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People thinks Hongmeng OS is a reskinned Android but in reality, they don’t have an understanding of open source software

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Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei’s Consumer Business Software Department recently gave an interview to the Chinese media and it revealed so much information about the Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS) software.

Under his topics, Wang also put a spotlight on the conversation whether “HarmonyOS is a copy of Android”. Wang said the way everyone questioning whether Hongmeng OS is a nutshell of Android, shows that the technological circles have insufficient understanding of open-source software.

Not all Android code is developed by Google, most of the code comes from the open-source community. Hongmeng OS will also use the excellent technology and code strength of the community.

“By projecting the source code of AOSP (Android Open Source Project) as the base of Hongmeng OS and judging that Huawei has only changed the skin of Android, reveals that people have less understanding of open source software.” said Wang 

Reports from the media claim that Huawei has used Android as a base of Hongmeng OS and it’s just reskinned. However, Wang has also refused these reports before.

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In October this year, Huawei will launch the third version of Hongmeng OS, and the code from the AOSP community and the contributed by Google is almost gone.

Wang also mentioned that the challenge of developing an operating system lies not in technology but in the ecosystem. Only one company can make technology but it is unlikely to make the ecosystem. This is why it’s not possible for everyone to understand the difference.

Wang said Huawei will install Hongmeng OS in 300 million devices this year. Among these, there will be 200 million smartphones, and more than 30 million units include smartwatches, smart screens, tablets, smart speakers as well as third-party products.

Launch in April:

During a launch event in February, Huawei announced that HarmonyOS will launch in April and the Huawei Mate X2 will in the first batch of devices to install this latest operating system. However, an official list of devices will be announced during the launch.

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Wang Chenglu said that the Hongmeng OS ecosystem development has been very important in the past two years. Currently, Huawei has hundreds of millions of Huawei phone users and if old users upgrade to HarmonyOS, they may stay.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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HarmonyOS 3 Large Folders Sizes: 3×1, 1×3, 3×6, 3×3

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Large Folders is an innovation that your phone actually needs and HarmonyOS is the first mobile OS to bring it. However, HarmonyOS 3 further improves this feature with brand new customizations and took it two steps ahead.

You see, HarmonyOS 2 allowed you to create large folders but HarmonyOS 3 lets you play with different sizes. How many sizes you can choose from?

Note: Large Folders sizes depend on the app count. Hence, you will require enough app icons to support row and column extensions.

Large Folders sizes:

First comes the default one, it has 3 rows and 3 column layout. Once maximized, the screen enables these sizes automatically for your use cases. Afterward, you can tap and hold the folder’s edges to extend its size into the following forms.

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3 rows × 1 column

1 row × 3 column

3 rows × 6 column

HarmonyOS 2 large folders have been the most useful creation by far but with HarmonyOS 3 it has become more creative and intuitive with various sizes.

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How to create a large folder:

Large folders allow you to organize your home screen apps inside a traditional app group with a variety of new functionalities.

All you need to do is to tap and hold any folder and select ‘Enlarge’ to change the size of that folder. You can touch any app within a large folder to open the app directly from the home screen, without having to enter the folder first.

To view more apps within a large folder, touch the stacked icon in the lower right corner of the folder.

HarmonyOS 3 has various features but this one has its own reputation. Even if companies such as Realme and other Chinese phone makers are copying the large folders, they cannot do it better than Huawei.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 reaches to Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 tablets

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Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

Yes, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 has reached the Huawei tablet section and keeping its legs on the MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 device. Being a new beta, it has some fresh and reflective tweaks in its pocket for the respective smart gadgets.

What are these new tweaks? Let’s find it out!

Consequently, the list of comprehensive tweaks and tugs begins from the optimizations. Yes, this beta package is here to optimize some minute twitches that frequently create hurdles in the efficient user experience.

Initially, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 firmware for the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 nourishes the smart multi-window feature. This means that now there will be a full stop to the minor hindrances that often restrict users to perform numerous tasks at the same second.

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On the other hand, the update also simplifies the cleaning management of the device. This is the main element that the company is putting in its fourth beta rollout for every device. Ultimately, this cleaning management relates to the task card that keeps on filling the cache files and other unnecessary data.

Last but not least, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 4 accompanies the September 2022 security patch. With more than 60 fixes, the patch makes the internal system more stable. Thus, a medium-sized pack of security and optimization is approaching your smart tablet.

You can install the HarmonyOS 3.0.0.126 beta version for enjoying a new state of your device. But, before moving to the update section, make sure that your MatePad Pro 12.6 tablet is holding 3.0.0.116 build as an upgradable version.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

HarmonyOS 3.0 Beta 4 update info:

Compatible Models

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  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-W09)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-W19)
  • Huawei Mate Pad Pro 12.6 2021 (WGR-AN19)

Changelog: Optimizations

  • Optimizes the experience of smart multi-window
  • Optimizes the application task card cleaning function

Security

  • Incorporates September 2022 security patch to enhance the overall stability of the device.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 HarmonyOS 3 beta 4

Till now, Huawei has rolled out many beta updates. Since it’s the fourth update, can we count it as the last one? Or there are some more beta games to play? We will keep updating you on this aspect. So stay tuned.

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 gets September 2022 HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 update

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Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 tablet users, here are two new offerings for you! The company has released the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 and the latest arrived – September 2022 security patch for the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 devices.

According to the information, the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta 3 is making its way to the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 with build version 3.0.0.126. Being a beta update, it might be weighing more than 800MB in size. Hence, keep ample space free in your device.

As already mentioned, the update log reads the presence of the September 2022 security patch. Alternatively, this patch will strengthen the security system against privacy-related threats. And most importantly, it will boost the overall functioning system, making it more responsive and coherent toward users.

HarmonyOS 3.0 Beta 3 and its optimizations

Since it’s the third beta, there are just a handful of improvements in the new firmware. However, this update ensures that slowly and steadily, we are reaching the stable stage of the HarmonyOS 3.0 interface. So keep patience, as soon the company will roll out a trustworthy system update to your device.

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Coming back to the changelog, the update improves the multi-window function for the device for a better collaborative and multitasking experience. Thereafter, the company enhances the task card and its cleaning management. As a result, there will be fewer lags and more efficiency.

Optimizations

  • Optimizes the experience of smart multi-window
  • Optimizes the application task card cleaning function
  • Optimizes the system stability of some scenarios

Security

  • Incorporates the September 2022 security patch to enhance system security.

Make sure that you have the baseline version 3.0.0.116 for installing the current update. Also, you must have the following adaptive models in your hands to take the benefits of the latest beta iteration:

  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 (MRR-W29)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 (MRR-W39)

If you are having the above-required elements, then do not waste the moment. Jump into the update section and grab the new beta package now.

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