The news about Huawei finally ditching Android in favor of its homegrown operating system in regards to being banned from working with Google and other top US companies has been on the internet for a pretty long time now.
Though there have been reports based on leaks and rumors that the HarmonyOS might actually be a forked Android OS but that’s not the issue.
The company’s execs recently made it known that some select Huawei devices will be receiving the HarmonyOS later on as early as June 2021 which is a good news as we’ll finally be able to test out the operating system as a consumer product.
Wang Chenglu who is the company’s consumer business software department president and director of AI and smart business department made this known.
HarmonyOS or HongMengOS as its known in Chinese will start rolling out to devices such as the Mate 40 series, Mate 30 series, P40 series and the new Mate X2 series later on by June. Although the actual devices weren’t mentioned by Mr. Wang Chenglu but we just assume the company’s top-tier device might be the ones to receive the roll-out first.
Although, after the initial batch of smartphone models receive this update, Huawei would soon include other devices as well in following batches to receive the new update.
It is also expected that a large number of older models from the company, including certain Honor smartphones will be receiving the update as well, later on during summer.
This would mark a big move from the company as it shifts away from Android for its 200 million smartphones that are currently in circulation.
Huawei pretty much wants to move its entire 200 million devices away from third-party platform down to its own system by the end of the year.
One cool thing about the HarmonyOS is the fact that it’s a cross-platform operating system which makes it to work across different devices and other smart home products which supports the operating system.