Huawei is planning to launch HarmonyOS on smartphones by 2021. Company shifting its devices from Android to HarmonyOS.
Wang Chenglu, President of the Software Department, Huawei Consumer Business Group said, the user who’ll upgrade their devices to the latest user interface EMUI 11 will get a HarmonyOS update as soon as possible.
At the event, Richard Yu, Huawei’s CBG chief announced the roadmap for HarmonyOS in his keynote speech. “Starting on 10 September, HarmonyOS is open to 128KB-128MB IoT devices, such as smart TVs, wearables, cars, and more. In April 2021, we will open it to 128MB-4GB devices and in October 2021, HarmonyOS will be opened for devices above 4GB,” he said.
HarmonyOS 2.0 Beta version will be available on September 10 for developers for platforms including smart TVs, watches, and head units. According to the open HarmonyOS roadmap from 21 October 2021, all devices with 4GB to more than 4GB RAM support HarmonyOS 2.0.
Geroge Zhao, President of Honor in his statement said, the Magic UI 4.0 will support HarmonyOS and later will be upgraded to Hongmeng OS.
Living a Google-free life with Huawei
Huawei is preparing to shift to HarmonyOS from Android. Also, the company will likely upgrade devices that completely on Huawei Mobile Service (HMS) and not on Google Mobile Service (GMS).
Huawei is investing more in the developer’s program to boost their interest in Huawei Mobile Service (HMS) ecosystem. Also, It has the challenge to create HarmonyOS which is capable to satisfy Huawei’s overseas customers.