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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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Huawei officially announced Watch GT 2 Petal Maps update

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Huawei Watch GT 2 is a prominent smartwatch that has created a huge amount of sales for the company. Recently, Huawei has officially announced that the Watch GT 2 now officially supports Petal Maps app services via software update.

Since December last year, Huawei has started to rollout a major software update for the Watch GT 2 smartwatch that comes with a range of new features including the Petal Maps app.

Designed and developed by Huawei, Petal Maps is a navigation service application for smart devices and is available in over 140 countries around the globe.

On the other hand, the app has seen a large growth in its existing growth from zero to millions of downloads in a year on AppGallery. Later with Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, the app became possible to install on smartwatches and worked with synchronization for different use cases.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 series users can access the Petal Maps app from their applications section. However, you should know that the user interface will remain simple and let you help with distance, name, and directions to your destined place.

Still, it’s a major move made by Huawei for the Watch GT 2 consumers, as it will surely increase the overall productivity and use case of this popular smartwatch.

Aside from other features, Huawei is rolling out other new features that come with a number of benefits for the Watch GT users.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Petal Maps update

These features include:

  1. Pin unlock feature
  2. Features for outdoor training
  3. Adds Always on Display
  4. Better female cycle management

However, if you haven’t already, go check out the latest software update on your Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch and take the benefit of the latest software rollout features today via the instructions below.

Open the Huawei Health app, then tap on your smartwatch, open devices, and then click on firmware updates. Let the app check for the latest version and proceed to download if there’s any available.

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Huawei Browser app 12.0.3 will bring simple homepage features

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Huawei browser has been the main software for the smartphone for a long time. And now, the company has announced to bring a new simple homepage for the app soon with Huawei Browser 12.0.3 version.

According to the information, Huawei has added a simple webpage starting Browser version 12.0.3 and it’ll launch soon to upgrade for the consumer’s user experience. Additionally, the feature may also let you customize your default Huawei webpage to your own preference.

For more information, you can perform the following tasks with this.

  1. Add a simplified homepage feature to customize your browser’s user experience.
  2. Create an interface preset and switch to make new layouts instantly.
  3. You can also access new video-related features
  4. There are also new services added to this app to bring it more convenient while navigating through.

Currently, Huawei has not revealed any specific date to launch Huawei Browser version 12.0.3 but we can expect it to unveil soon.

Huawei Browser

Huawei Browser as:

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  • Search – Search instantly through the search bar.
  • Ultra-fast speed – Access fast web browsing through HUAWEI Browser’s brand new engine.
  • Night mode – Effectively reduce blue light to protect your eyes.
  • Private browsing – Keep your browsing activities and history private. Saved passwords – Conveniently save your passwords for fast access to all of your favorite services.
  • Save Password – Conveniently save your passwords for fast access to all of your favorite services.

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Huawei Petal Maps to launch soon in China

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It’s reported that Huawei will soon launch the Petal Maps application in China. The company has not announced this information through official channels but we can wait for a confirmation as soon as it makes available.

The Huawei Petal Maps China launch information is coming from Ma Xiaoqiang, VP of Huawei’s Consumer Business Asia Pacific Region, showed the Petal map on the Huawei P50 Pocket flip foldable phone screen, but he was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

However, a Weibo user confirmed this news further that the company may soon launch the mobile version of Petal Maps for China.

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Petal Maps:

Petal Maps lets you explore the world around you in new ways. Available in over 140 countries and regions. The app not only lets you get your current location, browse the map, search for places, and your favorite but also displays real-time traffic conditions, events and other traffic conditions.

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