Huawei celebrated the anniversary of the launch of Huawei Smart Screen smart TVs based on Hongmeng / HarmonyOS operating system. In honor of the event, Zhi Hao, head of consumer IoT (Internet of Things), shared some interesting news. So, the executive announced that Huawei Smart Screen TVs will be the first devices to receive HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. In addition, Huawei will introduce a new series of smart TVs for the mass entertainment market by the end of the year.
Huawei Smart Screen TVs will be the first to get HarmonyOS 2.0
HarmonyOS 2.0 was unveiled at the Huawei Developer Conference 2020 on September 10th. In addition to Huawei Smart Screens, the new operating system will be in use in other devices, including tablets and smartwatches. Smartphones will be added to the list later. Testings of HarmonyOS for smartphones by developers will begin in December, and users will join testings in January-February.
Huawei to replace Windows 10 with HarmonyOS 2.0 in its PCs
Last year, the US Department of Commerce blacklisted Huawei. After that, the company announced the development of its OS – HarmonyOS. Now, we know that Huawei plans to release computers with its own operating system.
According to Huaweicentral, referring to an insider post in the Chinese social network Weibo, computers with HarmonyOS 2.0 can enter the company’s home market. Devices will also run on Kunpeng processors.
An insider reports that several provinces, cities, and regions are already helping Huawei to set up PC supply chains.
Recall that Huawei already reported that HarmonyOS will be a cross-platform solution. This means that the operating system can be flexibly deployed on different devices including smartwatches, personal computers, cars, and others.
What about smartphones?
Despite the problems associated with the inability to work with Google, Huawei continues to launch new flagship smartphones with Android OS and Huawei mobile services instead of Google mobile services. The company keeps developing its own AppGallery application store and the HarmonyOS operating system, while not forgetting to release full-fledged flagships. But there are times when its representatives are “a little” odd – for example, the head of Huawei said that the company will need “no more” 300 years to catch up with Google and Apple.
“Sales of devices on Android and Apple operating systems in the world are huge, and Huawei is late. It’s hard for consumers to accept other operating systems. Thus, the Huawei OS can take a long time to surpass Android and Apple, but no more than 300 years, ” said the CEO of the company Ren Zhengfei in an interview with Dragon Magazine.
These statements are frustrating for the employees and fans of the giant company. And it is more strange that it comes from the founder of the company.