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It’s normal for peoples to have doubts on HarmonyOS: Huawei Software Chief




On September 14, Huawei launched HarmonyOS Mine operating system and for the first time, this operating system is now used for the business expanding from a consumer perspective. On this occasion, the consumer software chief mentioned that people had doubts about HarmonyOS and now their perspective may change.

Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group AI and the smart full-scenario business department said that the launch of the HarmonyOS Mine operating system. This means the HarmonyOS ecosystem has taken a key step moving from consumers to business, opening a new space for HarmonyOS growth.

Wang also had his thoughts on the evolution of HarmonyOS and the post-release development. He said, after the launch of HarmonyOS, there were many doubts from the outside world whether HarmonyOS had changed its Android skin.

He exempted that questions like these are normal because the complexity of operating systems and chips is far exceeded any single point technology. Wang further revealed that the OS kick off its journey in 2016 and instead of being just a mobile OS, the company decided to build it for the internet of everything ecosystem.

HarmonyOS Wang Chenglu

The development is not simple and the entire process is not easy at all. However, Huawei has made significant progress in terms of distributing this new operating system. In just 3 months, HarmonyOS has acquired 100 million smartphone users, which is a huge milestone.

Coming to the developers, the company now has over 1.3 million registered HarmonyOS developers and over 1700 hardware partners in the industry.

Open Source:

Wang also put some light on the open-source nature of HarmonyOS. Last September, the Open Atom Open Source Foundation received the donation of OpenHarmony, the open-source code of HarmonyOS, and launched OpenHarmony 1.0 version.

In December 2020, Open Atom foundation created a HarmonyOS project group working committee. According to the information, Huawei remained one of the contributors to the open-source project and one of the leading users of the OpenHarmony source project. Moving on, the OpenHarmony 2.0 Canary version launched in June 2021, supporting a variety of smart devices.

In China:

HarmonyOS 2.0 rollout still remains inside China, and its global user of existing smartphones are currently waiting to install this new operating system. Meanwhile, for the Chinese devices, Huawei is moving to complete the rollout procedure and looking to finish it as soon as possible by conducting the new beta activity.

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.