HUAWEI announced the timing of the first smartphone on HarmonyOS
After the US government significantly restricted the ability of the Chinese manufacturer HUAWEI to use the Android mobile operating system, the company began actively developing its own HarmonyOS. Finally, the CEO of HUAWEI's consumer business spoke about the timing of the launch of the first smartphones based on the new OS, and insiders supplemented this statement with information about other devices of the brand that will replace Android with proprietary firmware in the near future.
According to the top manager of HUAWEI Yu Chengdong, the vendor plans to introduce its first smartphones running HarmonyOS next year. He also noted that smart TVs with the original OS are already being sold in China, and the forthcoming HarmonyOS 2.0 could become a worldwide alternative to Android. Earlier, representatives of HUAWEI said that today they already have an audience of 700 million monthly active users, and the HMS Core ecosystem includes 1.6 million registered developers and over 81 thousand applications.
Well-known insider RODENT950 also announced in his blog that the flagship tablets based on HarmonyOS will be available in the second half of 2020. A special feature of the MatePad Pro successors will be a camera embedded in the screen and thin frames around the perimeter of the display. As for smartphones, they will already work on the HarmonyOS 3.0 platform, which will be presented next year.
The second version of its own operating system HUAWEI plans to present at a conference for developers, which will be held on September 10.