Great news for huawei fans around the world! Finally, Huawei fans around the world will be able to experience Huawei's HarmonyOS. After the United States government imposed several sanctions on Huawei, the Chinese tech company was quick to introduce its own mobile operating system. In fact, HarmonyOS is a multi-purpose operating system. It has the ability to run on different types of electronic devices.
The cross-platform capabilities of HarmonyOS give it the ability to run on almost any electronic device. Apart from smartphones, it can also run on smart TVs, in-car infotainment systems and smartwatches, to name but a few.
The report of Huawei launching its own mobile operating system was exciting news for all Huawei fans around the world. Everyone was so eager to get their hands on it. In fact, Huawei's HarmonyOS started to spread very fast right after its launch. It has earned its place as the fastest growing mobile operating system in the world and is still growing. As it stands, HarmonyOS is only two years old. Yet it is the third largest mobile operating system in the world.
Huawei HarmonyOS Users Report Few Problems
As a tech enthusiast, I was looking for some negative comments about the OS. However, I found too little to talk about. The most common criticism, however, is that the OS is a fork of android. Huawei has denied this several times, as have other HarmonyOS developers.
As far as the end user is concerned, it seems that no one really has a problem. For that alone, Huawei should be applauded. Normally, when a new operating system is launched, bugs are one of the most common problems that can be found. With Huawei's HarmonyOS, however, we hardly hear of any such problems. This gives the company more room to develop the OS and add more features.
Is Huawei's HarmonyOS Really a Fork of Android?
The first thing to understand is that Android and HarmonyOS run on different architectures. While Android runs on Linux kernel, HarmonyOS runs on microkernel. They may have similar interfaces, functionalities and features. However, they are completely different. Huawei built HarmonyOS to be very similar to Android for one basic reason. Every Huawei user was on Android before the sanctions kicked in. So the company could easily lose them if it made the OS look different.
All Huawei smartphone users are used to the EMUI interface. In this case, it makes a lot of sense to give HarmonyOS a similar-looking interface. In addition, the user can easily switch to the new operating system without worrying about a new interface. Once Huawei is able to migrate all its users to HarmonyOS, it will gradually change the HarmonyOS interface.
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It should also be noted that Android is designed to work with devices with screens. HarmonyOS, on the other hand, is built differently. As you may already know, HarmonyOS provides a seamless and consistent user experience across all devices. The microkernel architecture allows HarmonyOS to run on devices with screens as well as IoT devices.
HarmonyOS has the ability to adapt to different hardware platforms. Android does not have this ability. This makes HarmonyOS more versatile than any other operating system. It is also a lightweight operating system. This makes it easy to run on devices with relatively low specifications. So, no, HarmonyOS is not a fork of Android, as many people say. The two run on different architectures.
Huawei HarmonyOS Goes Global
After the launch of HarmonyOS, it was the global users who were the most excited. Huawei, on the other hand, had a completely different plan. The company focused only on the Chinese market, without any information about a global rollout. HarmonyOS 3.0 and 3.1 were released, giving hope to global users. But the company snubbed its global users again.
Instead, global users got an updated version of Huawei's EMUI. Many users actually loved the new EMUI interface as it had a HarmonyOS feel to it. However, the ultimate wish was to get the real HarmonyOS.
Finally, it looks like Huawei is ready to test HarmonyOS on the global market. Usually when Huawei launches a new device, the global version runs EMUI while the Chinese version runs HarmonyOS. But that history seems to be changing. Huawei has started launching new smartphones with HarmonyOS for global versions.
Recently, the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer launched two smartphones. The mid-range Huawei Nova 11i and the flagship Huawei P60 Pro. The first sales started, as usual, in China. Both devices were launched with HarmonyOS for the Chinese market. As is usual after the launch of HarmonyOS, everyone expected global users to get EMUI 13. However, something else happened. Huawei has decided to sell these devices with the HarmonyOS installed. This time around, the company is ditching EMUI for all global devices.
What Does This Mean?
Well, don't get your hopes too high. Huawei has not made any official statement about when HarmonyOS will be available to global users. But the fact that the company has launched these two smartphones with HarmonyOS worldwide says a lot. Everything suggests that Huawei is ready to release the new operating system to all global users. If not, we would rather see the company follow the normal trend of using EMUI 13 for global users.
Millions of global Huawei smartphone users are eager to get their hands on HarmonyOS. Finally, they can now breathe a sigh of relief. Now that the operating system is available for global users, the wait seems over. All we have to do now is to wait for the official rollout date. Hopefully, Huawei will soon make the official announcement.
We know very well that most Huawei fans can't wait to get the exciting news of the rollout date. Therefore, we will keep close tabs on this news. We will announce any developments as soon as they are out.