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HDC 2020: Huawei outs HarmonyOS 2.0, will be available for smartphones too!

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A year following the release of HarmonyOS (HongMengOS), global tech giant Huawei today announced the HarmonyOS 2.0!
HDC 2020: Huawei outs HarmonyOS 2.0, will be available for smartphones too!
HarmonyOS 2.0

It is coming to smartphones after all!

Huawei CEO Richard Yu revealed that the beta version of HarmonyOS 2.0 SDK will be available to developers starting today. Unlike the previous generation that was only made available on Smart TVs, HarmonyOS 2.0 will initially support smartwatches, car head units, and TVs.

During the event, the company announced that a smartphone version of the SDK will follow in December. Mr. Yu hinted that phones running on HarmonyOS might appear next year.

Huawei also kicked off its OpenHarmony project allowing developers to build upon an open-source version of the OS allowing developers to build an open-source version of the OS. This move is similar to what AOSP is to Android.

Huawei revealed that the project only supports devices with 128MB of RAM and below, but it will expand to 4GB in April. In October 2021, the company target to remove the memory limit.

The updated harmony OS brings changes to the software bus, data management, and security of the OS. Huawei also introduced the adaptive UX framework of the OS.

HarmonyOS the fruit of Huawei's effort in building its own operating system.

In 2019, Huawei said that they built the OS due to the rapid growth of technologies like 5G and AI which spurred the boom in IoT. It is also a part of the company's all-scenario and intelligent life strategy in the next 5 to 10 years.


Via: The Verge, XDA
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