On May 25, the official blog of EMUI officially changed its name to HarmonyOS. HarmonyOS officially took over the baton of history and expectations, ushering in its own moment of highlight. At the same time that the EMUI official blog was renamed, the official shared the Hongmeng boot screen and announced that the Hongmeng press conference was scheduled for June 2. In the boot screen, there is a conspicuous Powered by HarmonyOS, which is a complete HarmonyOS, “Powered by Android” has become a thing of the past.
In August 2019, Huawei officially released HarmonyOS at the Developer Conference. In May before the release of HarmonyOS, Huawei was included in the US government’s list of entities. The terminal business was hit. When Huawei’s chips and operating systems were restricted, the original HarmonyOS, which is still in the “plan”, has become an important strategy for Huawei. And at the same time that Hongmeng was officially released, Yu Chengdong also announced that HarmonyOS will be open source.
At the beginning of 2020, HarmonyOS has been installed on Huawei smart screens, Huawei watches and other devices. On September 10, 2020, one year after HarmonyOS was officially launched, it ushered in the HarmonyOS 2.0 version, which is open source for 128KB-128MB terminal devices.
On December 16, 2020, Huawei officially released the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile phone developer Beta version. At the same time, third-party brand products such as Midea, Joyoung, Boss Electric, and Puffin Technology are all equipped with HarmonyOS.
News on February 9, 2021 Huawei has released HUAWEI DevEco Studio 2.1 Beta 2 to provide developers with HarmonyOS application development services.
On March 31, 2021, Huawei officially released the Hongmeng Beta3.0 version. On April 21, 2021, Huawei will increase the recruitment of HarmonyOS 2.0 developer Beta for other models of Mate X2, Mate 40 series, P40 series, Mate 30 series, and MatePad Pro series. It is worth mentioning that since the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer Beta version is open Since the application, more than 300,000 ordinary consumers have been upgraded by Hongmeng.
On May 18, at the Huawei Hongmeng Partner Summit, Huawei announced that the HarmonyOS hardware ecological brand was upgraded to HarmonyOS Connect. The previous HUAWEI HiLink and HarmonyOS have been upgraded to HarmonyOS Connect.
Today, HarmonyOS has been installed on Huawei smart screens, mobile phones, tablets, smart watches and other devices. According to Huawei’s plan, Huawei’s own equipment will be upgraded to HarmonyOS this year. It is expected to exceed 200 million units. At the same time, HarmonyOS will cover 40 + mainstream brands1 More than 100 million devices.
At the beginning of the release of HarmonyOS, many people always liked to compare Hongmeng with Android and iOS. In fact, in the inherent thinking at the time, they still believed that Hongmeng was a mobile phone system, and Hongmeng was released to replace Android. In fact, Hongmeng is much more than just a mobile phone system. Described in Huawei’s official language, HarmonyOS is a new generation of intelligent terminal operating system that provides a unified language for the intelligence, interconnection and collaboration of different devices.
Simply understand, HarmonyOS is not Linux, nor Android, nor iOS 14. It is a next-generation operating system that faces the era of the Internet of Everything in the future and adapts to the intelligent Internet of Everything devices in all scenarios. Compared with Android and other systems, HarmonyOS has distributed characteristics. It faces not only a category of mobile phones, but also an operating system including watches, smart screens, tablets, and even washing machines, rice cookers and other different terminal devices. It uses With distributed technology, systems can be deployed for different hardware, flexible and changeable. For example, HarmonyOS can be “large” when facing devices such as mobile phones, and it can be very lightweight when facing devices such as watches.
When all devices equipped with HarmonyOS are linked together, they will form a human-centric super terminal. In this super terminal, people, equipment, and scenes are organically integrated to form a full-scenario smart life. These different intelligent terminals can all realize extremely fast discovery, extremely fast connection, hardware mutual assistance, and resource sharing among each other. In this scenario, consumers can coordinate these devices with each other more efficiently to achieve a truly intelligent life.
It may be a bit general to say that, let’s give a few simple application scenarios:
1. You receive a call while driving in the morning. At this time, you can transfer the call to the car smart screen equipped with HarmonyOS. After getting off the car, you can make the call with your mobile phone. If you go home, you can also transfer the call seamlessly to Wisdom screen.
2. Children take online lessons, the big screen (smart screen) is used to watch the teaching, and the small screen (mobile phone or tablet) is used to answer questions, realizing the same real interaction as in the classroom.
The above are just basic and simple application scenarios. In fact, when you have more and more HarmonyOS smart devices, the more efficiently these devices can collaborate.
Some people may have questions when they see this. Can other smart homes not be able to achieve these operations? In fact, these are completely two concepts. Before HarmonyOS, some smart home devices could not share data, hardware could not help each other, and some devices did not even have a system. They were completely interconnected by a Bluetooth module and gateway. Huawei’s full-scene advantage is that HarmonyOS gives each device the ability to share resources and hardware mutual assistance. This is also the biggest difference in nature between HarmonyOS and Android and iOS. HarmonyOS has become a unified language for communication between these devices.
Today, HarmonyOS is on this road more and more stable. On June 2nd, Huawei will formally hold a Hongmeng press conference. More important information will be announced at that time, so stay tuned.