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Oniro OS: Everything you need to know



Oniro OS

OpenHarmony is an open-source operating system designed by Huawei and now managed by the OpenAtom Foundation. Based on the OpenHarmony project, the Eclipse foundation launched Oniro OS, a smart, transparent, vendor-neutral, and independent operating system for the next generation of distributed systems.

As mentioned, Oniro is a compatible implementation for the global market of OpenHarmony. Oniro supports various aspects of the consumer and IoT devices from embedded sensors and actuators, to feature smart appliances and mobile phones.

Oniro is a one-stop solution and the future of the industry will be shaped by such an operating system that further enhance the reach of OpenHarmony in the global market.

Oniro OS

Oniro OS:

From its core, Oniro OS supports the multi-kernel architecture, which is inherited from Huawei’s OpenHarmony. It can seamlessly connect with different types of devices. Below you can check the kernel information.

  • A Linux Yocto kernel allows the OS to run on larger embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi-class devices.
  • A Zephyr kernel allows the OS to run on highly resource-constrained devices, such as a coffee maker or a thermostat.

With the ability to run the same OS on different classes of devices, Oniro will provide an ideal solution to support the future of IoT, machine economy, edge, mobile, and other next-gen devices.

Below you can check all of the advantages of Oniro OS on other operating systems that are available in the global market.

  • Consumers and adopters of the Oniro OS will have a more seamless experience than they have with the current generation of operating systems.
  • Devices will be able to directly connect to one another and share data, enabling a much higher degree of interoperability than is possible today.
  • Data exchanged between devices can flow directly to one another rather than always being shared via the cloud, enabling low latency architectures which are also inherently more secure and private.

Eclipse foundation believes that Oniro will be in the IoT and industrial IoT domains with applications for mobile devices coming later depending on the community.

Oniro and OpenHarmony:

OpenHarmony is based on HarmonyOS, a multi-kernel OS that was developed by Huawei and contributed to the OpenAtom Foundation last year. In the future, Oniro will also deliver additional specifications to help drive the global adoption of OpenHarmony. Not only that, Oniro applications will run on OpenHarmony and other operating systems.

Founding Members:

Oniro has its own set of founding members that will enrich the operating system including:

  1. Huawei
  2. Linaro
  3. Seco

As there are more partners that will join soon to this list.

What’s Next?

Currently, there’s not much information that has been revealed regarding Oniro OS but you check the official Oniro project website here.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.