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New HarmonyOS features testing for these Huawei and Honor devices

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Last week, Huawei has initially started the new HarmonyOS features beta testing program for top models including Mate X2 and Mate 40 Pro. In the latest development, the Chinese maker has started recruiting more devices belonging to Huawei and the Honor brand.

According to Huawei, the new HarmonyOS features beta testing activity is available for a limited time period as well as for a certain number of users in China. The registered beta participants will be the first to experience the new version as can get the chance to win rewards.

After the completion of recruitment, the company will release two or three test versions and the testing activity period is around two months. For a better experience of the multi-device collaboration feature, users must hold multi-devices. You can check the eligible device list below.

Eligible devices:

  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro (LIO-AL00)
  • Honor Play 4T Pro (AQM-AL10)

The above-mentioned device users required the HarmonyOS baseline version, which is written below. To check the phone version open the settings > about phone > version number > check the version information.

Required HarmonyOS Version:

  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.218 (C00E207R8P6)
  • Honor Play 4T Pro: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.211 (C00E210R5P3)

Recruitment details:

  • Number of slots: 1500 each device [Link]
  • Recruitment Time: February 18, 2022 – February 24 , 10:00
  • Announcement of selected devices: Please pay attention to the follow-up update of this post for a specific time. The selected users will get the official SMS notification.
  • Verison release time: See the follow-up official notification (if you fill in the registration information incorrectly or you are not on the baseline version that supports the upgrade, you will not receive the push)

Things to know:

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  • The same device cannot participate in two or more internal beta testing activities at the same time.
  • Please confirm that the device is not in other internal testing activities before registration.
  • The version cannot be rolled back before the end of the internal test.
  • The internal test period is 2 months, and 2 test versions are planned to be released.
  • Before signing up for this internal test, please make sure that the current device version is on the recruited baseline version.
  • If there is a Beta club on your mobile, you can use the Beta club to give feedback.

List of compatible models required for multi-device collaboration related feature testing:

Smartwatches:

  • Huawei Watch 3
  • Huawei Watch 3 Pro
  • Huawei Watch D
  • Huawei Watch GT 3 (46mm)
  • Huawei Watch GT 3 (42mm)
  • Huawei Watch GT Runner
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro ECG
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm
  • Huawei Watch GT 2e
  • Huawei Band 6 Pro
  • Huawei Band 6 NFC version

Smart Screens:

  • Huawei MateView
  • Smart car screen S50

(Source: Huawei)

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 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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April 2022 HarmonyOS update released for these 6 Honor smartphones

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Recently, Huawei has pushed off the April 2022 security update for several Honor smartphones running on the HarmonyOS operating system. As we know, after the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched Honor smartphones came under the care of Huawei.

Yes! the latest software update rollout clearly shows the care of Huawei towards its former brand smartphones. Below, you can check the list of Honor smartphones, which getting the April 2022 HarmonyOS security update.

Adapting devices:

  • Honor Magic 2
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor Play 4
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor Play 9A

This newest update for the above-mentioned Honor smartphones mainly boosted the system’s security and stability. As it fixes over 49 vulnerabilities and threats found in the latest HarmonyOS software system. Read more

If you are any of the mentioned-device users in China and seeking for next update. Then, the update is here for you. Check the more information-related version below along with the update process and precautions.

Honor April 2022 update

Latest Version Details:

  • Honor Magic 2: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230/231
  • Honor 20S: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor 30S: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor Play 4: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.233 updated from 2.0.0.232
  • Honor X10 Max: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.233 updated from 2.0.0.232
  • Honor Play 4 Pro: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor Play 9A: Magic UI 3.1.0.195 updated from 3.1.0.196

How to update:

Here are two ways to install the update and it’s up to you, which one do you like.

Through Settings:

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Open the phone settings menu, tap on system & updates then click on software updates. From here, tap on Check for updates and let the phone fetch the latest update for you. If an update appears on the device, tap on download and install.

Through My Huawei app:

Go to the My Huawei app and visit the support section. Afterward, tap on the update icon and follow the on-screen steps to grab the latest update.

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