The eligible devices began their beta journey in the second and third batches of closed beta recruitment. Overall, the beta timeline allowed the testers to install the latest features along with a new user interface.
Following this announcement, the eligible EMUI device owners and existing testers will be directly able to upgrade over HarmonyOS 2 via OTA update.
HarmonyOS 2 Stable Devices:
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei Mate Xs
- Huawei P30
- Huawei P30 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 20 X
- Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
- Huawei Nova 8 SE
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
- Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition
- Huawei Nova 6 SE
- Huawei Nova 5 Pro
- Huawei Nova 5
- Huawei Nova 5i Pro
- Huawei Nova 5z
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
- Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
- Huawei Maimang 9 5G
- Huawei MatePad 10.4 inches
- Huawei MatePad 5G 10.4 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
- Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4 inches
- Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8 inches
Before you upgrade, it’s recommended to download the OTA package via a WiFi connection, keep a sufficient battery level on your smartphone.
HarmonyOS 2 is a brand new operating system that allows a seamless cross devices user experience on different platforms. This new OS is powered by the latest distributed capabilities and comes in terms of features such as Super Device.
Check the complete HarmonyOS 2 features here (Link)
HarmonyOS 2 global rollout:
However, the biggest disappointment for these device owners goes on the global stage and Huawei has still not made any move to announce the global roadmap. However, we’ll keep you posted on this matter.
Huawei AppGallery Connect services now supports HarmonyOS apps
Huawei has finally upgraded AppGallery Connect and added the full-lifecycle services support for HarmonyOS apps. The company has revamped the whole scenario of the respective platform for the developers with more meaningful functions.
To those who are unaware, AppGallery Connect is a one-stop place and an open platform for developers. One can easily find various applicable procedures regarding an application. For instance, innovation, development, operation, distribution and analysis.
Speaking of the latest changes, Huawei has refurnished the AppGallery Connect system and has counted the support of HarmonyOS apps as well. In other words, the program is now eligible to cover several mobile applications along with HarmonyOS.
Consequently, developers can now use the whole app-related procedures and other services for creating HarmonyOS applications and atomic services on the AppGallery Connect platform.
New services and additions in the AppGallery Connect:
As per the official release notes of the Huawei AppGallery Connect, there are four significant features for the HarmonyOS and atomization services. Together, these features will help the developers in the creation of new apps with efficiency and comfort.
- Lighter Application: The new AppGallery Connect upgrade introduces the 1+8+N scenario. This framework supports one-time development as well as multi-terminal deployment. This is quite lighter and convenient to install the application form.
- Richer entrances: This upgrade enables to gain more than 1 billion hardware entrances, 100 system-level entrances, and massive App entrances to ecological partners.
- Smarter Distribution: AppGallery Connect now features factual perception, efficient global search, closed-loop service segmentation, and more accurate service distribution.
- More efficient conversion: As mentioned, the overhauled application form now provides users with more convenient services with independent entrances and no installation. In comparison to the previous and old methods, the user conversion rate has increased by 100 times.
After the upgrade, Huawei AppGallery Connect initiated a total of 122 services. Further, it is serving as a huge benefit for more than 5.75 billion developers in almost 170+ countries. Alongside, AppGallery Connect also provides multiple testing phases for HarmonyOS applications.
You can get more information about the new services HERE.
55% of Google Play Store apps are reportedly sharing your data with third party servers
Of course, Google has concerns about its consumers’ safety and privacy. To give the best facilities, the company keeps on updating its policies and systems. But do you know that there are at least 55% of apps in the Google Play Store that is constantly looking at your data and sharing it with third-party servers?
That’s not an assumption or speculation, but a fact. The report is coming from the table of Incogni cooperation. Consequently, the researchers have made a giant leap in the Google Play Store and found that approx 55.2 percent of apps are sharing users’ data in an irrelevant manner.
Surprisingly, those apps that do not charge a fee share seven times more of the data in comparison to their paid parts. The same is with the popularity mode. Those apps that are more famous among users transmit more data than unpopular applications.
To make a good search on which apps are employed in this sharing field, Incogni has gone into the depths of the Google Play data safety section. The company published these details in July this year regarding the security practices of app developers.
These apps affect your data!
Consequently, apps falling in the category of shopping, business, food, and drinks services collect and share most of the user’s data. However, a large amount of data goes into the social media and business applications section.
Although, Google specifically mentions that the definition of sharing is quite different in the technical field. Also, this definition does not include the transfer of data to a service provider. This means, till the time you will become aware of your information, it will end up transferring to another system.
Some apps follow safety regulations and do not transmit encrypted info. Yet, again the point is the same as how to identify which app is taking more of the information. The US tech giant hasn’t made any word till now on this matter. But, it’s important to understand the theory of Google behind the term ‘sharing data’.
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Google Play Store revamps tablet UI with navigation rail
Google Play Store platform is not only for smartphones but also for tablet devices to them explore the world of the app market. However, Google dispatched the new redesign navigation rail for the Play Store table users.
This new rearrangement of the Google Play Store icon placement on at the top-left. A navigation rail with a pill-shaped active indicator has been replaced. This strategy is more condensed and uses less vacant space.
The new Google Play Store Navigation rail offers comfortable transitions between main app locations. Notably, the navigation rail is a small setup that gives your tablets high-priority reach.
As Play Points, alerts, and profile avatars continue to be on the right, Google has now made the search box narrower. Although the compact logo and search field are used, the portrait orientation uses the phone’s UI, which is in the bottom bar. The store’s app listings or any other area are both remaining unchanged.
Additionally, the other hand, in the previous version of the Google Play Store, the logo of the store was ‘Google Play. While in the latest version you will notice that there is only an icon of Google Play.
The store will eventually be completely redesigned by Google to use cards rather than full-width carousels. However, you will also miss the editor’s choice option on the top toolbars.
This new update for Google Play will give you a proper arrangement of your interest application on tablet devices. All these redesigned setups are implemented through the 32.5.16 build version of Google Play.
The company has already started releasing this navigation rail feature for Android devices. We recommend you check for updates on your device to experience new and amusing changes on your tablet. Notably, this current version of Google play has not yet been released for Chromebooks.