Huawei’s self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS/Hongmeng OS is designed to deliver a user experience across all devices and scenarios, and the company has shared some fresh information regarding this new all scenario OS.
During a presentation at Huawei’s global flagship store in Shenzen, China, President of Huawei Consumer Business Software, Wang Chenglu said except Smartphones, Tablets, and Computers, Huawei will install the HarmonyOS on all of its devices and will also promote the OS in China and around the globe.
According to Wang, Huawei still prefers Android as its soulmate and HarmonyOS will be used only if the company cannot access Android. The software chief also said that HarmonyOS is constantly being improved and we could expect HarmonyOS to go open source by August 2020.
Currently, Huawei’s latest flagship Mate 30 series runs Android 10 but wasn’t certified with Google Mobile Services (GMS) due to the US trade ban. Since Huawei cannot use GMS, the company is using Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) as a replacement.
In recent developments, the US commerce department has granted permission to Microsoft to sell its products to the Chinese tech giant but there’s no such confirmation made for Google.
HarmonyOS was launched in August during the Huawei Developer Conference 2019 and made in device debut with the launch of Honor/Huawei Vision smart TVs and will be used in Smartwatches, In-vehicle systems, and Smart speakers. This device portfolio could expand in the future.