According to the latest news, Huawei has officially opened the gates for all the Huawei P40 series devices to taste the new HarmonyOS 2.0. The company has released a stable version for these devices allowing Chinese users to upgrade directly to the new operating system.
Along with the P40 phones, the Chinese tech giant is also offering other 27 Huawei devices to get their hands on this software. All those eligible devices users in China can upgrade to the new HarmonyOS and check out its brand new functionalities.
These Huawei P40 series phones are getting HarmonyOS 2.0 stable release in China:
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 Plus
- Huawei P40 Pro Plus
As per the info, the Huawei P40 users can upgrade to HarmonyOS 2.0 version 126.96.36.199 upgrading from EMUI 11 version 188.8.131.52. You can check the complete Huawei P40 HarmonyOS 2.0 stable changelog for EMUI 11 users linked below.
The new HarmonyOS 2.0 launched with the aim of capturing the software market is paving its way towards the goal. This new OS comes with several UI tweaks such as a brand new home screen, Huawei share, HarmonyOS fonts, Super Device, and more.
Things to remember before update
- Your data won’t be erased, while it is recommended to backup your important files, in case.
- Use a stable connection to download the package.
- Maintain enough storage and battery on the device
HarmonyOS for global users
Huawei is soon expected to release its HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade strategy for global users. Meanwhile, the company has started distributing the stable HM OS update.
We exactly are unaware of the global HarmonyOS 2.0 rollout, while the speculations say it to happen somewhere around the fourth quarter this year. While the users are also expecting some announcements at the time of its upcoming event.
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 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.
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.
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 in frequently 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.
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.
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.
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.