Huawei’s new operating system is called HarmonyOS. It’s going to work for everything from smart speakers to wearables.
According to TheVerge report, Huawei has officially announced HarmonyOS, it’s own operating system. The OS will be called “Hongmeng” in China.
It’s a microkernel-based distributed OS and will be used from smartphones to smart speakers, wearables and in the cars too.
A modularized #HarmonyOS can be nested to adapt flexibly to any device to create a seamless cross-device experience. Developed via the distributed capability kit, it builds the foundation of a shared developer ecosystem #HDC2019 pic.twitter.com/2TD9cgtdG8
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 9, 2019
Huawei confirms that Honor Smart Screen will be the first product running HarmonyOS. The company plans to launch HarmonyOS on “smart screen products” sometime later this year. The company also plans to expand it to work on devices such as wearables, over the next three years.
“Harmony OS is completely different from Android and iOS” because of its ability to scale across different kinds of devices. “You can develop your apps once, then flexibly deploy them across a range of different devices,” said the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, Richard Yu
The company’s situation with Android is still in “haze” and only time will tell about its future.