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News on Mobile OS Releases, May 2022

May 2022: The Latest News on OS Release


Here’s everything new in Android 13 Beta 2

The next Android 13 preview is now available. Google is planning six milestone releases over the coming months before the consumer launch later this year to Pixel phones and other devices. 

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google


Here’s every device currently eligible for the Android 13 Beta

Google has opened the door to Android 13 for all with the start of the Beta program for Pixel devices – but what devices can install it? Android 13 is coming to 10 Google Pixel smartphones with devices from other OEMs such as OnePlus, Oppo, and Realme all eligible for beta builds. All you need to do is head to the dedicated microsite, sign in, and then enroll your device. 

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google


“Protected by Android” is Google’s new security branding for the OS

Google’s latest effort in security is called “Protected by Android”. The Android YouTube channel today uploaded a 50-second video about how the OS “is all about keeping you and your information safe so you can focus on what matters most.”

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google


Google releases Android 13 Beta 2 as OnePlus, Xiaomi, vivo, Asus and more join the fun

Google announced the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro, teasing the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Tablet, and updating core apps like Maps and Translate while reviving previously-killed apps like Wallet. Google still found time to release Android 13 Beta 2.

Full content and details (external sources) :GSMArena


Apple iOS 

iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, macOS Monterey 12.4 Released Ahead of WWDC 2022

Apple has released iOS 15.5 as its latest software release for iPhone users — just weeks before kicking off WWDC 2022. It carries a list of security fixes to address regulatory pressure over in-app purchases. Alongside iOS 15.5, Apple has bought iPadOS 15.5 for eligible iPad users. The tech giant has also released macOS Monterey 12.4 that helps fix the poor webcam quality of the Studio Display monitor.

Full content and details (external sources): Gadgets


The first iOS 16 public beta may be running behind schedule

Apple will unveil iOS 16. Apple normally waits until the second beta of a new iOS version before releasing it for public consumption. The first public release of iOS 16 may wait until the third beta.

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena


Apple releases iOS 15.6 beta 1 to developers as iOS 16 announcement looms

Apple is seeding iOS 15.6 beta 1 to developers. YouTuber Aaron Zollo noticed that Apple was rolling out iOS 15.6 beta 1 to developers today. Today’s build is 19G5027e.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Mac


Apple promoting accessibility features for iOS users that anyone can take advantage of

Apple this week celebrated Global Accessibility Awareness Day by announcing new accessibility features that will be available later this year with iOS 16 and other software updates. 

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Mac



Huawei Mobile Service will support OpenHarmony by the end of this year

OpenHarmony is the next-generation open-source operation of Huawei. According to the information, the latest version of OpenHarmony supports WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular data as well as other connectivity options. 

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral


HarmonyOS 3.0 will come for global Huawei smartphones?

Huawei has its fully-owned operating system – HarmonyOS, which offers new features in comparison to the EMUI software. The operating system was designed to work across different platforms. Now, Huawei is planning to reveal the next version of the HarmonyOS operating system – HarmonyOS 3.0. This new version will surely come up with some advanced features for smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other adapted platforms.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral



Huawei EMUI May 2022 Updates List

Huawei has started deploying new EMUI-based firmware updates with the onset of May 2022. Apart from the major updates, the company is also sending off the latest security patches to mend the internal defects. It came up to the market with the capability of resolving 19 major defects as well as 9 middle-sized vulnerabilities of the devices.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral


EMUI 12 doesn’t come with HarmonyOS App Snippets

HarmonyOS comes with various new features that go head to head with Google’s Android software. On the other hand, EMUI 12 has been unveiled as the next major software update for the global Huawei smartphone consumers. The firm has decided to stick with EMUI in the meantime.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral


HarmonyOS and EMUI creator leaving Huawei

Wan Chenglu is leaving Huawei. He has been known as the creator and leader of two core Huawei consumer-based software – HarmonyOS and EMUI. According to the Chinese news sources, Dr. Wang Changlu is likely to join Shenzhen Kaihong Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd. 

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral

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