarios.

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Huawei HarmonyOS API version 7 launched, adds ArkUI 3.0 dev framework

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HarmonyOS 3.0 API 7

On September 11, 2020, Huawei has released the HarmonyOS SDK’s first beta, which supports the development of Huawei smart screens, smart wearables, and car equipment based on HarmonyOS. Following several version upgrades, Huawei has finally announced the release of HarmonyOS SDK 3.0 Beta (API Version 7).

Compared to the previous version, a new ArkUI 3.0 development framework has been added. Simultaneously, Javascript API 7 provides HarmonyOS developers with richer capabilities in program frameworks, telephone services, media, and public basis libraries.

ArkUI 3.0 development framework:

The Huawei Developer Conference HDC2021 officially launched the ArkUI 3.0 development framework. Based on the original JS-based web-like development paradigm, a newly designed declarative development paradigm based on TS extension was added.

It supports TypeScript programming language and adopts closer The declarative paradigm syntax of natural semantics allows developers to intuitively describe the UI interface without worrying about how the framework implements UI drawing and rendering, achieving minimalist and efficient development.

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At present, the declarative development paradigm based on TS extension has supported 32 UI components such as Image, Text, List, etc., and 8 dynamic effects such as implicit animation and explicit animation.

JS API 7 new interface

JS API 7 adds nearly 6000 interfaces, covering distributed data management subsystem, telephone service subsystem, image and graphics subsystem, etc., allowing developers to develop fully functional user applications through JS API.

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Travel Service app based on HarmonyOS open for public testing

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Travel Service public testing

Recently, the public testing slots for HarmonyOS powered Travel Service is opened between November 26 to December 5. Interested users can participate in this testing program and download the latest 3.0.6.201 version that comes with a package size of 2.3MB.

Travel Service:

Travel Service FA is a personalized flight and train travel service platform launched by HarmonyOS system Smart Travel. It visually displays flight and train information in the form of cards and supports flights and trains dynamic change reminders as well as covers the functions such as taxi navigation, weather, and alarm reminders.

Travel Service public testing

Prizes:

You can participate in Travel Service public testing and put forward your valuable opinions to win prizes~ Withdraw the incentive measures (expected draw time: 8 December 2021).

  • First prize: 100 yuan Jingdong E-card
  • Second prize: 70 yuan Jingdong E card
  • Third prize: 50 yuan Jingdong E card

Note: The list of winners will be announced at 15:00 on December 8, 2021. 

Award Rules:

  •  Based on a number of valid feedbacks submitted by users. (Valid feedback mainly refers to the functional errors and BUGs of this version)

Task introduction

Download and install

  • Click the “download” button at the bottom of the page to download and install the public test version of the Travel Service.
  • After installation, do not enter the application through the “Open” button at the bottom of this page, return to the lower left or lower right corner of the desktop, and swipe the screen to enter the service center.
  • Search for “travel service” in the search box, the travel service application icon will pop up, long-press the icon to pop up the check box, and select the card mode “add to desktop”.

Add Travel Path:

Click “Start Experience” and agree to the privacy agreement to start the experience:

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  • After receiving the booking text message, the travel service recognizes the text message and automatically adds the itinerary
  • Long press the first level card to pop up the edit box, select the edit entry to manually enter the information to add the plan.

Public test content:

  • Install travel service FA, experience flight/train reservation query, flight/train dynamic change reminder, departure/destination, weather reminder, taxi navigation, UI interface experience.
  • During the test, you can record and take screenshots, and submit questions to the beta form for real-time feedback.

Travel Service public test

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December 2021 HarmonyOS security update for Honor Pad 6 rolling out

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Honor Pad 6 December update

Huawei is about release the December 2021 HarmonyOS security patch details but ahead of this, it began sending this security update for Honor Pad 6, which is impressive. However, Huawei Enjoy 2 Tablet and Honor Pad X6 has already grabbed this security patch.

According to the information, December 2021 update for Honor Pad 6 comes with HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.225, which is upgraded from HM OS base version 2.0.0.210 in China. By exploring the changelog, we have found that it installs the December 2021 security patch and brings optimizations for the display effect of some interfaces.

Furthermore, the Chinese tech maker has recently rolled the EMUI December 2021 security patch details, which will soon be reached the user for improved system security,

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Honor Pad 6 December update

HOW TO UPDATE:

Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System & Updates
  • Open Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Download via My Huawei app:

  • Open the My Huawei app on your device
  • Go to the Update
  • Follow the on-screen instructions

Update Notes:

  • Due to version restrictions, please upgrade to version 2.0.0.210 first, otherwise you will not receive the version rollout.
  • This version upgrade will not erase user data, but it is recommended to back up all important data to a PC or cloud before upgrading, and confirm that the backup content is complete and effective.
  • Because some third-party applications may not be compatible with the HarmonyOS operating system, the third-party app may not work normally after the update. It is recommended that you try to update the application to the latest version in the Huawei AppGallery.
  • After the upgrade is completed, the tablet may experience heating, freezing, or slow charging. This is caused by some self-optimization and adaptation actions performed by the system after the upgrade. Please rest assured to use it. It will return to normal after 2-3 days of normal use. It is recommended that you charge for more than 1 hour in idle time. During the charging period, the system will do optimization to ensure that the tablet application is quickly adapted.
  • After the update, there may be changes in your home screen layout, please adjust it manually.
  • This update needs to reserve 10GB of data space. The installation package will be automatically deleted after the update and does not occupy storage space
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