Huawei HarmonyOS 2: Beta, Latest news, Eligible devices, Features and more

HarmonyOS 2.0! Huawei’s newest innovation in the software segment or we can say the start of something new. Though the HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) was previously launched in 2019 for Huawei smart TVs, the company did massive work on the OS to bring it on more devices such as smartphones, tablets, and IoT devices.

At Huawei Developers Conference (HDC) 2020, the HarmonyOS 2.0 was introduced as Huawei’s self-developed operating system. The company also shared its plan to expand the reach of this new OS and make it work across different devices. The Chinese OEM is pretty high on hopes with HarmonyOS.

HarmonyOS for smartphones

At HDC 2020, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO confirmed that the HarmonyOS will be available for smartphones as early as 2021. The company has planned to deliver this OS to smartphones and tablets in phases. Starting with the internal beta testing that began from December 2020, after that, the first phase of open beta comes from April 21, 2021, followed by the second phase from May 09, 2020.

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As per the official roadmap, HarmonyOS will support devices with up to 128MB RAM that will make it run on smart wearables and other IoT devices. In 2021, the OS will gain support for up to 4GB RAM devices including smartphones and tablets. And by the end of 2021, the RAM support will increase over 4GB to support flagship phones.

As a usual software upgrade, the HarmonyOS too starts with the flagship devices including Huawei Mate 40, P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro tablets. It will then expand to the other mid-range and budget series phones and tablet which include Nova, Enjoy series, and other. Besides Huawei, some Honor devices will also be getting a HarmonyOS upgrade.

HarmonyOS Features

HarmonyOS is a completely new operating system and is not only limited to smartphones or tablets but the new OS is also coming several other gadgets as well which include smart wearables, IoT devices, in-car system, home appliances, and third party device.

The new operating system comes with a bunch of new capabilities so that users can get the best out of it. It packs several extraordinary features to count on along with other basic functions that are common in all.

Compared to the previous EMUI, the new HarmonyOS comes with features such as a new Home Screen, Service Widgets, Control Panel, Smart Folder, HarmonyOS Fonts, and more. The Super device function is another innovation that allows users to control other devices with one super device.

The new Huawei Share allows users to bring a capability to transfer files on a cross-device platform without requiring a data cable. The Smart Home functionality offers intelligent operation on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the connected devices.

Furthermore, it also provides smooth and seamless performance, such as the new Task Center allows you to switch between devices on their own without installing them on each and every one. The new privacy feature will protect your crucial data along with the new App Gaurd to ensure that all the installed apps are safe to operate. And there are many more functions and features that the new OS brings.

HarmonyOS 2.0: Eligible devices, Beta, Rollout date, Leaks, and more:

This is a dedicated article for Huawei’s HarmonyOS and we’ll keep you updated with every single new, leak, beta, rollout, and everything else that you need to know about this new OS. So stay tuned with us and we will keep this updated with fresh news.

[July 08, 2021]

  • Fourth phase of HarmonyOS 2 beta will open for these devices

Huawei has announced its plan for next phase of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta recruitement for devices including Huawei P20, Mate 10, Nova 4, and more. Read more here

  • HarmonyOS installation exceeds 25 million in one month

According to the latest report, the Huawei HarmonyOS 2 has been installed in more than 25 million devices in China. The company will soon begin its rollout for the global markets. Read more here

  • HarmonyOS 2 stable rollout for Huawei Nova phones

Huawei Nova series phones are now getting the stable update of HarmonyOS 2 including the Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 series of smartphones. Read more here

  • HarmonyOS recruitment for Smart Screen V series

Huawei announces the HarmonyOS 2 closed beta recruitement for Smart Screen V series that will begin soon bringing in the whole new features of the latest operating system replaced from the previous ones. Read more here

[July 07, 2021]

  • Huawei Mate 10 and P20 HarmonyOS 2 beta starts mid-july

Huawei P20 and Mate 10 devices will start testing the HarmonyOS 2 beta update starting mid-July and will gradually move towards the stable version in the future. Read more here

  • Huawei HarmonyOS July 2021 security patch released

Huawei has released the first security bulletin of HarmonyOS 2 for the month of July. The eligible users will be getting these security improvements in the coming days. Read more here

[July 06, 2021]

  • New HarmonyOS 2 update for Huawei Mate 40, P40, and Mate 30 devices

Huawei is releasing yet another software update for Mate 40, P40, and Mate 30 devices running the latest HarmonyOS 2. Read more here

[July 01, 2021]

  • These Huawei device getting their first HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update

Huawei is rolling out the first HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update for Huawei Nova 8, Nova 6, Nova 20, and more device users. Read more here

  • New HarmonyOS 2 beta update released for Nova devices

Huawei has released a new HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update for Huawei Nova 8, the Nova 7, and Nova 6 series of smartphones. Read more here

[June 30, 2021]

  • HarmonyOS 2 beta program begins for first batch of Honor devices

As promised, Huawei has announced the initial beta update program for the first batch of Honor devices including the V30 series, Honor 20 series, Honor 30 devices, and more. Check the full list of devices here

  • Honor 20 series first HarmonyOS 2 beta update

Honor 20 series is now getting its first HarmonyOS 2 beta update with a new OS. Check the full info here

  • Honor V20 first HarmonyOS 2 beta update

Huawei has finally released the first HarmonyOS 2 beta update for the Honor V20 devices bringing in the brand new operating system replacing the old Magic UI. Read more here

  • HarmonyOS 2 public beta begins for Huawei P30, Mate 30, and more

The third phase of a public beta of HarmonyOS 2 begins for the Huawei P30, Mate 20, Nova 7, MatePad 5G, and several other Huawei devices. Check full details here

[June 29, 2021]

  • Huawei P30 new HarmonyOS 2 beta update brings optimizations

A New HarmonyOS 2 beta update released for the Huawei P30 phones brings optimizations for Bluetooth headsets for their better functionality. Read more here

  • Huawei HarmonyOS 2 more added features coming next month

It is reported that the new HarmonyOS 2 will add more features to the existing UI and with new animations and much more. Read more here

  • Huawei HarmonyOS beta for first batch of Honor devices coming soon

As promised, Huawei will soon release the HarmonyOS 2 beta update for the first batch of Honor devices. Read more here

[June 28, 2021]

  • New Huawei HarmonyOS 2 beta brings optimizations and improvements

Huawei is rolling out new patches for the Huawei devices running on HarmonyOS 2 beta, this firmware brings several optimizations in the Service Widgets, and improves fingerprint experience. Read more here

  • Huawei P30 HarmonyOS 2 beta update brings bug fixes

Huawei released another HarmonyOS 2 beta update for Huawei P30 phones that brings fixes for fingerprint and display brightness. Read more here


[June 23, 2021]

  • First HarmonyOS 2 stable rolling out for these 18 Huawei devices

Huawei has finally released the first stable update for its 18 topmost devices including Huawei Mate 40, Mate 30, P40, Mate X2, and MatePad Pro devices. Read more here

[June 21, 2021]

  • Huawei to begin third phase of HarmonyOS 2 beta program from next month for these Huawei devices

The third phase of HarmonyOS beta rollout for a bunch of Huawei devices will start next month which includes Mate 20, Nova 7, Nova 6 Enjoy 20, and several other devices. Read more here

[June 18, 2021]

  • First HarmonyOS beta update arrives for these Huawei devices

As Huawei speeds up the process of the HarmonyOS rollout, the company is delivering the first beta update for several of its devices including Huawei P30, Nova 5, Mate X, and several others. Read more here

[June 15, 2021]

Huawei is now expanding the HarmonyOS 2 update for more of its Mate 20 devices in China. Soon it will be available in the stable version, but currently, it’s in beta testing.

[June 10, 2021]

Huawei has officially opened the slots of HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta for P30 series of smartphones. Still, the beta program is limited to the Chinese market and will soon expand globally.

The HarmonyOS closed beta update is now started rolling out for 11 more devices including the Huawei P30 series, Nova 5 lineup, MediaPad M6 tablets, and more.

[June 08, 2021]

Huawei has now begun to rollout the HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta rollout for 28 devices including smartphones, tablets, and smart screens.

[June 07, 2021]

Following the registrations of last week, Huawei has now started sending the first closed beta update for its old flagships, the Mate 20 series. However, the testing is limited to China models.

As per the official roadmap, the closed beta testing of HarmonyOS 2.0 for the P30 series will begin from June 2021.

[June 05, 2021]

After its launch a few days back, Huawei has finally started the first batch rollout of the HarmonyOS 2.0 for the Huawei phones. However, the first batch only includes select flagship smartphones which were also the part of the developer preview previously.

[June 02, 2021]

Along with Huawei, there are several Honor devices that are also getting the new HarmonyOS upgrade. And Huawei has now officially confirmed the list of those devices. The list also includes some oldest devices along with the new ones.

[June 02, 2021]

On June 02, 2021, Huawei has officially launched HarmonyOS 2.0 for its smartphones. And the first batch of devices will soon start getting this new OS.

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