Huawei no longer relies on Android for some of its smartphones and tablets, but on the HarmonyOS developed in-house. Now the operating system has been announced in a new version. In addition to some new functions, the manufacturer also promises more performance and a longer battery life.

Huawei: Android alternative HarmonyOS 3.0 is coming

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Huawei is forced to stop using Android in China due to ongoing US sanctions. Instead, the in-house system HarmonyOS is now used. Now Huawei has announced a new version that is similar to Android excel in several areas target. The focus is also on the possibility of allowing several device types to communicate with each other.

Compared to its predecessor, Huawei says that HarmonyOS 3.0 is a noticeably longer battery life allows. On average, the new system would reduce power consumption by 11 percent. In addition, according to the manufacturer, there is a leap in performance, which should make itself felt with 14 percent faster response times. Huawei has redesigned the memory management for this purpose.

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The Huawei P50 Pro is due to HarmonyOS 3.0 with an 18 percent higher frame rate when scrolling and with 7 percent shorter loading times to be expected with apps. There are also new functions for protecting privacy. Virus detection is also part of the game. The system should automatically recognize and block spam and even scam calls (source: Huawei on Weibo).

Huawei: HarmonyOS 3.0 available as beta

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Chinese Huawei customers now have the opportunity to test HarmonyOS 3.0 as a beta version. For this purpose a P50 or Mate 40 series phone needed. Alternatively, it can be installed on the MatePad Pro or a Smart Screen V. Huawei has not yet explained when HarmonyOS 3.0 will be released.