Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0: Features, Downloads, and Supported List

After a rigorous tussle from the U.S. government and other parties involved, Huawei finally introduced its in-house HarmonyOS last year. Cut to now, the new and improved HarmonyOS 2.0 has arrived and it has already been released on more than 100 million devices in China.

HarmonyOS 2.0 is a unified distributed operating system from Huawei that brings all the devices in Huawei’s ecosystem closer and work in harmony. This includes but is not limited to smartphones, in-car infotainment systems, wearables like smartphones, IoT devices, smart home products and more. The Chinese smartphone maker has polished the HarmonyOS 2.0 extensively which makes it much more powerful with a new custom interface than Huawei’s EMUI as well as manages to bring a tonne of new features.

Although Huawei assures that HarmonyOS 2.0 is a standalone in-house operating system released to replace the Android OS on both Huawei and Honor smartphones, tech juggernauts have revealed that HarmonyOS is still inspired by Android since it is made on Android Open Source Platform (where HarmonyOS is better than Android OS in its own game) but Huawei has sprinkled a lot of features both advanced and otherwise making it a must-try.

Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0: Features, Downloads, and Supported List

Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 Features

Turns out HarmonyOS 2.0 is packed with features that you may (or may not) get on other custom UIs. Here’s a list of some of the most celebrated HarmonyOS 2.0 Features that you must know about.

Seamless Integration

HarmonyOS 2.0 markets itself as software that offers seamless integration with other smart devices be it IoT, smart TVs, smart home products, tablets, and phones to name a few.

Multi-screen collab

Just like Samsung Galaxy S22’s DeX support, HarmonyOS 2.0 has a few features on-board that help you connect and collaborate to your laptop as well. This includes Extend Mode, Mirror Mode or Collaborate Mode for seamless transfers of files using drag and drop functionality.

Multi-camera support

Released in later updates, the multi-camera support on HarmonyOS 2.0 makes sure users are able to pair multiple HarmoyOS devices in a pair with the same Wi-Fi network. Once there, users can choose videos from each camera from different perspectives. The feature is being improved with consecutive updates.

App Clones

Just like many other OEMs and their custom UIs, HarmonyOS 2.0 has an application clone built-in. This allows users to create a clone of an existing app such as two WhatsApp apps or Facebook apps. Once this is done, users are free to use two different accounts on the cloned apps making it better for those who want to keep the two accounts/profiles separated.

Secondary Menu

HarmonyOS 2.0 offers a Secondary Menu that makes it easier for users to access certain functions and features without rolling out the primary menu.

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Real-time Blur Engine

You might have seen this particular feature on many UIs, especially from other Chinese OEMs such as Xiaomi. The Real-time Blue Engine uses Gaussian Blur to blur the background when the user is accessing the menu bar. This doesn’t block the background totally but blurs it enough so that you know there’s something in the background but it is difficult to read or even make sense of it.

This feature makes HarmonyOS 2.0 a premium one as there are many uses of Gaussian Blur. One of the uses is privacy as you can roll out the notification panel to blur what’s happening in the background. Plus, it looks pretty good.

Pop-Up Message Window

Android 11 and 12 have Bubbles while HarmonyOS 2.0 has a mini split-screen feature for messages. The feature triggers when you receive a message and allows you to interact with other apps while continually interacting with background apps. Unlike Bubbles that you can move but can’t multitask, this split-screen window lets you multitask with other apps.

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New Icons

HarmonyOS 2.0 is a fresh update and no doubt it has some refreshments in terms of icons too. The “More” options button has been changed from three vertically stacked dots to four dots on a square minus the lines. There are a few other icons changed with HarmonyOS 2.0.

Card-inspired UI

Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0: Features, Downloads, and Supported List

You might have seen cards on your phone in some shape or form. The UI for HarmonyOS 2.0 is heavily inspired by cards and uses it on multiple areas on its user interface. These are box-shaped cards carrying information from photos, videos, posts, etc.

Other Features

HarmonyOS 2.0 brings a lot on the table. This includes an enhanced voice recognition system using AI audiovisual functionality. The OS brings latency below 10ms, reduces loss of data by 30 percent and a data transmission speed of 2.4Gb/s. The UI sees a new font aka Harmony Sans6 that promises typefaces with rounded curves and adaptable text sizes for different display sizes.

There’s gravity and magnet motion design that uses real-world interactions between objects and mimics it i a cool and vibrant ways on HarmonyOS 2.0.

List of Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 Supported List Devices

Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0: Features, Downloads, and Supported List

We continually update this section to reflect the list of status of HarmonyOS 2.0 update on the given Huawei smartphones so do have a look. You can browse by series or check out the whole list organically to find information about the one you are looking for.

Huawei P50 Series

  • P50
  • P50 Pro
  • P50 Pro Plus

Huawei Mate Series

  • Mate X2
  • Mate Xs
  • Mate X

Huawei P40 Series

  • P40
  • P40 Pro
  • P40 Pro+
  • P40 4G

Huawei P30 Series

  • P30
  • P30 Pro

Huawei P20 Series

  • P20
  • P20 Pro

Huawei P10 Series

  • P10
  • P10 Plus

Huawei Mate 40 Series

  • Mate 40
  • Mate 40 Pro
  • Mate 40 Pro+
  • Mate 40 RS PD
  • Mate 40E

Huawei Mate 30 Series

  • Mate 30 4G
  • Mate 30 5G
  • Mate 30 Pro 4G
  • Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • Mate 30 RS
  • Mate 30E Pro 5G

Huawei Mate 20 Series

  • Mate 20
  • Mate 20 Pro
  • Mate 20 RS
  • Mate 20 X
  • Mate 20 X 5G

Mate 10 Series

  • Mate 10
  • Mate 10 Pro
  • Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Mate RS Porsche Design

Mate 9 Series

  • Mate 9
  • Mate 9 Pro
  • Mate 9 Porsche Design

Huawei Nova 8 Series

  • Nova 8 5G
  • Nova 8 Pro 5G
  • Nova 8 Pro 4G
  • Nova 8 SE VE

Huawei Nova 7 Series

  • Nova 7 5G
  • Nova 7 Pro 5G
  • Nova 7 SE 5G
  • Nova 7 SE 5G Lohas Edition
  • Nova 7 SE 5G Vitality Edition

Nova 6 Series

  • Nova 6 4G
  • Nova 6 5G
  • Nova 6 SE

Nova 5 Series

  • Nova 5
  • Nova 5 Pro
  • Nova 5i Pro
  • Nova 5Z

Nova 4 Series

  • Nova 4
  • Nova 4e

Nova 3 Series

  • Nova 3
  • Nova 3i

Nova 2s Series

  • Nova 2s

Huawei MatePad Series

  • MatePad Pro WiFi
  • MatePad Pro 5G
  • MatePad
  • MatePad 10.8
  • MatePad 10.4
  • MatePad 5G 10.4
  • MatePad 5G

Huawei MediaPad Series

  • MediaPad M6 8.4
  • MediaPad M6 10.8
  • MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition
  • MediaPad M5 10.8 4G
  • MediaPad M5 10.8 5G
  • MediaPad M5 8.4
  • MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 8-inch
  • MediaPad M5 Youth Edition 10.1-inch

Huawei Enjoy Series

  • Enjoy Z 5G
  • Enjoy 20 Plus 5G
  • Enjoy 20 Pro 5G
  • Enjoy 20 5G
  • Enjoy 9S
  • Enjoy 10
  • Enjoy 10S
  • Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Enjoy 9 5G
  • Enjoy Tablet
  • Enjoy Tablet 2

Honor V40 Series

  • V40

Honor 30 Series

  • 30
  • 30S
  • 30 Pro
  • 30 Pro+
  • 30 Youth Edition

Honor V30 Series

  • V30
  • V30 Pro
  • V30 Pro+

Honor 20 Series

  • 20
  • 20 Pro
  • 20S
  • 20i
  • 20 Youth Edition

Honor V20 Series

  • V20
  • V20 Moschino

Honor 10 Series

  • Honor 10
  • 10 Lite
  • 10 Youth Edition

Honor Play Series

  • Play
  • Play 4
  • Play 4 Pro
  • Play 4T Pro
  • Play 3

Honor 10X Series

  • X10 5G
  • X10
  • X10 Max

Honor 9X Series

  • 9X
  • 9X Pro

Honor Tablet

  • Tablet V6
  • Tablet 5 8-inch
  • Tablet 5 10.1-inch

Others

  • Honor 9
  • Honor V10
  • Honor V9
  • Honor Note10
  • Honor 8X
  • Honor Magic2

Wrapping Up

Well with that, you are all decked up and updated with the information on the HarmonyOS 2.0 supported devices list, features, and downloads. This particular section is continually being updated so do keep an eye on it if you are a Huawei or Honor user with HarmonyOS 2.0.

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