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January 2022 HarmonyOS security update rolling out for Honor Play 4

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Honor Play 4 January 2022 update

Huawei has released the January 2022 security patch for several devices running on the HarmonyOS system. In the latest development, the January 2022 security update has reached to Honor Play 4 smartphone launched in China.

According to the information, Honor Play 4 January 2022 update has landed on the ground with the latest HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.220. To acquire the new version, the corresponding device owners need the base HM OS version 2.0.0.215.

For your information, Huawei has also started new feature testing for devices running on the HarmonyOS system through the beta channel for top models. More interestingly, Honor Play 4T Pro is also part of that beta program along with Mate X2 and Mate 30 Pro. Read more 

Coming to the changelog, it discloses that this update only brings improvement for system security. Besides this, we have not noted any other changes made to the system. So, what are the fixes with January 2022 HarmonyOS security patch?

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Well, the January 2022 HarmonyOS security patch fixes 4 CVEs in the framework, 10 CVEs in the system, and 5 CVEs in the application. Additionally, it also resolves 111 CVEs found in the third-party libraries.

Honor Play 4 January 2022 update

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How to update:

Before proceeding towards the update, please make sure that the device must be charged 30% and above. Also, maintain enough storage to download the update package and use a stable connection for buffer-free download.

Open the phone settings, tap on system & updates followed by software updates and then CHECK FOR UPDATES. If you found any updates, hit the download and install button and wait until the process completes automatically.

Alternatively, open the My Huawei app, visit the update section and follow the on-screen instructions. If you found any updates, hit the download and install button and wait until the process completes automatically.

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Check the Huawei HarmonyOS 3 second batch devices [List]

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We all are aware of the fact that Huawei is working to expand the major HarmonyOS 3 beta update for the latest flagship model. After its first batch rollout, the company released a number of devices to get the HarmonyOS 3 beta version by the end of August.

In the meantime, Huawei notified that they started the HarmonyOS 3.0 adaptation process from today onwards, for some of the Mate series, P series, tablet, and Huawei Smart screen devices.

Below you can check the devices, ready to recruit for the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta version:

Huawei Mate Series

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  • Huawei Mate Xs2
  • Huawei Mate Xs2 Collector’s Edition
  • Huawei Mate X2
  • Huawei Mate X2 4G
  • Huawei Mate X2 Collector’s Edition
  • Huawei Mate 40E
  • Huawei Mate 40E 4G
  • Huawei Mate 40E Pro

Huawei P series

  • Huawei P50E

Huawei MatePad 

  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 inches 2021
  • Huawei MatePad 11

Huawei Smart series

  • Huawei V98
  • Huawei V75 Super
  • Huawei V55 2021
  • Huawei V65 2021
  • Huawei V75 2021
  • Huawei V85 2021

Huawei devices HarmonyOS 3

Well, all the above-mentioned device list is eligible to participate in the second batch of HarmonyOS 3 beta testing. As the company started reporting the adaptation process for the corresponding users.

In particular, the corresponding user is anticipated to receive beta builds in middle to the end of August. Huawei will also gradually review the version in batches for customers outside of the first group in accordance with the version’s development.

This means it is expected for the following Huawei devices user to start receiving the Beta version of the Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 update, for those who receive the approval notification by the company.

If you own one of the following devices (Chinese model) and wanted to take part in the Beta adaptation, then you can easily register yourself through the sign-up for the early adopter page on the Huawei club.

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Or you can enter the registration through the My Huawei/ Member Center app. So guys hurry up, this adaptation process will long last till August 17 as mentioned by Huawei.

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HarmonyOS industry continues to expand, 14 OpneHarmony distributions launched so far

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Yes, Huawei continues to expand the presence of the HarmonyOS operating system not only in in-house devices but also in the software industry. The latest input on this matter reveals that HarmonyOS 3.0 industry has now 14 open-source OpenHarmony distributions of this software.

HarmonyOS 3.0 has the latest software user experience and the company has recently launched its consumer version for smartphone and tablet devices. As it will widely expand starting September this year.

According to the information, HarmonyOS Connect devices have exceeded 470 million units, after Huawei officially released the HarmonyOS 3 operating system. Currently, at least 8 A-share listed firms have released 14 industry distributions based on the open source HarmonyOS project – OpenHarmony.

The report on this matter reveals that, after three years, the foundation of the Hongmeng system has become more and more stable, and the ecology has gradually grown.

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With the joint efforts of all participants in the industry, OpenHarmony has gone through the nascent stage of chaos. The operating system has driven ecosystem prosperity with root technology innovation, gradually opening the door to opportunities for “commercial application” and other important solutions.

OpenHarmony is an open-source project of the HarmonyOS operating system, first launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019. The company made this open source at HDC 2022 event and later donated it to Open Atom Open Source Foundation which manages the code repository.

The project empowers industry players to base it and co-create new operating system that could be used for various tasks and computing applications. That’s not it, the vast open APIs of HarmonyOS allow users to connect different devices at the lowest of 128kb memory.

Open HarmonyOS provides a unified and integrated digital innovation basic platform for industries including personal consumption, medical care, finance, energy, industry, transportation, etc., which will cover the next generation of smart home, travel, sports Health, entertainment, office, education, social shopping, industrial production, and other scenarios.

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In 2022, six OpenHarmony distribution vendors will launch commercial versions based on OpenHarmony for different fields of technologies.

  • Austrian Thinking: Launched the first commercial distribution of MILOS for general industrial and IoT applications.
  • Honghu Wanlian: Released the first OpenHarmony commercial release for commercial display industry devices.
  • Kaihong Zhigu: Launched OpenHarmony education, transportation, industry, smart city, agriculture, and other industry distributions, and released model cases and industry solutions.
  • Runhe Software: HiHopeOS industry distributions based on OpenHarmony will be launched successively, such as OpenHarmony distributions for industries such as finance, education, and energy.
  • Shenzhen Kaihong: Based on OpenHarmony, KaihongOS will be launched focusing on eight fields including finance, government affairs, and industrial control, and the business ecosystem will enter a stage of rapid development.
  • Tongxin Software: It plans to launch OpenHarmony intelligent devices operating systems and solutions for education, finance, transportation, energy, electricity, telecommunications, government affairs, and other industries.

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China’s largest video sharing platform using Huawei HarmonyOS fonts

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Bilibili, also termed B Site is now receiving a new update that brings the support of Huawei HarmonyOS fonts. Alongside, this update also accompanies a handful of improvements and optimizations for the official desktop client version of the app.

To those who are unfamiliar, Bilibili is China’s one of the largest video-sharing platforms, based in Shanghai. This platform is mainly themed around animations and consists of numerous comics, games, and animated series. The users who are fond of animated characters can watch or read, submit their creations, and can even add overlaid commentary on videos.

To give a more suitable look to the interface, the official desktop version of Bilibili now supports Huawei HarmonyOS fonts. These fonts will automatically become the default fonts of the client or the user. However, they have a choice to change these fonts and use the system ones, through the Settings.

Huawei HarmonyOS fonts

HarmonyOS Sans fonts

With the release of the self-developed operating system – HarmonyOS 2, the company has also brought access to new HarmonyOS Sans fonts. The customizable element appeared with several interesting tweaks for the users. For instance, optimized font grayscale, unified multilingual glyphs, new styles, and more.

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On the flip side, Huawei also made these fonts available for commercial use free of cost. Thus, any user, business firm, or website were able to bring the support of dynamic fonts to their product.

Coming back to the topic, the new version released as 1.4.0 has some more tugs to explore. Apart from the custom-oriented fonts, the latest build also offers several improvements to the application program. Consequently, the update makes the visual experience more interactive for the users.

Besides, it adds new window switching keys, that allow you to easily jump into a new section without any lag or buffering. Thereafter, we also find normal playback mode switching and a more convenient and resizable window. Together, these things uplift the overall user experience of the app.

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