At Huawei Developer Conference 2019, Huawei unveiled its home-grown operating system, HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS. This new OS is built upon distributed technology that enables cross-device connections and provides a seamless user experience.
Initially, HarmonyOS was made available for the Smart Screen smart TVs and destined to be expanded on more devices in the coming years. Meanwhile, were also some rumors for a phone to launch with pre-built HarmonyOS.
In the following year, at HDC 2020, the company unveiled HarmonyOS 2.0 with platform support for smart wearables, in-car systems, and IoT devices. The company also laid a plan to introduce HarmonyOS in smartphones by the end of the year.
In the aftermath of the HDC 2020, Huawei launched the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile beta for the developers and opened testing for the Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro devices.
At the event, senior Huawei officials also confirmed that the company will launch a new smartphone that will come with a pre-built HarmonyOS operating system. However, the company has not revealed any specific dates of the launch yet.
Furthermore, the Chinese tech giant also assured that most of the older devices capable of running HarmonyOS will be upgraded with this operating system.
Aside from this, we are curious to know whether you’ll purchase a new Huawei phone that will solely run HarmonyOS? Let us know in the comments.
To compete with Operating System rulers, Huawei HarmonyOS must gather domestic support
China’s ITC or software market level is far behind the US software market. This difference is really big and cant’ be balanced with a single attempt. Many Chinese companies with domestic technologies like Huawei have been squashed by the U.S.
The global chip shortage issue isn’t hidden from any industry and smartphone chips have become the main weakness in the industry. Expertise is still finding the solutions to the problems. However, chip shortage isn’t the only problem, the imposed US sanctions can make the domestic software market and technologies extinct at any time.
Software Market Status:
Moving ahead to the software industry that generally refers to the operating system, including OS, databases, middleware, and programming languages are also stuck. Where the server system is dominating by Linux, the smartphone industry has been captured by American firms such as Apple and Google.
As a matter of fact, a Baidu report reveals that Windows operating system for computers accounts for 89.79% of the market in the Mainland. Furthermore, the macOS of Apple has 6.225% shares in the Chinese market. Same with the other software business like databases, middleware, and programming languages, is ruled by the forging companies.
If we discuss in the figures, Oracle has the major share of the Chinese market for database services. Domestic consumers pay millions of amounts as a service charge. Certainly, it’s a big share for small domestic companies that pays more than half the amount for rental services.
The advancement in cloud computing, 5G, and AI (artificial intelligence) widens the application scope for IoT devices. These are future-oriented technologies that will soon incorporate into any network services. Additionally, Huawei’s “Kunpeng Computing Industry Development White Paper” mentioned, the global computing industry investment will reach 1.14 trillion USD in the next three years.
Not to mention, China is the world’s largest commuting industry with its huge populations and tech companies. If its software market remains weak, there is no room to grow the computing industry.
Besides, the ratio of domestic software and independent intellectual property rights in China is only single digits, which is about 5% or 6%. Other fields may not be the same, but in software, the number is certainly small. There can be two possible situations, first, the future development space is large, and second is the companies that are working in this industry are small.
Big names such as Microsoft have great influence, even if they focus on a single industry, domestic companies can’t compete against them. After Red Hat, which writes Linux systems, is acquired by IBM, the annual sales are billions of US dollars. Besides, Oracle’s annual revenue registered around ten million USD in the database industry.
Competing against the companies with this much earning and resources is actually difficult for startup companies or small businesses. This low corporate revenue flow will lead to insufficient investment in all aspects. The major companies are reluctant to engage in the research and development of primary software such as operating systems and databases.
Why Domestic Talent isn’t Participating?
The reason is simple, there is a severe shortage of basic software talents in China. Although Chinese academic produces millions of graduates each year, they are mainly engaged in Internet application software, including games, etc. There are only a few thousand people who are willing to work for the development of the underlying operating system.
Moreover, some universities even remove the required courses of operating systems and turn them into elective courses. Now the problem has matured so gravely resulting in no investment, no market, insufficient investment, and gaps in personnel training, and more. The talents are not only missing out on opportunities for the development of the digital economy but there are also welcoming noteworthy risks.
Huawei HarmonyOS needs Domestic Support:
Being one of the shining software companies in China, Huawei and Euler have joined hands with the industry to promote the development of the domestic basic software ecosystem. Speaking of the resources of the company, it has series of Kirin chips, about 180,000 employees, thousands of software engineers, and top 100 software and information technology services.
However, after the US put the company in its entity list, Google withdrawal its support, and the company brought the HarmonyOS operating system. At present, the company has released the HarmonyOS 2.0 that nearly installed over 100 million devices. Meanwhile, the company announces the installation of this software in 300 million devices by the next year.
As of now, HarmonyOS operating system has 5,000 partners of 90 companies, also has other basic software projects-openEuler established in 2019. But, both – HarmonyOS and Euler are in the developing stage, there is more work to do in the coming years. For more stabilization of the company’s software, Huawei is looking for regions and industries that are least controlled by the US.
The company believes that HarmonyOS operating system and other domestic software must to deep-rooted in China as well as in the global market. With the support of domestic talents, the company and the domestic software will soon get recognition in the global market.
Honor HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]
Huawei has officially unveiled its new operating system HarmonyOS to the world, as it promises to deliver cross-device capabilities among different platforms. This year, Huawei has planned to cross the mark by installing HarmonyOS in 300 million devices, these include both new and old models of smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, smartphone home devices, in-car systems, and other third-party devices.
Last year, Honor became an independent firm and now planning to return to the smartphone market with a number of new products.
However, Honor device users are also concerned about their future and existing device owners are also interested to receive HarmonyOS operating system update.
But don’t worry Honor phone users, you may be out of Huawei’s leadership but you’ll still be cared for by the company in terms of software support.
Because we now have a confirmed list of Honor devices that will upgrade with HarmonyOS. Similar to Huawei devices, the list also includes the oldest node of the device possible to support HarmonyOS features.
So, without further ado, let’s jump into this section and know which devices will receive HarmonyOS software updates and when.
Honor devices that will receive HarmonyOS fourth quarter of 2021:
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor 30S
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor V20
- Honor V20 Moschino Edition
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor X10
- Honor X10 Max
- Honor Tablet 6
- Honor Tablet X6
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor 30 Youth Edition
- Honor Play 4
Honor Devices that will receive HarmonyOS in the first half of 2022:
- Honor V10
- Honor 10
- Honor Play
- Honor 20S
- Honor Play4T Pro
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 8X
- Honor 10 Youth Edition
- Honor 20i
- Honor 9
- Honor V9
- Honor Play 3
- Honor Note 10
- Honor Tablet 5 8-inch
- Honor Tablet 5 10.1-inch
These 15 Huawei models now testing HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta
Huawei has opened the seventh batch HarmonyOS 2.0 closed test recruitment for devices including the Huawei P10, Mate 9, Nova 3, and MediaPad M5 tablet. However, the Chinese tech maker has also opened the HarmonyOS 2.0 public beta for 15 Huawei models.
With this new announcement, the corresponding Huawei devices are now eligible to get the final build of the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system and proceed towards a stable release. However, Huawei may make any changes in the software, if it found any issues in the software and seed it to the users.
- P20 Pro
- Mate 10
- Mate 10 Pro
- Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Mate RS Porsche Design
- Nova 4
- Enjoy 10S
- Enjoy 10 Plus
- Honor 9X
- Honor 9X Pro
- Honor 20S
- Honor 10
- Honor V10
- Honor Play4T Pro
HarmonyOS Public beta:
According to the information, the testing slots are now expanded and unlimited users can participate in the HarmonyOS testing activity for the above-mentioned Huawei devices.
Most of these smartphone owners still run EMUI software systems (Android) and the global users have no clue of what the company is thinking about their devices. However, we believe that there may be a plan that will come sooner or later.
HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones was launched on June 2, 2021. This new mobile operating system comes with brand new features that are designed to enhance the software user interface with brand new features such as service widgets, control panel, easy-to-use super device, connected device management.
There is plenty of hardware acceleration and improvement that comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 that makes it stand above the existing EMUI user interface.
Following the launch, HarmonyOS has progressed rapidly. At the recent Office product launch conference, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO – Richard Yu announced 100 million HarmonyOS 2.0 installation in smartphones and mentioned that the Chinese tech maker will continue to unravel HarmonyOS in different devices to expand its reach among consumers.
Adding to this, Huawei, for the first time, launched HarmonyOS for the industry with the launch of HarmonyOS Mine. A new operating system designed for the Coal mining business.