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HarmonyOS Beta to Launch on December 18

More than a year since announcing its own operating system, developers will be able to get their hands on the beta version of Hongmeng OS 2.0 (HarmonyOS in China) on December 18. This means that it will be a matter of time before users will be able to use HarmonyOS on their eligible Huawei and HONOR devices.

If Huawei’s timeline is to be followed, users will be able to test HarmonyOS by February 2021. Which Huawei and HONOR devices are eligible for HarmonyOS? Here’s a partial list, which includes upcoming phones like the Nova 8 series and HONOR V40:

  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate X
  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 30 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Mate 30 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Nova 8 (Upcoming)
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro (Upcoming)
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 5G
  • Huawei Nova 7 SE
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS
  • Huawei Nova 6 5G
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (pre-installed – Chinese version)
  • Huawei Watch GT 2e
  • Huawei Watch GT 2
  • Huawei MatePad Pro
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
  • Honor V40 (Upcoming)
  • Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor V30
  • Honor V30 Pro
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor X10 5G
  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor X10 5G
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor 20
  • Honor 9X
  • Honor 9X Pro
  • Honor Tablet V6

Asked on how HarmonyOS will replace EMUI, which is based on Android, Huawei Consumer Business Group Software Development head Wang Chenglu said that EMUI 11 already uses the same framework as HongMeng, which should make the transition easy.

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Don’t know much about HarmonyOS? Here’s our deep dive on Huawei’s in-house operating system:

Deep Dive: What Is HarmonyOS?

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