On 9 August 2019, Huawei officially presented its self-developed HarmonyOS (also known as Hongmeng OS) at its inaugural developers’ conference in Dongguan. The core statement described as the company’s HarmonyOS is a free, microkernel-based distributed operating system for various types of hardware, with faster inter-process communication.
On 10 September 2020, Huawei launched HarmonyOS 2.0 launched at the Huawei Developer Conference. During the conference, Huawei stated that in 2021 many Huawei devices will be upgraded to the latest HarmonyOS version.
On 16 December 2020, Rollout of the first developer beta of HarmonyOS 2.0 was started, along with the beta, Huawei announced a developer competition with awards that total up to 1.5 million CNY. They also released an IDE, based on IntelliJ IDEA, and a cloud emulator for developers in early access.
HarmonyOS 2.0 will support cross-development for smartphones, in-car head units, smartwatches and smart TVs. The HarmonyOS 2.0 beta supports the P40 and P40 Pro, Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, and MatePad Pro. While the beta fully supports Android apps, a compatibility layer based on Android Runtime also enables support for HAP packages, HarmonyOS’s proprietary package format.
If you look back at the HarmonyOS history, it is confirmed that the HarmonyOS 2.0 will support devices with up to 128MB RAM, such as smart wearables and other IoT devices. In 2021, It’ll support devices up to 4GB RAM, such as tablets and entry-level smartphones. By the end of 2021, this RAM limit will increase over 4GB and open a way for the support of flagship smartphones.
Apart from the Huawei devices, the latest news and leaks also confirm the availability of HarmonyOS on the Honor devices as well. Recently, Honor 30 series devices and Honor 9X series smartphones have spotted running the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta.
Once the HarmonyOS stable update rollout complete in the mainland, Huawei will expand it to the global users, and in the future, we will see many new features and capabilities of HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS). For now, let’s explore the list of eligible Huawei’s HarmonyOS devices below.
HARMONYOS ELIGIBLE HUAWEI Smartphones:
- Huawei Mate 40
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
- Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 40E
- Huawei Mate X2
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei P40 Pro+
- Huawei Mate 30 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 5G
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Nova 8
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 5G
- Huawei Nova 6
- Huawei Nova 6 5G
- Huawei P30
- Huawei P30 Pro
HARMONYOS ELIGIBLE HUAWEI Tabets:
- Huawei MatePad Pro
- Huawei MatePad 10.8
HARMONYOS ELIGIBLE HUAWEI Wearables:
- Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
HARMONYOS ELIGIBLE HUAWEI Upcoming Devices:
- Huawei P50 Series
- Huawei MatePad Pro 2
- Huawei Watch 3
HARMONYOS ELIGIBLE HONOR DEVICES:
- Honor 30
- Honor 30 Pro
- Honor 30 Pro+
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor 9X
Note: The above list is officially confirmed. We will add more devices once they get officially approved.
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