Huawei Officially announces Harmony OS – A replacement to Android
Huawei officially announced its Harmony OS at the Huawei Developers Conference, 2019. Harmony OS is the English name of HongMeng OS AKA Ark OS. Can it replace Android?

Huawei Harmony OS
Huawei Harmony OS

Here arrives the big news from Huawei. The Huawei’s consumer business group, CEO Richard YU officially announces Harmony OS. Huawei has been working on this seamless operating system for years. But this became more crucial for the company after getting banned from the US market. We’ve already covered about HongMeng OS AKA Ark OS. You must wonder if HongMeng was Huawei’s answer to Android. Then what’s Harmony OS? Well Harmony OS is the English name of HongMeng OS. Inside China, it’s called HongMeng OS. But now it’ll be officially called Harmony OS worldwide. Let’s explore this potential replacement to Android.

Harmony OS – Huawei’s answer to Android

At Huawei’s Developers Conference (HDC) 2019, CEO Richard Yu officially announced Harmony OS. He gave a brief technical description of this operating system. According to Mr. Yu, the OS differs from Android and iOS. This operating system is based on Micro-kernel. And it’s not only for smartphones. It’s actually an ecosystem for the Internet of Things. Based on a Micro-kernel, the OS will deliver a smooth experience across all scenarios.

Top features

Here are the top features of this new operating system. These are also the reasons the OS is called Huawei’s answer to Android and iOS. The new OS differs from Android and iOS. It’s a complete ecosystem. We can use it not only in smartphones but also in smartwatches, smart TV, cars, routers, smart speakers and other IoT devices. That’s not all, there is a lot more.

Harmony OS is based on the micro-kernel. It’s also an Open Source Project. It’s adaptive and said to be more secure than Android and iOS. The OS has a deterministic latency engine that makes it faster than Android and iOS. And because of Micro-kernel, it has a much more secure architecture. Huawei has also added additional security features. The OS has an Ark compiler, which is the way much better than the Android ones. Developers will feel it easy to develop apps. Because they need to create the app only once and it will work on all scenarios.

This OS can give a tough fight to Android and iOS. It’s actually more like Google Fuchsia. The Fuchsia OS is an underdevelopment project of Google. It’s also based on Micro-Kernel. Well, for now, Harmony OS will enter the market with a mid-range phone. We can expect Huawei Mate 30 lite to have the Harmony 1.0 version. And if Chinese manufacturers like Oppo, Viva, and Xiaomi switch to this OS. We can see the future of Android then.


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