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Huawei Q&A: HarmonyOS, Huawei P50, Mate 50, Nova 7i, Watch GT 2 and more

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Yes, we’re here, with a brand new action-packed question and answer session of Huawei Central and on the topic of Huawei.

This year, the story of Huawei continues to fight and struggle a lot of difficulties in the face of U.S. sanctions. Yet, it’s doing it well and forging ahead with the will to survive.

Talking of the start, this year, Huawei launched its second-gen foldable phone Huawei Mate X2 powered by Kirin 9000 processor and a brand new design mechanism consisting of two displays – one on the rear and the other on the main side.

In May, Huawei unveiled a bunch of new products that come with various new sub-products including the Huawei MateView and MateView GT monitors.

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But the main topic of discussion is HarmonyOS, which the Chinese company officially unveiled on June 2 and also began the adaptation process in the home ground.

Huawei has a huge roadmap in work for this new operating system and every eligible device owner is now wondering when their device will get to test the new features offered by the HarmonyOS.

The hype is real and it’s really high, to be mentioned Huawei has not revealed a roadmap for the global models, which is one of the main reasons, why the global users are concerned about the timeline as well as the rollout procedure.

At the event, Huawei also revealed a number of new smart devices including the Huawei Watch 3 series, MatePad Pro, MatePad 11, and the 4G variants of the top flagships powered by HarmonyOS.

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These are just a few new products that made their debut and there’s a lot more to come as we enter the second half of this year.

But there are also questions that need to be answered. We know that Huawei is quite busy and doesn’t have enough time to answer our readers.

So, we just stepped foot and conducted a brand new Question and Answer session, where you’ve asked us the questions and we try to answer them as accurately as possible.

To be mentioned, we’ve received over 1000 questions via Mail, Facebook, and Twitter. However, most of them are related to HarmonyOS, so we’ve organized them and put them in the same category, and answered them accordingly.

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Although, there several answers that you may find below but there’s a specific question that we’re received the most and if we count, the number will go above 200 for at least and it’s related to the Huawei Nova 7i and P40 lite.

Q. My Huawei Nova 7i or P40 Lite will receive HarmonyOS?

A. Huawei Nova 7i and Huawei P40 Lite are the global versions of Huawei Nova 6 SE, which is is eligible to get HarmonyOS and it directly means that these devices are also eligible to run HarmonyOS.

Q&A Starts from here:

Q. When Huawei P50 will launch?

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A. Possibly in July or August.

Q. Huawei Mate 50 will not launch in 2021?

A. It’s possible but there’s no official confirmation.

Q. Huawei P20 series not receiving the software update

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A. Huawei P20 series has already completed its EMUI security update timespan. So, it’s not eligible to get regular software updates.

Q. I am not receiving security updates

A. We recommend you try via the HiSuite app or check your device’s security timespan in the monthly and quarterly EMUI/Magic UI security update section.

Q. When HarmonyOS will rollout for the global users:

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A. No official confirmation on this matter is available but it’s likely to be announced this year for the global consumers.

Q. Huawei P40 will receive HarmonyOS?

A. P40 devices are eligible to run HarmonyOS.

Q. When HarmonyOS will come to Saudi Arabia and the Middle East?

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A. No confirmation on this matter, but it’ll come with the global roadmap, which is yet to be announced.

Q. HarmonyOS will rollout for Y series devices?

A. Yes but specific devices are yet to confirm.

Q. WhatsApp will work on HarmonyOS?

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A. Yes, it’ll work.

Q. Huawei Watch GT 2/GT 2e and GT 2 Pro will receive HarmonyOS?

A. Yes, according to sources Watch GT 2 and GT 2e will upgrade with HarmonyOS alongside Watch GT 2 Pro but we’ll have to wait for official rollout.

Q. HarmonyOS will rollout for Honor 8X

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A. Yes.

Q. HarmonyOS will rollout for Honor Play

A. Yes.

Q. HarmonyOS still support Android apps?

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A. Yes.

Q. Huawei Nova 5T will receive HarmonyOS?

A. Yes.

Q. HarmonyOS phones will receive security updates?

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A. Yes.

Q. Huawei P30 series will receive HarmonyOS?

A. Yes

Q. Huawei Mate 20 series will receive HarmonyOS?

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A. Yes.

Q. My device doesn’t have EMUI 11, will I receive HarmonyOS?

A. Yes.

Q. Until when HarmonyOS rollout will begin for old devices?

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A. By the end of this year or 2021.

Q. My global Huawei phone is not receiving HarmonyOS, is there a problem?

A. Currently, HarmonyOS is not avaialble to upgrade for the global models and it’s only limited to the Chinese variants.

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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.

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Huawei launches $1 million prize money app development contest: Apps Up 2022

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Huawei has initiated its 2022 Global App Innovation Contents – Apps Up 2022. The winner will get total prize money of 1 million USD dollars. Huawei Apps Up 2022 contest will be held in different regions around the globe, including Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and China. However, there are various categories that the prize money has been distributed in for the winner.

There are multiple prizes that derived from the 1 million prize money are:

  1. Best app prize
  2. Best game
  3. Best social impact app
  4. Best HMS innovation award
  5. Tech women’s awards
  6. All scenario coverage award
  7. AppGallery rising star app
  8. Student innovation award
  9. Most popular app

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That’s not it, Huawei will also praise app developers with outstanding portfolios and ideas outside of the app contest rules and will be provided with the following resources.

  1. AppGallery promotional resources
  2. 1 Serverless service voucher from AppGallery Connect
  3. Voucher for some paid HMS Core capabilities

Initially announced at Huawei Developer Conference 2020, the Apps Up developer contest to gather skilled developers around the globe to build Huawei’s app ecosystem. Since its announcement, the Apps Up program has helped Huawei to gather over 5.4 million developers and over 200,000 apps integrated Huawei Mobile Services Core library from over 170+ countries and regions.

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Below you can check the schedule of the Apps Up 2022 contest:

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01 – Registration & submission

  • June 24–18:00 on October 9 (UTC+8)

02 – Preliminary

  • October 10 – 24:00 on November 7 (UTC+8)

03 – Public review

  • November 8– 24:00 on November 20 (UTC+8)

04 – Finals & award ceremony

  • December (UTC+8)

Here you can check the registration and submission process:

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Deadline: 18:00 on October 9, 2022 (UTC+8)

Create works that integrate HMS open capabilities or services, and submit entries on the contest’s official website.

1. After 20:00 on June 24, 2022 (UTC+8), sign in to HUAWEI Developers with a valid HUAWEI ID (register for a HUAWEI ID if you do not have one) and click Sign up. If you intend to be a team leader, click New team and enter the team’s details. If you intend to be a team member, click Join team and enter the name of the team you wish to join.

2. Create your works and integrate HMS open capabilities or services. For more information about these capabilities or services, please refer to Technologies and Resources on the HUAWEI Developers website.

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3. Click Submit work on the contest details page, enter the app name, ID, and description, and upload attachments including APKs and app introduction documents. Teams that apply for the Tech Women’s Award must include scanned copies of their female developers’ identity documents in the attachments, while those who apply for the Student Innovation Award must include scanned copies of all the team leaders’ and members’ student ID cards, as well as other identity documents, in the attachments.

Process:

Preliminary

  • The judging panel will review the submitted works, and select 30 works from each region for the public review and finals stages.

Public review

  • Shortlisted works will be showcased for global promotion, on both the contest’s official website and AppGallery by midnight on November 20 (UTC+8). The public rating score for each work is based on the number of votes they receive.

Regional finals

  • Each region will hold its own final in December. The judging panel will rank the 30 shortlisted works according to a comprehensive scoring formula, in which the judging panel, public rating, and HMS integration scores are added.

There’s a bunch of other information about this competition that you can read on the official Huawei developer’s website, read it here.

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Huawei IdeaHub Board 2 launched with 65-inch display

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Huawei has now launched IdeaHub Board 2 65-inch 4K smart whiteboard, an official positioning education/office assistance tablet. HUAWEI IdeaHub Board 2 boasts 35ms ultra-low latency writing, supports one-click screen projection, and also supports Windows and Android dual operating systems.

Huawei IdeaHub Board 2 launched equipped with a 4-core processor, supplemented by 4+32GB storage, uses a D-LED screen, has 4K resolution, 1.07 billion colors (8bit+FRC), supports AG anti-glare, optical anti-blue light, brightness > 350cd/m2, the length, width, and height are about 1485mm x 92mm x 893mm.

Huawei IdeaHub Board 2 uses a dual-chamber immersive stereo field, which brings a wide frequency range of 100Hz~20kHz, Max.95dB sound pressure, and louder, and clearer sound.

It has a dual Wi-Fi module design and supports multi-screen projection methods such as screen projection code, screen projection device, wired, etc. There’s also support for reverse control, large-screen page-turning, annotation, and other operations, and the front Type-C, USB 3.0 interface, can connect the external camera, microphone, and other terminals. It has a built-in Android 9 and Windows 10 dual operating system.

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Furthermore, it supports one-key switching, no need to plug and unplug OPS, and built-in application market IdeaHub area, providing 100 + large-screen applications in-depth adaptation.

According to the information, the company has introduced this device as the enterprise-level information security performance, supports hardware anti-duplication, secure startup and operation, and has passed CCRC EAL2 + high-level security certification.

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Huawei P50 Pocket leather variant will launch with Nova 10 series 

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The foldable Huawei P50 Pocket launched with standard White, Black, and Premium Gold color variant, and now the company is working to release a new ‘leather’ color variant for a uniquely display smartphone that will launch with Nova 10 lineup.

As per the info, Huawei is set to launch the Huawei P50 Pocket leather variant at the Nova 10 series event conference on July 4. The Chinese tech giant has given a confirmation on this matter via an official promo poster on the Chinese social networking site – Weibo.

You can clearly see in the promo poster that the new color scheme is expected to be a gray plain leather version, which looks so impressive and attractive. However, this new color gives a new touch to the Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone.

The Huawei Nova 10 launch conference is scheduled to hold on July 4, along with the P50 Pocket smartphone leather color variant, the Aito M7 SUV  will also unveil on the same day.

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 Huawei P50 Pocket:

Launched in December, the Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone is packed with a Vientiane double-ring design, and this small cover screen that can be used as a viewfinder to take selfies with the rear camera, and lens module, and a circular external screen superimposed on each other.

It features a 6.9-inch flexible screen with 2790 x 1180 resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate and is equipped with a new generation of water drop hinges. Huawei P50 Pocket packet with Snapdragon 888 4G processor and the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system, while the phone runs EMUI 12 in the global market.

The foldable smartphone comes with a 40MP primary color camera and 13 MP front camera with a 4000 mAh battery that supports a 40W super-fast charger.

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