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Will Huawei have to give up Hongmeng OS name? Here’s everything you need to know

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Huawei has invested 5 years and millions of dollars in the development of a fully owned distributed operating system, HarmonyOS also known as Hongmeng OS.

In May 2019, Huawei has applied for a Hongmeng OS trademark to the Chinese National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA), which was rejected over the consumer confusion concerns. Because the text is earlier trademarked by two Chinese cosmetic companies.

After the rejection of this trademark, Huawei has applied litigation to Beijing Intellectual Property Court against the CINPA for discarding the application of the Hongmeng OS trademark.

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To justify this, the Chinese tech giant said HongmongOS is very popular among the Chinese people and receiving huge support from them. Also, it is closely associated with Huawei, while the same trademarks owned by other companies are not only in use but also appear to be visually distinct.

But, Huawei fails to prove the bond between Huawei and Hongmeng OS. As a result, the court did not accept the argument, which is sad news for the company. Now, the questions have started arriving in the mind of Huawei fans.

In this article, consumers may get all the answers regarding this matter.

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Will this rejection affect HarmonyOS?

The answer is a big NO because HarmonyOS is an alternative name to Hongmeng OS outside of China. On the other hand, Huawei is also using HarmonyOS name in its home ground in place Hongmeng OS.

For more info: Will HarmonyOS update rollout be affected by Hongmeng OS trademark rejection? Check full information

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Will this rejection forced Huawei to leave Hongmeng OS name?

It only happens when Huawei is not able to justify its proper argument and not be able to prove a unique connection with the Hongmeng name.

But, Huawei will not easily let go of the Hongmeng OS because it has an option to again file a petition to the court in order to solve the trademark dispute.

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About HarmonyOS:

Huawei’s HarmonyOS is an all-scenarios multi-platform support operating system, which mainly designed for Huawei devices. Since it’s an open source software, HarmonyOS can be used by other smartphone makers in place of Google’s Android.

At the moment, Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 developer public beta testing is going for limited devices in China to avoid issues arriving during the testing. To date, the company has delivered 3 betas of HarmonyOS 2.0 and likely to begun general consumer testing in early June.

According to the information, Huawei has plans to deploy HarmonyOS on 300 million devices this year including smartphones, tablets, watches, earbuds, and more platforms.

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HarmonyOS 2 completes 40 million installations, Huawei P10 and Mate 9 next to upgrade

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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.

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HarmonyOS 2 40 million installations

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.

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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.

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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.

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HarmonyOS Control Panel: Control all in one place

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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:

  1. Media Controller
  2. Shortcuts
  3. Super Device
  4. 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.

HarmonyOS Control panel

Media Playback Controls:

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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.

Shortcut switches:

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.

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Super Device:

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.

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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:

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Below you can check the video demonstration of the control panel and its features in actions.

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Huawei Nova 8 Series HarmonyOS 2 Beta update tracker

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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:

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  • 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.

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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 2.0.0.136

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:

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  • First HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Nova 8 SE- HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.125

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 2.0.0.127

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¬†2.0.0.116

HarmonyOS:

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.

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HarmonyOS Features: Control Panel, Super Device, Service Center, App Gestures, Task Center, Widgets and more

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