Names like HongMeng, Oak OS and Ark OS are common and they are systems owned by Huawei and presently, the company has announced its Harmony OS and it could be seen that the open-source platform is the final name of HongMeng operating system.
At the annual developer conference held by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, the Harmony OS was spoke on by Richard Yu – CEO of the Huawei, who claimed the operating system was created for smartphones, smart speakers, wristwatches, wireless earbuds, computers, tablets and cars.
He also revealed that the Harmony OS supports RAM sizes ranging from kilobytes to gigabytes as it is the first microkernel-based distributed OS for all scenario. He also added that the OS is compatible with Linus, HTML5 and Android apps which appears the compatibility still need some fixes and development which made Yu said; “the apps will be able to run on OS in the future“.
Huawei still love to use Android as its alternative operating system for smartphones, and the company claimed they can leave Android to harmony OS, only if Android cannot be used in the future. Yu also added that leaving Android to Harmony OS is not difficult due to the Ark compiler that supports Kotlin, Java, C and C++.
Moreover, the first device to use the Harmony OS will be launched tomorrow in China and it’s the Honor Vision TV.