Huawei CEO Richard Yu officially announced the company’s own operating system at the Huawei Developer Conference in Dongguan, China, and it’s called Harmony OS, or Hongmeng OS in Chinese. This operating system can be seamlessly used across various devices, like smartphones, smart speakers and even sensors. It’s a part of their Internet of Things initiative, and the OS will be first used on “smart screen products,” such as televisions.
Harmony OS is an open-source, microkernel-based operating system where developers make use of Huawei’s ARK Complier to build code with multiple programming languages and create apps, which would then work across multiple different devices. Over the next three years, the Harmony OS will be utilized in other devices, including wearables (smartwatches, etc.) and even head units for automobiles. Unlike Android, this operating system will not give users root access, which is a big security threat. The company plans on continuing to use Android OS, but can switch over to Harmony OS in 2-days if need be.
#HarmonyOS is built with a deterministic latency engine that gives a smooth interactive experience. That means latency is at a minimum; bringing fluid interactive experience to the maximum #HDC2019 pic.twitter.com/p9bnwNHJq6
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 9, 2019