Earlier this month, Dr. Wang Chenglu, Huawei Consumer BG Software Engineering Dept President and AI and All-scenario Intelligence Business Unit Director, announced that Huawei will publicly test HarmonyOS in June and while the launch of this new operating system is scheduled for this month.
According to the information, Huawei will be planning to install HarmonyOS in almost 300 million devices by the end of this month and will upgrade most of its smartphone models with this home-grown OS.
By the time we start moving to the latest discoveries in this matter, a well-known tipster from Weibo has shared some new information regarding HarmonyOS. The tipster revealed that Huawei is testing a number of apps for the public testing app.
These apps include:
- Member Center
- AI Vision
- Huawei Video
- Chat and more
HarmonyOS New Design:
Furthermore, the tipster suggested that there will be more apps launching later this year for the HarmonyOS. While the final launch of the software will come with a new design and these apps will be ready to meet the requirement of the operating system.
Additionally, the current progress of the HarmonyOS system is still under testing and will start to register some models for the general consumers under the closed beta testing by the end of this month.
Meanwhile, a large beta testing is likely to take place in June, followed by a stable rollout after the testing is completed.
There’s more to know about the rollout of the HarmonyOS and we’ll get you the fastest updates possible.
(Source – Weibo)
Huawei HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]
The story of HarmonyOS smartphone testing began on December 16, 2020. At this date, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0 Developer beta testing for a number of old flagships.
Initially, HarmonyOS become available in the testing range of Huawei developers and industry partners. The HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta testing slots for models from Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series devices.
Post recruitment, Huawei selected and processed the developer beta applications and sent the first HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta OTA update to select testers.
Since beta testing is a staged process, Huawei conducted and released several betas builds to developers. After three months of internal beta flight, in April, the company expanded HarmonyOS beta testing for more devices such as Mate 40 series, Mate X2, and others, labeled under HarmonyOS 2.0 developer open beta.
In the following month, mid-range smartphones – Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 lineups also joined the second phase beta activity in the second round of the Developer Open beta.
After 6 months of trials and developer testing, Huawei finally made up its mind of sending HarmonyOS on the consumer version of smartphones and it began on June 2.
On June 2, Huawei officially launched HarmonyOS for smartphone devices, a brand new operating system and a successor of EMUI software system, which was based on Android.
HarmonyOS is surely interesting, isn’t it? But the key interesting thing is, which devices will get HarmonyOS software update and when will it start to rollout? Well, Huawei has shared its official roadmap of upgrading old devices with its operating system and it’s detailed below.
This rollout plan has blown my mind as it covers devices that go up to the year 2016, and it’s absolutely insane and beyond my words. This is surely exciting news for the Huawei consumers and it reflects that Huawei wants to change all of the Huawei devices (launched in the past) on HarmonyOS.
Here, you can check all of the information about the HarmonyOS upgrade plan, timeline, and rollout devices.
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from June 2, 2021:
- Huawei Mate 40
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
- Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 40E
- Huawei Mate X2
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 4G
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro Plus
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 30 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 5G
- Huawei MatePad Pro WiFi
- Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the third quarter of 2021:
- Huawei Mate Xs
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 8
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G
- Huawei Nova 7 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Huawei Nova 6
- Huawei Nova 6 5G
- Huawei Nova 6 SE
- Huawei MatePad 10.8 inches
- Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
- Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the fourth quarter of 2021:
- Huawei Smart Screen V 55 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 75 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen V 85 2021
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 55
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 65
- Huawei Smart Screen S Pro 75
- Huawei Smart Screen S 55
- Huawei Smart Screen S 65
- Huawei Smart Screen S 75
- Huawei Smart Screen X 65
- Huawei P30
- Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
- Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei P30 Pro
- Huawei Nova 5 Pro
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
- Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
- Huawei Maimang 9
- Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4-inch
- Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2
Devices that will get HarmonyOS from the first half of 2022:
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20
- Huawei Nova 4
- Huawei Nova 3
- Huawei Nova 5i Pro
- Huawei Nova 5z
- Huawei Nova 5
- Huawei Nova 4e
- Huawei Maimang 8
- Huawei Enjoy 9S
- Huawei Nova 5i
- Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
- Huawei P10
- Huawei P10 Plus
- Huawei Nova 2s
- Huawei Enjoy 10
- Huawei Enjoy 10s
- Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus
- Huawei Nova 3i
- Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.8 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8 inches
- Huawei Enjoy Tablet
- Huawei Smart Screen V55i
- Huawei Smart Screen V65i
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65
- Huawei Smart Screen V 65 2019
- Huawei Smart Screen V 76 2019
- This plan will first apply to the Chinese models
- This list could be updated
- Global Huawei models could differ from the Chinese model
- Rollout time for global models could be different
Huawei P30 Lite HarmonyOS testing begins in China, that’s something good
Huawei P30 Lite is one of the finest budget devices that still rules in many consumers’ hands. The phone comes with a 6.15-inch full HD display, Kirin 710 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB internal storage to store your files.
To take photos, the phone provides a 24MP triple camera system with AI features but the front camera boasts a 32MP selfie camera for excellent selfies. The Huawei P30 Lite has an excellent battery backup supported by a 3340mAh capacity and recharges support with an 18W fast charger.
On the other side, the phone runs EMUI 9.0 based Android 9 out of the box and received only one major upgrade to the Android 10 (EMUI 10.0), not even EMUI 10.1 rolled for the device.
However, with the arrival of Huawei’s own operating system – HarmonyOS 2, and a massive upgrade roadmap. Huawei P30 Lite has been continuously been asking, what will happen to their devices, as the company continues to remain silent on the global rollout plan.
However, there’s good news that just arrived from China on this matter, as it contains interesting facts regarding the HarmonyOS 2 status for Huawei P30 Lite devices.
Huawei P30 Lite HarmonyOS testing:
Huawei has begun HarmonyOS 2 beta testing on the Nova 4e, which is the Chinese version of Huawei P30 Lite. Overall, it’s very good news for the users as they can confirm that the phone will also be getting an OS upgrade.
According to the information, the Huawei P30 Lite Chinese version received the first HarmonyOS 2 closed beta with HarmonyOS software version 220.127.116.11 upgrading from EMUI 10.0 version 10.0.0.168.
The latest software push brings a number of new features in the user interface and installs new features such as new icons, control panel, service center, new gestures as well as other important changes to signify the user experience.
Still, HarmonyOS 2 rollout remains limited to the Chinese models, and Huawei is yet to confirm a rollout plan for the global devices. However, fans are eagerly waiting to upgrade over HarmonyOS operating system along with its new features.
Runs EMUI 10:
Huawei P30 Lite currently runs EMUI 10.0 software and is eligible for quarterly security patches for improved system security. Previously, Huawei rolled out a software update that brings brought a number of new features and apps including Petal Map, Celia AI Assistant, and Petal Search apps for the P30 Lite.
Honor HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]
This year, Huawei has planned to cross the mark by installing HarmonyOS in 300 million devices, these include both new and old models of smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, smartphone home devices, in-car systems, and other third-party devices.
Last year, Honor became an independent firm and now planning to return to the smartphone market with a number of new products.
However, Honor device users are also concerned about their future and existing device owners are also interested to receive HarmonyOS operating system update.
But don’t worry Honor phone users, you may be out of Huawei’s leadership but you’ll still be cared for by the company in terms of software support.
Because we now have a confirmed list of Honor devices that will upgrade with HarmonyOS. Similar to Huawei devices, the list also includes the oldest node of the device possible to support HarmonyOS features.
So, without further ado, let’s jump into this section and know which devices will receive HarmonyOS software updates and when.
Honor devices that will receive HarmonyOS fourth quarter of 2021:
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor 30S
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor V20
- Honor V20 Moschino Edition
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor X10
- Honor X10 Max
- Honor Tablet 6
- Honor Tablet X6
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor 30 Youth Edition
- Honor Play 4
Honor Devices that will receive HarmonyOS in the first half of 2022:
- Honor V10
- Honor 10
- Honor Play
- Honor 20S
- Honor Play4T Pro
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 8X
- Honor 10 Youth Edition
- Honor 20i
- Honor 9
- Honor V9
- Honor Play 3
- Honor Note 10
- Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
- Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch