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OpenHarmony 3.0 launched, check new features details



OpenHarmony 3.0

Last Thursday, OpenAtom Foundation has started a new chapter in HarmonyOS open source project development and launched OpenHarmony 3.0. The latest version has been announced to release on September 30 and it’s unveiled as scheduled.

According to the information, the OpenHarmony 3.0 will pave our way to the HarmonyOS 3.0 operating system version. Reports reveal that the HarmonyOS 3.0 will launch soon but there’s no official information available on this matter at the moment.

Meanwhile, we’ll dive deep into the OpenHarmony 3.0 and find out, what this new version brings to the consumer.

As mentioned on the released notes, the OpenHarmony 3.0 is based on the OpenHarmony 2.2 Beta 2 and brings substantial improvements over the past version and optimizes the operating system including the followings:


OpenHarmony 3.0

New features and functions of the standard system:

  • The user program framework supports service capability (ServiceAbility, DataAbility) and thread model.
  • Supports file security access, that is, the ability to convert files into URIs and resolve URIs to open files.
  • Support the basic ability of device management PIN code authentication.
  • Support the basic capabilities of relational databases and distributed data management.
  • Support Ark JS compilation toolchain and runtime, support OpenHarmony JS UI framework application development and operation.
  • Support remote binding ServiceAbility, FA cross-device migration capabilities.
  • Support application notification subscription and application notification message redirection capabilities.
  • Support the input method framework and support the input of basic English letters, symbols, and numbers.
  • The camera application supports basic capabilities for previewing, taking pictures, and recording videos.
  • Support CS basic call and GSM short message capabilities.
  • Support timer capability and provide timing time zone management capability.
  • Under the distributed networking between standard devices, it provides permission verification functions when applications access peer resources or capabilities across devices.

New features and functions for lightweight and small systems:

  • New lightweight distributed capability enhancements are added to support starting Ability on standard systems from lightweight systems.
  • Soft bus capability enhancement support, providing authentication channel transmission capability, used for device binding.
  • Enhanced support for lightweight globalization capabilities, and support for 31 new languages.
  • A new permission attribute field and its writing interface are added to the lightweight system, and upper-layer applications can implement related services through this field.

OpenHarmony 3.0 launched and matches the following development environment:

OpenHarmony 3.0

What is OpenHarmony:

The OpenHarmony is the next-gen open-source operating system, which is supported on several platforms and works on the Internet of everything. Following its development, Huawei has officially donated the source code to the open source foundation – OpenAtom.

OpenHarmony Systems:

Mini system:

A mini system runs on devices whose memory is greater than or equal to 128 KiB and that are equipped with MCU processors such as Arm Cortex-M and 32-bit RISC-V. This system provides multiple lightweight network protocols and graphics frameworks, and a wide range of reading/write components for the IoT bus. Typical products include connection modules, sensors, and wearables for smart homes.


Small system:

A small system runs on devices whose memory is greater than or equal to 1 MiB and that are equipped with application processors such as Arm Cortex-A. This system provides higher security capabilities, standard graphics frameworks, and video encoding and decoding capabilities. Typical products include smart home IP cameras, electronic cat eyes, and routers, and event data recorders (EDRs) for smart travel.

Standard system:

A standard system runs on devices whose memory is greater than or equal to 128 MiB and that are equipped with application processors such as ARM Cortex-A. This system provides a complete application framework supporting the enhanced interaction, 3D GPU, hardware composer, diverse components, and rich animations. This system applies to high-end refrigerator displays.


DevEco Studio 3.0 beta 1:

Ahead of the OpenHarmony 3.0, Huawei released also released DevEco Studio 3.0 IDE, which comes with a bunch of new features for developers to build apps for the HarmonyOS 3.0 software system.

Huawei launched DevEco Studio 3.0, beta 1 available to download

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HarmonyOS 3 beta 2 released for Huawei P50 Pocket



Huawei P50 Pocket HarmonyOS 3

Huawei HarmonyOS 3 first beta was no less thrilling for the users who got it, and now the company has recently released the HarmonyOS 3 beta 2 for some of the latest flagship devices including the unique display – Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone.

 What changes does HarmonyOS 3 beta 2 bring for you:

If you are a Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone user and participate in the HarmonyOS 3 beta activity, then you definitely experience some of the flaws and some of the good and amazing features, as every activity has a good and bad site.

However, the recent beta 2 version of HarmonyOS aims to fix the flaws you might brother in the current version. Notably, if you have not encountered any issues or flaws in the HarmonyOS 3 beta 1, then it doesn’t mean that it’s not there.

Well, there is a saying ” If you’re not eating a lion doesn’t mean it will do the same to you.


Huawei P50 Pocket HarmonyOS 3

This means, that the beta activity of any operating system is a testing procedure of the company to know whether it has flaws or not. While some of the users experience issues and some are satisfied and enjoying the new phase of their phone.

What fixes does the HarmonyOS beta 2 for Huawei P50 Pocket bring:

The HarmonyOS 3 beta 3 brings optimization for the display, game, NCF, and Audio elements. To give you a better and smooth experience:


  • Optimize the display effect of some interfaces and icons


  • Optimize the use of some game situations


  • Optimize the use of the NFC feature


  • Optimize the audio playback effect of some scenarios to improve the sound effect experience

Who can grab this:

If you have Huawei P50 Pocket (BAL-AL00) running over the HarmonyOS build version, then you’re eligible to grab the new HarmonyOS version number. We recommend you update your device as soon as the new version reaches you.


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HarmonyOS 3 beta 2 now available for Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 users



Huawei MatePad Pro HarmonyOS 3 beta

Huawei has released the HarmonyOS 3 beta 2 versions for users of Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch 2021 tablets, this marks another significant step toward the HarmonyOS 3 stable version for the devices.

Through the new version of HarmonyOS 3 beta 2, your desktop is more personalized as the card stacking storage, the smart folder can be larger or small, and the smart desktop layout can be granted in a single tap.

Additionally, the super channel will be fully expanded and more flexible with certain devices. Alongside it improve the privacy and system security of the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch 2022 tablet.

Version number:

  • HarmonyOS

Adapted models:

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 -inch 2021 WiFi version WGR – W09
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 -inch 2021 WiFi version WGR – W19
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 – inch 2021 5G version WGR – AN19

Huawei MatePad Pro HarmonyOS 3 beta



  • Optimize the display effect of some interfaces and icons
  • Optimized the display effect of some interfaces in the multi-screen collaboration situation


  • Optimize the use of some game situations


  • Optimize the experience of using memo

First beta version:

The first beta of the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 tablet gives you a certain number of new interactions from different sections of your smartphone including:

The stackable, Combinable, Smart folders, Home Screen space, Celia Suggestions, and  Extraordinary. Although the Super devices are fully expanded to support more types of devices.

It added support for connecting two pairs of Bluetooth headsets at the same time, one sound, and two people can enjoy and listen to the beauty together. Most importantly, it provides you with a general dashboard of all application permission behavior and proactively provides privacy protection suggestions for possible risks.

However, the recent HarmonyOS 3 beta 2 version of the Huawei MatePad Pro aims to enhance all the above-mentioned features and optimized them thoroughly to give better and improved working on your large screen.


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Huawei Watch 3 gets new feature with HarmonyOS update



Huawei Watch 3 HarmonyOS 3 beta update

Huawei is in hurry to fetch its devices with the all-new HarmonyOS 3.0 interface. But at this moment, the company is keenly focusing on its advanced and sophisticated wearable models to bring up the newest software. Yes, we are talking about the Huawei Watch 3 devices that have started receiving a new HarmonyOS beta update.

This is not the first time when Huawei Watch 3 has touched the HarmonyOS 3.0 surface. With the arrival of the latest Huawei Watch 3 HarmonyOS, the company has begun beta activity for the respective wearable product. However, this new beta update version of HarmonyOS 3.0 carries some new tweaks in its pocket for the Huawei Watch 3 gadgets.

According to the information, the latest beta firmware appears with build version along with a package size of 440MB. Though the package bears a small weight, it has a big list of features in its bag. Surprisingly, the list begins with the addition of the Super Device feature.

The new update brings the support of the Super Device feature for the smartwatch. This feature is easily accessible through the pull-down dial interface. Consequently, it enables the users to connect their smartwatch to their phone and perform several functions.


On the flip side, the update also works in improving the health features and sports monitoring on the device. It increases the accuracy level of the health report and makes the device more intimate and comprehensive for the consumers.

What else? Let’s explore more new things in the changelog.

Huawei Watch 3 HarmonyOS 3 beta update

HarmonyOS Beta Changelog

Super Device

  • Enables you to interconnect and collaborate between smartwatch and phone with a single pull.
  • Perform several actions and easily control connectivity between smart screens, Bluetooth headsets, fitness equipment, and more.

Professional Sports features

  • The update brings an automated pause switch that can stop or resume the exercise and other workouts according to your exercise status. You can access the feature by visiting the Settings > Exercise Settings > Automatic Pause.
  • The device will also be able to support sports linkage to control the pause, end, and continue the course over the smartphone. Besides, it can connect to other Huawei devices and can use the S-TAG connection to sense posture, cycling, running, and more.
  • The screen will remain enabled till you are doing exercise. As a result, you can easily check on real-time exercise details. Next, you can explore, connect, and utilize sports equipment with the all-new Sports Health Equipment Management. To access it, navigate to Settings > More Connections > Sports Health Equipment Management.

Health Management

  • Addition of a new altitude care function that showcases the risk of altitude sickness and gives scientific advice.

Smart Travel

  • NFC car key now supports the new BYD models
  • Enhanced the door-opening function of smart vehicles with a touch of a Bluetooth car key.

Smart Life, Smart Features:

  • Additions of a new ‘Automated enter and exit sleep mode’ tab in the sleep application. When enabled, the watch will automatically enter and exit the sleep mode as per your sleep status. Further, it also supports custom durations. You can enable it by Sleep app > Sleep Settings.
  • You can now mute either the watch or smartphone while answering a Bluetooth call.
  • You can also switch audio devices instantly during eSIM calls through the Smart Voice control settings.

Advanced Dial

  • Addition of Kaleidoscope dial that let you select your pic to create a personalized dial. You can also rotate the crown to see the kaleidoscope effect.
  • Now you have the access to install your favorite face watch directly from the watch.


  • New gaming feature that permits you to learn several thoughtful tips and usage of the smartwatch.


  • Optimizes the Bluetooth connection of the watch.
  • Adds a new Bluetooth icon that gets enabled while usage.

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