Harmony OS: This is Huawei’s plan for its operating system

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The Chinese company presented its new operating system in its version 1.0. It is compatible with Android and Linux-based applications .

Huawei showed its commitment to the Harmony OS operating system.
Huawei showed its commitment to the Harmony OS operating system. | Source: Huawei

After months of speculation, Huawei finally revealed its Harmony OS operating system at its developer conference in Dongguan (China).

But what is the plan for the Chinese company?

Harmony OS , which in the past we knew as HongMeng OS , is in its version 1.0. It is expected that it will reach smart screen devices first, which will be released during the year.

We already know that the first device with Harmony OS will be presented this weekend in China and the signals received seem to indicate that it will be a smart TV with the Honor sub-brand .

Huawei hopes to optimize its operating system in the next three years and get it adopted on more devices, including wearables, Huawei Vision and car units.

To achieve its greater adoption, Harmony OS will be a worldwide open source platform that will feature an open source foundation established by Huawei.

“We want to invite developers from around the world to join us in building this new ecosystem,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer unit during his keynote at the developer conference.

One of the attractions of Harmony OS is that it is modular, so it can have lightweight versions for devices with low RAM.
One of the attractions of Harmony OS is that it is modular, so it can have lightweight versions for devices with low RAM. | Source: Huawei

Will we see it soon in Latin America?

No, at least immediately. China will be the place where Huawei will establish the foundations of its new operating system.

The progressive arrival of 5G and the explosion of IoT will be perhaps the moment when we see this operating system more present.

But …

Let’s remember Huawei was clear this Friday. If problems persist on the part of the United States, the Chinese company has no problems scaling its operating system to cell phones.

“We can do it (leave Android) at any time, but we give priority to the Googlesystem   for the sake of the ecosystem…  Migrating is not that difficult.  It’s very simple. We can do it in one or two days. “

And we don’t talk about a totally different path, like the one Microsoft wanted to take years ago with Windows Phone. Harmony OS is compatible with Android applications.

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