At the Huawei Developer Conference, 2021 held on October 22 last year, the HarmonyOS 3 developer preview was officially released. Huawei said that HarmonyOS 3 continues to innovate around the three core values of system architecture, HyperTerminal, and one-time development/multi-terminal deployment. This brings a comprehensive upgrade of system capabilities and development tools. Recent information out of China claims that HarmonyOS 3.0 will commence internal testing in March.
Following the schedule of the HarmonyOS 3.0 on Huawei’s official website, the beta version should arrive between January and March. However, considering that we are already over halfway through February, it seems that it may finally be set for March.
As a new generation of smart terminal operating systems, the system architecture of HarmonyOS can realize flexible deployment. This allows smart devices with different memory to communicate in the same language. The HarmonyOS 3 developer preview brings a new flexible deployment automation tool. Device developers can select the required components according to different hardware to complete the operating system assembly.
HarmonyOS 2 adaptation history
Since the official launch of the HarmonyOS system back in June 2021, its roll-out has been massive. This is the largest software roll-out for any system in the world. Over the past eight months, over 200 million Huawei devices already have this system. Within the first week of the update roll-out, over 10 million users got this update. After two weeks, HarmonyOS had over 18 million users.
At the beginning of July 2021, just a month after starting the update, the system had over 25 million users. Over 40 million Huawei users were using the Harmony operating system as of the end of July. This figure increased to over 50 million users by the beginning of August. As of August 30th, the OS had over 70 million active users. However, a few days later (September, 2nd), the company announced that it has over 90 million users.
Huawei was finally able to announce HarmonyOS 100 million mark on September 13th. By September 27th, Huawei’s OS users had increased to 120 million. As of early October, the HarmonyOS 2 had over 150 million users in China. In December, HarmonyOS users exceed 220 million. As of now, HarmonOS has well over 25o million users in China.
Huawei has hundreds of millions of users and fans outside China. However, none of these users can test the HarmonyOS for now, This new operating system from Huawei is still circulating within China. The company is yet to officially release this update for global users. Nevertheless, there are reports that HarmonyOS will leave China this year.