According to feedback from users, the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer public beta is now available. The most notable addition to this system is that it comes with three new HarmonyOS applications. The new applications include Youku, Sina News, and CCTV. In addition, the update also solves the problem of inaccurate display of exercise and health steps. It also optimizes the smart assistant user experience.
According to users, the HarmonyOS version of Youku can transform the smartphone to remote control. It can control a tablet to play videos and also turn a tablet into a TV. Furthermore, it can also control the panoramic video viewing angle and camera position. According to Huawei, this is not the full-range capability of this feature. After the development is complete, it will have much more features. For now, users can display background information, such as maps, ancient cultural heritage, or background settings while playing a TV series.
Furthermore, the HarmonyOS 2.0 version of the App is smaller than the Android version. As of now, there is no reason for the reduction in size. For instance, the HarmonyOS CCTV app is only 1.35MB in size while the Android version is 27.9MB.
A couple of Huawei smartphones are already getting the HarmonyOS 2.0 update. Of course, this is the developer’s beta version. The current list of system versions that support OTA upgrades includes Mate X2, Mate40, Mate40E, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+, Mate 40 RS Porsche Design, Huawei Smart Screen S, Huawei Smart Screen S Pro, P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, Mate 30 4G, Mate 30 Pro 4G, Mate 30 5G, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design, Mate 30E Pro 5G, MatePad Pro, as well as MatePad Pro 5G. Furthermore, there will be more models from subsequent announcements from Huawei.
Huawei’s upcoming smartphones will pre-install HarmonyOS
If the latest speculations are true, Huawei’s next flagship will come with the HarmonyOS out-of-the-box. Recently, popular Weibo leakster, @DCS revealed that Huawei’s upcoming phones will pre-install its proprietary system. Furthermore, the leak also claims that Honor smartphones will run on MagicUI 5.0 on top of the Android 11 system. ADCS claims that Honor smartphones do not have good compatibility with HarmonyOS for now.
Looking at the reports as of now, the first model to pre-install the HarmonyOS will be Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G. This smartphone recently got TENAA’s and 3C certification. The certification on TENAA shows that this smartphone will come with the “Harmony OS” system.