Huawei’s HarmonyOS to Join Smartphones

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: September 12, 2020

Huawei has recently announced details regarding the second version of HarmonyOS operating system and its plans to gather wider options of devices like smartphones. Richard Yu, the consumer business CEO was the one who made this announcement at Huawei’s developer conference in Shenzhen, China.

According to the press release, Huawei will produce a beta version of the HarmonyOS 2.0 SDK for developers from now onwards. Earlier, it used to provide smartwatches, car head units, and TVs. The smartphone version of the SDK is all set to be launched in December 2020, and the phones run on HarmonyOS will be released sometime next year.

Apart from this, Huawei is also starting its OpenHarmoney project that will permit developers to create an open-source version of the OS. This will be somewhat similar to what the AOSP is to Android. Until today, the project used to support devices that had only 128MB of RAM, however, an expansion till 4GB has been made. It is also being said that, by next October, the memory limit will be removed entirely.

This is a major project for Huawei considering it’s being banned by every trade and business option with US-based companies. The last we heard, Huawei was compelled to ship its Android phones without Google services – damaging its already crippling system.



Updated September 12, 2020
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