Huawei first released HarmonyOS 2.0 (also known as Hongmeng OS 2.0) at the 2020 Huawei Developer Conference. The technology giant officially announced today that it has released a developer beta version of the new ROM for application developers.
Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei’s consumer BG software department, said that this year, Midea, Joyoung, Boss Electronics and Puffin Technology have all released products running on Hongmeng OS.
By 2021, the technology giant’s goal is to cover more than 100 million devices from more than 40 mainstream brands.
HarmonyOS was originally designed for the Internet of Everything, with a better experience and more adaptability. For example, with HarmonyOS, JD’s applications can run on TVs, even refrigerators and other screen-equipped devices.
Therefore, hundreds of millions of devices, including cars equipped with smart screens, can run JD applications or any other applications. This brings many possibilities, such as allowing the use of PCs, TVs and other devices to access payment portals such as UnionPay.
At present, a beta version of the public test recruitment activity has been launched, and developers and partners can apply for free to participate.
However, it is only open to Mate 40 series and Huawei P40 series and MatePad Pro tablets.
Starting from yesterday December 16, Hussein will provide developers with two methods to obtain the Beta version on selected devices.
By downloading the DevEco Studio 2.0 Beta3 version from the official website of HarmonyOS, developers can use the remote simulator in Huawei DevEco Studio. Or, they can use exclusive OTA to upgrade their equipment.
First, you must first register, then get approved, you will receive the official beta version public invitation email. According to the email content guidelines, you can get OTA push.
The following are the complete phone and tablet models supported by HarmonyOS mobile beta in China:
- For mobile phones, there are Huawei P40 full Netcom (5G dual card) and P40 Pro full Netcom versions. Others include Huawei Mate 30, Mate 30 (5G), Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 Pro (5G), the model list is ANA-AN00, ELS-AN00, TAS-AL00, TAS-AN00, LIO-AL00, LIO-AN00.
- Tablet PC: Huawei MatePad Pro full Netcom version, full Netcom version (5G), WIFI version. The model list is MRX-AL19, MRX-W09, MRX-AN19.
The company added that we expect smartphones to run on HarmonyOS in 2021. You can get more detailed information about the schedule on the Huawei developer’s website.