The launch event for the new HarmonyOS 3.0 operating system will take place tomorrow, July 27, but Huawei CEO Richard Yu has already posted a short video on his Weibo account introducing some new features of the user interface. More than ever, the interface seems to be very similar to Apple’s iOS, but Huawei also seems to integrate some of its peculiarities, especially in the area of personalization.
The clip released by Yu is only 14 seconds long, but it is enough to see some important innovations in Huawei’s software. HarmonyOS 3.0 will benefit from a system of widgets very similar to the one introduced by Apple in iOS 14. Thus, you’ll be able to have a carousel with multiple widgets that you can go through and order that belong to the applications in the main menu.
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We can also see that Huawei has added a lot more very slick animations for each type of action, especially for organizing apps into e-folders. In addition to the large folders we have already seen in Huawei’s previous generation software, HarmonyOS 3.0 allows you to create smaller folders with three apps arranged vertically for quick access. Of course, you can store more applications in each folder, but the three shown are the ones you can access quickly without opening the folder.
Of course, the whole philosophy behind HarmonyOS 3.0 is interoperability between devices, and all of these features are also expected on tablets equipped with the new software.
Unfortunately, there is little chance that all these innovations will reach the Huawei smartphones sold in Europe. These still use the old EMUI interface, which is layered over Android and adopts some elements of HarmonyOS, but not all. However, the company’s latest tablets also use this software outside of China.