On February 22, 2021, Huawei officially announced that its home-grown operating system, HarmonyOS for smartphones will launch in April this year and the latest foldable phone, Mate X2 will be a part of the first batch that will get the HarmonyOS via OTA software update.
Aside from this announcement, Huawei has not yet unveiled the list of exiting devices that will get the HarmonyOS update but we recommend you to take a look at the list here.
Launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2020, HarmonyOS 2.0 supports new device platforms including smartwatches, smart home devices, in-car systems as well as smartphones. According to the information, Huawei will launch a new smartphone pre-packed with HarmonyOS software.
Last December, Huawei started HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile beta testing for the developers and to give them an early look for ecosystem development. Initially, the Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro devices get a slot in the beta program that currently limited to the Chinese market. However, these could also be the first to upgrade on HarmonyOS.
Furthermore, the Chinese tech giant has planned to install HarmonyOS on upto 300 to 400 million units in 2021. These devices include both Huawei’s and third-party smart devices.
HarmonyOS is built on distributed technology that enables the users to establish a cross-device connection and provides a better user experience.
(Source – Weibo)