With the US government’s boycott approaching over it, and Google compelled to quit providing Android to it, 2019 has been a challenging year for Huawei. In spite of discharging a scope of acclaimed cell phones, the organization is presently confronting a difficult task to keep the world’s most mainstream OS on its gadgets. Notwithstanding, it has uncovered a reinforcement plan should the most exceedingly awful occur; it’s been building up its own framework, Harmony OS.
What is HarmonyOS?
It’s literally ‘HongmengOS’, however Huawei has changed it to Harmony for the global market. The first name implies wild goose in Chinese folklore, which has neither rhyme nor reason, however, Harmony is very appropriate as it’s being touted as a one-size-fits-all multi-gadget device Operating system.
It’s a idea that Huawei says it has been chipping away at for over 10 years; an OS that can control a scope of IoT tech from smartwatches, to tablets and even in-car frameworks. One customizable platform for all intents and purposes any equipment that is interconnected- indeed, even cell phones, despite the fact that Huawei isn’t too quick to even consider talking about that at this time.
How can it work?
The framework depends on a microkernel, which is a simple software structure for operating system structure. Instead of monolithic kernels which are layered, the microkernel’s components work with littler source code bases. For instance, Android keeps running on 100 million lines of code.
Harmony OS, as indicated by Huawei, keeps running on only 100 lines of code and trumps Android on execution since it has a “Deterministic Latency Engine”. This is tied in with prioritizing performance, where the system elucidates the communication channels between the hardware and the software – as far as anyone knows decreasing latency.
The multi-gadget part originates from an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and a distributed design kit. The thought is that developers can effectively build applications that keep running on numerous gadgets and the multi-device IDE enables them to code their applications once and send them across over various hardwares. The point is to make a firmly incorporated environment over all user gadgets. This is empowered by an ARK compiler, a framework for developers to build with various dialects that will then translate them into one language for HarmonyOS.
What gadgets will it be on?
Normally, you’ll all be searching for the word ‘Phone’ yet you’ll not see it. Huawei’s fledgeling OS begins the Honor Vision Smart TV and will feature in different IoT gadgets at first. Over the following three years, there is an arrangement to implement it into PCs /laptops and wearables, yet there is nothing to suggest whether it will be in any cell phone, at any point in the near future.
Is There Something To Mention About Android?
Here, obviously, is the essence of the issue. In spite of being in Development since the last 10 years, Huawei didn’t uncover it had been taking a shot at an OS until Google declared it would quit providing Android. Gossipy tidbits are flying around that the Mate 30 will come without Google applications and Huawei has said it could have an OS prepared in the event that it is compelled to forsake Android. The company is in a somewhat abnormal spot; it makes splendid smartphones, yet how splendid will they be without access to Android?
The official line is that it needs to keep utilizing Google’s OS, however with no indication of any help coming from Trump and the US, Huawei may need to reveal its arrangement B – exemplary harmony OS.