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Huawei launched their new 'HarmonyOS' as we speak at their Developer Convention

 

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled “While U.S. Manufacturing Company Flex closes Plants making Huawei Phones, Huawei Closer to Unveiling plans for New OS.” The report noted that Huawei was set to release the much-anticipated HongMeng OS, an alternative to Google’s Android OS, at Huawei’s Developer Conference on August 9 in Dongguan, South China’s Guangdong Province. The Chinese company said that the first batch of devices to be equipped with HongMeng OS will be the Honor smart TV series, which will be put into market on August 10.

 

Earlier today Huawei introduced HarmonyOS which is the English translation of HongMeng OS. The Trademark applications for the HongMeng OS were covered by Patently Apple back in June.

 

 

Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business group stated that “Harmony OS is completely different from Android and iOS.”

 

Harmony, called HongMeng in Chinese, is ready for use in smartphones but Huawei prefers to stick to Android for now to support its app developers, Yu said, adding the Honor smart screen product it plans to unveil on Saturday will be the first product using the HarmonyOS.

 

At the time of this report posting, Huawei’s developer Keynote was still in progress. One quick slide showed Huawei conveying to their developers that downloading apps on their AppGallery was more than twice as fast as Apple’s App Store. Huawei also mocked Apple by not having a 5G iPhone. Their slide showed their AppGallery on 5G and Apple’s App Store having no equivalent.

 

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2 Huawei slide from developer conference held today Aug 9  2019 - Patently Apple report

1 extra Huawei HarmonyOS Open Source

 

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