Despite the fact that Huawei has already announced Harmony OS 2.0, the beta version of the operating system will be released for smartphones only on December 10, and even then, it is not clear which models can be installed with a test assembly. The fact is that at first it is planned that Harmony OS will only support devices with RAM from 128 KB to 128 MB, and then the maximum amount of RAM will be increased to 4 GB, which is still quite small by the standards Huawei. But the Chinese have thought of everything and took care of the compatibility of branded devices with Harmony OS in advance.
Huawei will update all new smartphones to Harmony OS
All smartphones Huawei and Honor that upgrade to EMUI 11 and Magic UI 4.0 will be compatible with Harmony OS by default when it arrives. This was announced by the president of the department of consumer software Huawei Wang Chenglu on the sidelines of the event Huawei Developer Conference, which is taking place these days. According to him, the updated firmware for smartphones of both brands will, from the outset, include the special tools needed to update to Harmony OS 2.0.
Which smartphones will get Harmony OS
EMUI 11 is Harmony OS compatible by default
Now, upgrading smartphones from EMUI 11 to Harmony OS 2.0 can be considered only a matter of time. The developers Huawei have already replaced almost all of the internals Android, including those that Google did not even suspect, in order to facilitate the transition between platforms in the future. After both parties fulfill the conditions specified in the contract, we will be able to launch a large-scale transfer of our smartphones to Harmony OS 2.0, which will undoubtedly give users a completely new experience, ”said Wang Chenglu.
Here are the main smartphones Huawei that are guaranteed to get EMUI 11 and, as a result, compatibility with Harmony OS 2.0:
- Huawei P30 / P30 Pro
- Huawei P40 / P40 Pro / P40 Plus
- Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro
- Honor 20/20 Pro / View 20
- Honor View 30/30 Pro
According to the top manager, since the launch of the beta test, Harmony OS 2.0 for smartphones Huawei plans to regularly expand the list of compatible models, adding support for more and more devices to the OS distribution. Therefore, by the time the platform is fully launched, which is scheduled for next year, Huawei will have everything ready to transfer these and other devices from Android to Harmony OS. After all, if the Chinese do launch their operating system next fall, they may not even need to develop EMUI 12.
What's wrong with EMUI 11
EMUI 11 builds on Android 10, not Android 11
This would be the best outcome, because the authority Huawei, most likely, will not endure another such shame as with EMUI 11. In case you didn't know, this year the Chinese company refused to update its smartphones to Android 11. Instead, it decided to build EMUI 11 based on Android 10. The reason for this was the restrictions with the United States parties that have banned the Chinese company from updating Android on their devices. Basically, Huawei could have used open source Android 11, but then she would not have had time to develop EMUI 11 and submit it in the fall.
Despite the fact that Xiaomi quite often follows the same principle and releases updates MIUI based on old versions Android for old devices, it at least expands the functionality of its firmware with every new build. Huawei decided that she would get away with leaving EMUI 11 without innovations, citing the busyness of developers in the Harmony OS 2.0 project. Well, one year users will suffer, but if the Chinese do not keep their promise and do not release a super-cool OS next year, it is obvious that the majority will simply go to competitors.