Last month we reported that Huawei will send a new HarmonyOS 2 version for the consumers. Now, Huawei has finally started the rollout of this major HarmonyOS 2 software update for flagship devices along with the latest features.
So without further ado, let’s dive into this update.
According to the changelog, the update brings a new multi-camera mode that allows users to capture images via different connected devices using shared network access such as WiFi. This feature uses the distributed capability of HarmonyOS to allow the execution of multi-device photo capture.
Second, comes the Control Panel, users can now quickly access the notification center by simply swiping left or right. This would ease the process and allow users to switch back and forth without losing any of these.
The Service Center also got a new file center feature, which can generate widgets and add them to the home screen, which makes it easier to view files on the go. Huawei optimized the app assistant feature with a new drop-down status bar in game mode.
To be mentioned the major HarmonyOS features update also improves system security to provide better protection against security issues.
These features are surely amazing and will further extend the user experience of the consumers. However, this update is currently rolling out for the Huawei P40 series in China, which already received the stable version. Also, it’ll expand for more devices, as the rollout progress.
According to the information, this update for the Huawei P40 series is currently released with HarmonyOS 2 version – 22.214.171.124 and a download package size of 1.26GB.
The exact changelog is mentioned below.
Major HarmonyOS features update changelog:
The camera mode is newly added. During the shooting process, you can choose a HarmonyOS 2 mobile phone or tablet (multi-camera mode supported) in the same WLAN network as the lens to shoot wonderful images from multiple angles, and remotely take pictures.
Fix the problem that the camera watermark cannot be automatically rotated in some situations.
Added a new file center function, which can generate a widget and add it to the desktop, making it easier to view files. You can also view files of other devices in the Super Device (currently only mobile phones) across devices
The Control panel and notification center can be quickly switched by swiping left and right
Optimize the interface display of the control center
Optimize the operation experience of the drop-down status bar in the game scenarios
Incorporate security patches to enhance mobile phone system security
HarmonyOS 2 rollout currently remained enclosed inside China and there are no official confirmations that have been made about the global rollout.
Huawei P50 is getting HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 upgrade
The standard Huawei P50 is now receiving HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 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.
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.
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
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 220.127.116.116 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 18.104.22.1686.
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:
- 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?
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.
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.
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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