HUAWEI spoke about the first device running HarmonyOS 2.0
Shortly after the presentation of the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system, HUAWEI told reporters only the approximate timing of the mass launch of the latest firmware. A little later, the head of the Internet of Things department, Zhi Hao, announced the model of the first device running the second version of the universal operating system.
The top manager of the company said that the first branded equipment with pre-installed HarmonyOS 2.0 will be a series of HUAWEI Smart Screen TVs, which the vendor will present for the consumer market at the end of this year. In the future, HarmonyOS 2.0 will be used on other devices, including tablets and smartwatches. Closed testing of the OS version for smartphones will begin in December of this year, and user testing — in the first months of 2021.
According to Chinese network sources, HUAWEI also plans to release branded PCs for the PRC's domestic market running its own operating system. Presumably, we are talking about system units based on Kungpeng processors, presented by the company in August. According to the developers' statement, HarmonyOS will be a cross-platform solution for a wide variety of devices, including on-board systems of cars.
Earlier at the HUAWEI Developer Conference, Wang Chenglu, head of consumer software at the company, told reporters that over time, all the brand's current devices running EMUI 11 firmware will migrate to HarmonyOS 2.0.