The annual Huawei Developers Conference was held today. At the meeting, Huawei’s consumer business CEO Yu Chengdong officially announced the highly anticipated operating system, namely Harmony OS (previously known as Hongmeng OS).
When talking about Huawei, many users will associate it with security issues. This is also true for the Harmony OS. But is there a ground for doubts? At the conference, Yu Chengdong said that Harmony operating system uses microkernels. So naturally, no root is needed. Also, the fine-grained permissions control improves system security from the source.
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As everyone knows, Android has root privileges. We mean users can fully control the Android system after root. In this sense, Harmony OS does not have the option of root. At the same time, according to the official information, this OS based on the trusted execution environment of micro-kernel technology significantly improved the kernel security level through formal methods. It also comprehensively improved the security capabilities of the full-scene terminal equipment. Yu Chengdong said that the microkernel can lock each one individually. So it is impossible for a key to break through all places. The mutual isolation of the outer core is safer and more efficient.
Particularly, Yu Chengdong said: ‘From the evaluation of the world’s most authoritative security agencies, the external operating system can only reach Level 2 and Level 3. Our system can reach the level of 5 and 5+. This is the highest level of OS security.’
Of course, we should listen to the words of developers, security agencies, and other relevant parties. But we guess Huawei has done its best to come in with an operating system to get ahead of that.