According to information, over 40 mainstream brands and 100 million consumer devices will enter into the HarmonyOS ecosystem in 2021
HarmonyOS, Huawei's operating
system, will not only be a lifeline.
Huawei is proud to announce that 40 electronic brands will switch to its HarmonyOS operating system in 2021. The number of partnerships signed would be significant as it would correspond to more than 100 million devices, becoming independent from Google, its Android system and all its additional services and applications.
The one that was envisaged as a lifeline to the Huawei drop by the American commercial policies could become much more. In the list announced by Huawei, the brands to turn to HarmonyOS go as far as car manufacturers like Volvo .
A third heavyweight after Android and iOS
For almost five years, the smartphone market had been leaving the field open to Android and iOS. Systems such as Windows Phone or BlackBerry OS withdrew, and no outsiders had emerged since.
The first beta version of HarmonyOS 2.0, intended for developers, arrived on December 16th. The start date of a real change. Because we won't talk about an operating system only available and represented in Asia. And with so many products on the market, developers should see in HarmonyOS a system to study and develop their applications.
Moreover, HarmonyOS has the advantage of having been designed to be simple and suitable for the integration of developers' programs on all platforms in a fast and automatic way.
Already on January 25th, during the Huawei Developer Day, the vice-president of the software department at Huawei Yang Haisong explained:
"Since the release of the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile beta, a large number of developers have joined the HarmonyOS ecosystem. We are looking to work with more developers and partners, a win-win deal.
When Huawei announced its 100 million devices for HarmonyOS in 2021, it did not announce any new developers. At the same time, its EMUI 11 overlay, based on Android, reached 37 Huawei and Honor devices by the end of the year. Although ambitious, the Chinese brand knows that the transition will still be delicate internationally.