Over the past few months, Huawei has released the HarmonyOS 2 update to millions of Huawei and Honor devices. So far, the company has seven batches of smartphones that have received this update. According to the company, the eighth batch of Huawei and Honor devices are now getting the HarmonyOS 2 update. The official announcement shows that this batch of devices is currently in close beta recruitment. There are six devices in this batch, the devices include
- Huawei nova3i
- Honor 9
- Honor V9
- Huawei nova2s
- Honor Play
- Honor note10
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.
HarmonyOS 2 ecosystem
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 release 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. However, after 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. Furthermore, 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 12th, HarmonyOS had 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.
Presently, HarmonyOS upgrade covers over 106 models of Huawei and Honor devices. Of course, before the end of the year, the company will release this update for more models.