Huawei and HarmonyOS together have come across a long journey. From the time when HarmonyOS came into the limelight to date, it has remained one of the best software products of the company. Taking a flashback, and predicting the future, let’s discuss some vital information about the Huawei HarmonyOS system.
The founder of Huawei – Ren Zhengfei introduced the term HarmonyOS and its information in 2019, for the first time. Giving a brief note on how the new operating system will provide immense benefits to the users, Ren mentioned a few aspects of the respective subject.
Ren said that HarmonyOS is a first-level operating system. Consequently, it originally supported only the telecom networks and maintained the end-to-end encryption to 5 milliseconds, or even lesser. Besides, at that point, HarmonyOS stepped onto the consumer platform as a Lite OS or an IoT (Internet of Things) system, that the company released in 2015.
As a Lite OS, the company used to equip HarmonyOS in the embedded devices. However, the Lite OS was not able to gain fame in a good manner. Hence, the Chinese manufacturer decided to revamp the infrastructure of the system and once again bring it to the users’ surface with new abilities.
HarmonyOS as an original system
As a result, Huawei officially released the HarmonyOS system as Hongmeng (Chinese term) at the 2019 Developer Conference. The CEO of Huawei – Yu Chengdong explained that Hongmeng means opening up the world and gave a similar name in the English dictionary as Harmony.
On the other hand, Yu revealed that if Google does not open the doors of the Android system for Huawei, then the company will install the HarmonyOS system on smartphones. And later on, we know how things went for Huawei devices.
Initially, Huawei decided to push the respective system only for IoT devices. But, things took a U-turn and the company started powering its smart gadgets with the HarmonyOS system. At the same time, Huawei introduced the HiLink and LiteOS devices to make IoT development simpler and more efficient.
HarmonyOS 2.0: A new beginning
Differentiating the matters, and making a firm decision, the Chinese tech giant decided to open new aspects of the Hongmeng system. In June 2021, Huawei conducted an online summit and unveiled the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system.
Since then, HarmonyOS started to evolve in various fields. On August 2021, the smart hardware ecological products upgraded completely to the HarmonyOS system. “Works with Huawei HiLink” and “Powered by HarmonyOS” have now been the new taglines for smart devices. Moreover, these devices have adopted the unified experience, unified solution as well as a unified platform.
Meanwhile, the Hongmeng system became the Hongmeng Zhilian. By now, the Hongmeny subject has changed to a distributed system of the microkernel and HiLink protocols.
As now we are running in 2022, Huawei has again gifted its users with HarmonyOS 3.0 software. No doubt, the system brings a huge bag of thoughtful features that you would have never seen before. Alongside, the company is constantly making efforts to bring the latest firmware to almost every device and give users a full-scenario smart life experience.
HarmonyOS devices have already exceeded 300 million in numbers. And it is just a beginning. Day by day, the partners and developers are increasing Huawei’s cultivation. Undoubtedly, in the next 5-10 years, the system will become a new role model for other software systems.