Huawei Mate X2, Mate 40 series, Smart Screen S, and other devices recently made their entry in the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta program. Following their inclusion, Huawei has started to rollout a new beta software build for these devices.
The latest software update for these devices brings a number of new noticeable changes in the user interface including the new system animations, app transition effects, new settings element design, and more.
But specifically, we’re here to talk about the new quick settings and notification panel of the HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) mobile that has got even better with this new beta software.
So without further ado, let’s explore HarmonyOS quick settings panel.
Similar to the entire, HarmonyOS user interface, the new HarmonyOS quick settings panel also adopted the new card design with round corner shapes. More interestingly, the quick settings are now divided into a control center like arrange with priority widgets on top followed by the chunk of other switches. This whole arrangement provides a cleaner and better user interface experience.
According to the example linked below, the new Quick Settings has a Music controller on the top left with the option to manage playback options of prev, pause/play, and next. It’s followed by the Wi-fi and Bluetooth options on the right side sitting in a vertical manner but the combined weight of both of these cards is similar to the music controller.
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Tap to open pop-up screen:
For options that support drop-down options such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, HarmonyOS quick settings now perform a new kind of pop-up selection menu with a new animation.
Scroll to reveal quick settings:
Aside from the top section, the quick settings panel also has the regular quick access switches, that come in play once a user scrolls the switch section from top to bottom. In the normal state, the quick access switch panel shows only five switches followed by the brightness slider.
Smart connected device panel:
Below you can check the set of smart devices that are connected with the smartphone including in a variety of categories. Also, they have their separate cards to manage with their respective controls.
Similar to the previous quick settings panel in EMUI 11, the new notification panel also supports customizations, which can be accessed via the edit option on the top right corner. While the priority of the card could also be rearranged but we don’t any confirmation on that.
The icons in the quick settings menu remain the same as the EMUI 11. However, we can expect Huawei to change them in the final launch of HarmonyOS for its devices but nothing is certain at the moment.
Gestures to open the notification panel and other to open quick settings panel:
More interestingly, there’s one more thing that we’ve observed from the HarmonyOS latest beta build, which is that the new notification panel and quick settings panel could be accessed from different styles.
For example, the notification panel can be accessed by swiping down from the top left corner of the display, while on the other hand, the quick settings panel can be opened by swiping down from the top right corner. Check the video demonstration below.
These shortcut gestures are awesome and we’ll keep looking for more information on this matter.
Currently, this information is extracted from the latest developer beta version of the HarmonyOS but we can expect that Huawei will further improve the entire HarmonyOS software system once this product reaches to its stable mode.
— Reyzaar (@Reyzaaru) April 28, 2021
Huawei P30 series will receive HarmonyOS 3 next year
Huawei P30 and P30 Pro users are enjoying two different software, the global one has EMUI and in China, it has HarmonyOS operating system. However, these prime devices will get the next big upgrade by next year.
According to the official rollout schedule, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will get HarmonyOS 3 in 2023. Since Huawei is busy testing and releasing this software in recently released devices, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will soon grab HarmonyOS 3 in the homeland.
Meanwhile, the global P30 models have already grabbed EMUI 12 and now they are also ready to get EMUI 13 as the next installment. However, Huawei is yet to confirm its stand on this matter.
Even though Huawei has announced to rollout of HarmonyOS 3 for P30 and P30 Pro next year but we may see an early beta testing by the end of this year. As the Chinese tech maker has completed HarmonyOS 2 rollout faster than what had been planned formally.
Launched in July this year, HarmonyOS 3 is a major software upgrade for Huawei devices. As the rollout expands to hundreds of models, it comes with various improvements and new features over the past version.
Speaking of which, it has a new layout reorder for the best user experience of your phone’s home screen. The HarmonyOS 3 further improves the super device feature to expand the supported platforms.
The cross-device screen projection has been optimized to project a Huawei phone or tablet on a big display such as a laptop or a monitor to support the view on a large view.
One of the biggest changes that Huawei has brought in with HarmonyOS 3 includes the new service widgets, which you can now stack over each other to save screen space or group them all with each other as a large folder.
Huawei has also increased the security and privacy section for smartphones and Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will also receive this new operating system.
HarmonyOS 3 beta 3 is here for Huawei Mate Xs 2
Huawei Mate Xs 2 – the most flexible screen users can now opt for the ultimate HarmonyOS 3 new beta version. Huawei released the HarmonyOS 3 beta 3 for the Mate Xs 2 users with a number of optimization.
However, the patch also improves the stability of the internal system with more than 60 fixes. Therefore, a moderate-sized pack of security and optimization is moving toward your smart tablet.
Additionally, the update makes it easier to handle the device’s cleaning processes. This is the key component that the company is including in every device’s third beta deployment. The task card that continuously accumulates cache files and other useless data is what this cleaning management ultimately pertains to.
Before updating the new HarmonyOS 3 beta update on your Huawei Mate Xs 2 do note that your smartphone is running over the HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 build version to update over the HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 build version.
- Optimize the application task card cleaning function
- Incorporate the September 2022 security patch to enhance the phone
- Huawei Mate Xs 2 (PAL-AL00)
- Mate Xs 2 Collector’s Edition (PAL-AL00)
HarmonyOS 3 Beta 3:
The new HarmonyOS 3 beta version will bring you one step closer to its stable release. And it happened for the very first time with HarmonyOS 3 beta released with a security patch update.
Meanwhile, the September 2022 security patch helps your device to patch all the security gaps from the previous version of HarmonyOS 3 beta. We recommend you update this new version on your Huawei Mate Xs 2 smartphone as soon as it reaches your device.
Notably, the update will not delete or erase your data but it is still recommended that you back up all the important data on the close before the updating and confirm the backup content to some third parties.
Huawei HDC 2022 event postponed to November 4th
Today, Huawei has made some official statements regarding the 2022 Developer Conference and the upcoming HarmonyOS technology. Yes, after HarmonyOS 3.0 interface, something more surprising is going to hit the consumer surface soon.
The Chinese manufacturer has shared a post on its several Weibo channels and official sites for the 2022 Developer Conference. Accordingly, the news begins with an apology statement for delaying this thoughtful event for a few days more.
Yes! Initially, the company scheduled the event from October 21st to October 23rd. However, now the date has shifted one week ahead which is November 4th to November 6th. Though there is a change in the date, but that does not affect the ticket purchase rights.
Ahead, the company states that in the recent few years, Huawei and its partners have made genuine efforts to blaze a better life and user experience. Consequently, Huawei Developer Conference has remained a significant and constant proof of these efforts.
Undoubtedly, these efforts will continue in the time ahead.
New HarmonyOS technology with HDC 2022!
Huawei has also informed the 2022 Developer Conference will introduce new HarmonyOS technology. The Chinese tech maker hasn’t revealed much on this matter. However, the surety is that this dynamic tech will build a more convenient and effective development platform for the developers.
Besides, the company will share some innovative techniques and mechanisms in five major scenarios. For instance, smart homes, smart offices, audio-visual entertainment, smart travel, and sports health.
Further, there will be big coffee gatherings, rich developer activities, and various contests for showing skills. Events like the Huawei Hetu game, lakeside music festival, and more will also be a part of this iconic conference.
Here are the timings and venues for some prominent events:
Below you can check the concurrent plans (planned)
Conference Keynote: Introduction of innovative applications to build an efficient and easy-to-use developer platform.
- Time : October 21, 2022 (14:30 – 17:00)
- Venue: Dongguan Basketball Center
Developer Keynote: Revealment of convenient UI components, new program framework, high-end SDK, testing, listings, distribution, and operations, the experience of HarmonyOS application, and more.
- Time: October 22, 2022 [10:00 am]
- Venue: Dongguan Shongshan Lake Xiliu Beipo Village
Pine Lake Dialogue: Invite industry leaders to focus on HarmonyOS, HarmonyOS Connect, and other industry topics, and have a dialogue with the future.
- Time : October 22, 2022 [14:00 – 17:00]
- Venue: Hyatt Regency Dongguan Shongshan Lake