At Huawei Developer Conference 2020, Huawei released HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system with extended platform support including smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, IoT as well as third-party brands devices.
Last December, Huawei announced the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta program. At the same time, the company started enrollment of limited flagship phones.
After 5 months of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed dev beta testing for initial devices, Huawei entered the public beta activity. In the first phase, 19 devices and in the second phase, 7 devices joined HarmonyOS 2.0 developer open beta.
On June 2, the Chinese tech giant held the HarmonyOS operating system and product launch event. On stage, the company launched HarmonyOS for smartphones along with smart products powered by HarmonyOS. The company also announced its roadmap to upgrade over 100 devices with HarmonyOS in the coming year.
Simultaneously, the company has also confirmed 18 Huawei devices, which were directly upgraded over the stable HarmonyOS version from the same day.
Now, the HarmonyOS beta campaign is opening for the first stage of closed beta testing for general Huawei smartphone users, and 23 devices selected under this software trial.
Some of these smartphones and tablet users already testing the HarmonyOS under developer beta but now more consumers can participate in this program.
These device users can register through the early adapter section in the My Huawei app. However, the rollout will start later on, once the registration is approved by Huawei.
Check the devices listed below.
These devices can register for HarmonyOS closed beta testing:
- Huawei Nova 6
- Huawei Nova 6 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Huawei Nova 8
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro
- Huawei MatePad 10.8
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20 RS
- Huawei Mate 20X (4G)
- Huawei Xs
- Huawei Nova 6 SE
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
- Huawei Nova 8 SE
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
- Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
- Huawei Enjoy Pro 5G
- Huawei Maimang 9
- Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
- Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches
Huawei P50 is getting HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 upgrade
The standard Huawei P50 is now receiving HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 software update in China. This update primarily optimizes system stability to make the flagship run smother and execute tasks on time. Huawei P50 users are recommended to install this software update as soon as it arrives.
This is another software update that Huawei is rolling out to improve this flagship device and deliver better to the consumers. However, the phone is only available for the Chinese market and Huawei P50 Pro has already on sale in the overseas market.
Coming to the details, Huawei P50 HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 software update could be downloaded by visiting Settings > System & updates > then tap on the Software update section, followed by the check for updates button. From here let the phone check for the available firmware version and fetch them down for you.
Be mentioned, Huawei P50 Pro in the global market comes with EMUI 12 software, which on the other hand, runs solely on HarmonyOS in China. According to previous details, Huawei P50 series phones could be the first ones to test HarmonyOS 3.0, when it comes out.
Talking about the standard Huawei P50, the phone features a flat panel display, and a powerful camera system consisting of two large circles to house the cameras. While the design of the phone remains intriguing in all aspects. The P50 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset but only with 4G connectivity.
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Huawei FreeBuds Pro is testing HarmonyOS 2.0
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 18.104.22.1686 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 22.214.171.1246.
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:
- 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?
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.
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.
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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