… and it’s totally different and way bigger compared to Android and iOS 😉
Huawei launched its very own Operating System called HarmonyOS during at the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC2019) held in Dongguan, China. It’s a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system that can be used across a broad range of devices and platforms that’s both seamless and secure.
Huawei already envisioned a fully connected, all-scenario, and highly intelligent era as early as 10 years ago – With this, they said they felt it was important to have an operating system with improved cross-platform capabilities to provide consumers with a more holistic intelligent experience across all devices and scenarios. A new better experience and ecosystem is definitely necessary to address future challenges hence, the birth of the HarmonyOS.
Ok, ok, let me try to explain in simpler terms…. You see, the devices that we use on a day to day basis (laptops, tablets, smartphones, smart wearables, TVs, smart speakers etc) currently have their own set of operating systems and in order for us to use them, we have to switch and operate them separately. But with the HarmonyOS, Huawei made it possible for our future devices to work and collaborate harmoniously to support us in our daily hustle. With the HarmonyOS, we’ll only need to use any one of our devices to access the rest. Imagine having one supreme AI assistant, following and supporting you across all your devices.
The HarmonyOS 1.0 will be first adopted in Huawei’s smart screen products like the recently launched Huawei Honor Vision and Honor Vision Pro. In the next three years, HarmonyOS will be optimized and gradually adopted across a broader range of smart devices, including wearables, HUAWEI Vision etc. Slowly through this implementation, Huawei aims to establish an integrated and shared ecosystem across devices, create a secure and reliable runtime environment, and deliver a holistic intelligent experience across every interaction with every device.
An invitation to collaborate…
Earlier, Mr Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group also encouraged developers from around the world to join Huawei as they build out this new ecosystem to deliver an intelligent experience for consumers across all devices and scenarios. He believes the HarmonyOS will revitalize the industry and further enrich the ecosystem.
The success of HarmonyOS will, of course, depend on a dynamic ecosystem of apps and developers. To encourage broader adoption, Huawei will release HarmonyOS as an open-source platform, worldwide. Huawei will also establish an open-source foundation and an open-source community to support more in-depth collaboration with developers. Furthermore, HarmonyOS is a lightweight, compact operating system with a powerful functionality making it so appealing for developers to use. With the HarmonyOS, developers can create their apps once, then flexibly deploy them across a range of different devices.
The highly technical topics discussed today at the HDC2019 may be too challenging for common consumers (like me) to understand (felt my brain needed a new OS too lols), but I did feel this indescribable sense of excitement as I was given a glimpse on how the future looks – a world that’s safe, fully connected, highly intelligent and boundless.
Thank you Huawei for making all these innovations possible and cheers to another epic milestone!