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Huawei renovates old MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 tablet with stable HarmonyOS 4.2



Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 HarmonyOS 4.2

Stable HarmonyOS 4.2 is rolling out for the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 device users. With this installation, the Chinese tech giant aims to renovate the good old mid-range tablet with loads of new features as well as useful improvements.

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 has been a significant tablet and the company has sent several enhancement rollouts to this device. Although the latest HarmonyOS 4.2 build is a major upgrade which will breathe new life into the respective sleek tablet.

The changelog reveals that Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 is receiving the stable HarmonyOS 4.2 update with the version. You should have the baseline build and 8GB of free storage space to carry out the software installation.

New firmware packs various features for system, user interface, safety, apps, and accessories. It further accompanies a security patch released in May 2024. These add-ons will not only bring an intuitive experience but also bug-free functioning.

HarmonyOS 4.2 for global MatePad Pro 10.8 units – when?

The Chinese tech maker is gearing up the distribution of the major 4.2 version in the home ground for its tablets. Although global users are still eyeing a useful upgrade full of essential features and refinements. Even though the company hasn’t mentioned any details regarding the global rollout, we can expect an official upgrade plan shortly.

Below you can check the stable HarmonyOS 4.2 changelog.

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 HarmonyOS 4.2

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 is receiving stable HarmonyOS 4.2 update (Image Credits: Huawei)

Stable HarmonyOS 4.2 Update


  • Optimize the global search experience and make the home screen pull-down feature smoother.
  • 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.
  • Added a new WLAN network automatic connection tab, which can individually control whether to auto-connect to previously connected WLAN networks.

User Interface

  • Celia suggestions widgets can be stacked for display to improve the user experience.
  • Polishes the operation details of more scenarios to make visual effects, prompts, etc. more refined and accurate.


  • Blocks in-app ads (pop-up ads when the phone is shaken) by preventing apps from obtaining the device orientation. (Settings > Privacy > Permission Manager > Device Orientation).
  • 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.
  • Better control on notification sending permissions for new third-party apps.
  • Incorporated the May 2024 security patch to enhance the system security.


  • 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.


  • When the tablet screen is off, tap the stylus on the screen to quickly open the memo to take notes and release the pen-lifting shorthand (opening method: Settings > Accessibility > Stylus > Pen-lifting shorthand independent switch).

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