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Huawei to enter in the PC industry with HarmonyOS 2.0, starting with domestic market

HarmonyOS is the self-developed operating system from Huawei, which made its debut at the Huawei Developer Conference 2019 (HDC 2019). And it seems like, the Chinese tech giant may soon bring HarmonyOS to the Chinese PC industry.

According to a well know tipster from Weibo, Huawei likely to release the HarmonyOS 2.0 powered PCs in the domestic (Chinese) market powered by Kunpeng processors.

The tipster mentioned that several provinces, cities, and regions are cooperating with Huawei to establish its PC industry supply chain. This could play a potential role to bring Huawei in the PC market, starting with its own home ground.

At HDC 2019, Huawei shared the roadmap to upgrade HarmonyOS. With HarmonyOS 2.0 in 2020, Huawei is scheduled to release it for Domestic PC, Smartwatch/Bands, and Automotive/Car interfaces. The HarmonyOS will adopt more platforms until 2022.

HarmonyOS upgrade roadmap

HarmonyOS Upgrade Roadmap

Huawei Kunpeng PC?

Huawei already sells its Kunpeng computing solutions for the enterprise customers, powered by Kunpeng chipset and its own Kunpeng motherboard.

In 2019, Huawei listed its first Desktop motherboard that’s developed based on the Kunpeng 920 Processor. The board is compatible with mainstream hardware such as memory, hard drives, and network interface card (NICs).

Kunpeng Desktop Board Specifications:

Processor – Kunpeng 920 processor with 4/8 cores & 2.6 GHz
Internal Storage – 6 SATA 3.0 hard drive interfaces, 2 M.2 SSD slots
Memory – 4 DDR4-2400 UDIMM slots, maximum capacity 64 GB
PCIe Expansion – 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4, and 1 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
Network Ports – 2 LOM NIC, supporting GE network ports or optical ports
USB – 4 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0

HDC 2020 for Consumers Business:

The Kungpeng processor and the motherboard are currently not made for consumer use and we’ll have to wait until the Huawei Developer Conference 2020 for Consumer Business.

Currently, Huawei has not announced any dates for the HDC20 event but August likely to remain in the calendar for this event.

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