HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta is now open to the public
Huawei is still struggling to maintain the relevance of its smartphone business in global markets. In fact, the company is even falling in China, with Honor taking some of its popularity. However, Huawei will not give up and continues to give steps to find a route outside the US ban. The company is developing HarmonyOS 3.0 for its smartphones, which will be the third iteration of the company’s replacement for Android-based EMUI. The operating system will offer full integration with Huawei devices and will also be compatible with Android apps from the Huawei Mobile Store. A few months ago, rumors emerged suggesting problematic development for HarmonyOS after a key executive left the company. Despite these rumors, the company seems to be pushing the development forward. Today he has open HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta for public recruitment. This means anyone can apply for the Developer Beta Program, but it doesn’t mean everyone will be selected.
According to the official introduction, the main updates on the development side of HarmonyOS 3.0 Developer Beta are as follows:
- The update significantly improves JS / eTS language development and application capabilities;
- It also improves the functions of ArkUI and ArkCompile;
- Applications with complex UI can be developed efficiently with concise JS/eTS language;
- Apps now start much faster
Of course, the update is not available for all Huawei smartphones. But there is a comprehensive list of recent flagship smartphones including Huawei P50, P50 Pro, P50 Pocket, Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro 4G, 40 Pro+, Mate 40 RS Porsche Design. When it comes to tablet segment, only Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 inch 2021 is in the list of supported devices. There is a full list with more details on “Model Numbers” in the image below.
Only one of the biggest challenges for Huawei is bringing HarmonyOS to global markets. The company needs to make it a relevant rival for Android and iOS. The company continues to see damage from the US ban and is currently losing market space due to the lack of 5G phones. However, there are big promises for the upcoming Huawei Mate 50 series.