After tackling the US imposed barriers, the Chinese giant has finally come up with its own said Operating System. Though touted to be HongMeng OS to date, it turned out to be called “Harmony OS“. And is capable of powering industrial, IoT devices and smartphones soon.
Huawei Launched It’s Homemade Harmony OS & Two New Smart TVs Under Its Subsidiary Honor
In its developer’s conference held today, the company has announced its homemade OS and said it’s been working on it since 10years ago, as a backup plan and to reduce the dependency on American sources. Though launched, it will be using Android for its smartphones and shall keep HarmonyOS as a backup.
As Android’s been acquired by Google and is given away with its apps embedded in, it does have it’s own made OS called Fuchsia! Which it plans to launch later in the future. And HarmonyOS is said to be more powerful and secured than fuchsia, as said by Richard Yu (CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Division). Further says, the IPC (Inter processing communication) of HarmonyOS’s is of five times of Google’s Fuchsia and also claims “HarmonyOS’s Microkernel has one-thousandth the amount of code in the Linux kernel.”
Further said, “A modularized HarmonyOS can be nested to adapt flexibly to any device to create a seamless cross-device experience. Developed via the distributed capability kit, it builds the foundation of a shared developer ecosystem.“
Launch with an example!
Named as Honor Vision and Vision Pro, these have a 55″ (3840×2160) 4K UHD displays with 400nits of brightness, 16:9 aspect ratio, 7mm thickness, and three side thin bezels. They’re are powered by Honghu 818 (Quad-core) CPU and Mali G51 GPU. With 2GB RAM, the standard Vision variant has 16GB ROM and the Pro variant has a 32GB variant.
With HarmonyOS 1.0 and new CPU, the TV has seven advanced image-processing technologies like High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR), Super-Resolution (SR), Motion Estimate and Motion Compensation (MEMC), Dynamic Contrast Improvement (DCI), Auto Color Management (ACM) and Local Dimming (LD) and Noise Reduction (NR).
With 4 speakers (Vision) and 6 speakers (Vision Pro), they have ports of one USB, three HDMI, one Ethernet and has Bluetooth 5 and WiFi. The Pro variant has a pop-up camera that’s capable of recording 1080p@30fps and lets the customer do video calling along with distant microphones embedded in.
These are priced as ¥3,799 (Vision) and ¥4,799 (Vision) and will go on sale from August 15 onwards in China.