Huawei Harmony OS the new Operating system

According to the rumors and different sources, Huawei may launch its own operating system. After the ban on using Google Services Huawei developed its own operating system “OAK OS”.

Huawei harmony os
Huawei harmony os

Purpose of Harmony OS:  To enable a world where everything is connected and intelligent

UPDATE : Few devices are supported by Harmony OS, they are: Honor Vision, Honor Vision Pro, Huawei Vision (65/75), Huawei Router AX3.

9th August 2019, [UPDATE]

Earlier it was rumoured that Huawei’s new OS would be called “Oak OS”, but now its official that it would be called as Harmony OS

Harmony OS is “the first microkernel-based distributed OS for all scenarios,” as claimed by the  CEO Richard Yu told attendees at the Huawei Developer Conference.

It supports smartphones, smart speakers, computers, smartwatches, wireless earbuds, cars, and tablets. In fact, Yu says the platform supports RAM sizes ranging from kilobytes to gigabytes.

HarmonyOS can replace Android OS on its smartphones “any time,” but that it will stick to Google’s platform

23rd July 2019, [UPDATE]

Huawei’s upcoming OS won’t be competing with Android and won’t replace any mobile operating system anytime soon. Rather , it would enter as an operating system for their official Televisions powered by this very new OS.


It is reported that it will be called ‘HongMeng OS’ for China market and ‘Harmony OS’ for the global market. HUAWEI Harmony OS will go official in August or September this year.

Asked by Le Point whether HongMeng would be faster than Android and iOS, Ren actually said that Huawei “hasn’t done a comparison yet,” adding “but it’s likely.”

Ren also said that “HongMeng is not designed for phones as everyone thinks. We didn’t develop the OS to replace Google—and if Google does withdraw its OS from Huawei, we will need to start building an ecosystem because we don’t have a clear plan yet.”

OS had been designed to run on networking equipment,not smartphones, and the low latency is needed to enable IoT processing to take place in industrial applications and autonomous vehicles, for example.

Harmony OS doesn’t have an ecosystem built around it. It’s just a technical system for operating networks. And so “it will take many years” to build an ecosystem that comes close to replicating that.

With its 5ms latency, it’s suited to IOT environments or you can take examples such as autonomous cars where information, commands, and responses need to flow quickly.It was originally designed to ensure telecommunications networks ran properly

Logo of Huawei Harmony OS or 鸿蒙OS

Currently, no Logo or sketches have surfaced online for the same and thus no official or unofficial logo of Harmony OS is available.

Huawei Harmony Os Trademark Details

Hongmeng os trademarked
Hongmeng os trademarked

Rumoured details of Huawei Harmony OS

According to rumours Huawei has added a new boot animation and the OS also comes with support for customizations as per the user’s liking. Furthermore, the user can customize the screen with widgets as well as the lock screen with several options at disposal.

The icons have been redesigned and the Huawei has added a lot of animations to make it look attractive. It is also being reported that the overall user experience is quite smooth. Huawei has introduced a brand-new notification panel and a large search box.

There’s also a new reminder mode in the settings and the OS also comes with a brand-new ringtone to differentiate itself.

Harmony OS Roadmap

Huawei harmony os roadmap
Huawei harmony os roadmap

What things will not be there in Harmony OS:

  2. GMAIL

ALL these things will not be available in the new operating system ‘OAK OS’. Google has also warned the US government on the risk involved with HUAWEI Operating System. HUAWEI claims that Harmony OS will be 60% faster than the Android OS.

Release of Huawei Harmony OS

The operating system is in works from a lot of years and after conflicts with US government, the process of completing the OS has been catalyzed and according to some media outlets claim Oak OS could be released in China in either August or September 2019 with a worldwide release in the second quarter of 2020.

Testers of Huawei Harmony OS or 鸿蒙OS

Big companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, and Tencent are testing this new Operating system and in the future, there is a high possibility that these mobile manufacturers might move to the HongMeng OS.

Expected devices compatible with Harmony OS

  • Honor Vision TV set (August 10th 2019)

Store to download Harmony OS apps

[Not True now] Currently, Huawei is in talks with Aptoide which will act as a replacement for Google Play, present in Android devices.

[OFFICIAL] ARK Compiler used in HarmonyOS app development will also support Kotlin, Java, Javascript, C, and C++

The platform will eventually support a range of apps, specifically noting that HTML5, Linux, and Android apps will be compatible. “They will all be able to run on our OS in the future,”

We would be updating this article from time to time as we get more and more news regarding this new Operating system being developed by Huawei.

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