Last Years HDC 2020 was the event where Huawei Unveiled HarmonyOS 2.0 – their own developed Operating System. HarmonyOS AKA HongmengOS is not just software for phones; it has its own ecosystem (like Apple) around it. Let’s find out about HarmonyOS Eligible Devices, its Beta, and Rollout Date.
WHAT IS HARMONYOS?
HarmonyOS is built on a distributed operating system architecture to work across different devices, and it’s a part of Huawei’s all-scenario strategy. This new OS is adaptable to a mobile office, fitness, health, social communication, and media entertainment.
WHAT HARMONYOS 2.0 OFFERS:
For Consumers: HarmonyOS integrates various smart devices to implement fast connection, capability collaboration, and resource sharing between different devices. This way, These can seamlessly transfer services to a suitable device that delivers a smooth all-scenario experience.
For Application Developers: HarmonyOS adopts distributed technologies to make application development possible on different device forms. With HarmonyOS, you have the choice to focus on upper-layer service logic and develop applications in a much easier and more efficient way.
For Device Developers: HarmonyOS uses a component-based software design to tailor itself to particular device forms based on their respective resource capabilities and service characteristics.
HARMONYOS 2.0 IS NOT ONLY FOR SMARTPHONES BUT ALSO FOR TABLETS, TVs, IoT DEVICES, AND MORE
At HDC 2020, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu confirmed that the HarmonyOS 2.0 would be available on smartphones as soon as early 2021.
Currently, Huawei has released the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta SDK for developers for platforms including Smart TVs, Cars head units, and smart wearables. Followed by smartphones SDK to launch in December 2020.
Huawei has shared the following information, which turns out to be a roadmap for HarmonyOS 2.0:
- From September 10, 2020 – Device with 128KB to 128MB RAM
- From April 21, 2021 – Device with 128MB to 4GB RAM
- From October 2021 – Device with 4GB to more than 4GB RAM
By the end of 2021, more than 200 million devices will have HarmonyOS installed. These devices will come from Huawei and its partners and are mainly based in China.
WHEN IT’S COMING TO SMARTPHONES?
HarmonyOS for smartphones will launch in April 2021 and gradually start to roll out for older devices via the software update.
You can check the complete list of expected HarmonyOS 2.0 devices here. However, an official confirmation on this matter is yet to come.
HARMONYOS 2.0: ELIGIBLE DEVICES, BETA, ROLLOUT DATE, LEAKS, AND MORE
Huawei’s plan with HarmonyOS is clear, and the company is aiming big with its 2.0 version.