Huawei HarmonyOS is currently under public developer beta testing in the mainland, which also known as Hongemeng OS in the Chinese market. But, the story behind the name Hongmeng OS does not end here.
On Wednesday, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court discarded the petition filed against CNIPA for rejecting its trademark application for Hongmeng OS, the Chinese name for Huawei’s operating system known globally as HarmonyOS.
The main reason behind the rejection of the Hongmeng trademark found is that it can cause confusion between the consumers because two other Chinese firms that already trademarked for this name earlier in 2010.
But the petition was declined because the evidence and importance presented by Huawei failed to prove the uniqueness between Huawei and Hongmeng OS and also they were insufficient.
Is the rejection trademark Hongemeng OS, will affect HarmonyOS?
So, the answer here is NO.., because HarmonyOS is much popular and well known name of Huawei’s owned operating system while the Hongmeng OS is famous among Chinese consumers.
However, HarmonyOS is global name of Hongmeng OS and also passed many certifcations and trademarks by authorities across the world. So, HarmonyOS will not be affected by anything in terms of trademark compared to its Chinese version.
To be mentioned, Huawei is also marketing HarmonyOS in China, as well as the software builds contain the same HarmonyOS label instead of Hongmeng OS. Except for saying Hongmeng OS verbally, Huawei is using HarmonyOS label everywhere on all platforms.
Moroever, Huawei has recently launched the official Weibo page for posting news and informations related to Hongmeng OS was also named Huawei HarmonyOS instead of Huawei Hongmeng OS.
HarmonyOS 2 completes 40 million installations, Huawei P10 and Mate 9 next to upgrade
Huawei officially confirmed that HarmonyOS 2 has been installed in over 40 million devices. This is another big milestone for this new operating system, and the company also announced that the Huawei Mate 9 and P10 devices are next in line to test the HarmonyOS 2 beta software update.
HarmonyOS 2 was launched on June 2, the operating system brings a lot of new features and a new user interface for the consumers. It has a lot of new features powered by the distributed capabilities.
On the day of its unveiling, Huawei lay down a roadmap of over 100 devices that will upgrade to HarmonyOS, this list also includes some of the oldest models such as Huawei Mate 9 and P10 devices.
However, Huawei has not yet announced the rollout detail for the global consumers, which is much awaited.
HarmonyOS 40 million Milestones:
According to previous information, HarmonyOS 2 completed 10 million installations in under one week, followed by 18 million upon the completion of 15 days.
On July 8, the Chinese tech maker officially confirmed that HarmonyOS installation has exceeded 30 million active users.
This progress shows us that HarmonyOS 2 has a long way to go and the company is working more and more to provide the best software experience to the least possible device.
However, we still want to see, whether Huawei will be able to provide the same user experience for the global consumers and more importantly, when.
Devices Upgraded with HarmonyOS 2:
As for your information, Huawei has already upgraded devices from the Huawei Mate 40, Mate 30, Mate 20, Mate 10, P40, P30, P20, P10 series, as well as tablet devices such as Huawei MatePad Pro and MediaPad M6 lineups.
Furthermore, Honor smartphones are also on the list of HarmonyOS 2 eligible devices and some of top models are testing the HarmonyOS 2 features in China.
To be mentioned some of these devices are still under the HarmonyOS 2 beta testing and will receive the table update soon.
HarmonyOS Control Panel: Control all in one place
HarmonyOS comes with lots of new features and the user interface changes aren’t unknown to any Huawei smartphone user. However, the new HarmonyOS Control Panel has been quite an attraction to the consumers, because of its uniqueness.
The latest Control Panel is a combination of different settings and provides simplicity over its predecessor in the EMUI 11. The control panel is an easy solution to manage media, audio, shortcut switches, and paired devices.
HarmonyOS is divided into four simple sections:
- Media Controller
- Super Device
- Smart Devices
Let’s take a look at these sections in detail, also you can check the full demonstration video of the HarmonyOS Control Panel linked below.
Media Playback Controls:
This section allows you to manage your media playback and connected audio devices. You can easily switch and transfer the playback between different supported audio devices.
The shortcut switches allow you to enable or disable any given feature with just a tap. You can also restructure the entire shortcut switches according to your preference.
Super Device is complete a different feature, but its integration in the Control Panel is a blessing for the users. This feature allows you to access multi-screen collaboration between your phone and another device such as a tablet, laptop, or Huawei Vision smart TVs.
The super device is used for tasks such as projecting your phone screen content on other devices or resuming a task on a bigger display where you had previously left off.
Smart device controls:
The control panel integrates another useful quick access short to manage all of your connected Huawei devices via the AI Life app. You can tap on each device to access the respective feature and its corresponding services.
HarmonyOS Control Panel video demo:
Below you can check the video demonstration of the control panel and its features in actions.
Huawei Nova 8 Series HarmonyOS 2 Beta update tracker
Last year, Huawei unveiled the latest members of the Nova-series, Nova 8. This smartphone lineup comes with EMUI 11 software system, based on Android OS and powered by a Kirin processor, advanced camera technology, long-lasting battery, and other capabilities.
Among them, the Nova 8 SE pre-equips EMUI 10.1 software system and has a MediaTek Dimensity processor.
The Nova 8 series consisted of three models:
- Huawei Nova 8
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro
- Huawei Nova 8 SE
On June 2, Huawei unveiled its self-developed distributed operating system – HarmonyOS 2. At the moment, every Huawei smartphone user wants to hop on the HarmonyOS wagon.
At the HarmonyOS launch conference, Huawei released an official HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade rollout plan for its 100 devices that will be covered throughout 2021-22. Under this roadmap, the Chinese tech giant also included Nova 8 models.
During the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta journey, Huawei will release a number of beta software updates that aims to install new improvements and provide bug fixes in order to prepare a final rollout to build for general consumers.
In this article, you’ll get to know all of the insights related to the new OS beta progress for Huawei Nova 8 devices.
Note: The beta testing is currently limited to Chinese users and may not be available for global users at the moment.
Rollout timeline for Huawei Nova 8 series:
July 8, 2021:
- Huawei announced the stable HarmonyOS 2.0 for Huawei Nova 8 in the second phase. Check more details here.
July 05, 2021:
- New HarmonyOS 2.0 beta rolling out for Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro – HarmonyOS 2.0 version 184.108.40.206
This update s new improvements for system features and optimizations for Bluetooth device sound in some game scenarios and much more to improve the user experience.
July 01, 2021:
- First HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Nova 8 SE- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 220.127.116.11
HarmonyOS 2.0 first beta software update of Nova 8 SE comes with a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, advanced security features, security certification, and more.
June 29, 2021:
- First HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 18.104.22.168
The first public beta update of Nova 8, Nova 8 Pro offers new user convenient features for users. The feature imcludes a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, and more.
June 6, 2021:
- First HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta update- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 22.214.171.124
HarmonyOS 2.0 first beta software update brings a fresh operating system over EMUI 11 for Huawei Nova 8, Nova 8 Pro, and Nova 8 SE. It contains new user convenient features including a new home screen, control panel, service center, HarmonyOS font, smoother sharing, smart home connection, advanced security features, security certification, and more.