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January 2022 HarmonyOS Mobile security patch details released

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Recently, Huawei has released the latest January 2022 security patch details for the HarmonyOS system that protect the device against threats. Now, there is a huge number of Huawei devices running on HarmonyOS 2.0 software in the Chinese market.

In December 2021, Huawei completed the HarmonyOS rollout to eligible devices including the very old flagship Mate 9 and P10. Currently, HarmonyOS 2.0 software system is limited to the Chinese market.

Earlier, it was reported that Huawei will debut HarmonyOS for the global consumer in 2022. But, we have received an official reply from Huawei on this matter, the company clearly mentioned that currently, there is no plan for smartphones outside China to upgrade to HarmonyOS. Read more

Yes! this news is really disappointing but global users do not need to worry because Huawei is currently delaying the HarmonyOS plan due to some reasons. Until then, you can enjoy EMUI 12 that comes with HarmonyOS vibes.

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On the other hand, on December 23, 2021, at the Huawei flagship launch conference, Huawei CBG CEO – Richard Yu announced that HarmonyOS reached 300 million devices among them 200 million is from Huawei and 100 million third parties.

To be mentioned, there are a lot of activities going inside Huawei including preparation for the next version, HarmonyOS 3.0. But, it doesn’t affect the monthly software and security update rollout for its devices.

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HarmonyOS 2.0 January 2022 security patch:

The January 2022 security patch brings fixes for 1 high and 3 medium level CVE in the framework, 5 high and 5 medium levels of CVEs in the system, 3 high and 2 medium levels of CVEs in the application. However, it doesn’t resolve any CVE in the kernel this time.

Likewise, it fixes a massive count of 111 CVEs found in the third-party libraries. If the security patch of your Huawei phone or tablet is 2022-01-01 or later, all issues described in this update and the HarmonyOS Security Bulletin – January 2022 have been resolved.

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Note – CVE – CVE, short for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, is a list of publicly disclosed computer security flaws. When someone refers to a CVE, they mean a security flaw that’s been assigned a CVE ID number.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Huawei P50 is getting HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 upgrade

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The standard Huawei P50 is now receiving HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 software update in China. This update primarily optimizes system stability to make the flagship run smother and execute tasks on time. Huawei P50 users are recommended to install this software update as soon as it arrives.

This is another software update that Huawei is rolling out to improve this flagship device and deliver better to the consumers. However, the phone is only available for the Chinese market and Huawei P50 Pro has already on sale in the overseas market.

Coming to the details, Huawei P50 HarmonyOS 2.0.1.233 software update could be downloaded by visiting Settings > System & updates > then tap on the Software update section, followed by the check for updates button. From here let the phone check for the available firmware version and fetch them down for you.

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Be mentioned, Huawei P50 Pro in the global market comes with EMUI 12 software, which on the other hand, runs solely on HarmonyOS in China. According to previous details, Huawei P50 series phones could be the first ones to test HarmonyOS 3.0, when it comes out.

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Talking about the standard Huawei P50, the phone features a flat panel display, and a powerful camera system consisting of two large circles to house the cameras. While the design of the phone remains intriguing in all aspects. The P50 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset but only with 4G connectivity.

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0

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It’s reported that one of the most popular smart audio devices – Huawei FreeBuds Pro is now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. A screenshot coming from a Chinese consumer shows a FreeBuds Pro firmware upgrade with the HarmonyOS build version.

According to the screenshot, version 2.1.0.576 is under testing with beta features and the update only has an OTA size of 2.89MB. The update has a big changelog. However, the Huawei support representative has a different angle on this matter, the representative is unaware of this firmware version and reveals that the latest Huawei FreeBuds Pro software version is 1.0.0.566.

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Huawei Audio Service Widget:

After opening the Control Panel, you’ll find the audio control center, which will help you to quickly switch between multiple devices with one tap.

The latest feature is supported by the following devices:

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  • FreeBuds 4
  • FreeBuds 4E
  • FreeBuds Pro
  • FreeBuds Lipstick
  • FreeBuds Studio
  • Smart Glasses

Here’s how to update your FreeBuds Pro:

Connet your FreeBuds Pro devices to a HarmonyOS powered by, then open Huawei AppGallery, then tap on My, and then on Update management. From here tap on Audio Manager and Smart Life App. Tap on an update to update the application.

To update the latest Audio service on your phone’s home screen visit Settings > Bluetooth Settings and then tap on Audio Services, followed by Add to Home Screen option.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?

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Huawei has its fully-owned operating system – HarmonyOS, which offers a bunch of new features in comparison to the EMUI software. The operating system was designed to work across different platforms including an extra edge of functionality in smartphone devices. In the current scenario, the Chinese tech maker is pursuing the HarmonyOS 2.0 version and continuously enhancing it by releasing new software update versions.

Now, Huawei is planning to reveal the next version of the HarmonyOS operating system – HarmonyOS 3.0. This new version will surely come up with some advanced features for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other adapted platforms. However, it was also reported that the upcoming Mate 50 series could arrive with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 3.0.

At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), the Chinese tech maker announced HarmonyOS 3.0. Although, the tech firm has not revealed any specific details on the user interface but we’re aware that Huawei has focused on the performance part this time and wants to rollout this software version on most of the devices.

Currently, Huawei has not announced the rollout of HarmonyOS 3.0 or its testing but the developer preview roadmap of this software suggests that it could come somewhere in July. Still, a confirmation is awaited.

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Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 for global users:

Meanwhile, many consumers of Huawei devices asked us, whether Huawei is planning to launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for the global Huawei smartphone owners? To answer that, we should look at some facts that have appeared previously on the ground.

Huawei currently treats HarmonyOS 2.0 as the Chinese consumer-based operating system, especially for smartphones. The company has told us in a statement that it has no plans to roll this out to global smartphone users and continues to push EMUI as the lead smartphone software.

Meanwhile, Huawei consumers are taking on EMUI 12 as their prime operating system and receiving it via OTA software update. Looking at the fact that HarmonyOS 2.0 is not coming to the global market, Huawei has made some changes in the core EMUI user interface and brought it much closer to its Chinese counterpart.

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However, confirmation is still awaited on whether HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global consumers.

So what do you think, HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for the global consumers? Let us know via the poll below.

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