Huawei announced its plans to hold a formal event for the launch of its HarmonyOS on June 2. The company’s proprietary operating system, which was previously only used in smart displays, wearable devices and other products, might be implemented in other products.
Huawei is currently communicating and cooperating with the world’s top 200 App vendors to jointly develop applications across devices. The company predicts that by the end of 2021, the number of devices equipped with the HarmonyOS will reach 300 million, of which Huawei’s devices will exceed 200 million, with third-party partners accounting for 100 million.
Huawei started developing HarmonyOS in May 2016. On August 9, 2019, the company officially released HarmonyOS. At the same time, Richard Yu, CEO of the Consumer BG at Huawei Technologies, announced that the operating system will be open source.
Around the same time, US sanctions accelerated the company’s research and development of its operating system. On September 10, 2020, Huawei’s HarmonyOS was upgraded to HarmonyOS 2.0, and it was open-sourced for 128KB-128MB terminal equipment. The company has plans to start deploying the operating system in products related to its 1+8+N full-scenario strategy.