Huawei’s operating system HarmonyOS 2.0 is still in the testing phase. The beta process, which is currently underway with the P40, Mate 30 and MatePad models, will be completed soon. Huawei will also allow older smartphone models to switch to HarmonyOS.
Huawei users are wondering when they can upgrade their smartphone to the new operating system. Wang Chenglu, president of the company’s Consumer Business Group, clarified this. Speaking at the TEDx conference in China, Chenglu made an exciting statement about HarmonyOS 2.0.
The expected announcement for HarmonyOS 2.0 has arrived
Wang Chenglu announced that by June 2021, many Huawei-manufactured phones will switch to HarmonyOS 2.0. Chenglu said the operating system will not be limited to smartphones. He shared the knowledge that other devices in Huawei’s IoT ecosystem will also host HarmonyOS.
Referring to the company’s 2021 goals, Wang Chenglu said he expects 300 million phones, tablets and IoT products to be operational with HarmonyOS by the end of the year. In addition to smartphones, the HarmonyOS operating system will be able to work fully compatible with Internet of Things (IoT) devices, especially smart TVs, smartwatches, cars.
With HarmonyOS, the P50 will be the first phone out of the box
Huawei has not yet introduced a phone that comes out of the box with this operating system since launching HarmonyOS 2.0. According to a leak shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo, the P50 will be the first phone the company will offer HarmonyOS on the boot.
According to some sources, Huawei will launch the P50 series with Android and HarmonyOS 2.0 options. Huawei, which is expected to introduce the phone only with its own operating system in the Chinese market, is expected to include Android in the global market. The company will leave the choice entirely to the user.
Huawei is also strengthening software support
Unable to use Android and Google services due to the US embargo, Huawei did not just improve its operating system. It also developed its own mobile services under the brand name ‘Petal’. The company’s services include Petal Maps, Petal Search and Petal Docs.
Expanding its product range with new services, the company is developing two more services: Petal Mail and Petal Translate. These services, which are in the process of being tested, will soon be available with mobile applications.