HarmonyOS – Operating System
Huawei has announced HarmonyOS, the android operating system it was rumored to be developing to replace its reliance on Android.In China, the software will be called as Hongmeng. The company says the operating system, a microkernel-based distributed OS.
It can be used in everything from smartphones to smart speakers, wearables, and in-vehicle systems to create a shared ecosystem across devices. The operating system will be released as an open-source platform worldwide to encourage adoption.
In a statement, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, Richard Yu, says that HarmonyOS is “completely different from Android and iOS”. “You can develop your apps once, then flexibly deploy them across a range of different devices,” the CEO says.
Is Harmony OS set to replace Android on phones?
We can do it any time, but for the Google partnership, and efficiency, the priority will be for Google Android OS … If we cannot use it in the future, we can switch from Android’. As time goes on, the possibility of Huawei phones running on Android gets smaller and smaller.
How does Harmony OS work?
Huawei claims that with the rise of the IoT device, a more efficient operating system is needed. With these IoT devices packing less memory and storage than even the best smartphones, they need significantly more streamlined code. For 100 lines of Android code, you could just have one line of Harmony OS code.
Despite this, HarmonyOS is still able to deliver powerful functionality across devices.
By taking a ‘single kernel across devices approach’. Huawei also aims to create a shared ecosystem of different devices, break through silos and in turn save developers time. One app can be deployed across a car head unit, smartwatch, fitness tracker and speaker, working perfectly.