Since Huawei’s fall out with the US government that saw the company banned from Using Google services the company has been working on developing its own operating system. In 2019 the company announced that it was working on its own operating system known as Harmony OS.
It been close to a year but the Harmony OS is yet to be released rather the Company opted to run their devices on the EMU operating system. But with recent news available online it seems Huawei has concluded plans to roll out the Harmony OS officially by 2021.
Fresh informations available to us revealed that the OS is linked to EMUI 11 and it appears that the said EMUI version will eventually transition into Harmony OS, which is also known as HongMeng OS.
It is a known fact that the EMUI 11 is based on Android 11 OS. And according to Huawei Consumer Business Group’s head for software development Wang Chenglu, most of the features of the EMUI 11 uses the same framework as HongMeng or Harmony OS.
Hence, it seems that the EMUI 11 based Android 11 OS is Huawei’s strategy on transitioning into HongMeng OS. This suggests that the company may not develop EMUI 12.
The beta version of the Harmony OS 2.0 will be made available to devices like TVs, cars, and watches. The Harmony OS 2.0 OTA could be made available first mobile devices that will come preloaded with EMUI 11 OS.
The Kirin 9000 chipset powered smart phones will be the first batch of devices that will be getting Harmony OS. Next in line will be the Kirin 990 5G. The third batch includes Kirin 990 4G, Kirin 985, and Kirin 820 powered devices. Fourth batch includes remaining devices powered by Kirin 980, Kirin 990 4G, and Kirin 820. The last batch includes Kirin 810 and Kirin 710 chipset powered devices.