So, there’s no HarmonyOS 2.1, Huawei?
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.
Here are all HarmonyOS 3 features for cars
Yu Chengdong, Executive Director of Huawei, CEO of Terminal BG, and CEO of Smart Car Solution BU announced the HarmonyOS 3 features rollout for all of the AITO cars.
HarmonyOS 3 for smart cars will bring a new experience with the addition of seven new features. These include a super home screen, PC dual-screen collaboration, smart car search, owner privacy mode, HUD height adaptive adjustment, time wallpaper, and a good helper for smart travel.
Let’s check the HarmonyOS 3 features for cars below.
1. Super Home Screen:
The super home screen can enable smartphone apps directly on the infotainment system. Let the smartphone application become a part of the car’s smart screen and break the ecosystem barrier.
2. Dual-screen collaboration:
The dual-screen collaboration can edit pictures while sharing happiness with friends, which is more efficient and convenient. When you edit small videos in the car to post on social media accounts or modify PPT schemes, the large screen of the car is your good helper.
The new dual-screen collaboration feature allows you to use the cockpit to work while commuting. The car screen supports multi-screen collaboration with PC computers, screen mirroring, and expansion. It also supports keyboard and mouse sharing.
This feature makes it easy and convenient to cast screens during meetings, multi-tasking collaboration, photo editing, and editing, and more directly inside the car.
3. Smart Search:
Turn on the “Smart Car Search” feature while parking and the car will take photos to record the parking location and floor information and automatically send it to your AITO car App.
If looking for a car, you can use the “AITO App” in the “Car” section and then tap on the “Location” interface. Click to use “use smart car search” and you can easily find your car according to the photo information.
4. Master driving privacy mode:
When you turn on the privacy mode of the main driver in the car and a call is connected. The incoming call will only be displayed on the instrument screen, which can protect your privacy without appearing embarrassing.
After enabling the privacy mode of the main driver with one key push, if there are passengers in the car, it will automatically hide personal sensitive information (such as historical call records of the main driver, historical navigation record information, and more).
It will not be displayed on the screen of the car and the privacy protection “Celia” will help you.
5. HUD’s adaptive adjustment:
The camera will actively identify the position of the user’s eyes. During driving, the HUD will quickly adjust to the optimal height according to the real-time position of the eyes. So important driving information such as speed and navigation will be projected on the main driver. On the front windshield, it is clear at a glance, making travel safer and more at ease.
6. Time wallpaper:
Now, there are two sets of time wallpapers preset in the car, which change with time, and accompany you to spend every wonderful day.
7. Improved Celia:
“Celia” makes travel life better. It supports 5 smart scenes: Starting to work, returning home after work, taking a rest and going out on a day trip, opening the door and lowering the volume, and reminding you to get off the car.
- When upgrading, please park the vehicle on the Pingfu (Philippine uphill/downhill) road section, close all entertainment and audio-visual applications in the car, and ensure the vehicle network signal is good and the battery level is higher than 15%.
- During the upgrade process, the vehicle may turn off the screen, turn on the running lights, briefly prompt the fault light on the instrument panel, and more, which are all normal phenomena. Please do not perform human intervention or drive the vehicle power off after the upgrade is complete.
- After the upgrade is completed, if the instrument panel prompts that the mileage or tire pressure is abnormal.
Huawei April/May 2023 HarmonyOS 3 upgrade plan
Huawei continues to add new devices into the HarmonyOS 3 rollout chain and the company has now announced April/May 2023 upgrade plan for several smart TV products.
According to the information, Huawei will upgrade the V series, S Series, and Z series smart TVs from April to May 2023. During this timeline, Huawei will conduct, beta and public beta activities to test software for the respective smart devices.
Once completed, Huawei will release stable HarmonyOS 3 software for all of the selected models. Let’s check out the April/May 2023 HarmonyOS 3 upgrade plan for Huawei devices:
- Huawei Smart Screen V series 3rd generation
- Huawei Smart Screen V65
- Huawei Smart Screen V75
- Huawei Smart Screen V65 Pro
- Huawei Smart Screen V75 Pro
- Huawei Vision smart screen series:
- Huawei Vision Smart Screen Z65 Gaming Edition
- Huawei Vision Smart Screen Z75 Gaming Edition
- Huawei Smart Screen S series 2nd generation
- Huawei Smart Screen S55 2nd generation
- Huawei Smart Screen S65 2nd generation
- Huawei Smart Screen S75 2nd generation
- Huawei Smart Screen SE Series 2nd generation
- Huawei Smart Screen SE43
- Huawei Smart Screen SE55
- Huawei Smart Screen SE55 Pro
- Huawei Smart Screen SE65
- Huawei Smart Screen SE65 Pro
You should know that more models could take place in the beta test campaign. During the test, some apps may not be compatible with the latest software version.
Huawei also shared some of the highlights of this upcoming major HarmonyOS 3 upgrade for smart TVs. Under this, you will get an image enhancement feature. This will automatically resize the pixels of a low-quality clip such as 720p and increase the pixel counts to make it look like a 4K video. Also, the portrait shots in the video will become clearer than before.
There’s a feature on Huawei Smart Screen, which detects Human gestures for exercise. This capability will also upgrade with HarmonyOS 3 and the speed of action tracking will pace up. Furthermore, the new update will add multi-person recognition and an anti-interference option.
Huawei will improve the MeeTime calling for smart screens TVs and optimize the call details as well as the calling user experience. Moreover, are two more upgrades that the TVs will receive under new upgrade plans and these are:
- One-click external storage access
- A new children’s game.
So, Huawei has prepared a really big upgrade for the Smart TV users and these are coming straight in the month of April and May.
Huawei P60 Pro update brings camera and two way satellite SMS improvements
Huawei is rolling out a brand new software update for the latest Huawei P60 Pro flagship and it has some important optimizations for camera and satellite SMS features.
According to the information, the Huawei P60 series is the first to equip HarmonyOS 3.1 operating system. This release brings many new features that are built onboard. However, the new rollout addresses the optimizations with HarmonyOS version 220.127.116.11 and an OTA package size of 1.11 GB.
Users of this Huawei P60 Pro can download the update with new camera effects. It also enhances image quality for a better photo user experience. On the other hand, this firmware has new optimizations for two-way satellite SMS.
Moreover, Huawei P60 Pro can get performance improvements with new system stability optimizations. This software is expanding in batches for the Huawei P60 Pro and it’s only available in China.
Huawei P60 Pro:
Huawei P60 Pro equips a new ultra-lighting main camera system with variable aperture technology training from F/1.4 aperture to F/4.0 range. The flagship’s RYYB sensor boosts light intake. The large sensor allows you to take the right photographs in the darkest environments.
The phone also ramps up an ultra-lighting telephoto camera, which adapts the world’s biggest f/2.1 aperture to process 178% more light and 488% more brightness than iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Looking at the numbers, the Huawei P60 Pro equips a triple rear camera system including a 48 MP Ultra Lighting Camera (F1.4 – F4.0 aperture, OIS). Also, there’s a 13 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (F2.2 aperture), and a 48 MP Ultra Lighting Telephoto Camera (F2.1 aperture, OIS).
Two way Satellite:
Huawei P60 Pro breaks the barrier with the first-ever two-way satellite SMS communication feature. This allows users to send and receive SMS over Beidou satellite without a mobile network.
It’s good to know that Huawei is seeding new software upgrades to the Huawei P60 series and improving the phone’s performance in different scenarios.