Huawei’s new mobile operating system will be released on June 2
Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies Co. said on Tuesday that it will launch its self-developed. New Harmony OS operating system for smartphones on June 2 as it continues to cultivate. Its software prowess after overseas restrictions have affected its hardware business. Part of their tireless efforts.
This move marks a crucial step for Huawei. After Washington restricted its access to Google software and services in 2019. Huawei has long been preparing to transition from Google’s Android operating system to Hongmeng operating system.
Harmony OS, whose Chinese name Hongmeng, unveiled more than a year ago. Undoubtedly the biggest driving force for Huawei to build its own software ecosystem. The operating system used in tablet computers, smart TVs, and third-party companies’ home appliances, such as ovens and smoke ventilators.
Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei’s consumer business software department, said that Hongmeng OS is an operating system designed for the Internet of Things era and can be connected to various Internet of Things devices.
Wang said: “Huawei hopes that there will be 300 million devices running Harmony OS this year, 200 million of which are smart phones, and more than 30 million tablets, smart watches, smart TVs and other products.” Partners.
It is very important to cultivate a complete ecosystem for Hongmeng within two years.
Now, we have hundreds of millions of Huawei mobile phone users. If they upgrade their smartphone system to Hongmeng and feel that the experience is good. They will stay with us.” Products,” Wang said.
In December last year, Huawei released the Hongmeng 2.0 developer test version for smartphone application developers. Allowing them to develop Hongmeng applications on smartphones.
Yin Dong, a Beijing-based software developer, has been using Harmony OS tools to develop mobile applications for five months. He is optimistic about the future of the operating system.
“It is very convenient to develop cross-device experience applications based on Hongmeng OS Unlike Android. which designed for smartphones, Hongmeng OS is suitable for IoT devices including watches, TVs, cars and even ovens, which makes it easy to connect to each other and Provide new features,” Yin said. Charlie Dai, chief analyst at Forrester, a market research firm, said: “The restrictions of the US government leave Huawei with no choice but to speed up research and development to build its own open technology ecosystem, from hardware to software for smartphones. This It is a difficult journey, but Huawei must go through it to survive and develop.”