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New app bar, support for Windows, and display optimizations rolling out with HarmonyOS 2 developer beta 3

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HarmonyOS‘ smartphone journey originally began in December last year. During its initial recruitment, Huawei selected Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series devices to take part in the Developer Beta activity.

After months of testing, Huawei finally opened developer beta testing for more developers and public users, which led us to the June 2nd launch of HarmonyOS 2 for general consumers.

Yet, the developer beta testing will continue and Huawei will keep rolling out improvements in the background so that development and new features could be checked and rollout for the consumer devices.

Related to this, Huawei has now rolled a new software update in the series of HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta 3, which brings a bunch of new features and system improvements.

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According to the changelog, this latest developer beta software installs a very useful feature, which allows users to store both permanent and recently opened applications. The update adds support for the global handwriting features for stylus devices to identify the writing.

Furthermore, the update also consists of support for multi-screen collaboration features on HarmonyOS to windows OS. As well as optimizations for display and sound effects, while fixing bugs in WiFi.

The changelog shows that the update has HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta 3 versions 2.0.0.128 and a software package size of 5.44GB, which is a big package.

Still, the company will continue to push major changes and improvements as well as the latest features to the developers.

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Let’s check the changelog in detail:

System:

Adds a new application dock at the bottom to store permanent and recently opened applications, which is clear at a glance and can be used at any time.

The stylus writing experience is more efficient and supports the global handwriting function. It can be converted into text with handwriting in the text input area, and text can be selected, deleted, and split quickly.

Multi-screen collaboration:

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Added support for multi-screen collaboration between a tablet with HarmonyOS operating system and a PC with Windows operating system. The dual systems run independently, and pictures and files can be transferred easily through drag and drop, just as simple as between folders.

Display:

Optimizes touch screen experience in some game scenarios.

Sound Effects:

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Optimizes sound experience in some game scenarios.

WLAN:

It Fixes the problem that the WLAN signal connection automatically closed in some scenarios.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 November 2022 update rolling out in Europe

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A few days ago, Huawei began to roll out the November 2022 update for the MatePad Pro 12.6 tablets, and now it’s expanding in Europe. It’s a beneficial update with a bunch of security tweaks for the device.

November 2022 security patch holds a huge package of fixes and improvements. It ends more than 40 security threats and exploits in the system and strengthens the device against harmful bugs and malware.

Hence, we recommend you install the update once it appears on the notification shade. Eventually, Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 users in Europe can identify the November 2022 update with HarmonyOS 2.0.0.250 build number.

In case you cannot get this update onboard, then don’t worry. You can lean into the update section to obtain the latest firmware for your respective tablet.

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Just head to the Settings application. Further, select System & Updates followed by Software Updates. Now follow the on-screen instructions carefully. To the available version, tap on the Download and Install button.

Update Instructions:

It’s quite easy to check for new updates. However, make sure of the following norms before conducting the installation procedure:

  • Your tablet must have a storage space of 227MB
  • A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.
  • Take a backup of your important data beforehand
  • Do not forcefully turn off the tablet, once the installation is started

Huawei HarmonyOS is better than Apple!

Yes, that’s right! Huawei’s self-developed operating system – Harmony is far better than Apple’s. Comparatively, HarmonyOS serves many gadgets, including smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, smart TVs, smart cars, and more.

Meanwhile, Apple uses a separate operating system for every smart device. For instance, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and so on. This shows that HarmonyOS is quite efficient and is easily compatible with a variety of gadgets.

Moreover, Huawei is constantly making efforts to make the respective operating system bigger than Android and iOS. And it seems like we don’t have to wait much to catch such changes in the HarmonyOS ecosystem.

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Editor’s Choice: Huawei uses HarmonyOS for different devices as compared to Apple

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Huawei Sound Joy smart speaker improves system stability with new update

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Huawei Sound Joy is receiving a new update with stability improvements globally. Besides, the latest firmware brings a handful of fixes to the known issues and security exploits in the device system.

According to the input revealings, the Huawei Sound Joy stability improvements update is rolling out with HarmonyOS 2.1.0.30 (H100SP29C00). Notably, the update is approaching via OTA and may take 2-3 days to reach all users.

Speaking of the changelog, the fresh firmware mainly aims to improve the stability aspects of the device. It optimizes the functioning and makes the internal system reliant and more durable.

On the flip side, the update resolves some irritating issues that have been affecting the performance of the smart speaker for a long time. As a result, this firmware installation will enhance the overall user experience.

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Hence, if you are a Huawei Sound Joy owner, we recommend installing this update as soon as it appears on the notification panel.

Full Changelog:

  • Build Number: HarmonyOS 2.1.0.30

Changes:

  • Improved device stability
  • Fixed some known issues

Points to Remember:

You can install the update by navigating to the Huawei AI Life App on your smartphone. Further, tap on the Sound Joy card and then Firmware Updates. However, before heading for the downloading steps, take the following measures:

  • Battery level should be above 20%
  • The Bluetooth connection between your phone and speakers must be stable
  • In case the installation fails, try again

Huawei Sound Joy

Huawei Sound Joy is the ultimate pack of immersive audio quality. It is Huawei’s first portable speaker with Devialet technology and exhibits a four-speaker unit system.

In terms of layout, the device holds a cylindrical structure with 202 mm height, and 73 mm diameter, and weighs up to 680 grams. It also supports Bluetooth 5.2 and high-end audio codecs such as AAC and SBC.

The speakers pack a huge battery of 8800mAh and offer a playback time of 26 hours. Besides, it bears a 40W fast charger that can charge the device in just 10 minutes.

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Broadcom BK7235 processor combines with OpenHarmony

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Broadcom Integration Group recently launched a new BK7235 high-end processor and merged it with the OpenHarmony operating system. The chipset aims to enhance IoT connectivity and bring new improvements in the security aspects.

OpenHarmony is well-known for its compatible connections as well as all-scenario operations. It contains an advanced and tech-pack connectivity system that can support all smart devices effectively.

And to make these connections more reliable, Broadcom group has integrated a BK7235 processor in the OpenHarmony framework. Accordingly, it will facilitate the operating system with rich storage and a robust security structure.

On the other hand, it can provide numerous immediate options for commercial purposes. For instance, lightweight audio quality, new upgrades for functions, controlling management, and more.

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Let’s understand the high-end BK7235 processor in detail.

BK7235 MCU Chipset – Two Versions

Broadcom BK7235 chip is an MCU (micro-controller unit). It has two variants: single-core and dual-core. The single-core chip installs a 656KB RAM and supports 26 GPIOs (General Purpose Input/Output), and a 5V direct power supply. It is appropriate for 5V smart home gadgets.

Meanwhile, the BK7235 dual-core version packs 800KB RAM and a high-speed 8MB Dynamic RAM (DRAM). Further, it supports single and multiple cloud connections, 48 GPIOs, dual microphones, a CIS camera, 16-bit LCD, and significant coding functions.

BK7235 processor – efficiency

Both versions use a self-developed security infrastructure to offer tough security protection for the entire operating system. Aside from the regular security components, the processor also equips the powerful P-384 encryption protocol to access verified algorithms.

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It’s worth mentioning that the respective chipset has also qualified for the PSA level 1 safety certification. Hence, it will make useful changes in the OpenHarmony operating system.

Moreover, the processor easily operates and manages common, commercial, and authorized passwords. For instance AES, RSA, ECC, SM2, SM3, SM4, and more. Together, these qualities will help in providing efficient security protection to the IoT and other network devices.

In addition to the magnificent safety functions, the BK7235 chip is eligible for Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2, and supports various third-party network connections. Hence, the chipset could prove a beneficial implementation for the OpenHarmony community.

OpenHarmony Broadcom BK7235 processor

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