Huawei Announces Second Version of Its HarmonyOS

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Huawei has been in troubled waters since early last year. With the U.S. placing curbs on the company’s technology, Huawei’s business has been affected badly. Now, the company has announced HarmonyOS 2.0 to rival the Android operating system next year.

The company unveiled its HarmonyOS 2.0 at the annual developer conference in the city of Dongguan. The update announcement was made by Huawei’s consumer business group CEO Richard Yu.

Huawei first unveiled its proprietary HarmonyOS last year. The company introduced HarmonyOS as a multi-device platform. Experts opine that the OS could be a good replacement for Android for the company. Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Software said, “The milestone we’re marking is that we’re supporting Huawei devices from Harmony OS 2.0, but at the same time Harmony OS 2.0 may also be available to other vendors’ devices.”

He said that HarmonyOS 2.0 will be made available to all hardware manufacturers. The company in the meanwhile has made the beta version of HarmonyOS 2.0 SDK available to developers today. The SDK will support just smartwatches, TV, and car head units for now. The smartphone version of the SDK is expected to be released in December this year.