Harmony OS 2 beta in hong kong

Huawei is gradually rolling out their Harmony OS 2 beta for their smartphone range and one of the first to receive it are nova 9 users in Hong Kong this coming November 15th 2021. Fortunately, Malaysian users can still get access to the Harmony OS 2 beta for locally purchased units of the Huawei nova 9. Here’s how you can download and get access to the Harmony OS 2 beta.

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What is Harmony OS 2 Beta

In a media event in Hong Kong today, Huawei shared details about the nova 9 and about the Harmony OS 2 beta which will offer a revamped user interface and what the Huawei calls a ‘Super Device’ tool that allows users to combine different devices from the Huawei ecosystem – smartphones, tablets, laptops, earbuds and all – into an easily controllable network accessible via a paired Huawei smartphone. From the ground up, Harmony OS also has a completely new microkernel for its operating system, which, on paper, makes it offer faster and more efficient performance.

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This would be the first time that Huawei has pushed a working build of Harmony OS 2 to a smartphone which means that the new nova 9 that’s up for preorder in Malaysia would be the first recipient of their spanking new Harmony OS.

How to get the Harmony OS 2 beta for Huawei nova 9

For the time being, the only way you can get your hands on the new Harmony OS 2 beta is if you own a Huawei nova 9. The beta will be available as an optional upgrade this coming 15th November 2021 (Monday).

Huawei nova 9 owners in Malaysia can get access to the Harmony OS 2 beta by simply swapping their region to Hong Kong to white list the phone. Here’s a step by step process:

  • Update your nova 9 to the latest firmware and the latest My Huawei app version.
  • Inside the My Huawei app, swap your region to Hong Kong. To swap regions, go to Me (the rightmost icon on the bottom tab), and click Settings then select Country/Region
  • Afterwards, click on the Support icon (that’s the heart-shaped button in the middle), then press update button in the lower left (the red circle with the arrow)
  • You’re done! You can then swap the My Huawei app region back to Malaysia.
  • To swap back, go to Me tab(blue person icon), select Settings and then swap Country/Region back to Malaysia.

So, to reiterate – the update to is available from 15th November onwards AND you need, for now at least, a HUAWEI nova 9 to gain access to it. 

Step by step how to Change Your My Huawei region to Hong Kong and get the Harmony OS 2 Beta Update

Once you’ve swapped your region to Hong Kong, most of the menus will turn to Chinese but the iconography will remain the same and your icon apps will still remain in your original language so it’ll be fairly straightforward:

Once the update to Harmony OS 2 Beta is complete, you can swap the My Huawei language settings back to your country of choice – in this case we’ll swap back to Malaysia:


To date, Huawei is currently using their HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) platform and via their AppGallery offers the vast majority of applications that Malaysians require in daily life which, for the most part, handily bypasses the lack of Google Mobile Services.

How to preorder the Huawei nova 9 in Malaysia

For a limited time from now until 19th November 2021, the HUAWEI nova 9 can be acquired in your choice of either Starry Blue or Black priced at RM1,999 and with RM829 in free gifts that include the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro along with a host of free subscriptions and sign-ups to HUAWEI’s diverse roster of services that include HUAWEI cloud storage, HUAWEI Video+, HUAWEI Music Premium and more.

To preorder the HUAWEI nova 9, you can visit the following links:

HUAWEI Store Online

HUAWEI Official Store on Shopee

HUAWEI Flagship Store on Lazada

Alternatively, you can visit any HUAWEI Experience Store in person and place your order with any of HUAWEI’s friendly staff onsite.

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