Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s particular person division, speaking at the Huawei Developer Conference in Dongguan, China on Aug. 9, 2019
DONGGUAN, China — Huawei has launched its receive running draw — the HongmengOS, known in English as the HarmonyOS, acknowledged the CEO of the Chinese tech enormous’s particular person division, Richard Yu, on Friday.
Talking at the Huawei Developer Conference in the Chinese city of Dongguan, Yu acknowledged the running draw is possible to be venerable across different gadgets from smartphones to pleasing audio system and even sensors. Or not it is half of Huawei’s play in the so-known as Web of Issues, which refers to gadgets linked to the cyber net.
HarmonyOS will first be venerable on “pleasing cover products,” equivalent to televisions, later this one year. Over the following three years, the running draw will possible be venerable in other gadgets, in conjunction with wearables and automobile head gadgets.
Huawei acknowledged the OS will at the origin open in China with plans to expand it globally, Yu acknowledged.
The United States placed Huawei on a blacklist — or the so-known as Entity List — in Would maybe maybe, which no doubt restricts some U.S. firms from promoting their products to the Chinese tech enormous.
Following that pass, Google acknowledged it suspended replace exercise with Huawei. But days later, the U.S. government eased some of those restrictions, and allowed Google to work with Huawei for 90 days. That timeline is nearly up.
The Chinese telecom tools maker has previously acknowledged publicly that it had its receive running draw in the works.
How HarmonyOS works
HarmonyOS is initiate-source, that means that other draw-makers might maybe well theoretically consume its running draw. Making it initiate-source might maybe well serve the OS delay its scale and attract more developers to form apps for it. Having a immense different of helpful apps is needed for any OS to prevail in success.
Yu acknowledged he thinks this day’s running programs — in conjunction with Android and Apple’s iOS — don’t cater for the substantial different of different gadgets that might maybe be linked to the cyber net.
If we’re going to not consume it (Android) in the end, we can straight swap to HarmonyOS.
CEO of Huawei’s particular person division
The target of HarmonyOS is to electrify a single instrument that can work across gadgets, from smartphones and laptops which have a immense amount of memory and energy, all of the procedure down to smaller hardware equivalent to sensors, that require a lower bandwidth solution. In this means, Huawei hopes apps can work across varied gadgets.
That might maybe well in the raze serve its replace, as the corporate sells products from pleasing audio system to smartphones. Being ready to manipulate the skills across hardware and instrument might maybe well in the raze serve Huawei affect differentiated products. Or not it is a recipe that has helped rival Apple in finding success.
‘Convenient’ to migrate to HarmonyOS
Yu told CNBC in Would maybe maybe that the corporate’s receive OS is possible to be interesting for smartphones and laptops by the cease of the one year in China, and by mid one year in 2020 for global markets.
At the time, Yu stressed out that the OS would only be venerable for smartphones and laptops if Huawei might maybe well not derive derive admission to to Google’s Android or Microsoft’s Windows running programs.
Google’s companies are effectively blocked in China. So Huawei uses a modified model of Android in its home market that’s stripped of Google apps. That means not having derive admission to to Google in China is rarely always that a large jabber for China. On the opposite hand, if Huawei were to derive banned from being ready to consume Android internationally, analysts acknowledged this might maybe well hurt the Chines agency’s smartphone replace in but some other nation.
Yu reiterated that Huawei would preserve shut to consume Android on its smartphones, nonetheless if it had to migrate to HarmonyOS, that wouldn’t be difficult. He acknowledged shifting to the novel OS would only take one or two days and it is “very convenient.”
“If we’re going to not consume it (Android) in the end, we can straight swap to HarmonyOS,” Yu acknowledged.
Neil Shah, analyst at Counterpoint Study, acknowledged the running draw is a “enormous different” for Huawei in China to electrify a “unified platform” across varied gadgets.
On the opposite hand, it is success in smartphones will count heavily on whether or not it will derive developer enhance. Shah acknowledged that Google companies are “unruffled more sturdy and sticky, which is missing right here for Huawei to be adopted.”
“So Huawei has the store laid out nicely nonetheless wants better goods and companies inside the store to attract customers, promote, and form them consume over and over,” Shah told CNBC.