As a part of HDC 2020 – Huawei’s annual developer conference – CEO Richard Yu announced that the company’s proprietary HarmonyOS would be coming to its phones as early as 2021
HarmonyOS 2.0 – subsequent major release of Huawei’s proprietary OS – are going to be coming to smartphones in 2021, as confirmed by CEO Richard Yu during the company’s annual developer conference on 10 September.
The company introduced HarmonyOS last year to function a replacement platform for the varied consumer products it makes, starting with the Huawei Vision smart TV.
These dates don’t necessarily reflect when Huawei will launch phones running HarmonyOS, but rather affect what sorts of devices third-party developers are going to be ready to build for and when.
For developers, one among the advantages of developing for HarmonyOS includes cross-device app scaling and support; meaning apps should work also on a tablet as they are doing on a phone, with minimal-to-no need for adaptation or alteration on the a part of the developer.
With the continued effects of the US government’s entity list making it difficult for Huawei to work at an equivalent degree because it once did, globally – hindering the event and adoption of its Android-powered smartphones, for instance – HarmonyOS has been viewed by many as a possible path forward for the corporate and as a way of taking back some control against seemingly dire circumstances.
The next major smartphone release on Huawei’s calendar is predicted to be the Huawei Mate 40 Series, which can likely be the primary of the company’s phones to run EMUI 11 (atop open-source Android), which the corporate also announced at HDC 2020.