Officially announced at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, Hongmeng OS/HarmonyOS is a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a new user experience across all devices and scenarios.
The data posted by Statscounter, as of September 2019, Android is the current top player in the global operating system market with 40.44% share, second comes Windows with 35.32%, the third iOS with 14.29%, OS X with 6.4%, Linux with 1.59% shares and others stands with 1.59%.
Industry analysts estimated that the HarmonyOS in the Chinese market will reach 0.1% by the end of this year expanding to 5% by the end of 2020. While this dominance in the Chinese market will help the OS to capture 2% of the global OS market share and surpassing Linux for fifth place.
HarmonyOS is first used in Honor/Huawei Vision TV series and will be used in Smartwatches, In-vehicle systems, and Smart speakers. This OS is also planned to be expanded for more platforms.
HarmonyOS version 1.0 is primarily based for Smart Screen and will come with beta integrated development environment (IDE) for early developers. Although there could be more than just the support for TVs.
Version 2.0 coming next year with enhanced performance, more features for IDE and addition of more platforms such as Cars domestic level (Chinese), PC, Smartwatches and other wearables such as fitness bands. Version 3.0 will be released in 2021 and focused to improve hardware and software collaboration with the OS.
According to Yu Chengdong, Huawei’s Consumers Business Group CEO, the company will continue to make changes in the Hongmeng OS to make it more advance as time passes.
Check the Huawei HarmonyOS 3 second batch devices [List]
We all are aware of the fact that Huawei is working to expand the major HarmonyOS 3 beta update for the latest flagship model. After its first batch rollout, the company released a number of devices to get the HarmonyOS 3 beta version by the end of August.
Below you can check the devices, ready to recruit for the HarmonyOS 3.0 beta version:
Huawei Mate Series
- Huawei Mate Xs2
- Huawei Mate Xs2 Collector’s Edition
- Huawei Mate X2
- Huawei Mate X2 4G
- Huawei Mate X2 Collector’s Edition
- Huawei Mate 40E
- Huawei Mate 40E 4G
- Huawei Mate 40E Pro
Huawei P series
- Huawei P50E
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 inches 2021
- Huawei MatePad 11
Huawei Smart series
- Huawei V98
- Huawei V75 Super
- Huawei V55 2021
- Huawei V65 2021
- Huawei V75 2021
- Huawei V85 2021
Well, all the above-mentioned device list is eligible to participate in the second batch of HarmonyOS 3 beta testing. As the company started reporting the adaptation process for the corresponding users.
In particular, the corresponding user is anticipated to receive beta builds in middle to the end of August. Huawei will also gradually review the version in batches for customers outside of the first group in accordance with the version’s development.
This means it is expected for the following Huawei devices user to start receiving the Beta version of the Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 update, for those who receive the approval notification by the company.
If you own one of the following devices (Chinese model) and wanted to take part in the Beta adaptation, then you can easily register yourself through the sign-up for the early adopter page on the Huawei club.
Or you can enter the registration through the My Huawei/ Member Center app. So guys hurry up, this adaptation process will long last till August 17 as mentioned by Huawei.
HarmonyOS industry continues to expand, 14 OpneHarmony distributions launched so far
Yes, Huawei continues to expand the presence of the HarmonyOS operating system not only in in-house devices but also in the software industry. The latest input on this matter reveals that HarmonyOS 3.0 industry has now 14 open-source OpenHarmony distributions of this software.
HarmonyOS 3.0 has the latest software user experience and the company has recently launched its consumer version for smartphone and tablet devices. As it will widely expand starting September this year.
According to the information, HarmonyOS Connect devices have exceeded 470 million units, after Huawei officially released the HarmonyOS 3 operating system. Currently, at least 8 A-share listed firms have released 14 industry distributions based on the open source HarmonyOS project – OpenHarmony.
The report on this matter reveals that, after three years, the foundation of the Hongmeng system has become more and more stable, and the ecology has gradually grown.
With the joint efforts of all participants in the industry, OpenHarmony has gone through the nascent stage of chaos. The operating system has driven ecosystem prosperity with root technology innovation, gradually opening the door to opportunities for “commercial application” and other important solutions.
OpenHarmony is an open-source project of the HarmonyOS operating system, first launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019. The company made this open source at HDC 2022 event and later donated it to Open Atom Open Source Foundation which manages the code repository.
The project empowers industry players to base it and co-create new operating system that could be used for various tasks and computing applications. That’s not it, the vast open APIs of HarmonyOS allow users to connect different devices at the lowest of 128kb memory.
Open HarmonyOS provides a unified and integrated digital innovation basic platform for industries including personal consumption, medical care, finance, energy, industry, transportation, etc., which will cover the next generation of smart home, travel, sports Health, entertainment, office, education, social shopping, industrial production, and other scenarios.
In 2022, six OpenHarmony distribution vendors will launch commercial versions based on OpenHarmony for different fields of technologies.
- Austrian Thinking: Launched the first commercial distribution of MILOS for general industrial and IoT applications.
- Honghu Wanlian: Released the first OpenHarmony commercial release for commercial display industry devices.
- Kaihong Zhigu: Launched OpenHarmony education, transportation, industry, smart city, agriculture, and other industry distributions, and released model cases and industry solutions.
- Runhe Software: HiHopeOS industry distributions based on OpenHarmony will be launched successively, such as OpenHarmony distributions for industries such as finance, education, and energy.
- Shenzhen Kaihong: Based on OpenHarmony, KaihongOS will be launched focusing on eight fields including finance, government affairs, and industrial control, and the business ecosystem will enter a stage of rapid development.
- Tongxin Software: It plans to launch OpenHarmony intelligent devices operating systems and solutions for education, finance, transportation, energy, electricity, telecommunications, government affairs, and other industries.
(via – Sina Tech)
China’s largest video sharing platform using Huawei HarmonyOS fonts
Bilibili, also termed B Site is now receiving a new update that brings the support of Huawei HarmonyOS fonts. Alongside, this update also accompanies a handful of improvements and optimizations for the official desktop client version of the app.
To those who are unfamiliar, Bilibili is China’s one of the largest video-sharing platforms, based in Shanghai. This platform is mainly themed around animations and consists of numerous comics, games, and animated series. The users who are fond of animated characters can watch or read, submit their creations, and can even add overlaid commentary on videos.
To give a more suitable look to the interface, the official desktop version of Bilibili now supports Huawei HarmonyOS fonts. These fonts will automatically become the default fonts of the client or the user. However, they have a choice to change these fonts and use the system ones, through the Settings.
HarmonyOS Sans fonts
With the release of the self-developed operating system – HarmonyOS 2, the company has also brought access to new HarmonyOS Sans fonts. The customizable element appeared with several interesting tweaks for the users. For instance, optimized font grayscale, unified multilingual glyphs, new styles, and more.
On the flip side, Huawei also made these fonts available for commercial use free of cost. Thus, any user, business firm, or website were able to bring the support of dynamic fonts to their product.
Coming back to the topic, the new version released as 1.4.0 has some more tugs to explore. Apart from the custom-oriented fonts, the latest build also offers several improvements to the application program. Consequently, the update makes the visual experience more interactive for the users.
Besides, it adds new window switching keys, that allow you to easily jump into a new section without any lag or buffering. Thereafter, we also find normal playback mode switching and a more convenient and resizable window. Together, these things uplift the overall user experience of the app.