Huawei will soon introduce the updated proprietary operating system HarmonyOS or Hongmeng OS for a wide range of devices, including smartphones. Now more precise dates have become known when you can expect the release of a smartphone based on Huawei OS.
Huawei plans to release its first smartphone based on HarmonyOS by the end of the year
The well-known analyst Ma Jihua, close to Huawei, told the Global Times that Huawei could release a version of HarmonyOS for smartphones by the end of the year. At the same time, they will introduce the first smartphone based on it.
As expected, Huawei can reveal details at the HDC 2020 developer conference, which the company will hold from September 10 to 12. These days, a full-fledged announcement of a new version of the proprietary EMUI 11 interface based on Android 11, as well as HarmonyOS 2.0 is expected. According to preliminary data, HarmonyOS 2.0 will be able to work on the basis of a wide variety of devices. It will support smartwatches and PCs and tablets.
Huawei: Our existing phones will still get Android and GMS updates
A couple of days ago, a bomb has been dropped in the hands of Huawei fans. The company’s general license deal expired. This means that the Behemoth may not be able to provide users with any future Android updates. Another consequence of the US ban that prohibited the company from using US-based hardware or software. Of course, this fall as a bomb for Huawei owners, after all, imagine buying a smartphone in 2020, a costly one, and not getting any update at all? Huawei Mobile Twitter account stepped in, to clarify some things and tell Huawei customers that they not need to be concerned.
A concerned Huawei Nova 5T owner asked whether his device would still be eligible for Android and GMS updates in the future. Huawei then assured that all existing Android smartphones will not be affected by the license deal expiration. Moreover, the statement from the company confirmed that future software updates and security patches will keep coming for Huawei owners.
“Hi there, thank you for your message. There is no impact on existing devices. We will continue to share security and software updates to our devices, as we always have. If you have any questions, please let us know via DM.”
Unfortunately, that’s all information we currently have regarding the company’s future updates. There is still no official statement coming from the US Commerce Department on a potential renewal of the license. Although the company’s tweet suggests this, we still need to wait for an official confirmation.