Huawei on Friday officially unveiled its operating system HarmonyOS (“Harmony” in the Chinese version will be called Hongmeng), a webcast of the presentation available on the official website of the manufacturer. Until the end of the year HarmonyOS will be available for TVs Honor, said Executive Director of the company and the head of the unit for the promotion of consumer products, Richard Yu, reports TechCrunch. In the next three years the company plans to expand the line of supported devices and to develop a version of the system including smart speakers, smart watches and smartphones.
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) 9 Aug 2019.
Thus, as stated by Yu, while Huawei intends to continue to use on their smartphones system Android from Google, as it allows you to maintain a “connected ecosystem”. In addition, Huawei “respects the partnership” with Google. HarmonyOS will be a “backup plan” in case of new problems with the US authorities, said Yu. In may 2019, the Ministry of Commerce of the USA has banned Huawei to buy components and technology from U.S. manufacturers, these restrictions concerned and software. In late June, U.S. President Donald trump verbally again allowed American companies to cooperate with Huawei in the aspects that do not threaten national security. Bloomberg on Friday reported that the White house is delaying the issuance of relevant licenses.
“We put a priority on Android, but if we can’t use it, you will be able to quickly set HarmonyOS”, — said the Executive Director of the company. He added that HarmonyOS — more powerful and secure than Android, says Bloomberg.
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Executive Director of Huawei said that the new system of modular structure, which allows to adapt it to all devices and to provide a “seamless interaction between devices.” At first HarmonyOS will only be available in China when the development of release on the international market, the company does not specify. Yu said that the company attracts developers to create applications for its platform last year, according to him, Huawei has spent $70 million One of the tools to raise low fee with application: Huawei claims that considering the rate of 10%, while Apple and Google they can reach up to 30%.
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