Harmonyos 2

Huawei’s answer to Google’s Android system is HarmonyOS 2, the operating system was expected to be a new Huawei exclusive OS so nobody expected older Huawei handsets to get the upgrade. But now, an even bigger surprise just landed.

According to techradar, a selection of Honor devices have been added to the HarmonyOS 2 compatibility list. Some of these phones were already eligible to download the operating system’s beta, but now they’re allowed to use the full-fat version of the software.

The phones include the Honor 20 series and Honor View 20 which run Android because they were released before the Huawei ban and prior to HarmonyOS being unveiled.

All the listed devices are from before Huawei sold Honor, which means it’s not wholly shocking that they’re now allowed to get HarmonyOS, but we still would’ve imagined Honor wouldn’t want its legacy devices associated with its ex-parent company.

Also Read: Will Your Huawei Smartphone Get HarmonyOS Update?

It’s, however, not clear if people using an eligible Honor phone can upgrade straight away, or if HarmonyOS 2 is rolling out to these devices slowly; current reports of people getting the upgrade are from China, which would likely be the likeliest first place to receive the upgrade.

If you’ve got a flagship Honor phone, you can find out if the update is available for you by heading to the Settings app > About Phone menu and checking for updates.

HarmonyOS 2

(Image credit: Huawei)

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