Chinese tech giant Huawei has been pretty vocal about their in-built operating system aptly called Harmony OS. The company is now gearing up to officially launch HarmonyOS 2.0 that will ship with its upcoming smartphones and select devices already pre-installed.
Huawei is planning to roll out Harmony OS 2.0 to over 300 million devices by the end of the year. The new OS is set to be used for other applications since it performed relatively faster compared to other operating systems.
Huawei is expected to launch HarmonyOS 2.0 later this month during Huawei Developer Conference 2021(HDC 2021) that is set to be held from Aril 24th to April 26th.
Huawei is looking to partner with more relevant industry partners to establish a robust ecosystem around their new OS.
It’s worth noting that Huawei’s AppGallery and HMS have over 530 million monthly active users and 2.3 million registered developers globally respectively.
Speaking during the TEDxHouHai event Driven by Pressure, Dr Wang Chenglu, Huawei Consumer BG Software Engineering Dept President and AI and All-scenario Intelligence Business Unit Director said that the new OS will make ubiquitous connectivity a reality and transform multiple intelligent devices into one smart assistant now that consumers are possessing more and more intelligent devices.
“What are the development opportunities for the next era? Our pursuit of technological innovation never ends. We want to allow these devices to collaborate with each other more efficiently instead of running in isolation, just as humans can communicate with each other,” he said.
At the moment, different devices run on different operating systems, making it difficult to connect them, let alone achieve intelligence.
Huawei is hoping that HarmonyOS will enable various intelligent devices to connect and collaborate in one language.
The operating system will allow more devices to connect and collaborate with each other than ever before, delivering a seamless, user-friendly experience across all devices.
HarmonyOS will also drive the intelligent upgrade of hardware manufacturers, and attract more traffic to intelligent devices other than smartphones. These actions will drive the intelligent and digital transformation of industries.
Different tech companies are already on board including Puffin Technology, Midea, Boss Appliances, software provider WPS, Joyoung, online travel agency (OTA) giant Trip.com, video sharing platform Bilibili, voice recognition software manufacturer iFlytek and others.