Huawei is putting a lot of effort into the development of its HarmonyOS. While this system is presently a far cry from the likes of Android and iOS, it’s too early to dismiss this system. There have been many failed operating systems in the past. However, none of these systems is from a popular smartphone company that is ready to release the update for its complete lineup. Here lies the difference between HarmonyOS and the likes of Samsung’s TizenOS that failed. As of today, Huawei has released a list of 100 Huawei devices and 35 Honor devices that will get HarmonyOS. This means that by the first half of 2022, millions of smartphones will be running on HarmonyOS.
In addition, Huawei donated all the core infrastructure of HarmonyOS to the “Open Atom Open Source Foundation”. All manufacturers can obtain codes from the “Open Atom Open Source Foundation” on an equal basis and make products according to different business requirements. According to reports, there are about 500,000 devote developers for the HarmonyOS. Huawei also claims that it has about 40 mainstream brands and 300 partners in HarmonyOS’s ecosystem.
According to reports out of China, Huawei claims that HarmonyOS has the same smooth experience as Android and iOS systems. However, HarmonyOS pays more attention to the interaction between smart devices. Furthermore, this system will also make efforts in the smart car and smart homes segment.
HarmonyOS is different from Android
HarmonyOS 2 is different from Android, this system is an operating system for the IoT era. It focuses on smartphones, smart cars, smart speakers, wearables, and other devices. However, it has a fundamental relationship with Android and other systems. According to Huawei, consumers will use HarmonyOS to easily control multiple devices as one device.
HarmonyOS 2 (Hongmeng) can not only control mobile phones but also adapt to smart terminals such as PCs, tablets, watches, etc. At present, the Huawei Mate 40 series and some other devices can get this system.
HarmonyOS has three core functions. These functions are
- It seeks to help different devices “unify the language”
- To achieve hardware mutual assistance and bring consumers a super terminal experience
- To support application and service developers and hardware partners, especially multi-terminal deployment, and cross-terminal development.
On a single device, HarmonyOS has so much untapped potential. The effectiveness of this system will be felt when there are multiple terminals running the system. Since the announcement of the HarmonyOS research and development, the level of enthusiasm has been high.