Earlier this month, Huawei launched HarmonyOS 4.0— the latest iteration of its operating system. The company opened the new software for beta testing in China, allowing users of over 36 phones and tablets to try out the new features before the official release. Now, the company has started rolling out the beta build of HarmonyOS 4.0 to these devices. Here are the details.

HarmonyOS 4.0

According to Huawei Central, HarmonyOS 4.0 closed beta software has started to make its way to the first phase of eligible devices. These include the Huawei P40, Mate 40 series phones, and the MatePad 11 series tablets. Checkout the complete list of eligible devices below. Huawei is seeding the software with version 4.0.0.109.

That said, here’s the list of devices eligible for the HarmonyOS 4 beta update:

  • Huawei P60
  • Huawei P60 Pro
  • Huawei P60 Art
  • Huawei Mate X3
  • Huawei Mate X3 Collector’s Edition
  • Huawei Mate 50
  • Huawei Mate 50 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 50 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 50E
  • Huawei Pocket S
  • Huawei P50
  • Huawei P50 Pro
  • Huawei P50 Pro Collection
  • Huawei P50E
  • Huawei P50 Pocket
  • Huawei P50 Pocket Art Edition
  • Huawei Mate 40
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design Collection
  • Huawei Mate 40E Pro
  • Huawei Mate X2
  • Huawei Mate X2 4G
  • Huawei Mate X2 Collection
  • Huawei Mate Xs 2
  • Huawei Mate Xs 2 Collection
  • Huawei Nova 11
  • Huawei Nova 11 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 11 Ultra
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 11-inch performance version
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch 2022
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch 2021

These are not all the devices that will get the opportunity to try out the beta update. Huawei will soon add more to the list.

This is the closed beta release so only a limited number of users will receive the update. Also, the rollout is currently limited to China. Huawei users in the global market should also get a chance to check out the new software soon.

HarmonyOS 4.0 Features

HarmonyOS 4.0 brings several notable changes, including rich theme templates and stylized layout design. You’ll be able to choose the colors of your app icons and set emoji wallpapers and home screens by selecting your favorite emoji.

It will feature help you to better manage your notifications, by clustering them together and sorting them by importance. The notifications of the same application are now aggregated into dynamic cards so that you can see more information about each notification without having to open it.

HarmonyOS 4.0 also allows you to identify text and images by double-clicking, then long-pressing to select them. You can then quickly drag them to the Super Transfer Station for temporary storage, preview, and batch sharing. This makes it more efficient and convenient to collect content and share it across devices.

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