We’ve previously talked about the technical features of the HarmonyOS also known as Hongmeng OS and now it’s time to move towards its development process and how the company will improve it after being launched with smart screen products.
At the same event, Huawei also announced the evolution roadmap for HarmonyOS and its kernel. HarmonyOS 1.0 will be first adopted in its smart screen products, which are due to launch later this year.
Over the next three years, HarmonyOS will be optimized and gradually adopted across a broader range of smart devices, including wearables, HUAWEI Vision, and head units for your car.
The success of HarmonyOS will depend on a dynamic and vast ecosystem of apps and developers. To encourage broader adoption, According to Huawei, the company will release HarmonyOS as an open-source platform, worldwide. Huawei will also establish an open-source foundation and an open-source community to support more in-depth collaboration with developers.
HarmonyOS is powered by a multi-device IDE, multi-language unified compilation, and a distributed architecture kit, HarmonyOS can automatically adapt to different screen layout controls and interactions, and support both drag-and-drop control and preview-oriented visual programming.
This allows developers to more efficiently build apps that run on multiple devices. With a multi-device IDE, developers can code their apps once and deploy them across multiple devices, creating a tightly integrated ecosystem across all user devices.
To get a good start, Huawei will lay the foundations for HarmonyOS in the Chinese market, and then expand it further to the global ecosystem. To expand its reach, Huawei will open up and share its core capabilities in areas like connectivity, cameras, and AI.
Huawei believes, HarmonyOS will bring new benefits to consumers, equipment vendors, and developers. As developers will be able to grab more users with less investment and to build services across all scenarios.
“We believe HarmonyOS will revitalize the industry and enrich the ecosystem,” said Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG. “Our goal is to bring people a truly engaging and diverse experience. We want to invite developers from around the world to join us as we build out this new ecosystem. Together, we will deliver an intelligent experience for consumers in all scenarios.”