Official information from the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, Richard Yu confirms that Huawei is all set to release a HarmonyOS powered phone in 2021.
Notably, the US government with its latest regulations is tightening the screws around Huawei even more. This is the reason the company is trying its very best to get out of the clutches of Google's AndroidOS.
Earlier it was revealed that Huawei is not planning on releasing a HarmonyOS powered phone this year. Note that Huawei has the mate 40 series lined-up for release.
The trade war between the US and Huawei does not look to end anytime soon. Instead, new regulations have put Huawei is a situation to look desperately to new chip makers for its devices.
However, Huawei has already released HarmonyOS powered TVs in China. And the company is pretty adamant in making an eco-system similar to that of Apple in the near future.
Moreover, the company is all set to release a new version of the HarmonyOS in the upcoming 2020 HDC Developers Conference on September 10.
Huawei will bring smartwatches powered by HarmonyOS this year
According to Myfixguide, a lot of devices powered by HarmonyOS is set to release soon. The new HarmonyOS version will be known as HarmonyOS 2.0 and it will be better enhanced to work with Huawei PCs, watches/bands, and car products.
Especially, smartwatches with HarmonyOS are soon going to be released by Huawei this year. The company aims to make the upcoming version, i.e. the HarmonyOS 2.0 an alternative to Android.
The company is also working in enhancing its HMS Core (Huawei Mobile Services) which is an alternative to Google Mobile Services.
Richard Yu highlighted that there are currently 700 million monthly active users of the HMS core. Besides, the number of Huawei global registered developers is standing at 1.6 million.
On top of that, the number of applications connected to HMS Core has exceeded 81,000 worldwide. The company is also continuously trying to update its HMS core.
It recently announced the HMS Core 5.0 which offers services in seven areas including App services, Graphics, Media, AI, Smart Device, Security, and System.
Huawei Mate 40 series will be the last smartphones to be powered by Kirin chipsets
Well, the company is trying to do whatever it can to mend the dent caused by the trade-ban by the US government. Huawei is in talks with MediaTek to find a viable path for covering its chipset needs.
Richard Yu also added that Kirin 9000 chip will power the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 series devices. But it will be the last smartphones from Huawei to use a Kirin chipset.
Yu said that they already have a HarmonyOS Huawei phone ready. But due to an agreement with Google, the first HarmonyOS phone is still waiting in line for its release.
The company aims to bring HarmonyOS powered devices and expects to develop HarmonyOS as a worldwide platform.