Huawei Business Group CEO Richard Yu introduced the tech giants latest operating system HarmonyOS through the Huawei Developers’ Conference in Dongguan, China.
Based on reports, the microkernel-based distributed operating system is ready to launch later this 2019 for smart display products corresponding to TVs, smartwatches and in-vehicle infotainment systems. As the corporate seeks to lessen its dependence on American companies, Huawei plans to expand HarmonyOS’ coverage within the next three years to smartphones and other units.
In the course of the conference, Yu claimed that HarmonyOS is “more powerful and secure than Android,” including that its IPC efficiency is five times higher than Google Fuchsia’s and that its microkernel has “one-thousandth the amount of code within the Linux kernel.”
“A modularized HarmonyOS could be nested to adapt flexibly to any gadget to create a seamless cross-device experience. Developed via the distributed capability kit, it builds the foundation of a shared developer ecosystem,” Huawei talked about in a press release, revealing that it began exploring the thought of its own operating system a decade ago.
Though Huawei will continue to make use of Android for their gadgets, HarmonyOS will serve as a fallback in case of emergencies. “We’ll prioritize Android for smartphones, but when we can’t use Android, we will be able to install HarmonyOS quickly,” Yu stated.