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Huawei HarmonyOS, Apple iOS and Google Android: Here are the differences from a developer’s point of view

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Huawei has already made clear that it will launch its home-grown operating system, HarmonyOS in April among the consumers. With this launch, Huawei will also begin competing with other tech giants like Apple and Google.

However, in the past, there have been a lot of questions regarding the difference between the Huawei HarmonyOS, iOS, and Android. However, people still things that Huawei is faking things and just brought a copy of an operating system for the consumers.

Recently, Tencent Technology interviewed several industry insiders in China to analyze the difference between HarmonyOS, Android, and iOS from the developer’s point of view. Below you can check the complete analysis on this matter.

An app developer believes that HarmonyOS’s entire position is actually as an IoT (Internet of Things) operating system, which solves the interconnection of various devices from the system level.

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He also said that HarmonyOS cannot be compared to iOS or Android.

Apple’s iOS has a Unix-based bottom layer and it’s open-source, the bottom layer of Android is based on a Linux system, which is powerful for customizations and upgrades. Hongmeng OS is also based on a Linux system, but it uses different kernels and implementation methods.

Still, when it comes to comparison, they all have a final bottom layer of Linus, and when we talk about the application layer, they all have reimplemented their methods.

He believes that the bottom layer of HarmonyOS is still very different compared to Android. Huawei has done a big amount of research and development in terms of performance but the current version is not so much attractive and interactive.

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“Every consumer doesn’t understand the code, so they will think that it’s the same as EMUI,” said the developer. said the developer

 

There is also some difference that he pointed out between iOS and Android.

Android system is based on the previous rich device architecture, both iOS and HarmonyOS are working on next-gen Internet of Everything operating system architecture simultaneously.

However, iOS is a closed source and HarmonyOS is an open-source and that is the biggest difference between them is that they are three different systems.

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In other terms, HarmonyOS’s advantages include its new security system that goes down to the chip level and works together with hardware-level encryption and software-level communication encryption. Therefore, it provides a secure connection using the latest industry standards.

Projects based on HarmonyOS need no bunch of research or you need to learn it from scratch. HarmonyOS entire architectural concept and the entire ecological construction plan allow it to be fully compatible with Android.

In the comparison of Android and HarmonyOS, there are two sets of branches on the same Linux system, which is fully compatible with Android applications. From Android to HarmonyOS, you can translate some of Android’s design concepts and applications, or you can use HarmonyOS’s new IoT-powered features that are useful as well as more powerful compared to these two.

While searching the web, we’ve found this video of EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta. Here are the results.

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HarmonyOS:

Back in 2019, Huawei launched the first version of its HarmonyOS operating system, AKA Hongmeng OS. This latest operating system provides capabilities to establish cross-device connections among different device platforms.

In 2020’s Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), the company opened this OS for more device platforms including tablets, smart wearables, and smartphones, as well as third-party IoT devices.

Currently, Huawei is preparing to conclude the HarmonyOS mobile developer beta and moving towards the launch of the HarmonyOS for mobile devices for general consumers.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Orange Pi OS launched, based on Huawei HarmonyOS

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Orange Pi has launched Orange Pi OS based on the open source Huawei HarmonyOS version. Actually, there are three versions of Orange Pi OS in total but we’ll focus on the OpenHarmony-based software.

Orange Pi OS is an open source operating system for Orange Pi. The Orange Pi OS empowers Orange Pi series development boards, keyboard PCs, and other PCs. It can run Android, Windows, and Linux apps.

What is Orange PI:

Orange Pi helps run different applications, uses other operating systems and behaves like Android. To enable users to try various projects in the system.

Orange Pi OS with open-source HarmonyOS:

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The software brings compatibility and multi-terminal device support built with penHarmony as the primary technical route and combined with Linux technology.

It supports multiple CPU architectures with good compatibility, better hardware and software ecosystem, security, customizations, high efficiency, and low power consumption.

For example, it could be installed on tablets, handheld terminals, smart TVs, smart wearables, CCTVs, payment systems, self-service terminals, and more. Therefore, it could be used for various fields of interest such as office, entertainment, production, logistics, education, security, and others.

Below you can check some of the other key features of this operating system:

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Easy to maintain: Support for automated installation and remote maintenance management, integrated graphical management and maintenance tools, including system monitor, device manager, etc., support for the expansion of maintenance screen functions, making system maintenance more convenient.

Security: The system is based on identity identification, access control, data protection, and vulnerability monitoring, and strengthens defense in all aspects such as trusted computing, data confidentiality, secure start-up, and application signature to protect user applications and data security.

Reliable: Based on a stable kernel version, the kernel parameters and system components are tuned to optimize the performance of system start-up, memory usage, and other aspects, and support redundant configuration of components to ensure system stability and reliability.

Two other versions:

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There are two other versions of the Orange Pi OS, the first is based on Android and the second one is based on Arch Linux distribution.

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US banned new equipments made by Huawei

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It’s been a long time since the US administration is making accusations against Huawei and banned it as a national security threat. But there’s a new addition to this story.

According to Reuters, US federal communication on Friday said to adopt final rules and banned the sale or import of new equipment made by Huawei citing “an unacceptable risk” to U.S national security.

Other than Huawei, the US fed accused and stopped sales from China’s surveillance equipment maker Dahua Tech, Hikvision, and telecom firm Hytera communication.

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said these rules are an important part of the US’s ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications. However, Jessica didn’t cite any evidence of espionage.

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So far, Huawei has not commented on this decision but the company has been continuously denying posing a security risk to the U.S.

Background:

FCC proposed such a ban on equipment and devices in a list of companies proposed last year. However, it’s derived from Entity List.

In 2019, the former U.S. president, Donald Trump announced the Entity List. It targets tech giants such as Huawei from getting key U.S. technologies to build new products such as smartphones or network equipment.

In the following year, FCC designated Huawei as a national security threat alongside ZTE. The US ordered to the removal of Huawei from the country’s network infrastructure. On the hand, the commission has passed a bill to provide 1.8 billion USD in assistance for service providers to remove Huawei-made gears.

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Still, U.S. carriers need more funds than the actual one that was announced by the FCC. The subsidy will only cover around 20-40% of the equipment, while they’ll have to pay the rest of the price from their own funds.

The new ban on Huawei and other Chinese companies may create some headlines for the U.S. in the name of national security. Yet, the US is not showing any evidence of how Huawei poses national security.

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Download Huawei Petal Search app (12.0.7.711)

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Petal Search is an amazing app and it continues to fill shoes as an all-in-one app compared to the Google app. Here we are completing a rundown of Huawei Petal Search features and how you can download the latest version 12.0.7.711.

Home screen:

The story of Petal Search started as a search engine but Huawei quickly added a lot of new features to this all in one mobile app. Beginning with the home screen, the app brings you a search bar with the ability to search via text input, voice, and image.

You have some categories for quick searches such as Top Apps, News, Sports, and Trending. That’s not it, the home page will offer you the latest news feed from different publications.

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Nearby:

Once you tap on the nearby tab, there’s a whole lot you can see in there ready for you to explore. Yeah, this page is dedicated to services related to nearby places. These include top eating destinations, accommodations, shopping, beauty & salon, Toys & games, finance, transport, education, and health care.

Furthermore, you can search nearby places related to these categories via text or voice queries.

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Camera:

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Petal Search makes it easy for you to search for what you want with features such as the camera. Yes, there’s a camera feature that will let you visually search on any on-view object for shopping, identity, translation, or bar code.

Petal Search is exceeding some bars, isn’t it?

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Shopping:

Aside from these amazing accessibilities in a single app, Petal Search gets you an inbuilt shop. Yeah, the app also lets you shop for your favorite items and there’s a featured section that will tell you about the top offers on products.

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Latest Version:

Huawei is sending a new 12.0.7.711 app update for the Petal Search app that comes with landscape view support for mobile and tablet user interface. It also has new customization options for the homepage.

Furthermore, the Petal Search 12.0.7.711 brings you optimizations as well as a multi-feature button called – On-Screen Lens.

Below you can download the latest version.

  • Download Huawei Petal Search 12.0.7.711 (Link)

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