HarmonyOS beta is available for the first Huawei smartphones and tablets. The day has come when the paths of Huawei and Google part ways for good. After launching a first beta of the operating system oriented to its smart devices, the second beta of HarmonyOS can now be installed on the first phones of the manufacturer. How does the operating system of the Chinese brand look like?
HarmonyOS beta is available for the first Huawei smartphones and tablets
The launch of this new ROM is intended for application developers to have a first contact with the operating system and see how their apps respond to the software. However, you can try it yourself on your phone with some luck.
HarmonyOS was originally conceived to bring the “Internet of Everything” to life by improving the experience of using all kinds of apps in the connected home environment. So for example with HarmonyOS, JD’s app can run on TVs, refrigerators, smart speakers, and any device that has a screen.
It was only a matter of time, as the brand itself warned, for the operating system to reach the first Huawei mobiles. This is how the beta works on a Huawei P40 Pro.
#Huawei – Huawei Harmony OS 2.0 beta first look. For demo, Huawei P40 equipped with the Harmony OS. At present, there is no difference between the UI design and Android-based EMUI 11.
These device receive first Harmony OS 2.0 update. pic.twitter.com/kBimxtjvRQ
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Huawei’s first smartphones with HarmonyOS
These are the models of cell phones and tablets that support the beta version of HarmonyOS in China: ANA-AN00, ELS-AN00, TAS-AL00, TAS- AN00, LIO-AL00, LIO- AN00. On paper, these are these devices:
- Smartphones: Huawei P40 and P40 Pro.
- Huawei Mate 30, Mate 30 (5G), Mate 30 Pro, and Mate 30 Pro (5G).
If you have for some reason one of these phones, there are two ways to install the beta. One is quite complicated and the other is simpler but you have to verify that you do indeed have in your possession one of the models listed in the table above.
Developers can use the remote simulator in Huawei DevEco Studio by downloading the DevEco Studio 2.0 Beta3 version from the official HarmonyOS website, Simpler is to update your phone using the exclusive OTA that will be provided to you after registering on this website. If you have a smartphone compatible with the software and your participation in the tests is approved, you will receive an email with the official invitation to the public beta from Huawei.
Of course, all the software is in Chinese so unless you’re fluent in the Far Eastern language we don’t recommend installing it. You can always wait for Huawei to keep its word and bring its new operating system to more than 100 million devices over the next year.