September 22, 2020

Huawei officially announced the open source HarmonyOS platform

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Huawei’s consumer business CEO Richard Yu introduced at the Huawei Developers Conference held today (2019-08-09) that HarmonyOS is “the first microkernel-based distributed OS for all scenarios“, which can run on smart Mobile phones, smart speakers, computers, smartwatches, wireless earbuds, cars, and tablets support RAM sizes ranging from kilobytes to gigabytes.

Polan Huawei 5G
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Richard Yu also pointed out that the new system will eventually support a range of applications, compatible with Linux and Android applications, and the ArkCompiler used in the system application development will also support Kotlin, Java, JavaScript, C, and C++. As for the ecology, Huawei said that it will open up the operating system to the global developers and promote the establishment of an open-source foundation.

In addition, Huawei said that the Hongmeng microkernel has been put into commercial use for high-security level scenarios such as payment, face recognition, and fingerprint recognition. In the future, Huawei will use HarmonyOS.

Via: androidauthority