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.
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.
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.
HarmonyOS 3.0 shuffles status bar icons, check comparison with HarmonyOS 2.0
Huawei is conducting HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta run on smartphones and the company has made some shuffling in the status bar icons of the software. Although, the exchange was minor but it says a lot about Huawei’s intention of making the OS perfect as it now looking into deeper roots and removing all of the weak angles.
Coming to the status bar shuffle, Huawei has changed the position of some icons from left to right in the HarmonyOS 3.0. For instance, the WiFi icons are now moved toward the right, while the clock has been shifted to the left along with the notification icon. There are also some icons that have been removed from the status bar, which are no longer required to show.
Comparing these changes to HarmonyOS 2.0.
HarmonyOS 2.0 has WiFi and notification icons on the left while keeping the rest of the icons on the right. As you can see, the clock has had been on the right side of the status bar.
The changes in position might be related to the feedback from consumers. However, it’s not a final image of the software. As it will continuously be improved on the road to begin public beta testing for more Huawei smartphone users.
Thereafter, feedback will further shape HarmonyOS 3.0 for the final release.
A week ago, Huawei began registration of HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta for the public Huawei smartphone users. This enables the phone owners to jump into the beta program stage and download the latest HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta firmware.
According to the information, Huawei is still registering smartphone owners in China for HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta testing until July 15. Hereafter, the company will continue to evaluate and send beta builds for the registered Huawei devices under the beta testing phase.
Currently, the Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta is began testing on the following models: P50, P50 Pro, P50 Pocket, Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro 4G, Mate 40 Pro+, Mate 40 RS Porsche Design. Huawei tablet: MatePad Pro 12.6-inch 2021 model.
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Huawei May 2022 HarmonyOS update rolling for Honor 9X series
Honor 9X series which consists of the standard 9X model and the Pro variant is finally receiving the May 2022 security update. The update is rolling out in batches and will gradually expand among the corresponding device users.
The latest firmware is upgraded from the HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 version and appears as 188.8.131.52. Moreover, it is only compatible with specific models of the Honor 9X series. Hence, users must check the device version and model, before installing the update.
- Honor 9X (HLK-AL00)
- Honor 9X (HLK-AL00a)
- Honor 9X Pro (HLK-AL10)
Users holding Honor 9X series smartphones must note that apart from increasing the system security and stability, the latest May 2022 update does not mingle any new changes. Yet, it mends the common issues and exploits of the system, resulting in smooth functioning of the device.
- Incorporates May 2022 security patch that enhances system security.
How to Update Honor 9X Series?
Although the OTA update is on its way, you can try the manual trick to grab the software. Just go to the Settings, and click on the System & Updates. Further, tap on the Software Updates followed by the Check for Updates.
Let the phone connect to the server, and bring the latest update on the screen. To the available update, hit the Download and Install button. Thereafter, we recommend users let the system optimize the new application so that the device could run efficiently.
Honor 9X series
There isn’t much difference between the classic 9X and the Honor 9X Pro smartphone. Both the device features a 6.59-inch LCD panel and appeared with the Android 9 system on the consumer platform.
Besides, both smartphones sport a tri-cam plateau on the back side. This plateau gives space to a 48MP prime shooter, an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 120-degree angle, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front side, the devices display a motorized pop-up camera of 16MP.
Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G gets June 2022 HarmonyOS update
The 5G capable smartphone – Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus has started grabbing a new software update that integrates the June 2022 security patch. The firmware is carrying the latest HarmonyOS version 184.108.40.206, updated from HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11.
According to the information, the new June 2022 update for Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus handset enhances the system security. Consequently, it shields the core structure of the device in order to protect it from minor bugs and issues.
Apart from these improvements, the update also increases the system stability and boosts the performance level of the device. Thus, making the smartphone system more comprehensive and responsive to the users.
Currently, the update is rolling out in batches, which indicates that it will take a long while to approach all the devices. In the meantime, users can try the manual method to reach the new update by navigating to the phone’s Settings, followed by System & Updates, and Software Updates.
Further, tap on the Check For Updates and wait for the phone to get the latest update for you. Thereafter, click on the Download & Install option, and continue the installation procedure.
Models receiving updates:
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G (FRL-AN00a)
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G (FRL-TN00)
New Software Detail:
- Latest Version: Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G users getting HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168
- Changelog: Updated to the security patch released in June 2022 for improved system security
Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
The round-mounted camera smartphone featuring a 6.63-inch IPS LCD screen appeared in 4 shiny colorways. Showing a battery capacity of 4200mAh with fast charging of 40W, Enjoy 20 Plus has been an iconic model in the Enjoy lineup.
The device captures a 48MP primary lens, with an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front side, it packs a motorized pop-up selfie camera of 16 megapixels.
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