OpenHarmony 3.2 Beta 5 rolling out
Huawei is preparing to launch a new version of HarmonyOS, on the other hand, the open-source HarmonyOS, OpenHarmony has released a new beta 5 version OpenHarmony 3.2.
According to the information, the latest OpenHarmony 3.2 Beta 5 is based on Beta 4, while it brings optimizations and enhancement for a better development environment for developers.
Let’s dive into the new enhanced capabilities of the standard system:
Optimized webview startup performance: Enhanced capabilities such as configuration management and support for input events, so JSON files can be imported and loaded in modular mode.
Support taskpool: hap package dynamic library is not compressed and the loaded host version TS2AOT-tool tool compiler runtime supports in-app shared packages.
Support installation/update/uninstallation of dynamic shared library: support packaging and unpacking of dynamic shared library for applications without configured entry icons, default icons can be displayed on the home screen. HAR shared package runtime capability can be verified.
Card local database switching: Abnormal frequent restart protection of resident applications; ServiceExtensionAbility supports asynchronous onConnected life cycle.
Supports the binding and authentication of local accounts and domain accounts, as well as the basic framework of domain account management services. It supports the prohibition of directly creating local users.
Support power lamp, light lamp capacity control.
HDI drives the display layer, which can support horizontal mirroring and vertical mirroring.
Enhancements for Huawei Standard System App Development Framework:
- The toolchain adds a process of compiling shared packages.
- ArkUI adapts the ability to obtain resources by resource name.
- Provides component capabilities for multi-level menus and grouped menus.
- Added the process of compiling the har package.
- Added the ability to adapt to the hap compilation process, and the .d.ets declaration file can be recognized during hap compilation.
Enhancement for system distributed capability:
- Support BLE connection parameter configuration, connection process optimization.
Hoping big progress through OpenHarmony operating system: Huawei CEO
Yu Chengdong, Executive Director and CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group is expecting big progress in the operating system market via the OpenHarmony software.
The Huawei CEO said that OpenHarmony has become the fastest-growing operating system. There are currently more than 110 commercial devices and more than 100 models running this software.
There are already 28 release versions based on OpenHarmony that have been applied in various fields such as education, finance, transportation, and mining, and have built an information infrastructure base for thousands of industries.
OpenAtom Foundation has started the first OpenHarmony Technology Summit with the theme of “Technology Building the Intelligent Connection of Everything”. OpenHarmony is a smart device operating system for the Internet of Everything era, with different features, such as:
- Hardware mutual assistance, resource sharing
- One-time development and multi-platform deployment
- Unified OS, flexible deployment
In 2020, Huawei announced the HarmonyOS as open source. Since then, Huawei is releasing new versions of this operating system. Also, its system capabilities have been continuously improved, and the ecosystem construction is taking a new shape.
During the summit, Hou Peixin, chairman of the OpenHarmony project group working committee, shared the current progress of the OpenHarmony ecosystem. Currently, the OpenHarmony system capabilities are gradually maturing, with more than 5,100 co-builders and 51 co-builders participating in code co-construction. A total of nearly 100 million lines of code have been produced.
Mr. Peixin mentioned that OpenHarmony made key breakthroughs in six industries including finance, transportation, education, and government affairs. In 2023, the Open Atom Foundation is aiming OpenHarmony to start building a general northbound ecosystem and attract more northbound developers to create real killer apps.
He believes that no matter how powerful the operating system is and how many southbound use cases there are, if there is a lack of rich northbound applications, OpenHarmony will not be able to complete the mission of becoming a new digital base.
Huawei CEO will join HarmonyOS summit
Huawei Consumer Business CEO, and head of the Smart Car Business Unit, Yu Chengdong will attend the upcoming open source HarmonyOS technology summit on February 25 in Shenzhen, China.
Yu Chengdong is one of the lead people in the HarmonyOS development and the Huawei CEO saw the rapid growth of this new operating system in the Chinese tech industry, therefore, it’s obvious for him to attend this summit in person.
This summit is sponsored by the OpenHarmony Technical Steering Committee and organized by Huawei. Meanwhile, the support will be provided by partners including Runhe Software, Jiulian Technology, iSoftStone, ArcherMind Technology, Uboxun, and more.
Meanwhile, a list published by the Open Atom foundation reveals an official list of guests that will join the open-source HarmonyOS technology summit. This includes Yu Chengdong for the main forum discussion, Sun Wenlong, Chairman of the Open Atom Open Source Foundation, Chen Haibo, Chairman of the OpenHarmony Technical Steering Committee and Chief Scientist of Huawei Basic Software, Hou Peixin, Chairman of the OpenHarmony Working Committee, Ren Gelin, OpenHarmony Project Management Committee, Member of the OpenHarmony Technical Steering Committee, and others.
At the event, the OpenAtom foundation will share the progress of open source HarmonyOS called OpenHarmony and also give us an insight of the company’s work on the current development.
Furthermore, there will be developer activity as well as forums arranged for the event. These are:
- OpenHarmony University Technology Club Sub-Forum
- OS kernel and Windows sub-forum
- Ecology and Internet sub-forum
- Secure and Confidential Computing Sub-Forum
- Programming language and application framework sub-forum
- Developer tools sub-forum
OpenHarmony is an open-source project of the HarmonyOS operating system, it was designed and developed by Huawei in 2020 and later donated to the OpenAtom foundation.
OpenHarmony is continuously making progress in the tech industry and various companies are taking benefits from its open-source capabilities as well as shared device hardware features. In 2023, Huawei will also ramp up the number of devices running this software and take it to a new level.
Read more about the event below.
HarmonyOS now supports Bluetooth BLE 5.0 chip
HarmonyOS operating system is continuously increasing partnerships in many devices and technologies and the latest addition to this membership campaign now added Bluetooth BLE 5.0 SoC chip. This chip could be applied in smart bands, smart tags, smartwatches, smart homes, and IoT devices.
OpenAtom Foundation, the keeper and management organization of open source HarmonyOS, OpenHarmony, announced support for Bluetooth BLE 5.0 chip CST92F30 developed by ChipSea technology.
According to the certification information, the ChipSea Bluetooth BLE 5.0 CST92F30 chip has received OpenHarmony 3.0.1 LTS evaluation. It means that the chipset is now capable of supporting the entire HarmonyOS ecosystem and its devices.
Chipsea CST92F30 is an integrated, ultra-low power consumption BLE5.0 SoC chip that has obtained BQB certification from SIG (Bluetooth Technology Alliance) and is developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
BLE 5.0 increases the transmission distance by 4 times, the transmission speed by 2 times, and the broadcast data transmission volume by 8 times on the basis of the low power consumption characteristics of the previous generation of Bluetooth 4.2, achieving longer distance, faster speed, and higher.
The wireless transmission of data capacity has become the most suitable communication technology application for the development of the Internet of Things.
The CST92F30 is based on the BLE 5.0 protocol stack. The maximum Bluetooth receiver (Rx) sensitivity can reach-97dbm at BLE 1Mbps. The maximum transmits power (Tx) can reach 10dbm, which can maintain super reliable signal stability in harsh communication environments.
Looking at the transmission speed, the fastest can reach 2Mbps, and it supports the expansion of long-packet communication to meet the high-efficiency connection of long-distance range.
The chipset information reveals that the CST92F30 is based on the ARM Cortex-M0 core. It supports up to 48Mhz operating frequency, built-in 512KB Flash, 138KB SRAM, integrated 2 x UART, 2 x SPI, 1 x I2C, 6 x PWM, 6 x 12-bit ADC, 4 x DMA.
The rich peripherals of four GPIOs can meet the operating temperature of industrial grade -40 degrees celsius to 105 degrees Celsius.