Honor Play is one of the most popular devices from Honor’s early day and the first one in the Honor lineup. Honor Play doesn’t disappoint its consumers, and it’s powered by Kirin 970 processor, the same chipset was used in Honor 10 and Honor P20 but the Honor Play still runs EMUI 9.1 and the other two successfully installed EMUI 10.0.
When the consumer asked Honor regarding this matter, the company replied that Honor Play lacks the hardware capability to run the latest EMUI version, which is absolutely absurd to read and hear.
In terms of other specs, the Honor Play sports a 6.3-inch display featuring 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. These are better than the Honor 8X, which got EMUI 10.0 upgrade followed the launch.
In the aftermath of these denials, Honor Play users went on the internet to loud out their voices on the company ears and signed thousand of petitions on change.org. However, this didn’t make a change.
Plea for Dark Mode:
EMUI 10.0 is the first EMUI version that comes with a dedicated dark mode user interface. Honor Play users were so excited that this functionality will soon be added to their phones but it didn’t happen.
Eventually, after being denied for the EMUI 10.0, a major group of Honor Play users questioned us as well as the company that the company should rollout at least the dark mode for the model but it seems difficult as a standalone dark mode feature rollout because it’s related to that corresponding Android version.
With the launch of the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system, Huawei announced a huge list of upgradable models, this also includes the Honor Play. Yes, the users were shocked to see this phone on the list and have continuously been asking for a rollout date.
As recently, Huawei has officially confirmed that the Honor Play will begin its HarmonyOS 2.0 journey by early October. Under the rollout process, the Honor Play will be signed up for the closed beta and then it’ll move to the stable release.
First HarmonyOS smart car cockpit will launch by the end of this year, check user interface
During the HDC 2021, Huawei has released the latest development made in the HarmonyOS ecosystem. The tech maker has announced 150 million device upgrades and the current speed of partners that continues to increase. Moreover, the company also launched the first developer preview of the HarmonyOS 3, which will help the developer to understand this new HarmonyOS version before it becomes available for developer beta testing.
However, there’s one more interesting announcement that has been made at the event. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group and smart car solutions BU revealed that the first HarmonyOS powered smart car cockpit will launch by the end of this year.
The Huawei business chief also expected that at the end of this year or early next year, the new generation of luxury mid-size SUVs released by SERES will be equipped with a smart cockpit based on HarmonyOS. Huawei hopes that through the HarmonyOS system, the user experience of the smart cockpit will surpass that of other manufacturers around the world.
Furthermore, Huawei has also revealed the user interface for the in-car HarmonyOS system that will launch by the end of this year on a SERES car. The user interface is very immersive and functional.
Wang Jun, president of Huawei Smart Car Solutions BU, confirmed that the HarmonyOS-A smart cockpit operating system is currently the only open cockpit system and will begin to sell by the end of this year.
That’s not it, Huawei also showed us some data regarding the current moves that HarmonyOS has made in the smart car industry after the announcement of HarmonyOS 2.0 at HDC 2020. Based on the HarmonyOS in-car system, Huawei has developed in-depth cooperation with more than 80 hardware and software partners.
Efforts to change the current situation of cockpit system hardware solidification, fewer applications, and slow upgrades, and jointly define hardware interfaces to achieve plug-and-play hardware, replaceable upgrades and diversified hardware interconnections, and open to applications through API interfaces.
Huawei says it’s focusing to develop a cockpit system with full-scenario coverage and multi-device coordination to provide consumers with personalized, smart, and diversified service experiences that is nowhere to find.
HarmonyOS programming language is coming: Huawei
Deng Taihua, vice president of Huawei and president of the computing product line, said in an interview in September this year that Huawei will launch an HarmonyOS programming language Cangjie next year to connect HarmonyOS and Euler in the application development ecosystem.
Huawei previously stated that Euler and Hongmeng have connected the sharing of core technology. In the future, it plans to build a distributed soft bus capability in Euler, so that devices equipped with the Euler operating system can automatically identify and connect to HarmonyOS devices.
Additionally, Huawei’s Managing Director, CEO of Consumer Business, and CEO of Smart Car Solutions BU, Yu Chengdong, announced that the number of HarmonyOS devices exceeds 150 million, making it the fastest-growing terminal operating system in history.
Huawei HarmonyOS 3 developer preview launched, improved performance
During the Huawei Developer Conference 2021, Huawei announced the first HarmonyOS 3 developer preview. The Chinese tech giant announced this new HarmonyOS version as an upgrade over HarmonyOS 2. So, developers in China are eligible to test the HarmonyOS 3 via the HarmonyOS 3 developer beta version and start developing apps for the latest HarmonyOS version.
To be mentioned, the HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta will be opened in the first quarter of 2022. So, it can be tested on different devices. Still, the launch of general consumers of smartphones and other devices is far away, since it’s still in the development mode.
With the release of Huawei of the first HarmonyOS 3 Developer Preview, the Chinese tech maker continues to innovate around the three core values of system architecture, Super Device, and one-time development, and multi-device deployment, bringing about a comprehensive upgrade of system capabilities and development tools.
According to the information, the HarmonyOS 3 developer preview includes performance improvements over HarmonyOS 2.0. these are 50 percent improvements in terms of Device discovery performance, 100 percent improvement in terms of HD projection stability, and 20 percent improvement in terms of enhanced cross-device operation performance.