As of Aug. 6, Huawei's HarmonyOS 2 smartphone operating system had more than 50 million users, according to a CCTV report Sunday.
With HarmonyOS gaining such momentum, Huawei raised its previous goal of reaching 300 million device upgrades by the end of the year to 400 million, according to the report.
"HarmonyOS was created not only to meet the challenges of other systems, but also for the era of the Internet of everything," the report said.
The global PC operating system is currently dominated by Microsoft and Apple, and in the smartphone operating system space Apple's iOS and Google's Android capture most of the market.
The key to developing a new operating system now is to build an ecosystem, and whether it can enter a virtuous cycle is a core factor in whether an operating system can truly have market viability, CCTV quoted industry insiders as saying.
HarmonyOS 2 is a microkernel-based distributed operating system for all scenarios, which was launched at the Huawei Developer Conference on August 9, 2019.
The system can be used for a variety of different devices such as phones, tablets, PCs, and cars, and is a universal system that can connect all devices together in tandem.
On June 2, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2, which gained 10 million users within a week of opening the upgrade to users.
On July 9, Huawei said HarmonyOS 2 had reached 30 million upgrades.
On July 29, HarmonyOS 2 users exceeded 40 million, with an average of eight users upgrading every second, said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business.