Huawei Nova 8 SE, Enjoy 20 Pro and more getting first HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update

Following the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta rollout for the Huawei devices, the company is now expanding the new OS to more of its older smartphones. As per the latest news, the Huawei P30, Mate 20, Nova 8 SE, Maimang 9, Enjoy 20 Pro, and more are now listed for their first HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update.

This beta update is currently rolling out for these smartphones in China and the international release will soon follow (expected). Also, the beta program is limited to a select number of testers and once the beta program gets over all the device will start receiving the stable version via OTA.

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The new HarmonyOS 2.0 comes with a bunch of new and innovative features to make users’ life interesting and multitasking. It has some unique features like Super Device, Huawei Share, Smart Folder, Service Widgets, and much more.

Huawei devices getting first HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta update:

  • Huawei Nova 8 SE
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE
  • Huawei Nova 20 Plus 5G
  • Huawei Nova Z 5G
  • Huawei Nova 20 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Maimang 9

New HarmonyOS version details:

  • Huawei Nova 8 SE: From EMUI 10.1 version to HarmonyOS 2.0 version
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE: From EMUI 10.1 version to HarmonyOS 2.0 version
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G: From EMUI 10.1 version to HarmonyOS 2.0 version
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G: From EMUI 10.1 version to HarmonyOS 2.0 version
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro 5G: From EMUI 10.1 version to HarmonyOS 2.0 version
  • Huawei Maimang 9: From EMUI 10.1 version to HarmonyOS 2.0 version

HarmonyOS 2.0 changelog: 

Home-screen: Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.

Control Panel: Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.

Service Center: If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.

Smart Folder: HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.

HarmoynOS Fonts: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.

Smart Office: Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.

Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.

Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.

Task manager: Support task status saving infrequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.

MeeTime: Added support for multi-party calls. Now, both Huawei mobile phones and tablets can freely access audio and video calls


App Guard: The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed.

This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.

Collaborative Security: Add a mobile – Computer collaborative authentication feature and allows you to unlock your phone by entering the phone’s screen unlock password on your Huawei computer when your phone and computer are connected via multi-screen collaboration.

Certifications: The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.


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