For now, Huawei is still releasing an Android smartphone. However, these devices do not come with Google Mobile Services (GMS), which means that they will not have some features. Just last year, Huawei introduced its own operating system – the Hongmeng OS or the Harmony OS. As of now, this system has only been used for Huawei smart screens and other products. There are rumors that a wider range of Huawei devices will use this system this year. However, it is not quite ready for a smartphone.
In a recent interview, Huawei Consumer Business CEO Yu Chengdong asked for a timetable for using HarmonyOS on mobile phones. According to him, this will not happen this year, however, next year is possible. This means that if we ever see HarmonyOS on a smartphone, it will be next year at the earliest.
In the At the Huawei Developer Conference 2019, Yu Chengdong officially launched its own Hongmeng operating system. The English name for this system is HarmonyOS. Hongmeng 2.0 will officially arrive on The Huawei Developer Conference to be held in September this year. This year’s version 2.0 will open product terminals such as computers, watches and cars.
In addition, at the China IT Association Summit 2020 on August 7, Yu Chengdong revealed that this year Huawei smartwatch products will also be equipped with the Hongmeng OS. In the future, all of Huawei’s IoT products, including PCs, tablets, and even cell phones, may use the Hongmeng system.
What changes will Hongmeng 2.0 OS bring?
As of now, there is no information on the changes that Hongmeng 2.0 will bring. However, this system has been around for about a year. So it will probably come with a wider range of features and support more devices. In addition to smart screens, we expect this system in Huawei smart watches. According to a Huawei official, in the future, all Huawei IoT devices will use HongmengOS. This includes computers, tablets and even cell phones.
Wang Chenglu, chairman of Huawei’s consumer software division, also recently revealed that Huawei has a suite of software that can be developed flexibly across multiple IoT units. Huawei’s goal is to enable Hongmeng to support multiple devices.
It is worth noting that at this developer conference, Huawei will also announce EMUI 11. This system is based on the open source version of Android 11. It will reach the Mate 40 Pro for the first time. However, there are reports that the standard version of the Mate 40 will use EMUI 10.x out-of-the-box.