Huawei launched HarmonyOS, a new microkernel-based distributed operating system (OS) designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios.
“We’re entering a day and age where people expect a holistic intelligent experience across all devices and scenarios,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, while unveiling the OS with cutting edge features.
“We needed an OS that supports all scenarios, that can be used across a broad range of devices and platforms, and that can meet consumer demand for low latency and strong security,” said Yu.
Mentioning that HarmonyOS is a completely different OS from Android and iOS, he said it has trustworthy and secure architecture, and it supports seamless collaboration across devices. “You can develop your apps once then flexibly deploy them across a range of different devices.”
HarmonyOS is a lightweight, compact operating system with powerful functionality, and it will first be used for smart devices like smart watches, smart screens, in-vehicle systems, and smart speakers, reports BSS.
HarmonyOS has been designed with four distinct technical features to deliver on its promise to consumers such as seamless experience across devices, deterministic latency engine and high-performance IPC, microkernel architecture that reshapes security and trustworthiness from the ground up and multi-device IDE allows apps to be developed once and deployed across multiple devices.
“We believe HarmonyOS will revitalize the industry and enrich the ecosystem,” said Richard Yu.
“Our goal is to bring people a truly engaging and diverse experience, and we want to invite developers from around the world to join us as we build out this new ecosystem. Together, we will deliver an intelligent experience for consumers in all scenarios,” he added.