Today, the Chinese microblogging site – Weibo, started recognizing the Hongmeng OS AKA HarmonyOS installed device as a HarmonyOS Device. It means that if any user shares any post on Weibo with a device with the HarmonyOS then Weibo will display the device as a HarmonyOS device for that particular post, as it does for Android and iOS.
HarmonyOS is Huawei’s self-developed micro-kernel-based distributed operating system, which is mainly designed to reduce dependency on Android. However, it took 5-7 years and a huge amount of money in the development.
HarmonyOS 2.0 Beta:
In December 2020, Huawei announced the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta program in mainland China and simultaneously begun the recruitment of some high-end devices for HarmonyOS 2.0 dev closed beta testing.
After the completion of initial device registration for HarmonyOS 2.0 beta, the company started releasing HarmonyOS 2.0 dev beta software version via OTA update.
In the meantime, in April, the Chinese tech giant has started the first phase of the HarmonyOS 2.0 public developer beta testing for 19 devices and also recently opened the second phase of testing slots for 7 mid-range devices.
According to the information, Huawei has plans to upgrade 300 million devices over HarmonyOS 2.0 including old, new, and also third-party devices. However, more than 300,000 Huawei smartphones already received HarmonyOS 2.0 dev beta builds so far.
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When will HarmonyOS rollout for my global Huawei phone [Tracker]
On June 2, 2021, Huawei launched its new mobile operating system – HarmonyOS 2 (HM OS 2, Hongmeng OS 2). Following the announcement, Huawei began Harmony 2 testing on Huawei devices in China and also announced a major rollout roadmap for over 100 Huawei devices.
HarmonyOS 2 is a new micro-kernel-based operating system that is designed and developed by Huawei and later announced as open source. In terms of working terminology, distributed capabilities of HarmonyOS 2 provide a simple one-step solution to control all of your connected devices.
The UI/UX of HarmonyOS 2 is user-friendly and installs UI changes including app snippets, new control panel, notification center, gestures, shortcuts, better app management, and many other important features.
Rollout HarmonyOS global Status:
Currently, Huawei has rolled out the HarmonyOS 2 update for a number of Huawei and Honor devices. These include flagship models – Huawei Mate 40, P40, Mate 30, MatePad Pro, and more.
That’s not it because the previous flagship including Huawei P30, Mate 20, P20, and Mate 10 also joined the HM OS 2 beta testing program. Aside from Mate 10 and P20, the other devices have started receiving stable HarmonyOS 2 in China.
When will HarmonyOS rollout for my global Huawei device?
That’s the question that every Huawei smartphone user in the market outside of China asking for and no one wants to hear anything else.
So, we’re dedicating this article to the current status and the progress that has appeared on the global rollout of HarmonyOS and what Huawei is actually doing on this matter.
HarmonyOS Expected global rollout date:
We are expecting that Huawei may start HarmonyOS rollout for the global Huawei devices by December 2021. However, the rollout schedule could be more clear with the launch of the Huawei P50 series on July 29 but we don’t have any confirmation.
Which devices first?
Huawei has completed the stable rollout of HarmonyOS 2 for Huawei P40, Mate 40, Mate 30, MatePad Pro devices in China. On the other hand, Huawei is moving fast to conclude the testing for other devices.
This brings us to the answer to our question, the above-mentioned flagship devices will be the first in the testing wagon. followed by the rest as it happened for the Chinese models.
HarmonyOS Feature: App Guard – System Security
HarmonyOS comes with lots of new features including the latest App Guard, system security. This new addition allows you to safeguard your smartphone from unknown security threats from any apps that could harm your smartphone.
According to the information, apps on AppGallery are verified as safe, having passed rigorous security checks. Once the App Guard is enabled, the system will recommend that you download apps through Huawei AppGallery, whenever is possible, to protect your device and data from risky apps.
If you have this app enabled, you’ll get a warning regarding the app that you are proceeding to install.
How to enable HarmonyOS App Guard:
AppGuard is enabled by default but you can check it up from the system settings.
- Open Settings
- System & updates
- App Guard
Swipe down from the upper-right edge of the screen to display Control Panel, touch, select Edit switches, drag App Guard to the shortcut switches panel, and enable the feature.
When installing apps from sources other than Huawei AppGallery:
If the app is available in Huawei AppGallery, follow the onscreen instructions to install it via Huawei AppGallery or touch Install anyway to proceed to install it from the current source.
If the app is not available in AppGallery, you are not advised to install it. If you trust the app, you can follow the onscreen instructions to touch Install anyway and enter your password to complete the installation. If the system detects that the app involves uncontrollable risks, you will not be allowed to install the app.
App Guard is a system feature intended to ensure the security of apps and services. After App Guard is
enabled, you will be advised to download apps via Huawei AppGallery if possible, as all apps have
to undergo the following four-layer precautions before being released in AppGallery:
- Malicious behavior detection: To detect viruses, Trojan horses, worms, malicious fee deductions, and malicious data consumption.
- Security vulnerability scanning: To ensure component security, password input security, and command execution security.
- Privacy leakage check: To prevent authorization of unnecessary data access, personal data leakage, and lack of a privacy statement.
- Manual real-name authentication: To ensure security by performing the test on a real device with a real person in real scenarios.
Huawei P50 receiving new selfie and rear camera improvements
Huawei P50 is known for its monstrous camera system that includes two large camera rings consisting of different lenses with various new capabilities. The camera system is largely enhanced with features and provides you with high-quality images with large pixel counts. Therefore, the Huawei P50 camera continues to get new improvements with the latest updates.
In the latest edition, Huawei has started to push a new software update for the Huawei P50 that brings important optimizations for the rear and front camera systems. This new update comes with HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 and has an updated package size of 676MB.
According to the changelog, this new Huawei P50 camera update optimize
- Optimize the photo effects in scenes such as AI Master Photographer.
- Optimize the video shooting experience in some situations.
- Optimize system stability and the fluency of some scene operations.
- Optimize the vibration effect in some situations.
Last week, the Huawei P50 began receiving a new software update HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 upgrading from 188.8.131.52. This update brought two update packages including the following:
Update Package 1:
- Camera: Optimized AI photography photographic effect under masters such as the video shooting experience in some situations
- System: Optimize system stability, operational fluency, and vibration effect in some situations
Update Package 2:
- This update optimizes the audio effects of some situations.
Huawei P50 is designed with a 6.5-inch OLED display producing 2700 x 1224p resolution. Furthermore, it offers 1.07 billion colors, a 90Hz refresh rate, a 1440Hz high frame rate, and a 300Hz touch sampling rate.
Moving to the hardware, the system is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 888 processor shipped with the HarmonyOS 2.0.1. In addition, the smartphone features a 4100mAH battery that supports 66W SuperCharge. However, its main highlight is the camera design and proficiency. It 13MP selfie camera alongside a rear triple camera system that includes
- 50MP True Chroma Camera (Color, f/1.8 aperture)
- 13MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2 aperture)
- 12MP telephoto (f/3.4 aperture, OIS) with AF support
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