HarmonyOS is Huawei’s homemade micro-kernel-based distributed operating system, which is mainly designed to work with multiplatform devices such as smart home products to wearables, in-car infotainment systems, as well as mobile devices.
At Huawei Developer Conference 2019, Huawei, for the first time, launched HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) for smart TVs with limited features. After a year, the Chinese tech giant came up with the next version, HarmonyOS 2.0, and extended platform support including smartphones.
Since December 2020, Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta testing is being conducted for limited flagships consisting of Mate 30, P40, and MatePad Pro series. To date, the company is continuously expanding the testing pool for more devices.
According to the first batch of closed beta device list for general consumers, the Huawei Mate 20 series is eligible to take part in the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing activity and will experience the new feature + improvements, offered by HarmonyOS.
This is very big news for the previous-gen flagship – Huawei Mate 20 device users because, at this time, every Huawei device user’s concentration directs towards HarmonyOS.
According to the information, HarmonyOS 2.0 brings new major changes to the user interface that includes new quick settings, notification panel, settings menu, app drawer, system animations, and much more.
At present, HarmonyOS 2.0 public developer beta testing is underway for the first and second batch of Huawei devices. These recruitments were started in April and May respectively, followed by the beta testing.
HarmonyOS First Batch Devices:
According to the information, Huawei confirmed that it will release the HarmonyOS 2.0 for general Huawei smartphone consumers on June 2. Simultaneously, the company will begin the closed, pubic testing, and stable version feedback program.