HarmonyOS 2.0: Eligible Devices, Beta, Release Date, and Leaks

The Chinese tech giant has already announced its plans to grow HarmonyOS 2.0 and the surrounding ecosystem, including supporting various device platforms and working with industrial partners.

At the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, Huawei presented version 2.0 of its self-developed operating system HarmonyOS, also known as HongmengOS. The Chinese tech giant has already announced its plans to grow HarmonyOS 2.0 and the surrounding ecosystem, including supporting various device platforms and working with industrial partners.

In this article you will find:

What is HarmonyOS?

HarmonyOS is based on an operating system architecture that is distributed across different devices for work and is part of the strategy for all Huawei scenarios. This new operating system is customizable for a mobile office, fitness and health, media, entertainment and more.

What HarmonyOS 2.0 offers:

For the end user: HarmonyOS allows you to integrate multiple smart devices, capacity collaboration and resource sharing between different devices. This allows services to be seamlessly transferred from one device to another to ensure a smooth experience in all scenarios.

For application developers:

HarmonyOS presents technologies that can be used to develop applications in various device formats. With HarmonyOS, we have the opportunity to focus on the top-level service logic and develop applications much more easily and efficiently.

For device manufacturers:

HarmonyOS uses a component-based software design to adapt to specific device formats based on their specific characteristics and properties. HarmonyOS 2.0 is suitable for smartphones, tablets, televisions, IoT devices and more.

At HDC 2020, Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group, confirmed that HarmonyOS 2.0 will be available for smartphones in early 2021. Currently, Huawei has released the HarmonyOS 2.0 Beta SDK for developers, which includes smart TVs, main units of cars, and smart wearables. Followed by the smartphone SDK in December 2020. Huawei also shared information about the HarmonyOS 2.0 timeline, including the following:

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September 10, 2020 – Devices with 128 KB to 128 MB RAM
April 21, 2021 – Devices with 128 MB to 4 GB RAM
October 2021 – Devices with 4 GB to more than 4 GB RAM. Huawei plans to install HarmonyOS 2.0 on more than 200 million devices by the end of 2021. These devices will not only come from Huawei but also from its partners and will be mainly based in China.

When will we see HarmonyOS on smartphones?

According to Huawei, HarmonyOS 2.0 will initially be available on new smartphones from 2021 and released for older Huawei smartphones via a software update. You can check the full list of expected HarmonyOS 2.0 devices below.

Huawei Mate 40Huawei Mate 40 ProHuawei Mate 40 Pro + Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche DesignHuawei Mate XHuawei P40Huawei P40 ProHuawei P40 Pro + Huawei Mate 30 4GHuawei Mate 30 Pro 4GHuawei Mate 30 Pro 5GHuawei Muai Nova Nova Pro 5GHuawei Nova 7 5GHuawei Nova 6Huawei Nova 630 5GHua P30 ProHuawei Mate 20Huawei Mate 20 ProHuawei Mate 20 X 4GHuawei Mate 20 X 5GHuawei Mate 20 RS

Load-bearing:

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (app support – Chinese version)

Huawei Smartwatch 2021

Tablets:

Huawei MatePad ProHuawei Media M6

The official confirmation of the data is still pending.

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