According to the official HarmonyOS version timeline, HarmonyOS 1.0 (2019) adopted by smart screens followed by HarmonyOS 2.0 (2020) installed by PCs, smartwatches, bands, and in-vehicle systems, HarmonyOS 3.0 (2021) will be received by smartphones, speaker, and headphone. At last HarmonyOS 4.0 (2022) will be delivered for VR glass and more.
Recently, Huawei Consumer Business Software Department’s President, Wang Chenglu in front of Chinese Media revealed that the company aims to introduce around 300 million units with pre-installed HarmonyOS in 2021. Read more
The product list includes 200 million units of the smartphone, 30+ million MatePads, smartwatches, smart screens, speakers, and more as well as other devices in partnership.
In the context of the domestic application (Chinese app), Wang said there was some Chinese app available in the market, which has more cons as compared to pros such as short video applications and games. Additionally, he mentioned that Huawei will never enter the field of games.
“I think there are some applications in China whose disadvantages are far greater than the contributions they bring, such as short video applications and games. In the Hongmeng ecosystem, I would never do this. Also, My team will never enter the game field ” Wang commented.
The software chief further describes which application will appear on HarmonyOS installed devices, HarmonyOS ecosystem management team must discuss in advance important apps and make sure that the system should be clean, pure, and safe.
During the interview, Wang also denied Hongmeng OS is a reskinned Android and replied that the technological circles or peoples have insufficient understanding of open-source software.
Huawei HarmonyOS 3 developer preview launched, improved performance
During the Huawei Developer Conference 2021, Huawei announced the first HarmonyOS 3 developer preview. The Chinese tech giant announced this new HarmonyOS version as an upgrade over HarmonyOS 2. So, developers in China are eligible to test the HarmonyOS 3 via the HarmonyOS 3 developer beta version and start developing apps for the latest HarmonyOS version.
To be mentioned, the HarmonyOS 3.0 developer beta will be opened in the first quarter of 2022. So, it can be tested on different devices. Still, the launch of general consumers of smartphones and other devices is far away, since it’s still in the development mode.
With the release of Huawei of the first HarmonyOS 3 Developer Preview, the Chinese tech maker continues to innovate around the three core values of system architecture, Super Device, and one-time development, and multi-device deployment, bringing about a comprehensive upgrade of system capabilities and development tools.
According to the information, the HarmonyOS 3 developer preview includes performance improvements over HarmonyOS 2.0. these are 50 percent improvements in terms of Device discovery performance, 100 percent improvement in terms of HD projection stability, and 20 percent improvement in terms of enhanced cross-device operation performance.
Huawei HarmonyOS completes 150 million upgrades
Huawei has announced that the HarmonyOS upgrade now crossed over 150 million users in China. The 150 million HarmonyOS device mark comes after the announcement of 120 million achievements made till September 23, 2021, during the launch of Huawei Nova 9 in China.
Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei consumer business group, opened the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 and announced that the latest HarmonyOS figure includes different types of device platforms – smartphones, tablets, IoT, smart home, and more.
Yu also confirmed that this year, Huawei is now looking to complete around 200 million HarmonyOS upgrades. However, a bigger target is opened for the next year, which is yet to come. However, we’re much interested in finding HarmonyOS for global consumers.
After its launch in June, HarmonyOS 2.o has exceeded 10 million installations and it was just a beginning. After 15 days, the HarmonyOS 2.0 crossed over 18 million users. 25 million upgrades came in the month of the launch, at that time, the company added 7 million users in just 15 days.
On July 8, 2021, Huawei announced 30 million HarmonyOS 2.0 installations in smartphones. On July 29, 2021, at the Huawei P50 series launch event, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei consumer business group announced to complete 40 million installations on smartphone devices.
We entered August, and now HarmonyOS exceeds 50 million downloads, according to the data revealed by the company, 8 users are upgrading with this new operating system per second.
On August 30, the Chinese tech giant achieve the 70 million installation mark and in just a few days, this number reached over 90 million. The speed and the interest of the Huawei device owners continue to increase the number of HarmonyOS downloads.
Coming September, the company announced 100 million HarmonyOS installations to mark a huge success on this party. Thereafter, Huawei has been shown to upgrade 300 million devices in China alone. However, this mark includes both new and old devices.
Moving on, 120 million upgrades were completed on September 23, 2021, which is now a broken record of any major software rollout in the history of the smartphones world.
HDC 2021 HarmonyOS service widget launched with different cards
Huawei Developer Conference (HDC 2021) will happen on October 22, 2021, in China. The event is awaited by the Huawei consumers and business partners around the globe as the Chinese tech maker is set to reveal a number of different software technologies and initiate a discussion among developers to provide an open and safe software development procedure.
Ahead of that, the Chinese tech maker has introduced something interesting for the people who are anticipated for the HDC 2021 event. Huawei has now launched the new HDC 2021 service widget for HarmonyOS powered devices, which is a nice move by the company.
The HDC 2021 service widgets allow you to see different cards regarding the schedule, attendees, tech labs, developer sessions, and more. Each information regarding the HDC 2021 is now listed on their respective HarmonyOS service widget card system.
For your information, these widgets are available to check-in three sizes and could be added on the home screen to get fasted updates on the latest solutions from the company.
HDC 2021 is one of the most anticipated events from Huawei, as it will bring us the latest insights on the HarmonyOS operating system as well as EMUI. The company will greet us with the latest developments that have been made with the there will also be different types of help available for the developer community.
However, we’re expecting that Huawei will unpack something more for the global consumers as they are also waiting for any hints from the company regarding their future in terms of software updates.
(via – ithome)