Huawei Technologies on Thursday launched a range of new products including; smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets that are powered by the HarmonyOS 2 operating system, the company’s new mobile operating system.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer was in 2019 banned from using the Google Play service and thus developed their own mobile operating system, the HarmonyOS 2 that now comes on a range of their new products including a new version of the Huawei Mate 40 Series, Huawei Mate X2, Huawei Watch 3 Series, and the Huawei MatePad Pro.
Huawei also released the Huawei FreeBuds 4, its next-generation open-fit Active Noise Cancellation wireless Bluetooth earbuds, and two high-end monitors, the Huawei MateView and the Huawei MateView GT.
With the new OS, Huawei announced that roughly 100 other Huawei devices – including both smartphones and tablets, will be upgraded to run on HarmonyOS 2 —giving consumers access to a seamless intelligent experience across multiple devices in all different types of scenarios.
Huawei said the new OS is a next-generation operating system for smart devices providing a common language for different kinds of devices to connect and collaborate. In addition, providing users with a more convenient, smooth, and secure experience. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer stated that the OS uses distributed technology to meet the varied needs of all types of different devices with a single system, enabling flexible deployment as needed.
HarmonyOS also combines previously independent devices into a cohesive and holistic Super Device that integrates all hardware and resources to freely leverage the capabilities of its component devices based on the user’s real-time needs.
For developers, HarmonyOS allows cross-platform development and cross-device deployment of apps, making the development of apps across devices easier than ever before.
The OS meanwhile is still limited to users in China. There was no mention from the company on whether the OS will be used out of China to its markets like in Africa.