The OS is coming to smartphone in December — Huawei announced Thursday on their developer conference in Shenzhen, China. The company plan to bring it HarmonyOS to a wilder range of device after announcing the OS second version.
Hauwei CEO Richard Yu said by 2021 smartphone supporting HarmonyOS might be available. Once the release of the OS — the company will now be competing with Android and iOS ecosystem. But they will be space for them all.
The company is also developing an open source version of the HarmonyOS just like Android and it only supports devices with 128MB of RAM but will be expanded to 4GB in April of next year.
The first phone with the in-house operating system will launch as early as next year.
The HarmonyOS doesn’t yet support smartphone but only limited to TVs, smartwatches including car head unit. Hauwei said the second version will be release to developer starting from.
The wide release of HarmonyOS was the ban made by the US on Hauwei, and restricted companies from working or selling component to Hauwei.
Huawei has been reportedly working on the OS for quite some time now, and the ban can’t stop the company — it will only discover other alternative.