Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has been releasing its new HarmonyOS for Huawei and Honor smartphones. Over the past three months, the rollout has been massive, and very old devices also got this update. Tonight, Huawei held a new smart office product launch. Yu Chengdong took the stage and after the release of a plethora of devices, he made an announcement relating to HarmonyOS. Yu Chengdong announced that the number of HarmonyOS 2 upgrade users now exceeds 100 million.
Huawei said, “thank you for having you, and hope to continue to have you in the future. In the future, we will not forget our original intention and strive to provide you with the ultimate full-scene experience”.
The 100 million users is a new milestone for Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2 update. According to reports, hundreds of models have been upgraded to Huawei HarmonyOS 2 in succession. In the near future, Huawei HarmonyOS 2 will be open to upgrades for more models, including many old smartphones and tablets from Huawei and Honor. Considering the speed at which it reached the 100 million milestones, Huawei raised its target of 300 million units to 400 million units.
HarmonyOS progress so far
Huawei officially released the HarmonyOS system on June 2nd. In the first week, by June 9, we already had over 10 million HarmonyOS users. In two weeks, this operating system had over 18 million users. After a month of upgrade, HarmonyOS had over 25 million users. Before the end of July, this figure increased to over 40 million. In less than two months, as of early August, this operating system had over 50 million users. As of August 30th, HarmonyOS had over 70 million active users. However, a few days later (September, 2nd), the company announced that it has over 90 million users. Now, the latest report shows that HarmonyOS now has well over 100 million users. It is obvious that this system will have well over 300 million users before the end of this year. This upgrade is Huawei’s largest system update in its history.
As of now, over 56 very old models from Huawei and Honor are already getting this update. Most of these devices wouldn’t have gotten any more major EMUI updates. According to Huawei, over 300 million devices (200 million Huawei devices and 100 million third-party devices) will have this update this year.
Considering the widespread release of HarmonyOS, it will be a huge force to reckon with if Huawei continues with this pace. It will not be like many other failed operating systems that spent a few years in the market.