On January 23, 2021, at Huawei’s annual conference, Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Software, shared the latest developments of HarmonyOS (HongmengOS) and demonstrated four real use case demonstrations on the stage.
Wang revealed that HarmonyOS has the most important innovative wireless connection function that can replace the requirements of traditional hardware systems.
He also introduced four real-life scenarios to demonstrate the HarmonyOS functions of smart screens, smartphones, applications, etc. Let us examine them in detail below.
Harmony Home Appliances:
Users only need to touch the NFC tags of smart home appliances such as Smart Oven to automatically display all control interfaces and support the display of online recipes.
Harmony Shopping App:
The demo contains an e-commerce application-JD, when the user opens the JD application and touches another smartphone, the same shopping cart and interface on the second device are shared. The main thing is that sharing this information does not require a second user to install the JD application, and then both people share the shopping cart, which makes shopping more convenient and fun.
Harmony video projection:
In this demonstration, when the user connects the phone to a smart TV on the same network, the video source will be automatically detected and automatically transmitted to the big screen. At the same time, the application interface (such as comments and shopping options) will also be automatically adjusted to appear on the left and right (middle) of the video. This whole process makes the video project from mobile phone to TV more interesting and interactive.
In addition, when playing a 360-degree panoramic video on a smart TV, the smart phone will automatically control the interface and let you place the video through the phone.
HARMONYOS multi-person conference function:
With HarmonyOS, users can hold multi-person meetings and express their ideas in the same presentation.
Harmony in 2021:
HarmonyOS is a new distributed operating system based on microkernel, designed to provide a diverse user experience in all devices and solutions.
At HDC 2020, Huawei released HarmonyOS 2.0, which supports new platforms such as smart wearable devices, car monitors, tablets and smartphones. In December last year, Huawei also launched the first HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile Beta for developers.
Wang said this is the first year of HarmonyOS, and the company hopes to install it on 300-400 million devices before the end of this year. Moreover, the HarmonyOS ecosystem can be open to third-party developers, and consumers can expect to launch HarmonyOS smartphones before this year.