Just yesterday, Huawei Mobile tweeted a new update on their home-grown OS. A few things about HarmonyOS has been confirmed and along with that, Huawei compared their original OS to Android’s Linux. The announcement was also made during Huawei Developer Conference.
XDA Developer managed to attend the conference at Dongguan, China. In their post, they uploaded a picture done during the conference where Huawei compares their OS to Linux’s Kernel. The HarmonyOS is microkernel system, something that is actually in development by Google called Fuchsia OS.
But unlike Fuchsia OS, HarmonyOS has a distributed design which helps them deliver smooth and seamless UI & operation without compromising security and user experience. It has also allowed the OS ‘to adapt flexibly to any device to create a seamless cross-device experience.’
Huawei also claims that their HarmonyOS will reduce latency significantly and creates a smooth interactive experience to users. The ‘deterministic latency engine’ is said to ‘provide precise resource scheduling with real-time load analysis and forecasting and app characteristics matching.’
A note to make about the OS is that it doesn’t allow users to root the system since this is a high-risk situation that occurs in Android and Linux-based kernel. It will be made available as an open-source, given that developers need to adjust their app to make it compatible with the new OS.
The conference was definitely raising the hype of the OS, but it hasn’t been widely applied to smartphones. Huawei has announced that it will be tested on their Honor Vision TV for the next day.
Huawei has been preparing their own OS since 2 years ago and development accelerated this year. During when Huawei Ban was declared, Huawei blatantly replies that they will be growing and launching their own OS, codenamed HongMeng, on their new smartphones.