Huawei wants to completely separate itself from Android and will soon have its operating system: HarmonyOS, which, according to its representatives, should be installed in 300 million smartphones by 2021.
The new Huawei smartphones have very limited access to conventional applications. This is because they cannot access, for example, the Google package, which includes, of course, the Google Play Store. However, the company, instead of disappearing, has found a solution to everything, and now they even have the maps competition. Now, its representatives are beginning to highlight the virtues of the new operating system which, according to them, will mark a before and after in the electronic devices industry.
HarmonyOS is a software that will not only work on smartphones. It will be installed in wireless headsets, smartwatches, tablets, and laptops of the brand. With this new operating system, they intend to take the smartphone experience to a level that is not yet known. They mention that it will be like a virtual assistant that every user will have at home.
HarmonyOS and Huawei’s dreams
Our quest for technological innovation never ends. With users owning more and more smart devices, we want to enable these devices to collaborate more efficiently, instead of operating in isolation, just as humans can communicate with each other. The goal is to make ubiquitous connectivity a reality and transform multiple smart devices into ONE smart assistant.
For example, after the smartwatch detects that a user has fallen asleep, the lights in the room will automatically turn off and the air conditioner will adjust the temperature to create a more comfortable sleeping environment. The experience will be like having a dedicated assistant at home. Exercise equipment connected to a wearable can serve as a personal trainer, providing scientific exercise advice and comprehensive real-time data analysis.
Dr. Wang Chenglu, President of Consumer Business Group (CBG) Consumer Software Engineering Department and Director of Huawei’s Artificial Intelligence and All Scenarios Business Unit.
The same expert explains that the barrier for this to happen is that the devices each use a different operating system and virtual communication has different languages. So, something they intend to achieve with HarmonyOS, is that there is the same programming language. In this way, interaction is possible and the conjunction between devices goes from being a fantasy to reality.