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Chengdong Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, announced on Thursday 28 April that over 240 million Huawei and Honor devices are now equipped with HarmonyOS when launching Huawei’s latest foldable smartphone Mate Xs 2. This is another noticeable achievement for the company as this proprietary operating system continues to ramp up installations.
Why it matters
Huawei’s HarmonyOS is a powerful replacement for Android on Huawei smartphones and tablets. In December 2021, Huawei announced the ahead-of-schedule completion of HarmonyOS 2.0, and hundreds of Huawei smartphone and tablet models have been upgraded to the official version of the updated system. HarmonyOS 2.0 can provide cross-device and cross-functional capabilities without the support of other software services such as those offered by Google.
HarmonyOS has also been installed in more than 100 million third-party hardware devices. This operating system is currently exclusive to users in China, and Huawei has not yet revealed the launch date for the overseas markets.
Launched in 2019 at the Huawei Developer Conference, HarmonyOS is Huawei’s in-house operating system. At that time, only smart screen devices were in HarmonyOS’s support list. In June 2021, the HuaweiOS operating system showed massive success after it was released to consumers of smartphone devices. In December 2021, Huawei achieved the goal of having 300 million HarmonyOS device users, including 100 million installations from third-party devices.