HUAWEI announced the timing of smartphones on HarmonyOS
During the HUAWEI Developer Conference, HUAWEI consumer business CEO Richard Yu officially unveiled the second version of the proprietary HarmonyOS operating system. The most important announcement was the announcement of the timing of the first smartphones running this OS.
Starting today, September 10, developers will have access to the beta version of HarmonyOS 2.0, all the necessary tools, documentation, and an emulator. It is important that this build is designed for smart TVs, smartwatches, and cars. Much more interesting is that in December of this year, testing of the version for smartphones will be launched.
"So maybe starting from next year, we’ll see smartphones with Harmony OS," said Huawei consumer business group CEO Richard Yu.
HUAWEI also announced OpenHarmony, a special version of its open-source OS. In fact, this is the analog of AOSP for Android. As of September 10th, OpenHarmony supports devices with 128KB to 128MB of RAM. In April 2021, support for up to 4 GB of RAM will be added, and in October 2021 - over 4 GB of RAM.
Among the key features of HarmonyOS 2.0 were announced adaptive user interface that changes depending on the type and size of the device, improved security, more advanced voice recognition, and data transfer between gadgets at high speed. Attention was paid to the interaction of different devices on the HarmonyOS with each other. As an example, it was shown how a teacher conducts an online video lesson on TV, communicating with a child, and at this time he performs the assigned tasks on a tablet.