Officially unveiled on August 9, HarmonyOS is Huawei’s future-oriented operating system that one day we hopefully see in Huawei smartphones. And as we’ve discussed before, the main challenge for this OS is to develop its own apps ecosystem that’s still at its very early stage.
During the launching of HarmonyOS, Huawei also announced the development roadmap for this new OS and its kernel, which is currently under version 1.0 and first made its way to the company’s Smart Screens.
According to the roadmap, over the next three years, HarmonyOS will be optimized and gradually adopted across a broader range of smart devices, including wearables, and in-vehicle systems and others.
To develop HarmonyOS further and to make the app development process easier for the developer community, Huawei said it will provide a multi-device IDE, multi-language unified compilation, and a distributed architecture kit. So that the development can automatically adapt to different screen layout controls and interactions, and support both drag-and-drop control and preview-oriented visual programming.
As recently, in Argentina, Huawei has registered the name Harmony Studio with INPI (Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial). The trademark was filed also filed at EUIPO and in South America, first noticed by LetsGoDigital.
This trademark is filed under multiple device categories including smartphones, tablets, wearables, smart speakers, routers, laptops, PCs, smart TVs, cars and more.
Also, its other categories include computer programming, software design, software development of drivers and os, software trials and more.
This filing directly indicates that Huawei has started to process to rollout its IDE to the developer community and start the app development process for HamonyOS’s ecosystem.
According to recent information, The new IDE will allow developers to more efficiently build apps that run on multiple devices. With a multi-device IDE, developers can code their apps once and deploy them across multiple devices, creating a complete integrated ecosystem across all user devices.
To be mentioned, Huawei will also make the HarmonyOS open source later to help grow its ecosystem on the global level.
However, we don’t have any confirmation about when the company is planning to launch this IDE publically but we can expect it to happen very soon.
Honor HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]
Huawei has officially unveiled its new operating system HarmonyOS to the world, as it promises to deliver cross-device capabilities among different platforms. This year, Huawei has planned to cross the mark by installing HarmonyOS in 300 million devices, these include both new and old models of smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, smartphone home devices, in-car systems, and other third-party devices.
Last year, Honor became an independent firm and now planning to return to the smartphone market with a number of new products.
However, Honor device users are also concerned about their future and existing device owners are also interested to receive HarmonyOS operating system update.
But don’t worry Honor phone users, you may be out of Huawei’s leadership but you’ll still be cared for by the company in terms of software support.
Because we now have a confirmed list of Honor devices that will upgrade with HarmonyOS. Similar to Huawei devices, the list also includes the oldest node of the device possible to support HarmonyOS features.
So, without further ado, let’s jump into this section and know which devices will receive HarmonyOS software updates and when.
Honor devices that will receive HarmonyOS fourth quarter of 2021:
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor 30S
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor V20
- Honor V20 Moschino Edition
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor X10
- Honor X10 Max
- Honor Tablet 6
- Honor Tablet X6
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor 30 Youth Edition
- Honor Play 4
Honor Devices that will receive HarmonyOS in the first half of 2022:
- Honor V10
- Honor 10
- Honor Play
- Honor 20S
- Honor Play4T Pro
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 8X
- Honor 10 Youth Edition
- Honor 20i
- Honor 9
- Honor V9
- Honor Play 3
- Honor Note 10
- Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
- Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch
These 15 Huawei models now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta
Huawei has opened the seventh batch HarmonyOS 2.0 closed test recruitment for devices including the Huawei P10, Mate 9, Nova 3, and MediaPad M5 tablet. However, the Chinese tech maker has also opened the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta for 15 Huawei models.
With this new announcement, the corresponding Huawei devices are now eligible to get the final build of the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system and proceed towards a stable release. However, Huawei may make any changes in the software, if it found any issues in the software and seed it to the users.
- P20 Pro
- Mate 10
- Mate 10 Pro
- Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Mate RS Porsche Design
- Nova 4
- Enjoy 10S
- Enjoy 10 Plus
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 20S
- Honor 10
- Honor V10
- Honor Play4T Pro
HarmonyOS Public beta:
According to the information, the testing slots are now expanded and unlimited users can participate in the HarmonyOS testing activity for the above-mentioned Huawei devices.
Most of these smartphone owners still run EMUI software systems (Android) and the global users have no clue of what the company is thinking about their devices. However, we believe that there may be a plan that will come sooner or later.
HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones was launched on June 2, 2021. This new mobile operating system comes with brand new features that are designed to enhance the software user interface with brand new features such as service widgets, control panel, easy-to-use super device, connected device management.
There is plenty of hardware acceleration and improvement that comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 that makes it stand above the existing EMUI user interface.
Following the launch, HarmonyOS has progressed rapidly. At the recent Office product launch conference, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO – Richard Yu announced 100 million HarmonyOS 2.0 installation in smartphones and mentioned that the Chinese tech maker will continue to unravel HarmonyOS in different devices to expand its reach among consumers.
Adding to this, Huawei, for the first time, launched HarmonyOS for the industry with the launch of HarmonyOS Mine. A new operating system designed for the Coal mining business.
Seventh batch HarmonyOS beta for 10 Huawei phones begins
On September 15, Huawei announced the seventh batch HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta recruitment for 10 Huawei phones and tablets that are one of the oldest Huawei models eligible to upgrade over this new operating system.
According to Huawei, the seventh batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta recruitment includes 2017’s Huawei P10 flagship. This lineup has two models powered by the latest Kirin 960 system on the chip along with 4/6GB of RAM and up to 128GB storage.
The second device comes under one of the most prominent Mate flagships – Mate 9. These phones equip the same chipset. The phone features a top-grade camera system as well as a premium design that attracted consumers. Among others, Nova 3 has also made its place among this new closed beta recruitment, which is also amusing news for the Nova 3 device owners.
There are more Huawei smartphones that will join the HarmonyOS 2.0 testing activity but these Huawei P10, Mate 9, Nova, and others will surely get a new lifeline with the arrival of this brand new OS.
To be mentioned the current beta testing is only being conducted for the Chinese models.
Let’s take a look at the details of HarmonyOS 2.0 seventh batch closed beta recruitment.
- P10 Plus
- Mate 9
- Mate 9 Pro
- Mate 9 RS Porsche Design
- Nova 3
- Enjoy 9 Plus (Huawei Y9 2019)
- MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8
- MediaPad M5 10.8
- MediaPad M5 8.4
Check the image below for corresponding models and their required EMUI versions.
Following the approval of testers’ applications, the company will then process them under the batch to get the HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta build via OTA update. After a certain timeline, Huawei will open public beta testing, which will pave the way towards final rollout in the stable mode.
HarmonyOS 2.0 Seventh Batch Closed Beta Information:
There are a total of 2000 testing slots opened under this test activity between September 15, 2021, to October 10, 2021. Once completed, Huawei will start dispatching the HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta for the consumers.
A few important notes:
If you have any of these devices and are upgrading want to submit a test application.
You’ll first need to visit the My Huawei app, tap on the Update button followed by the latest beta registration process. Before you upgrade, you’ll need to maintain at least 10GB of storage on your device, the model must not be ROOT. Upgrade to the required version to participate in the beta testing.