Huawei launches Harmony OS in their smartphones officially after working on it for many years.
Huawei has for some time been preparing the big leap towards a proprietary platform: an idea that was already in the company’s plans, but that the ban imposed by the USA made it urgent and necessary, speeding up its times.
It was thought that the debut of the stable version of HarmonyOS 2 would be on the new flagships of the P50 series (we should still arrive with the Android option), and probably will be so, to the extent that it will be the first models to be equipped with it, since the launch.
But in fact, the first device to leap is another. It is also the latest top of the range with Google Services, or the P30(if you are curious to know which other products should be updated, HERE you will find a list of eligible candidates).
List of Huawei Smartphones Getting Harmony OS 2
- Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X 4G, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate 20 RS
- Mate 30 4G, Mate 30 Pro 4G, Mate 30 5G, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Nova 7 Pro 5G, Nova 7 5G, Nova 7 SE
- Mate X, Mate Xs
- P30, P30 Pro
- P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro +
- Nova 8, 8 Pro (not released yet)
- Mate 40, 40 Pro, 40 Pro +, 40 RS Porsche Design
- Nova 6 5G, Nova 6 SE
- Honor 20, 20 Pro
- Honor Play 4 Pro
- Honor 30, 30S, 30 Pro, 30 Pro +
- Honor V40 (not released yet)
- Honor V30, V30 Pro
- Honor 9X, 9X Pro
- Honor X10 5G
- HUAWEI MateView
- HUAWEI MateView GT
- Huawei Watch Watch GT 2, GT 2 Pro and watch GT 2e
- Huawei Watch 3
- Huawei MatePad Pro and MatePad Pro 5G
- Honor Tablet V6
Some Chinese users who own Huawei P30 today reported the arrival of the update, which brings the 18.104.22.168 build of HarmonyOS 2.
The first doubts have already arisen around the Chinese giant’s operating system due to a marked similarity with Android: the company replied by specifying that it is not a copy of the robot because it is a platform designed to work on an entire system of devices.
And it already thinks big: by the end of 2021, it predicts that there will be 300 million smartphones (from Huawei but also other manufacturers) with HarmonyOS.
Obviously, from this point of view, the huge Chinese market is the most concrete target, the one to be conquered immediately: on the Western market, it is easy to imagine a certain resistance, at least at the beginning.