HarmonyOS 3.0 is the next version of the HarmonyOS operating system that will drive more features into Huawei devices. Speaking of which, there’s news that HarmonyOS 3.0 OS will come with a new and improved widgets system and customization feature.
According to a new leak coming from a Weibo tipster, Huawei will focus further on the privacy and protection of the user’s data. On the other hand, HarmonyOS 3.0 will improve the widgets feature along with bringing new customizations.
A screenshot from the tipster shows a widget that will help you manage all of your essential permissions right from your home screen. On the other hand, it’ll also keep you updated with the number of each type of permission that you have granted so far including camera, microphone, location, internal storage, and more.
Widgets are an essential part of the HarmonyOS operating system and were introduced first in HarmonyOS 2.0. This feature is based on atomic services and shows you information right on your home screen coming from the system or from any installed mobile application that supports widgets features.
The simplicity of widgets allows you to create a shortcut to an application including a set of ‘key’ features, which enables direct interaction with that corresponding app without opening the app entirely.
The navigation is clear and easy to use, as you can select the size of each supported widget individually. This feature makes it lightweight and productive on the HarmonyOS device’s home screen.
A recent report reveals that the company is working on new improvements for the status bar of HarmonyOS 3.0. According to the report, there is some shuffling made between the icons that include the position of each icon that now sits on either the left or right of the display.
Talking further on this matter, these improvements are being made to utilize the overall workflow and combine them for maximum productivity while interacting with HarmonyOS 3.0.
HarmonyOS 3.0 is underway in developer beta testing and Huawei is working to arrange wide public beta testing as the launch nears potentially this month. We’ll keep you posted with further updates, stay tuned.
Check the Huawei HarmonyOS 3 second batch devices [List]
We all are aware of the fact that Huawei is working to expand the major HarmonyOS 3 beta update for the latest flagship model. After its first batch rollout, the company released a number of devices to get the HarmonyOS 3 beta version by the end of August.
Below you can check the devices, ready to recruit for the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta version:
Huawei Mate Series
- Huawei Mate Xs2
- Huawei Mate Xs2 Collector’s Edition
- Huawei Mate X2
- Huawei Mate X2 4G
- Huawei Mate X2 Collector’s Edition
- Huawei Mate 40E
- Huawei Mate 40E 4G
- Huawei Mate 40E Pro
Huawei P series
- Huawei P50E
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 inches 2021
- Huawei MatePad 11
Huawei Smart series
- Huawei V98
- Huawei V75 Super
- Huawei V55 2021
- Huawei V65 2021
- Huawei V75 2021
- Huawei V85 2021
Well, all the above-mentioned device list is eligible to participate in the second batch of HarmonyOS 3 beta testing. As the company started reporting the adaptation process for the corresponding users.
In particular, the corresponding user is anticipated to receive beta builds in middle to the end of August. Huawei will also gradually review the version in batches for customers outside of the first group in accordance with the version’s development.
This means it is expected for the following Huawei devices user to start receiving the Beta version of the Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 update, for those who receive the approval notification by the company.
If you own one of the following devices (Chinese model) and wanted to take part in the Beta adaptation, then you can easily register yourself through the sign-up for the early adopter page on the Huawei club.
Or you can enter the registration through the My Huawei/ Member Center app. So guys hurry up, this adaptation process will long last till August 17 as mentioned by Huawei.
HarmonyOS industry continues to expand, 14 OpneHarmony distributions launched so far
Yes, Huawei continues to expand the presence of the HarmonyOS operating system not only in in-house devices but also in the software industry. The latest input on this matter reveals that HarmonyOS 3.0 industry has now 14 open-source OpenHarmony distributions of this software.
HarmonyOS 3.0 has the latest software user experience and the company has recently launched its consumer version for smartphone and tablet devices. As it will widely expand starting September this year.
According to the information, HarmonyOS Connect devices have exceeded 470 million units, after Huawei officially released the HarmonyOS 3 operating system. Currently, at least 8 A-share listed firms have released 14 industry distributions based on the open source HarmonyOS project – OpenHarmony.
The report on this matter reveals that, after three years, the foundation of the Hongmeng system has become more and more stable, and the ecology has gradually grown.
With the joint efforts of all participants in the industry, OpenHarmony has gone through the nascent stage of chaos. The operating system has driven ecosystem prosperity with root technology innovation, gradually opening the door to opportunities for “commercial application” and other important solutions.
OpenHarmony is an open-source project of the HarmonyOS operating system, first launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019. The company made this open source at HDC 2022 event and later donated it to Open Atom Open Source Foundation which manages the code repository.
The project empowers industry players to base it and co-create new operating system that could be used for various tasks and computing applications. That’s not it, the vast open APIs of HarmonyOS allow users to connect different devices at the lowest of 128kb memory.
Open HarmonyOS provides a unified and integrated digital innovation basic platform for industries including personal consumption, medical care, finance, energy, industry, transportation, etc., which will cover the next generation of smart home, travel, sports Health, entertainment, office, education, social shopping, industrial production, and other scenarios.
In 2022, six OpenHarmony distribution vendors will launch commercial versions based on OpenHarmony for different fields of technologies.
- Austrian Thinking: Launched the first commercial distribution of MILOS for general industrial and IoT applications.
- Honghu Wanlian: Released the first OpenHarmony commercial release for commercial display industry devices.
- Kaihong Zhigu: Launched OpenHarmony education, transportation, industry, smart city, agriculture, and other industry distributions, and released model cases and industry solutions.
- Runhe Software: HiHopeOS industry distributions based on OpenHarmony will be launched successively, such as OpenHarmony distributions for industries such as finance, education, and energy.
- Shenzhen Kaihong: Based on OpenHarmony, KaihongOS will be launched focusing on eight fields including finance, government affairs, and industrial control, and the business ecosystem will enter a stage of rapid development.
- Tongxin Software: It plans to launch OpenHarmony intelligent devices operating systems and solutions for education, finance, transportation, energy, electricity, telecommunications, government affairs, and other industries.
(via – Sina Tech)
China’s largest video sharing platform using Huawei HarmonyOS fonts
Bilibili, also termed B Site is now receiving a new update that brings the support of Huawei HarmonyOS fonts. Alongside, this update also accompanies a handful of improvements and optimizations for the official desktop client version of the app.
To those who are unfamiliar, Bilibili is China’s one of the largest video-sharing platforms, based in Shanghai. This platform is mainly themed around animations and consists of numerous comics, games, and animated series. The users who are fond of animated characters can watch or read, submit their creations, and can even add overlaid commentary on videos.
To give a more suitable look to the interface, the official desktop version of Bilibili now supports Huawei HarmonyOS fonts. These fonts will automatically become the default fonts of the client or the user. However, they have a choice to change these fonts and use the system ones, through the Settings.
HarmonyOS Sans fonts
With the release of the self-developed operating system – HarmonyOS 2, the company has also brought access to new HarmonyOS Sans fonts. The customizable element appeared with several interesting tweaks for the users. For instance, optimized font grayscale, unified multilingual glyphs, new styles, and more.
On the flip side, Huawei also made these fonts available for commercial use free of cost. Thus, any user, business firm, or website were able to bring the support of dynamic fonts to their product.
Coming back to the topic, the new version released as 1.4.0 has some more tugs to explore. Apart from the custom-oriented fonts, the latest build also offers several improvements to the application program. Consequently, the update makes the visual experience more interactive for the users.
Besides, it adds new window switching keys, that allow you to easily jump into a new section without any lag or buffering. Thereafter, we also find normal playback mode switching and a more convenient and resizable window. Together, these things uplift the overall user experience of the app.