Huawei has been teasing its own mobile operating system that aims to take on Android. Now, in an announcement made at the Huawei Developers Conference in Dongguan, China, the Huawei HarmonyOS made its official debut.
As per the company, the Huawei HarmonyOS has been in development since 2017. Locally called as HongmengOS, the HarmonyOS aims to “bring harmony and convenience to the world” as its open-source build was made to work with tons of devices such as smartphones, wearables, TVs, laptops, and other smart products.
The new OS is said to be fast and has low latency, thanks to its microkernel architecture. It also has Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) for better security features on any kind of device.
A modularized #HarmonyOS can be nested to adapt flexibly to any device to create a seamless cross-device experience. Developed via the distributed capability kit, it builds the foundation of a shared developer ecosystem #HDC2019 pic.twitter.com/2TD9cgtdG8
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 9, 2019
The OS will soon support Linux, HTML5, and Android apps in the future. So in an event when Google pulls out Android support on Huawei devices, the Chinese tech giant can easily migrate users to HarmonyOS.
Huawei said that they will immediately provide developer kits to its partners so they can start making apps for the new OS as soon as possible.
The first product to come with Huawei’s new operating system is expected to be under their sub-brand, Honor.