As we know Huawei , forced by international events , is developing its own smartphone operating system, HarmonyOS (known in China as Hongmeng OS) . In fact, defining it “for smartphones” is an understatement: the Chinese giant’s goal is to reach any class of device and any type of interface, from IoT to smart TVs, from smartwatches to computers.
Some products equipped with the system are already available on the market, but the next two years should be crucial for the smartphone segment. The official roadmap, in fact, provides that initially HarmonyOS 2.0 will support devices with a maximum of 128 MB of RAM, therefore IoT devices such as wearables and speakers. In 2021, support will be extended to 4 GB of RAM, so it will begin to include entry level tablets and smartphones; and by the end of the year the RAM limit will be completely removed, paving the way for more powerful devices.
We still don’t have official details on which models exactly will receive the upgrade from Android to HarmonyOS, but Huawei Central colleagues have compiled a list based on forecasts, rumors and official information. The list below came out, which, given the premises, should not be taken at face value.
Mate 40, 40 Pro, 40 Pro +, 40 RS Porsche Design
Mate X, Mate Xs
P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro +
Mate 30 4G, Mate 30 Pro 4G, Mate 30 5G, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
Nova 8, 8 Pro (not released yet)
Nova 7 Pro 5G, Nova 7 5G, Nova 7 SE
P30, P30 Pro
Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X 4G, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate 20 RS
Nova 6 5G, Nova 6 SE
V40 (not released yet)
30, 30S, 30 Pro, 30 Pro +
V30, V30 Pro
Play 4 Pro
20, 20 Pro
9X, 9X Pro
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (native HarmonyOS in the Chinese edition)
Huawei Watch GT 2e
Huawei Watch GT 2
Huawei MatePad Pro
Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
Honor Tablet V6