The Chinese giant officially announced today its plans to launch the first smartphones with the company’s own operating system, HarmonyOS 2.0, next year 2021.
Huawei introduced the HarmonyOS operating system for the first time about a year ago, and today, Richard Yu, the company’s CEO, officially confirmed the company’s plans to expand next year with the operating system to include smartphones and other devices, as the announcement came during the company’s annual conference for developers.
Richard Yu explained the advantages of the HarmonyOS operating system, which is based from the beginning on the main functions of the various systems, to support televisions, computers, as well as smart phones and watches among a wide range of devices.
Richard Yu also confirmed that the first smartphones with the HarmonyOS operating system will be officially launched next year 2021, but Huawei has not revealed a specific date for the launch of this version, while expectations indicate that it will initially be limited to the Chinese market.
On the other hand, Huawei announced the push to update the HarmonyOS 2.0 interface for smart TVs, smart watches and car head units, starting from tomorrow, while the software interface for smartphones will be available starting from December.
Huawei also revealed the OpenHarmony project, which is an open source for the HarmonyOS system, which simulates the open source for the Android platform, which will be available to developers soon, and also supports devices that come with a very low RAM of 128 KB.
The HarmonyOS operating system is based on supporting multi-screen devices with a set of tasks and a seamless experience, and Huawei also emphasizes the security and protection standards provided in the operating system, with improved artificial intelligence technology that supports voice perception with higher efficiency, and also supports fast data transfer across devices.
It is reported that Huawei revealed HMS Core 5.0 support for 12,000 application programming interfaces now, which covers 7 different categories, and the number of applications now in the Huawei store reaches 96,000 applications, with support for 1.8 million developers.