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Seventh batch HarmonyOS beta for 10 Huawei phones begins

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On September 15, Huawei announced the seventh batch HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta recruitment for 10 Huawei phones and tablets that are one of the oldest Huawei models eligible to upgrade over this new operating system.

According to Huawei, the seventh batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta recruitment includes 2017’s Huawei P10 flagship. This lineup has two models powered by the latest Kirin 960 system on the chip along with 4/6GB of RAM and up to 128GB storage.

The second device comes under one of the most prominent Mate flagships – Mate 9. These phones equip the same chipset. The phone features a top-grade camera system as well as a premium design that attracted consumers. Among others, Nova 3 has also made its place among this new closed beta recruitment, which is also amusing news for the Nova 3 device owners.

There are more Huawei smartphones that will join the HarmonyOS 2.0 testing activity but these Huawei P10, Mate 9, Nova, and others will surely get a new lifeline with the arrival of this brand new OS.

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To be mentioned the current beta testing is only being conducted for the Chinese models.

Let’s take a look at the details of HarmonyOS 2.0 seventh batch closed beta recruitment.

Models:

  1. P10
  2. P10 Plus
  3. Mate 9
  4. Mate 9 Pro
  5. Mate 9 RS Porsche Design
  6. Nova 3
  7. Enjoy 9 Plus (Huawei Y9 2019)
  8. MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8
  9. MediaPad M5 10.8
  10. MediaPad M5 8.4

Check the image below for corresponding models and their required EMUI versions.

HarmonyOS 2.0 Seventh Batch beta

Next procedure:

Following the approval of testers’ applications, the company will then process them under the batch to get the HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta build via OTA update. After a certain timeline, Huawei will open public beta testing, which will pave the way towards final rollout in the stable mode.

HarmonyOS 2.0 Seventh Batch Closed Beta Information:

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There are a total of 2000 testing slots opened under this test activity between September 15, 2021, to October 10, 2021. Once completed, Huawei will start dispatching the HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta for the consumers.

A few important notes:

If you have any of these devices and are upgrading want to submit a test application.

You’ll first need to visit the My Huawei app, tap on the Update button followed by the latest beta registration process. Before you upgrade, you’ll need to maintain at least 10GB of storage on your device, the model must not be ROOT. Upgrade to the required version to participate in the beta testing.

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Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0

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It’s reported that one of the most popular smart audio devices – Huawei FreeBuds Pro is now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. A screenshot coming from a Chinese consumer shows a FreeBuds Pro firmware upgrade with the HarmonyOS build version.

According to the screenshot, version 2.1.0.576 is under testing with beta features and the update only has an OTA size of 2.89MB. The update has a big changelog. However, the Huawei support representative has a different angle on this matter, the representative is unaware of this firmware version and reveals that the latest Huawei FreeBuds Pro software version is 1.0.0.566.

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Huawei Audio Service Widget:

After opening the Control Panel, you’ll find the audio control center, which will help you to quickly switch between multiple devices with one tap.

The latest feature is supported by the following devices:

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  • FreeBuds 4
  • FreeBuds 4E
  • FreeBuds Pro
  • FreeBuds Lipstick
  • FreeBuds Studio
  • Smart Glasses

Here’s how to update your FreeBuds Pro:

Connet your FreeBuds Pro devices to a HarmonyOS powered by, then open Huawei AppGallery, then tap on My, and then on Update management. From here tap on Audio Manager and Smart Life App. Tap on an update to update the application.

To update the latest Audio service on your phone’s home screen visit Settings > Bluetooth Settings and then tap on Audio Services, followed by Add to Home Screen option.

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HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?

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Huawei has its fully-owned operating system – HarmonyOS, which offers a bunch of new features in comparison to the EMUI software. The operating system was designed to work across different platforms including an extra edge of functionality in smartphone devices. In the current scenario, the Chinese tech maker is pursuing the HarmonyOS 2.0 version and continuously enhancing it by releasing new software update versions.

Now, Huawei is planning to reveal the next version of the HarmonyOS operating system – HarmonyOS 3.0. This new version will surely come up with some advanced features for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other adapted platforms. However, it was also reported that the upcoming Mate 50 series could arrive with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 3.0.

At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), the Chinese tech maker announced HarmonyOS 3.0. Although, the tech firm has not revealed any specific details on the user interface but we’re aware that Huawei has focused on the performance part this time and wants to rollout this software version on most of the devices.

Currently, Huawei has not announced the rollout of HarmonyOS 3.0 or its testing but the developer preview roadmap of this software suggests that it could come somewhere in July. Still, a confirmation is awaited.

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Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 for global users:

Meanwhile, many consumers of Huawei devices asked us, whether Huawei is planning to launch HarmonyOS 3.0 for the global Huawei smartphone owners? To answer that, we should look at some facts that have appeared previously on the ground.

Huawei currently treats HarmonyOS 2.0 as the Chinese consumer-based operating system, especially for smartphones. The company has told us in a statement that it has no plans to roll this out to global smartphone users and continues to push EMUI as the lead smartphone software.

Meanwhile, Huawei consumers are taking on EMUI 12 as their prime operating system and receiving it via OTA software update. Looking at the fact that HarmonyOS 2.0 is not coming to the global market, Huawei has made some changes in the core EMUI user interface and brought it much closer to its Chinese counterpart.

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However, confirmation is still awaited on whether HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global consumers.

So what do you think, HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for the global consumers? Let us know via the poll below.

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April 2022 HarmonyOS update released for these 6 Honor smartphones

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Recently, Huawei has pushed off the April 2022 security update for several Honor smartphones running on the HarmonyOS operating system. As we know, after the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched Honor smartphones came under the care of Huawei.

Yes! the latest software update rollout clearly shows the care of Huawei towards its former brand smartphones. Below, you can check the list of Honor smartphones, which getting the April 2022 HarmonyOS security update.

Adapting devices:

  • Honor Magic 2
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor Play 4
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor Play 9A

This newest update for the above-mentioned Honor smartphones mainly boosted the system’s security and stability. As it fixes over 49 vulnerabilities and threats found in the latest HarmonyOS software system. Read more

If you are any of the mentioned-device users in China and seeking for next update. Then, the update is here for you. Check the more information-related version below along with the update process and precautions.

Honor April 2022 update

Latest Version Details:

  • Honor Magic 2: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230/231
  • Honor 20S: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor 30S: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor Play 4: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.233 updated from 2.0.0.232
  • Honor X10 Max: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.233 updated from 2.0.0.232
  • Honor Play 4 Pro: HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 updated from 2.0.0.230
  • Honor Play 9A: Magic UI 3.1.0.195 updated from 3.1.0.196

How to update:

Here are two ways to install the update and it’s up to you, which one do you like.

Through Settings:

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Open the phone settings menu, tap on system & updates then click on software updates. From here, tap on Check for updates and let the phone fetch the latest update for you. If an update appears on the device, tap on download and install.

Through My Huawei app:

Go to the My Huawei app and visit the support section. Afterward, tap on the update icon and follow the on-screen steps to grab the latest update.

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