Designed for smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei’s own operating system, Harmony OS, is seen to connect intelligent devices and deliver a user-friendly experience.
The Shenzhen-based company started developing HarmonyOS following US sanctions against Chinese companies under former President Donald Trump. Dubbed as a next-generation OS, HarmonyOS is is also touted to driving the intelligent and digital transformation of industries.
Huawei has been keeping tabs of the decline in smartphone shipments and seeing a shift to smart devices and the full adoption of IoT. Dr. Wang Chenglu, president, Consumer BG Software Engineering Department, and unit director, AI and All-scenario Intelligence Business Unit, Huawei, believes the rapid development of IoT will present a historical opportunity for industry transformation.
“What are the development opportunities for the next era? Our pursuit of technological innovation never ends,” said Dr. Wang. “With users possessing more and more intelligent devices, we want to allow these devices to collaborate with each other more efficiently instead of running in isolation, just as humans can communicate with each other. The goal is to make ubiquitous connectivity a reality and transform multiple intelligent devices into ONE smart assistant.”
Different OS, different ecosystem
Dr. Wang noted that different devices on different OS will make it difficult to connect them, let alone achieve intelligence.
“To realize a connected lifestyle, devices must communicate in one common language,” he said.
Dr. Wang is optimistic that Huawei will have HarmonyOS run on 300 million devices this year and looks forward to working with industry partners to create a robust ecosystem around HarmonyOS.
“This will help more people realize their dreams through technology and bring consumers a simpler and better life,” Dr. Wang said.