HarmonyOS 2 users now exceed 120 million – gets >1 million users daily


Over the past few months, we have been keeping a tab on the adoption rate of the HarmonyOS 2 system. The release from Huawei has been massive and millions of people already use this system. Huawei’s consumer business Chief Operating Officer, He Gang, revealed that the number of HarmonyOS 2 upgrade users now exceeds 120 million. Since its upgrade commenced on June 2, the system has had an average of over 1 million users per day. As of now, Harmony OS is the fastest-growing mobile operating system in the world.

Huawei HarmonyOS 2

N/B: HarmonyOS 2 is not yet available for global users. In fact, there is no information regarding the global version of HarmonyOS. However, we know that Huawei is still developing the EMUI 12 for global users. From all indications, HarmonyOS is not ready to leave China for now. 

As of now, HarmonyOS 2 has 400+ application and service partners and 1700+ hardware partners. Furthermore, Huawei also has no less than 1.3 million developers in the construction of the HarmonyOS ecosystem. It is worth mentioning that at the Huawei Full Connect 2021 conference held recently, Huawei’s rotating chairman, Xu Zhijun, said that the current development of HarmonyOS is beyond expectations.

The company had an initial goal of 300 million users by the end of the year. However, this number has since increased. According to Xu Zhijun, Huawei hopes to build HarmonyOS into an operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT). However, when facing smart terminals, it essentially replaces the Android operating system. The difference is that HarmonyOS adds “distribution capabilities”, that is, each device can be seen from another device.

HarmonyOS 2 adaptation history

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.

As of September 13th, HarmonyOS users officially exceeded 100 million. Now, the latest report shows that HarmonyOS now has well over 120 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.

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