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Huawei Unveils HarmonyOS Designed for its cross-platform of devices



Huawei has just made a much-anticipated announcement at its annual Huawei Developers Conference 2019 in China. The Chinese multinational electronic equipment maker has revealed the new HarmonyOS across its platform of devices at the conference held in China. The new HarmonyOS by Huawei is said to be in development for the past couple of years.

This announcement from Huawei comes — a couple of months after the Trump administration had raised a ban on the Chinese tech giant in utilizing US-based consumer goods, which eventually led to Google revoking its Android license for the forthcoming Huawei devices. However, it has been revoked later on.

Nonetheless, there were reports since then regarding Huawei’s in-made operating system, which will be utilized across its products line-up. Earlier reports have suggested it will be HongmengOS designed for the company’s mobile devices initially.

Huawei has finally put an end to these speculations, by unveiling its HarmonyOS at the Developer Conference. The HarmonyOS is made to take on globally accepted Android platform by Google. The new HarmonyOS is said to be a microkernel-based, distributed OS for all scenarios, meaning this operating system is modularised, which can be adopted against cross-platforms including Huawei Phones, Tablets, Computers, Smartwatches, and even Automotives as well. The HarmonyOS also claims to be TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) verified, which is said to improve connected security across multiple connected devices.

Huawei further explains how HarmonyOS differs from Google’s Android. According to the company Android inherits Linux Kernel’s scheduling mechanism, which is difficult to secure user experience, whereas HarmonyOS utilizes Deterministic Latency Engine, which promises to deliver a smoother interactive experience. The HarmonyOS is also said to have a shared developer ecosystem making developers code their applications seamlessly across cross platforms.

The company’s CEO Richard Yu has announced the HarmonyOS would also be Open Source like Android and wishes developers globally to quickly adapt to the new operating system and develop compatible versions of their apps to integrate into the new HarmonyOS. The official release of the new HarmonyOS is yet unclear; however, it is believed to be adopted by Huawei’s sub-brand Honor as well. Nonetheless, Huawei believes the new HarmonyOS would be built as an all-scenario smart ecosystem competing against Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android in the future. Stay connected to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.


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