Huawei HarmonyOs is the company’s official Android replacement, unveiled at a press conference in the southern city of Dongguan, China. The operating system is known as HongMengOS in Chinese, which translates to “bring more harmony and convenience to the world”. This software is crucial if the White House tightens the ban on US companies selling technology products to Huawei, which would include Google’s Android operating system. Read more for a video and additional information.
HarmonyOS will launch later this year first in the company’s smart screen (TV-like devices) products, before expanding across multiple smart devices, like wearable technology, over the next three years. Developers who build apps for HarmonyOS will be able to run them on different devices, without having to create separate versions, while special features reduce their latency by up to 25.7 percent. HarmonyOS is based on a new microkernel design, powered by a multi-device IDE.
“If you’re asking when will we apply this to the smartphone, we can do it at any time. However, if we cannot use it (Android) in the future, we can immediately switch to the Harmony OS,” said Huawei CEO Richard Yu.