The Chinese company Huawei is preparing to launch its Harmony OS 2.0 software platform outside the home market. According to reports, the global launch of the mobile operating system will take place early next year. About it writes CNews edition citing Derek Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer division in Central and Eastern Europe, Canada and Turkey.
According to Huawei, smartphones with Harmony OS are 10% faster than their Android counterparts. Derek Yu also noted that in China, the user audience of the operating system has exceeded 100 million. It is curious that Huawei has not yet released its OS to the international market, but is already preparing to launch Harmony OS 3.0, about which little is known. The next generation OS closed beta is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022. According to experts, the launch of the stable version of Harmony OS 3.0 can take place almost immediately after the completion of the open beta testing.
Recall that the transition to the use of the operating system is a forced step that Huawei took due to the sanctions of the US government, which, among other things, do not allow the Chinese company to use Google services and applications in its devices. Against this background, Huawei decided to phase out the use of Android in its products. In August 2019, Huawei introduced the first version of Harmony OS, which was designed for smart devices, smart TVs, and home appliances. On smartphones and tablets, Harmony OS 2.0 appeared, which was introduced last fall and is a full-fledged ecosystem in which a replacement for Google services has appeared.