Ahead of the launch of the Huawei P50, we and the consumers were waiting for a new HarmonyOS version. A version that has been pretty much everywhere as a topic and a next major upgrade but eventually it’s not here. So, quick question is, will there be no HarmonyOS 2.1? Let’s look at some of the important facts.
Huawei Nova 9 series comes with HarmonyOS 2.0.1 and it’s the first Huawei phone to do so. Thereafter, the main candidate for the HarmonyOS 2.1 was the standard P50. This phone is equipped with a new camera design and hardware capabilities as well as Snapdragon 888 processor but it also comes with the same HarmonyOS 2.0.1 version.
Despite the current reality, Huawei P50 was spotted on TENAA with HarmonyOS 2.1, which is not a coincidence. Tipsters also mentioned that a set of new major features will be there on a new P50.
The next chapter of HarmonyOS will begin with the 3.0 version, and the company will unveil this software at Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021) on October 24. HarmonyOS 2.1 was expected to come with brand new features and improvements over the HarmonyOS 2.0.
However, more information about this launch is yet to come. Meanwhile, a report suggests that this new HM OS version will provide performance that is greater than the upcoming MIUI 13 and Flyme OS 2.0. Both of these user interfaces will run on Android 12.
No HarmonyOS 2.1?
The answer is – Yes! There’s no HarmonyOS 2.1 for now. Still, there could be anything is waiting for us to unravel in the coming months. It’s also possible that the Chinese tech giant sends this update for the older variants of Huawei models that have just begin to upgrade over the HarmonyOS 2.0.
Afterward, if the company wants to pursue this path then it could release the new features with HarmonyOS 3.0, which makes sense and will bring more joy for the existing HarmonyOS users in the Chinese market.
Honor HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]
Huawei has officially unveiled its new operating system HarmonyOS to the world, as it promises to deliver cross-device capabilities among different platforms. This year, Huawei has planned to cross the mark by installing HarmonyOS in 300 million devices, these include both new and old models of smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, smartphone home devices, in-car systems, and other third-party devices.
Last year, Honor became an independent firm and now planning to return to the smartphone market with a number of new products.
However, Honor device users are also concerned about their future and existing device owners are also interested to receive HarmonyOS operating system update.
But don’t worry Honor phone users, you may be out of Huawei’s leadership but you’ll still be cared for by the company in terms of software support.
Because we now have a confirmed list of Honor devices that will upgrade with HarmonyOS. Similar to Huawei devices, the list also includes the oldest node of the device possible to support HarmonyOS features.
So, without further ado, let’s jump into this section and know which devices will receive HarmonyOS software updates and when.
Honor devices that will receive HarmonyOS fourth quarter of 2021:
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor 30S
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor V20
- Honor V20 Moschino Edition
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor X10
- Honor X10 Max
- Honor Tablet 6
- Honor Tablet X6
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor 30 Youth Edition
- Honor Play 4
Honor Devices that will receive HarmonyOS in the first half of 2022:
- Honor V10
- Honor 10
- Honor Play
- Honor 20S
- Honor Play4T Pro
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 8X
- Honor 10 Youth Edition
- Honor 20i
- Honor 9
- Honor V9
- Honor Play 3
- Honor Note 10
- Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
- Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch
Huawei Mate 20 Pro HarmonyOS portrait service widget feature rolling out
Huawei is rolling out a new software update for the Mate 20 Pro that brings an important HarmonyOS portrait gallery service widget feature. This is an addition to other ingredients of the latest software rollout for the Mate 20 device in China.
The changelog is identical to the software rollout that became visible for the Huawei Mate 40 series, very recently in China. Therefore, the same update is now being sent to these three years old flagship.
According to the information, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro portrait service widget feature update comes with HarmonyOS version 188.8.131.52 along with an update package size of 0.97GB. This is quite a big package because there’s a lot more to explore.
The latest portrait service widget allows you to rotate photos (in gallery view), swipe to change them to change the on-screen image, or click on the photo to open the app for a large view of selection.
The new software update for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a better service center, a new cross-device task manager, adds Celia keyboard as well as system stability and AI Celia voice assistant improvement.
This update is currently expanding in batches for the Huawei Mate 20 series models running HarmonyOS 2.0 in China. Therefore, the Chinese tech maker is now wondering to improve the device with the latest enhancements as possible.
The latest software rollout is only available for the Chinese consumers of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, while the global users still run EMUI 11 software system and waiting eagerly for the next major upgrade.
How to Update
If you have the Huawei Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro with the HarmonyOS operating system, you can check for the update via the following instructions.
Go to the settings section. To do this, open Settings > Software & updates > updates, Check for updates, and if available, download and install. Your phone will restart and begin the installation process.
Before you begin, it’s recommended that you charge your smartphone sufficiently so it won’t run out of power during the update procedure. Also, keep a backup of your important data, so you won’t lose a nick of your important memories. Furthermore, the downloaded update package will be deleted automatically once the installation finishes.
HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 for Huawei Mate 40 series rolling out
Huawei has initiated HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 software update for the Mate 40 series devices in China. This update is currently rolling out for the standard Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40E 5G devices. Thereafter, the Chinese tech giant has added a tone of new features and optimizations that would help the consumers to get the most out of these two smartphones.
In summary, we can find that the HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 software update for the Huawei Mate 40 series comes including optimizations for the service center, add a new cross-device task center, service widgets, Celia keyboard, enhancements for the AI voice system, and improvements for the system services.
This update is upgrading Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40E smartphones on the HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 version upgrading from 126.96.36.199. On the other hand, the package size is over 1GB. This update is currently airing in China and rolling out for the smartphones with HarmonyOS operating system.
Below you can check the detailed changelog of this software rollout.
HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 changelog:
Service Center: In the service center (swipe up from the edge of the left or bottom right corner of the screen to enter), add a scenario-based service combination on the “Discovery” tab, and add it to the desktop to automatically adapt to the universal card and one-click access to similar services
Task Center: Added cross-device task management function, in the task center (swipe from the bottom of the screen to enter the short pause), you can view and use the historical tasks of the same WLAN network and Huawei ID device (requires support for the task center), and transfer tasks to each other Added.
Service Widgets: for other management operations (universal cards for portrait clustering) (up-slide gallery application icon, can be added to the desktop), you can rotate the photos of the selected person, click on the avatar to change the person, click on the photo to jump to The clustering album of this character see more.
Input Method: Added a quick download icon for Celia keyboard application (click to download and use), Celia keyboard can bring you a simple and safe input experience.
Smart Voice: Optimize the smart voice function, wake up more sensitively Optimize
System: Caring for the elders, optimize basic experience such as touch, volume, etc., add desktop icon magnification function to optimize system power consumption in some situations.