Huawei unveiled HarmonyOS 2.0 at its developer conference, and now the operating system's official website is live, along with source code downloads.
HarmonyOS 2.0 is being released today in Developer Beta for large screens, watches, and cars, with a mobile version to be released in December. Next year, Huawei smartphones will fully support HarmonyOS 2.0.
You can find its website here:
From September 10, HarmonyOS will be open source for large screens, watches, cars and other terminal devices with 128KB-128MB of memory, in April 2021 will be open source for terminal devices with 128MB-4GB of memory, and after October 2021 will be open source for all devices with more than 4GB of memory.
According to Huawei, HarmonyOS is a "future-proof", distributed operating system for all scenarios (mobile office, sports and health, social communication, media and entertainment, etc.).
Based on traditional single-device system capabilities, HarmonyOS proposes a distributed concept based on the same set of system capabilities, adapted to multiple terminal forms, and capable of supporting multiple terminal devices.
For consumers, HarmonyOS integrates their various smart devices into a super virtual device, which implements fast connection, capability collaboration, and resource sharing between different devices. This way, services can be seamlessly transferred to a suitable device that delivers smooth all-scenario experience.
For application developers, HarmonyOS adopts distributed technologies to make application development possible on different device forms, simplifying the development process and reducing the overall cost. With HarmonyOS, you have the choice to focus on upper-layer service logic and develop applications in a much easier and more efficient way.
For device developers, HarmonyOS uses a component-based software design to tailor itself to particular device forms based on their respective resource capabilities and service characteristics.