Recently, Huawei released the latest details of the January 2022 security patch for the HarmonyOS system that protects the device from threats. Today, there are a large number of Huawei devices running on HarmonyOS 2.0 software in the Chinese market.
In December 2021, Huawei completed the rollout of HarmonyOS to qualifying devices, including the very old flagships Mate 9 and P10. Currently, the HarmonyOS 2.0 software system is limited to the Chinese market.
Earlier it was reported that Huawei will launch HarmonyOS for the global consumer in 2022. But, we have received an official response from Huawei on this, the company made it clear that there are currently no plans for the smartphones outside of China are moving to HarmonyOS. . Read more
Yes! this is truly disappointing news, but global users need not worry as Huawei is currently delaying the HarmonyOS plan for some reasons. Until then, you can enjoy EMUI 12 bundled with HarmonyOS vibrations.
On the other hand, on December 23, 2021, during Huawei’s flagship launch conference, Huawei CEO CBG – Richard Yu announced that HarmonyOS has reached 300 million devices, of which 200 million are from Huawei and 100 million of third parties.
To be mentioned, there is a lot of activity inside Huawei, including the preparation for the next release, HarmonyOS 3.0. But this does not affect the monthly deployment of software and security updates for its devices.
January 2022 HarmonyOS 2.0 security patch:
The January 2022 security patch brings fixes for 1 high level and 3 medium levels of CVE in the framework, 5 high levels and 5 medium levels of CVE in the system, 3 high levels and 2 medium levels of CVE in the application . However, that doesn’t fix any CVEs in the kernel this time around.
Likewise, it fixes a massive number of 111 CVEs found in third-party libraries. If the security patch for your Huawei phone or tablet is 2022-01-01 or later, all issues described in this update and HarmonyOS Security Bulletin – January 2022 have been resolved.
To note – CVE – CVE, short for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, is a list of publicly disclosed computer security vulnerabilities. When someone refers to a CVE, it means a security breach that has been assigned a CVE ID number.