HarmonyOS global launch to happen in 2022: Report
HarmonyOS operating system is an invention that is running wild in China. As of December 2, 2021, Huawei has installed this mobile OS on 141 smartphones, tablets, and smart screen devices. However, there’s more information that has just appeared for the global smartphones that are waiting for HarmonyOS, as it could happen in 2022.
Recently Romanian daily newspaper – Adevarul has published an interview with Derek Yu, President of Huawei CB for Central and Eastern Europe, Northern Canada & Turkey said that Huawei could launch HarmonyOS for global users in 2022.
Yu also mentioned the current version of HarmonyOS has been introduced mainly for China and already has gained over 100 million users. The software provides a satisfying user experience and users who switched from Android to HarmonyOS experienced by 10% increase in overall performance.
Launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019 (HDC 19), HarmonyOS 2.0 is a multi-kernel operating system designed and developed by Huawei. This operating system comes with cross-platform capabilities that help it to connect different platforms together seamlessly and perform various actions. Initially, the OS only supported smart TVs and their features were quite limited.
However, the biggest surprise came in the form of HarmonyOS 2.0 that was launched in late 2020. The company introduced this version with expanded platform support and brings an extended range of features powered by distributed technology.
Still, the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones in June this year has raised eyebrows, as it adopts over 100 Huawei devices that range way too old in terms of hardware and specs. As of November, there are over 150 million users who are currently enjoying this software prowess in China.
Moving on, at HDC 2021, Huawei has introduced HarmonyOS 3.0 developer preview for the developers. However, the first preview beta will be tested in the first quarter of 2022. Thereafter, the Chinese tech maker will conduct public beta testings for this software and bring them to the consumers via the different testing programs.
However, it is also possible that Huawei could bring the HarmonyOS 3 version iteration for the global Huawei smartphone owners in 2022 but it’s yet to be confirmed officially.
Huawei AITO M5 and M5 EV will get HarmonyOS 3
During the Huawei P60 series launch event, Huawei Smart Car Business Cheif, Yu Chengdong announced that all AITO smart car models will get HarmonyOS 3.0 operating system by the end of this month.
HarmonyOS 3 for these AITO M5 cars will bring new features including a super home screen and smart car search. The net recommendation score of Huawei M5 car owners is 86.4%
Huawei also announced that the M5 and M5 EV high-end autonomous driving versions will launch in April, which won’t need high-precision maps. Yu Chengdong said that Huawei should be far ahead in the field of the smart cockpit and smart driving.
HarmonyOS 3.1 launched with brand new lock screen
Today, Huawei launched HarmonyOS 3.1 and Huawei P60 series is the first smartphone to pack this new HarmonyOS operating system with a brand lock screen feature.
Yes, HarmonyOS 3.1 allows users to customize the lock screen with new options and always-on-display features. This version supports 3D dynamic weather widgets, which enable you to easily obtain time, weather, date, notifications, and other information with AOD.
This new HarmonyOS software also has a new software user experience designed for Huawei devices and it also supports new camera optimizations.
HarmonyOS 3.1 launched with an improved security and privacy system. It provides users with full lifecycle security control for background pop-up windows, hidden applications, background task execution, and more.
According to Huawei, the HarmonyOS operating system deleted over 3.6 million malicious applications and 200 million malicious attacks every day. This is a step to ensure that the smartphone remains safe in all conditions.
Additionally, HarmonyOS 3.1 lets you enjoy amazing animations that weren’t part of HarmonyOS 3.0. The addition of these new features takes the entire user experience to the next level. Also, there are minor tweaks that are always ready to be explored.
Aside form Huawei P60 series, Huawei will also roll out this upgrade for more users very soon.
HarmonyOS 3.1: Here’s what you can expect
A new HarmonyOS version will launch with the Huawei P60 series on March 23. And here’s everything you can expect from this upcoming HarmonyOS 3.1 software and its specialties.
Aside from the new technological advancements, the Huawei P60 series will bring powerful camera capabilities to take amazing photographs on the go. However, a better hardware experience is connected to the software. That’s why, users can take benefit from HarmonyOS 3.1 in various ways.
You can expect HarmonyOS 3.1 to come with major improvements and bug fixes for the entire HarmonyOS operating system. This new version has eye-catching animations with added fluidity and physics-based response.
The new animations reflect all around the UI and UX. That’s why the difference between HarmonyOS 3.0 and 3.1 will be visible to all of the users.
HarmonyOS 3.1 brings an optimized control panel and it has new app shortcuts in case you need to jump on a certain app. The task execution between apps and the launch speed are also enhanced to provide fast feedback.
Other than these, Huawei is providing a developer-friendly environment, which allows them to deploy fast HarmonyOS 3.1 applications. For now, Huawei has not announced a rollout date for old devices but it could happen next month.
Moving ahead, we could expect Huawei to bring exclusive dynamic island notifications functionality for center-hole punch devices including the Huawei P60 Pro and Art variants.
Ahead of the HarmonyOS 4, this new upgrade will satisfy the consumer demand for a new change in the entire ecosystem.