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Huawei releases new HarmonyOS beta with useful features [Changelog]



HarmonyOS beta features

Huawei has recently kicked off a new HarmonyOS 4.0 beta program for the flagship devices and a few users started receiving the testing version with new features. Here we will explore the latest functions added to the beta changelog.

According to the details, the Chinese tech giant has upgraded the latest HarmonyOS 4.0 beta firmware in four major aspects. The list counts the user interface, device system, security, and applications for a pure and responsive experience.

First comes the user interface. Eventually, the interactive theme is now more efficient with the ability to customize the background. Ahead, the new build improves the Huawei Celia assistant and enhances the visual effects to a significant extent.

Speaking of the device system. users will observe more fluency while switching between applications, app animations, and WLAN networks. The tech giant has added new security tools like an anti-false alarm and device-cloud cooperation for quick recognition of malicious apps in the handset.

Last but not least, a newly upgraded Huawei Reading app is available with proficient facilities. To check on these features and capabilities, you should participate in the new HarmonyOS 4 Beta activity. You can look at the eligible models HERE.

HarmonyOS beta features

HarmonyOS Beta features and changelog:

User Interface:

  • The Interactive theme can change the custom background when cutting out pictures, which will bring more room for creativity.
  • Huawei Celia now suggests that conditions-based widgets can be stacked and displayed to improve the experience.
  • Polishes the operation details of more scenarios to make visual effects, prompts, etc. more refined and accurate


  • Improve the user experience in various scenarios such as application startup, task switching, sliding, interrupting animations, etc., giving you a smoother and smoother operating feel.
  • Optimize the global search experience and make the home screen pull-down feature smoother
  • Added a new WLAN network automatic connection tab, which can individually control whether to auto-connect to previously connected WLAN networks.
  • Added a new Bluetooth device recording switch. When recording from a distance, you can connect Huawei headphones to record via Bluetooth to get better quality recording.


  • Integrates a device-cloud cooperation mechanism to achieve more accurate and faster control of malicious apps
  • Added an anti-false alarm feature to smartly identify viruses and risky applications, making HarmonyOS more pure and secure
  • Optimizes the switching feature between applications and adds the “Always Allow” option to give you a more detailed control experience.


  • Upgraded the “Huawei Reading” service. Based on HarmonyOS features, it provides you with a high-quality reading experience such as millions of good books, AI emotional reading, and cross-device circulation.

Note that the latest firmware carries a software package of 1.72GB and the size may vary depending on the model. Hence, ensure enough storage to download the upgrade.

HarmonyOS beta features

HarmonyOS beta features (Credits: ITHome)


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