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Google Android 12 is the next operating system with various new features. Android is open source and provides various types of customizations for smartphone manufacturers to customize Android and make it the basis of their custom software skin, just like the Huawei EMUI.

However, if you are coming from any phone like Huawei, Samsung and others, you might find that the Pixel device has minimized and limited the number of apps, only launched by Google. This clean user experience for Google apps is called – Android Stock.

But HarmonyOS is the next operating system that entered Huawei phones in China with the HarmonyOS 2 version. Therefore, more and more device owners keep upgrading this new open source operating system to increase HarmonyOS numbers in order to resist Android.

Control panel and quick settings

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In the past, we have compared different Android software, including many types of software skins, but this time we will be comparing Android 12 vs HarmonyOS 2. For this HarmonyOS 2 vs Android 12 comparison, we are going to dive into them first. quick settings feature of both software and see which one is better.

Android Storage 12 Quick setting:

Android 12 is powered by Material You, a new user interface design made specifically for the Android ecosystem. Android 12’s Quick Settings panel displays the same integrations. Once shipped down, you can access the quick settings and there are different tiles (quick press buttons), which have a good width to make sure you don’t miss a tap.

The brightness control and volume sliders now also have larger sliders. However, the position of the brightness slider at the top should have been at the bottom. You can also change Quick Settings options and add or remove more if you want.

Control panel and quick settings

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However, a virtual power button is a lifeline, and it’s featured on Android 12, from which you can press emergency, initiate a lock, turn off the device, or restart it. You don’t need to press the physical key to perform such actions.


HarmonyOS comes with a new control panel, which brings together different types of mobile services in one place, such as media controllers, connectivity, quick settings, a super device and a smart connected device. You can manage them from one place with no hassle.

Control panel and quick settings

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Speaking specifically of the quick settings, HarmonyOS takes the EMUI 11 icons but polished them with better visibility and the design scheme of the HM OS software. Compared to Android 12, you can check more quick switches on the same screen without any issues.

The design of HarmonyOS Quick Settings is very simple and subtle, which makes it easy to use. However, this power switch is also a required feature that Huawei should use for this new operating system, to register the physical power key of the phone.

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