Yang, Haisong, vice-president of the software department at Huawei’s consumer business group, said Huawei plans to produce 100 million units of its own devices and equipment powered by HarmonyOS in a year. While the company expects that the other half of the 200 million devices would come from third-party device manufacturers.
These comment from Yang, came at the sidelines of the ongoing Huawei Developers Conference (HDC) 2020, (reports ChinaDaily).
Last year, Huawei unveiled its first in-house HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS. Initially, HarmonyOS supported smart TVs and now with the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei added new platform support including smartwatches, in-car systems, as well as smart home products.
Richard Yu, Huawei CEO of consumer business group said HarmonyOS will come in smartphone by early next year. Still, it’s not clear what percent of 200 million device aim will be covered by smartphones.
Moreover, Huawei is also partnering with third-party companies to increase the users of HarmonyOS. For that, the company has already partnered with leading Chinese home appliance manufacturers such as Midea Group, Joyoung, and Robam Appliances to promote HarmonyOS.
These companies’ products, including ovens and smoke exhaust ventilators, will be powered by HarmonyOS, and consumers can use Huawei’s smartphones to control these products.
Starting September 10, HarmonyOS beta SDK will open for devices with 128KB – 128MB RAM covering IoT devices such as smart TVs, wearables, cars, and more.
Aside from IoT, Huawei will also open HarmonyOS 2.0 for device start from 128MB – 4GB RAM in April 2021 and later it’ll add the support for over 4GB RAM. This suggests the launch of smartphones and tablets running HarmonyOS in Early 2021, which was also confirmed by Richard during his opening Keynote.