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OpenHarmony 2.0 L2 branch is open source, has pure HarmonyOS app code and not Android’s



Recently, Huawei released a new version of the OpenHarmony 2.0 package, which has a huge sum of new codes. This new OpenHarmony project version brings new APIs for HarmonyOS apps that enable maximum native app compatibility.

Moving ahead, Huawei OpenHarmony has multiple warehouses that have begun to submit the first batch of L2 branch code, which means the company has now made it open source for the developers.

According to the information, the latest version of OpenHarmony has about 4.6 million lines of key code, which is equivalent to 30% of Android 10 million lines. At the same time, there are around 18,000 key APIs (application programming interface), which is equal to more than half of Android 10.

The package of the system software update is reduced to 60-70%, and various devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart wearables, smart TVs, and sensors can be used.

As found, OpenHarmony 2.0 has an L2 branch that is opened and has pure HarmonyOS code, to be mentioned it has no Android code at all. It can run all of HarmonyOS apps including the one with distributed capabilities and cross-device features. Furthermore, apps can also make calls and surf the internet. However, the number of apps to perform these tasks are limited at the moment.

To be mentioned, there is also L3-L5 version of branches, which is compatible with Android’s dual framework helps the system to run Android apps on HarmonyOS software. And Huawei has also planned to make it open source in the coming time.

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.