Richard Yu Announces Huawei HarmonyOS NEXT Officially Opens Developer Beta Test, to Be Commercially Deployed in Q4

At today’s HDC Huawei Developer Conference, Richard Yu(Chengdong) announced that the Pure-bred HarmonyOS has officially opened the developer Beta test. The HarmonyOS ecosystem has achieved milestone progress and will be commercially deployed in the fourth quarter.

He announced the official release of the HarmonyOS NEXT all-scenario intelligent operating system, which realizes a single system, unified ecosystem, and connects multiple devices and scenarios. It originates from China and is independently controllable. He revealed that HarmonyOS NEXT can achieve a 30% increase in overall device performance and a 20% reduction in power consumption.

Currently, the Huawei HarmonyOS NEXT Beta version has started recruiting for developers and pioneering users (limited to 3000 participants). The number of spots is limited.

Prerequisites for Registration

This event is recruiting developers and pioneering users. You must first sign the “Non-Disclosure Agreement” and pass the “Registration Quiz” before you can fill out the “Registration Information” (developers need to complete “Real-Name Authentication” first).

Filling Out the Registration Information

Registration period: June 21, 2024 – June 28, 2024; Please carefully fill out the “Registration Information,” double-check for accuracy before submission; after submission, please patiently wait for the official review.

Reviewing the Registration Information

Review period: June 24, 2024 – July 9, 2024. After you submit the registration information, we expect to complete the review within 3-7 working days. The actual review time may vary, so please be patient.

Notifying the Review Results

After the registration information is reviewed, we will send a notification of the review results via Huawei’s official email (or SMS). Please pay attention to Huawei’s subsequent official notifications. Due to limited version resources, the number of spots is limited. We will adjust the users of the log version and nolog version based on the number of registrations, giving priority to developers whose apps are already on Huawei AppGallery. The pioneering user quota is limited to 3000, first come, first served.

Obtaining Upgrade Resources

After passing the review, we will push the HarmonyOS NEXT Beta version to you at the agreed time in the review notification. The actual version push time may vary, so please be patient. It is recommended that you upgrade to the latest version promptly after receiving the update reminder.

So, which device models are eligible to participate in the HarmonyOS NEXT Beta version developer and pioneering user recruitment? In short, currently only the following models in baseline version that are used in Mainland China are supported:

  • HUAWEI Mate 60,
  • HUAWEI Mate 60 Pro,
  • HUAWEI Mate 60 RS | ULTIMATE DESIGN,
  • HUAWEI Mate 60 Pro+,
  • HUAWEI Mate X5,
  • HUAWEI Mate X5 Collector’s Edition,
  • HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch,
  • HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch Collector’s Edition

Huawei also stated that the “Registration Quiz” for the first phase of the HarmonyOS NEXT Beta developer and pioneering user recruitment allows three attempts per real-name account, with a passing score of 100.

How to downgrade after upgrading to the HarmonyOS NEXT Beta version? Users can enter “Settings > System > Developer Mode > System Rollback” to roll back to the official stable version.

Note that the rollback operation will erase all user data, personal settings, and installed applications. Please back up all important data using a USB drive, cloud space, Huawei Share, etc., before rolling back. If you made a local backup before upgrading to HarmonyOS NEXT, the data will not be cleared, and you can use the backup to restore the data after rolling back.

It is worth noting that some HarmonyOS NEXT Beta version data may be incompatible with the HarmonyOS 4.2 system and cannot be restored through backup. Please proceed with caution.

HarmonyOS NEXT Developer Preview Beta Recruitment Registration Address:

https://developer.huawei.com/consumer/cn/activityDetail/harmonyos-next-preview