Harmony OS is a futuristic platform that can work seamlessly in various products ranging from television to car entertainment systems. Peter Gauden, senior global product manager at Huawei, said that using the same operating system for different devices will make it easier for them to communicate and share information.
This OS will also be interconnected with the company’s mobile user interface EMUI. Because Harmony OS is based on microkernels, Huawei claims that it is extremely secure, which is critical for devices belonging to the Internet of Things (IoT) category.
Huawei also believes that this system should take 5 to 10 years to reach maturity. Gauden revealed that after the launch of this OS on the Honor Smart Screen, the first products to enter the overseas market are expected to include smartwatches and laptops.
Which Products Will Be The First To Come With Harmony OS?
Huawei’s Watch GT is already equipped with Huawei’s Lite operating system. And Harmony OS has actually borrowed some elements from it. Therefore, the upcoming Watch GT 2 is likely to run on Harmony OS. According to the current news, the Watch GT2 will be equipped with a rounded OLED screen with a narrower frame and a dual physical crown. Plus, the thickness is significantly reduced. In addition, its battery capacity is slightly increased, and there is an integrated heart rate monitoring sensor.
Peter Gauden did not disclose more details about the laptop running on this OS. But it is expected to be a lightweight product using a mobile SoC (such as Qualcomm Snapdragon). So it can achieve good interactivity with EMUI-powered Huawei phones.
As for smartphones, Huawei has repeatedly said that although Harmony OS can also run seamlessly on mobile devices. However, the company hopes to stick to Android. Of course, if Huawei has no choice, it will put Hongmeng OS on its smartphones.