When U.S. sanctions have forced it to develop its operating system, Huawei has finally announced the date when it will officially introduce HarmonyOS, the Android alternative.
Huawei has been working on its mobile operating system, called HarmonyOS, for several years. The company recently released a test version for developers in China, and now it seems ready to officially launch its new platform.
On the official HarmonyOS account on Youtube and Weibo, a teaser video was released revealing the launch date of the new Huawei operating system. It will take place on June 2, 2021, at 8 p.m. Beijing time. It did not specify whether this would be a global launch or a local event for China.
300 million devices will run HarmonyOS
Remember that the development of HarmonyOS began in spring 2016. It is compatible with Android applications and Huawei plans to update all its smartphones to this operating system. Rumor has it that other smartphone manufacturers are also interested in Huawei’s new operating system. But the HarmonyOS range of apps isn’t limited to smartphones.
harmony is a fully open-source and versatile platform that can be installed on a wide range of devices, from smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches to smart TVs and vehicle multimedia systems. By the end of 2021, Huawei plans to have about 300 million devices running on HarmonyOS, including 200 million of the company’s own devices and another 100 million of which are common products.