Here is how to get the Huawei Harmony OS Download, Harmony OS Phones List & features list, launcher, App Store, and Harmony OS versions.
Huawei Mobiles has officially launched its own mobile operating system as Harmony OS gets official today on August 9, 2019, in China at Huawei Developer Conference.
In the past few months, the Chinese smartphone giant had troubles with the US over the security concerns and clouds were looming over the future of Huawei as several companies have cancelled their alliance with Huawei. But everything happens for good, and it's a piece of good news for Huawei, as you can say that Google has brought up its own competitor. So, it's Samsung Tizen OS and Huawei Harmony OS are the Google Android alternatives.
Harmony OS Download:
- Harmony OS Features
- Harmony OS Phones List
- Harmony OS Launcher
- Harmony OS 2.0 Update
- Harmony OS 3 Update
- Harmony OS App Store
It's the first time that we are hearing about Huawei's in-house operating system for mobile and tablets. The Huawei Harmony OS is developed by Fuchsia OS, a proprietary company of Huawei. It will be one name for many devices like smartphones, tablet-PCs, wearables, in-Car OS, and Smart TVs.
|Initial Release||August 9, 2019|
|Source Model||Free Software|
|Devices||Smart TVs, in-car, wearable devices, routers|
|Latest Version||Harmony OS 2|
|Target Market||China, Taiwan|
Harmony OS 2.0 Update
Huawei has finally unveiled version update 2.0 available for Smart TVs, and wearables at Huawei Developer Conference 2020 in China.
Currently, the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta (for mobile devices) is under testing and the following devices are eligible -
- Huawei P40 (ANA-AN00)
- Huawei P40 Pro (ELS-AN00)
- Huawei Mate 30 (TAS-AL00)
- Huawei Mate 30 5G (TAS-AN00)
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro (LIO-AL00)
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G (LIO-AN00)
- Huawei MatePad Pro (MRX-AL19)
- Huawei MatePad Pro 5G (MRX-W09)
- Huawei MatePad Pro Wi-Fi (MRX-AN19)
- September 2020 - 128 KB - 128 MB to IoT devices, smart TVs, wearables
- April 2021 - 128 MB - 4 GB devices
- October 2021 - Devices above 4 GB
Devices Running Harmony OS
The following Honor and Huawei made devices are running the Harmony OS version -
- Honor Vision
- Honor Vision Pro
- Huawei Vision (65/75)
- Huawei Router AX3
Harmony OS Tablets & Phones:
Finally Huawei announces tablets with Harmony OS and these are the newly launched -
- MatePad Pro
- Watch 3
Upcoming Nokia X60 and X60 Pro are expected to run on HarmonyOS 2 version.
Harmony OS Features
As of now, the Harmony OS features are not known yet.
Harmony OS Phones List
Soon, Huawei will unveil smartphones running the Harmony OS. Will be Huawei Mate 30? As of now, Android will remain a go-to mobile OS for Huawei and Honor phones.
In a couple of years, we might know whether moving to Harmony OS was a good move or not!
Harmony OS Launcher
The new Huawei Harmony OS launcher is now available for preview on your existing Android smartphone too.
Huawei said to be developing AppGallery Platform which will be the app store, the so-called Play Store for Android. Further, Huawei Mobile services will work in the same fashion as Google Play Services.
HarmonyOS 3 Update:
HarmonyOS 3 is an upcoming update.
Huawei App Store
Just like the Google Play Store, there will be the Huawei App Store.
Google Apps for HarmonyOS
The biggest question still remains for the worldwide users on how they will download the services like Google Maps, Google search and Chrome? These apps are so-called Google Apps, and there are millions of users of them. Are they coming as an app? Not exactly because Google will have to develop that and submit it to AppGallery store (Play Store for Harmony OS phones) and definitely the Mountain View company will not be doing that. So the question still remains a question - How will Huawei integrate Google Apps?
Can Harmony OS replace Android?
Seen as the Huawei's B plan, Harmony OS was expected to replace Android as an alternative OS for mobiles, but that isn't the case because this new HongMeng OS is based on Android.
Is Harmony OS better than iOS?
iOS is a well establish, fully tested OS for mobile, while the Harmony OS is just got of the beta updates. Still the Harmony OS is in development and many features are still missing on it. So clearly iOS is the winner here.
Is Harmony OS based on Android?
The new Huawei's OS was considered to be alternative to Android, but actually its build on Android OS.
This post was last modified on January 20, 2022 7:22 AM