HarmonyOS is a long-awaited operating system that made its debut at HDC 2019, and with initially lightened the smart screens smart TVs. However, Huawei quickly jumped into the improvement pipeline and made more improvements to this new OS.
In the following year, Huawei introduced HarmonyOS 2.0 at Huawei Developer Conference 2020 and announced its arrival for smartphones, which was a very surprising moment of the conference.
As last December became the first milestone in HarmonyOS 2’s journey in smartphones with the initiation of beta testing.
And on June 2, 2021, the Chinese tech giant finally made this operating system available on smartphones and began the public testing of the device.
Since then, Huawei is continuously upgrading eligible devices with a bunch of software updates and patches to improve the overall system stability, fixed bugs, and optimize the user experience.
Battery and WiFi issue:
But there are a few issues that hit hard HarmonyOS beta testers. These are related to WiFi and Battery performance.
According to the information, during the testing, a large number of beta testers have reported problems with WiFi connection and weak battery performance after upgrading to HarmonyOS 2. These kinds of problems are quite common in beta testing.
Thereafter, Huawei began the rollout of new software updates coupled with optimizations and fixes for issues in the WiFi and battery section. Aside from these, Huawei also sending optimizations for fingerprint scanner efficiency on support devices running HarmonyOS 2.
Furthermore, Huawei is planning a big upgrade that will rollout this month and expected to bring a number of new changes in the user interface as well as in features.
Learn more about HarmonyOS features in the linked article below.
Camera issue on Huawei P30 Pro remains even after November update
Huawei recently started pushing November 2022 software update for the P30 Pro smartphone in the global market but there’s no effective fix to a camera issue. Users reached us and mentions that the camera focus bug remains persistent even after installing November 2022 software update.
Since May, we’re reporting about Huawei P30 Pro and its camera issue. However, Huawei should have fixed it by now. Since it’s still unfixed, consumers are having trouble taking pictures with their Huawei P30 Pro.
According to the information, there are various bugs and issue spotted in the Huawei P30 Pro. These include loss of focus (automatic) while focusing on a subject, and unable to focus on a subject or a scene.
In some cases, the Huawei P30 Pro camera app is randomly crashing and it’s quite annoying.
November 2022 Update:
Past rollout reveals that Huawei P30 Pro is receiving November 2022 EMUI software update with improved system security. However, the changelog doesn’t mention any specific fixes for the camera or related features.
To be mentioned, the majority of the Huawei P30 Pro users found this issue after upgrading to the latest EMUI version, EMUI 12. They stated that the phone was working fine just before we installed the newest update.
So it could be a software issue and a patch or improvements update may fix it. However, we don’t a clue what Huawei is doing in this matter.
We got tired of waiting for fixing camera problems in Huawei p30 pro. camera is blurry, can't focus unless I set the wide mode
Please find a solution ASAP before we boycott Huawei and go to Apple
The problem appeared for alot of users after last update EMUI 12
— Snow Night (@Snownight100) December 4, 2022
Anyone else with a huawei p30 pro having issues with the camera? Tried their online chat and went round in circles. Did everything they suggest on their website and it still can't focus. Mainly chose this phone for the camera @HuaweiMobile @Huawei
— ShelbieRogers (@MissShelbie123) July 22, 2022
Nothing is working:
Some users on the Huawei China community suggest that this issue could be resolved by clearing the camera cache from App’s settings. But it didn’t work at all.
Do you have any solution?
Yes, this camera issue is bugging a lot of Huawei P30 series owners. So, share your thoughts and solution if you have any in the tweet below.
What's the status of your Huawei P30 series camera issue? How worse or how it was resolved (if).
— HC Newsroom (@HCNewsroom) December 6, 2022
Check for updates:
Meanwhile, we suggest you keep an eye on the software update section to see if there are a patch or software updates rolls out for this specific camera bug.
I was shocked to see this HarmonyOS 3 bug
After installing a patch for the SuperHub feature, my Huawei smartphone with HarmonyOS 3 acted weirdly due to a bug. Because it has lapsed a feature that was there and I like the most in this operating system.
Following the update, the app snippets also known as app swipe-up gestures vanished from the home screen. I was shocked to see that happen.
As you can see in the screenshot, the bar under the app icons disappeared. That’s not it, the feature also stopped working. This was quite strange, as I thought that the feature has now been removed.
However, the solution was easy to knit and it was right before my very eyes. All I have to do is to restart the phone, which restored the feature as well as its user interface appearance.
Bugs and glitches are usual to see in any development software or feature that could appear at any time. Since Huawei is continuously adding new features to HarmonyOS, we can expect these minor glitches to shock us, just like this one.
Be noted, the bug appeared after I installed HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206, which brings a number of new features for smart devices.
Huawei App Snippets allows you to open key features of an app without opening that app. This is quite a useful feature that allows and you won’t find such capability in other smartphone operating systems such as Android and iOS.
You just have to swipe up on an app icon to open a floating window with key features. For example, if you swipe over the browser app icon, the floating window will show a search bar, bookmark bar, and scan button. There’s also a pin button on the top right corner of the window to make it a service widget.
Android 13 QPR1 beta 3.1 removes Vo5G on some Pixel 7
A few days ago, Google rolled out Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1 for beta testers, and some users reported losing Vo5G on some Google Pixel 7 smartphones. Google is rolling out the Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1 patch (T1B3.221003.008) for Pixel 4a, 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro series devices.
Vo5G is similar to the voice in today’s 4G networks. In 4G LTE, voice calls are implemented as end-to-end Voice over IP (VoIP) connections managed by an IMS core. Voice and video communication services in these networks ride on top of the IP data connection. When the call happens over LTE, it is called Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and when it is over Wi-Fi, it is known as Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi).
A Pixel 7 user on Reddit wrote: “Just noticed that it’s gone now, was there in beta 3.0 – anyone else?” Another user in the comment replied with a solution that the Android 13 QPR1 beta 3.1 Vo5G issue may require it to re-enable manually.
However, a user revealed that the option is gone and there’s no way to get it back. On the other hand, a user shared instructions to get this option back on phone (here’s the link)
Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1 is available to download for the existing beta build. As it may take up to 24 hours to receive the OTA update on your device. You can check for updates by going to Settings > System > System updates.
Below you can check all of the Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1 release notes:
- Fixed issues where a device’s GPU drivers sometimes caused the system UI to freeze during normal device use.
- Fixed an issue where Pixel phones sometimes displayed an incorrect “Missed call” notification instead of “Call answered on another device” when the call was answered remotely by Pixel Watch (in untethered mode).
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Google Camera app to crash.
- Fixed an issue that prevented Google Assistant from being activated by hotword on some devices.
- Fixed an issue that prevented motion-based gestures, such as “Lift to check phone” or “Flip to Shhh”, from working on some devices.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused artifacts to display when recording or viewing video on some devices.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Google Camera app to launch slowly.
Fixed an issue for Pixel 6a devices that sometimes caused the CarrierSettings to crash when inserting a SIM card.
- Fixed that issue that prevented the “Go to browser” option in the notification shade from working while using an instant app.