HarmonyOS

HarmonyOS 2.0: Eligible Devices, Beta, Rollout Date, Leaks and more

At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, Huawei unveiled the 2.0 version of its self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS AKA HongmengOS. The Chinese tech giant has already revealed its plans to grow HarmonyOS 2.0 and the ecosystem around it including the support for different device platforms and working with industry partners.

What is HarmonyOS?

HarmonyOS is built on a distributed operating system architecture to work across different devices and it’s a part of Huawei’s all-scenario strategy. This new OS is adaptable to a mobile office, fitness, and health, social communication, media entertainment more.

What HarmonyOS 2.0 offers:

  • For Consumers: HarmonyOS integrates various smart devices to implement fast connection, capability collaboration, and resource sharing between different devices. This way, services can be seamlessly transferred to a suitable device that delivers a smooth all-scenario experience.
  • For Application Developers: HarmonyOS adopts distributed technologies to make application development possible on different device forms. With HarmonyOS, you have the choice to focus on upper-layer service logic and develop applications in a much easier and more efficient way.
  • For Device Developers: HarmonyOS uses a component-based software design to tailor itself to particular device forms based on their respective resource capabilities and service characteristics.

HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones, tablets, TVs, IoT devices, and more

At HDC 2020, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Richard Yu confirmed that the HarmonyOS 2.0 will be available on smartphones as soon as early 2021.

Currently, Huawei has released the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta SDK for developers for platforms including Smart TVs, Cars head units, and smart wearables. Followed by smartphones SDK to launch in December 2020.

Furthermore, Huawei has also shared the information about the device adaptation roadmap of HarmonyOS 2.0 including the following:

  • From September 10, 2020 – Device with 128KB to 128MB RAM
  • From April 21, 2021 – Device with 128MB to 4GB RAM
  • From October 2021 – Device with 4GB to more than 4GB RAM

By the end of 2021, Huawei has planned to install HarmonyOS 2.0 in over 200 million. These devices will not only come from Huawei but also from its partners and mainly based in China.

When it’s coming to smartphones?

According to Huawei, HarmonyOS 2.0 will be available initially in new smartphones in 2021 and will be rolled out for the older Huawei smartphones via a software update.

You can check the complete list of expected HarmonyOS 2.0 devices here. However, an official confirmation on this matter is yet to come.

HarmonyOS 2.0: Eligible Devices, Beta, Rollout Date, Leaks, and more

Huawei’s plan with HarmonyOS is clear and the company is aiming big with its 2.0 version. So, this article will keep you updated with all of the news, announcements, beta, rollouts, leaks, and other important information that you should know in one place.

February 3, 2021:

Huawei DevEco getting a bunch of new improvements via a new patch release and brings more comfort for the developers. Read more.

January 30, 2021:

Following the launch of the distributed operation system, HarmonyOS. Huawei is also planning to launch the HarmonyOS based distributed games technology for its devices. Read more.

January 23, 2021:

Check the four real-world demonstrations of the Huawei HarmonyOS and its synergy with the devices as well as seamless device interaction. Read more here.

January 22, 2021:

Geroge Zhao clearly answered the question of whether the newly separated Honor will use HarmonyOS 2.0 operation system? Check his reply here.

January 13, 2021:

Amid the concerns and reports of HarmonyOS being a copy of the Android. Huawei software division chief, Wang Chenglu detailed the key differences between HarmonyOS, Android and iOS. Read more here.

February 15, 2021:

Huawei Smart Camera Pro with HarmonyOS goes on sale in China. The camera capture a resolution output of 2K has AI smart detection+, has 32/64GB storage, HiSilicon chip, 3MP camera, and more. Read more.

January 8, 2021:

The Chinese tech giant applied for a new product trademark including Lingxi chip and processor in China. According to a report, this chip could be a native processor for the HarmonyOS operating system. Read more here.

January 1, 2021:

A tipster suggests that the Huawei P50 may not be the first smartphone to run the HarmonyOS 2.0 out of the box and it may be something completely different than this flagship. Read more here.

December 30, 2020:

Over 40 mainstream brands and 100 million smart devices will use Huawei’s HarmonyOS operating system in 2021 and it’s expected to grow more in the coming years. Read more here.

December 25, 2020:

First HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta started to rollout for the Huawei P40 and Mate 30 devices. Read more here.

December 21, 2020:

Huawei Vision S series smart TVs launched with HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) in three screen sizes 55, 65, 75-inch. Read more here.

December 21, 2020:

HarmonyOS will play a huge role in the 1+8+N smart strategy to increase the reach to more users. Read more here.

December 18, 2020:

Huawei applied for new trademarks for the HarmonyOS, which possibly hints at new apps. Read more here.

December 18, 2020:

Here’s the difference between HarmonyOS 2.0 and Android, you can check the feature power of the distributed technology. Read more here.

December 17, 2020:

Here are all of the features of HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta. Read more here.

December 17, 2020:

A report suggests that the next Huawei P-series flagship will come with pre-installed HarmonyOS. However, an official confirmation is yet to be made. Read more here.

December 16, 2020:

The first smartphone with HarmonyOS will launch in 2021. Read more here.

December 16, 2020:

Over 120 home appliance companies and 20+ hardware manufacturers joined the HarmonyOS ecosystem and to develop products. Read more here.

December 16, 2020:

With the power of distributed UI controls and distributed technology, HarmonyOS 2.0 can automatically adjust on different screen size devices with just a one-time compilation. Read more here.

December 16, 2020:

With the power of distributed UI controls and distributed technology, HarmonyOS 2.0 can automatically adjust on different screen size devices with just a one-time compilation. Read more here.

December 16, 2020:

Huawei has decided to upgrade its older devices with HarmonyOS by 2021. Read more here.

December 16, 2020:

Hands-on video of HarmonyOS 2.0 appeared online, showing its user interface and some key changes. Read more here.

December 16, 2020:

Following the release of HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta, Huawei started recruiting P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro devices to test the HarmonyOS. Read more here.

December 16, 2020:

HarmonyOS aims to install HarmonyOS operating system in over 100 million devices by 2021. These include smartphones, smart home appliances, IoT products, and more. Read more here.

December 15, 2020:

HarmonyOS 2.0 will support APK support for the users. Read more here.

December 11, 2020:

Huawei is working on a tablet that could launch with Huawei P50 in 2021 and it could run HarmonyOS based Pad OS. Read more here.

December 9, 2020:

According to tipsters, Huawei is preparing to launch a new smartwatch and it’ll launch alongside the Huawei P50 series in 2021. It’s possible that it could come with HarmonyOS operating system. Read More here.

December 7, 2020:

Huawei has confirmed to launch HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile beta on December 16 at an official event and to announce the development plan as well as tools for the developers. Read More here.

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