Huawei developed its own independent micro-kernel-based distributed operating system – HarmonyOS, which was first time introduced at Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2019. It is designed to deliver a new user experience across all devices and in different scenarios.
Moving on, with added new distributed capabilities, the company released an upgraded version, HarmonyOS 2.0 at HDC 2020. It is based on major features including providing a seamless experience, smooth performance, more security, and an All-in-one service platform for consumers.
In this line, last December, Huawei released the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta and simultaneously started the recruitment of some previous-gen devices P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series for developer beta testing.
So far, Huawei has rolled out the three HarmonyOS mobile developer beta builds. Previously, Huawei officials disclose that HarmonyOS for the smartphone will be released in April. And the company soon conclude developer mobile beta and open the general public testing program.
Previously, it was also reported that the first wave of HarmonyOS internal beta will be open for the devices that are Huawei Mate X2, Mate 40, and P40 series. Additionally, the Chinese phone maker is also preparing to debut three flagships of the different segments in the coming months.
The info also suggests that around 50 Huawei devices are in the pipeline to install Huawei’s self developer software system, HarmonyOS. These devices include phones, smartwatches, tablets, Honor phones.
To be mentioned, Eric Xu, Huawei Global Analyst Conference Vice-Chairman and Rotating Chairman of Huawei recently presents the company’s aims to deliver its self-made operating system to 100 million devices in 2021.
Furthermore, Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group Software Division told that Huawei aims to install HarmonyOS in 300 million devices in 2021, of which 200 million will be smartphones and the rest will include tablets, wearables, and other smart devices as well as devices from Third-party partners.
First HarmonyOS smart car cockpit will launch by the end of this year, check user interface
During the HDC 2021, Huawei has released the latest development made in the HarmonyOS ecosystem. The tech maker has announced 150 million device upgrades and the current speed of partners that continues to increase. Moreover, the company also launched the first developer preview of the HarmonyOS 3, which will help the developer to understand this new HarmonyOS version before it becomes available for developer beta testing.
However, there’s one more interesting announcement that has been made at the event. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group and smart car solutions BU revealed that the first HarmonyOS powered smart car cockpit will launch by the end of this year.
The Huawei business chief also expected that at the end of this year or early next year, the new generation of luxury mid-size SUVs released by SERES will be equipped with a smart cockpit based on HarmonyOS. Huawei hopes that through the HarmonyOS system, the user experience of the smart cockpit will surpass that of other manufacturers around the world.
Furthermore, Huawei has also revealed the user interface for the in-car HarmonyOS system that will launch by the end of this year on a SERES car. The user interface is very immersive and functional.
Wang Jun, president of Huawei Smart Car Solutions BU, confirmed that the HarmonyOS-A smart cockpit operating system is currently the only open cockpit system and will begin to sell by the end of this year.
That’s not it, Huawei also showed us some data regarding the current moves that HarmonyOS has made in the smart car industry after the announcement of HarmonyOS 2.0 at HDC 2020. Based on the HarmonyOS in-car system, Huawei has developed in-depth cooperation with more than 80 hardware and software partners.
Efforts to change the current situation of cockpit system hardware solidification, fewer applications, and slow upgrades, and jointly define hardware interfaces to achieve plug-and-play hardware, replaceable upgrades and diversified hardware interconnections, and open to applications through API interfaces.
Huawei says it’s focusing to develop a cockpit system with full-scenario coverage and multi-device coordination to provide consumers with personalized, smart, and diversified service experiences that is nowhere to find.
HarmonyOS programming language is coming: Huawei
Deng Taihua, vice president of Huawei and president of the computing product line, said in an interview in September this year that Huawei will launch an HarmonyOS programming language Cangjie next year to connect HarmonyOS and Euler in the application development ecosystem.
Huawei previously stated that Euler and Hongmeng have connected the sharing of core technology. In the future, it plans to build a distributed soft bus capability in Euler, so that devices equipped with the Euler operating system can automatically identify and connect to HarmonyOS devices.
Additionally, Huawei’s Managing Director, CEO of Consumer Business, and CEO of Smart Car Solutions BU, Yu Chengdong, announced that the number of HarmonyOS devices exceeds 150 million, making it the fastest-growing terminal operating system in history.
Huawei HarmonyOS 3 developer preview launched, improved performance
During the Huawei Developer Conference 2021, Huawei announced the first HarmonyOS 3 developer preview. The Chinese tech giant announced this new HarmonyOS version as an upgrade over HarmonyOS 2. So, developers in China are eligible to test the HarmonyOS 3 via the HarmonyOS 3 developer beta version and start developing apps for the latest HarmonyOS version.
To be mentioned, the HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta will be opened in the first quarter of 2022. So, it can be tested on different devices. Still, the launch of general consumers of smartphones and other devices is far away, since it’s still in the development mode.
With the release of Huawei of the first HarmonyOS 3 Developer Preview, the Chinese tech maker continues to innovate around the three core values of system architecture, Super Device, and one-time development, and multi-device deployment, bringing about a comprehensive upgrade of system capabilities and development tools.
According to the information, the HarmonyOS 3 developer preview includes performance improvements over HarmonyOS 2.0. these are 50 percent improvements in terms of Device discovery performance, 100 percent improvement in terms of HD projection stability, and 20 percent improvement in terms of enhanced cross-device operation performance.