During the Huawei 2020 Developers Conference on September 10, the HarmonyOS 2.0 (HongmengOS 2.0 for Chinese) was officially launched. The beta version of the mobile phone is expected to be released in December 2020. Next year, Huawei smartphones will be fully upgraded to support HarmonyOS 2.0.
Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei’s consumer BG software department, recently revealed Huawei’s plans to offer developers with a beta version of a mobile phone with HarmonyOS 2.0 in December this year. Some mobile phone users will be open to upgrading the OS in January and February next year. However, the initial upgrade will take a couple of months to get official verification. After that, the large scale release will commence.
According to a Weibo blogger, the HarmonyOS adaptation process has been leaked. Here is the schedule for the HarmonyOS 2.0 update for Huawei phones
|First batch||Kirin 9000|
|Second batch||Kirin 990 5G|
|Third batch||Kirin 990 4G (partial), 985, 820 (partial)|
|Fourth batch||Kirin 980, 990 4G (partial), 820 (partial)|
|Final batch||Kirin 810, 710 (partial)|
From the above schedule, it is clear that Huawei will release this update with respect to the chip that the phone use. The flagship chips will be the first to get the update
EMUI 11 Works Seamlessly With HarmonyOS 2.0
Speaking about OS operability with EMUI 11, Wang Chenglu, believes that Huawei’s disconnection from Android will definitely do more good than harm. According to him, Huawei still has a contract with Google, but after both sides fulfill the contract, HarmonyOS will have more room to play.
“It’s only a matter of time before EMUI 11’s endpoints fully upgrade with Hongmeng OS 2.0. Huawei has already replaced almost everything inside Android. From the bottom layer to the abstraction layer, which even Google didn’t expect. After both parties have fulfilled their contract, I believe that Hongmeng OS 2.0 will bring a different experience to consumers”.
According to Mr. Wang, there’s a small goal for the system. The company plans to have hundreds of millions of devices with HarmonyOS.
Ever since the ban on Huawei by the American government, the Chinese manufacturer sped up the development of its own system. Presently, Huawei’s own OS is nowhere near Android or iOS. It will take many years for this system to compete effectively. However, Huawei is optimistic and it continues to develop it. Obviously, by next year, we will have a couple of Huawei smartphones running on this system.