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The long-awaited HongMeng system has finally been made official but the new OS came with the name Harmony OS. Nevertheless, it appears that the Harmony OS will still use globally while the HongMeng name in China. Regarding the new operating system, Huawei is confident in its performance and the it plans to build a platform-wide ecosystem.

Also, the Huawei’s CEO, Yu Chengdong, believes that migration from Android to Harmony OS is very convenient and will only takes one or two days to achieve that.

Harmony OS is based on a microkernel. It realizes a seamless collaboration with smartphones, PCs, tablets, smart large displays, and cars, etc.

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“If the Android system blocks us, we can transfer the Android system to Harmony OS very conveniently, we only need 1-2 days to do that…however, considering the ecology and partners, our smartphones will give priority to the Android system,” said Yu Chengdong.

Yu Chengdong also revealed that the research and development of the Harmony System have over 4000 people for now. According to ealier reports, the OS was due to arrive next year but the US actions prompted the company to put in more efforts. As at present, Harmony OS has been tested on smartphones at a commercial level.

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According to Huawei, this system is for smartphones, smart speakers, computers, smartwatches, wireless earbuds, cars, and tablets. Furthermore, the system is “the first microkernel-based distributed OS for all scenarios,” and it supports RAM sizes ranging from kilobytes to gigabytes.

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Harmony OS is compatible with HTML5, Linux, and Android apps but it appears that the compatibility still needs some development. Yu said, “They (apps) will all be able to run on our OS in the future,”. The “ARK Compiler used for this system supports Kotlin, Java, Javascript, C, and C++”.

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There will be a launch of the Honor Vision TV tomorrow in China. This is presumably the first device to use the Harmony OS.

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