Huawei officially launches HarmonyOS for smartphones
Huawei has today officially launched its proprietary operating system HarmonyOS for smartphones. The company will start rolling out HarmonyOS upgrade to recent flagships like the Mate 40, P40, and Mate 30 series starting Wednesday. Other devices will also receive upgrade in the coming quarters.
The company will be upgrading around 100 of its devices globally. The list also includes tablets like the MatePad Pro
Huawei claims that HarmonyOS will help the company in making an ecosystem of its devices. It will enable seamless connectivity across different devices and faster pairing with compatible headphones. HarmonyOS also gets improved support for home screen widgets, something similar to iOS 14.
The company also confirmed that more than 500,000 developers are building apps for HarmonyOS. But, we have no confirmation if Google, Facebook, and other mainstream apps will be available for HarmonyOS.
Huawei also claims that their new OS is different from Android and there is not a single line of code identical to that of Android. The company also declined to confirm if the OS is based on Linux.
Huawei is also trying to attract more device makers to join its ecosystem. Smartphone maker Meizu hinted that it might adopt HarmonyOS for its smart devices.