For several years now, Huawei has been creating its HarmonyOS operating system, which some call nothing less than an alternative to Android. Not so long ago, the company released a beta version for developers, which they managed to “disassemble” and show it in operation. And now the company is ready to give a start in the life of HarmonyOS.
Today, on its official Weibo account, the company announced that HarmonyOS will be announced on June 2, 2021. It is not known whether this will be the premiere of the version for the Chinese market or the company will arrange a global release of the operating system.
Recall that according to the reviews of those who managed to get acquainted with HarmonyOS, it can be described as a “redesigned” Android. It is based on the Android Open Source Platform and this will allow devices with this firmware to run Android applications and Google services. The first tests show that the software works fine.
According to Huawei, its operating system is versatile and lightweight. It is less demanding on device resources. Harmony OS uses less RAM and storage than Android-based EMUI 11. As a result, users should get a smart device with decent performance and low power consumption.
We are waiting for the announcement of Harmony OS to learn more about the platform’s features; and the company’s plans for its distribution.
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It is known that Huawei has already renamed the account on the Chinese social network Weibo; previously dedicated to its own EMUI user interface for Android, changing the name to HarmonyOS. The company announced the release of the HarmonyOS operating system back in 2019; after the start of the US trade war against China. The new development was the subject of an announcement at the Huawei Developer Conference. The company has stated that HarmonyOS is a “microkernel” operating system that is completely different from Android and iOS.
According to the Playfuldroid website, citing Chinese sources, the user who had the opportunity to test the work of the new software noted high performance and stability, no worse than that of EMUI on Android. He also noted that the software has features not yet available to Google systems.
We know that Huawei intends to install HarmonyOS on more than 200 million devices by the end of the year; and its partners will receive more than 100 million copies.
Recently, the website of the Chinese regulator TENAA revealed data on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G; and MatePad Pro 2 with HarmonyOS. In addition, according to rumors, the developer, in addition to HarmonyOS, will present the MatePad Pro 2 tablet; and the Watch 3 series smartwatch on June 2.