Let’s take a look at what the harmony OS is in simple terms.
Just like android and iOS which have been major players in the smartphone industry, Huawei recently announced, as from 2021 harmony OS will be running on smartphones. ‘BRAVE MOVE’ that is.
Companies like Microsoft and blackberry tried this and FAILED. Samsung has tried and still ran back to android after their OS failed.
So, what is this harmony OS 2.0?
Let’s take a look
Harmony OS has been developed by Huawei from scratch, its free open source, based on microkernel- distributed operating system. Was unveiled on 9th august 2019. Its basically a distributed operating system the so-called internet of things.
For a while we had hopped that a new player would join the competition, we never expected it would come with lots of complication,
For stats USA placed Huawei on the entity list to mean us companies like Google aren’t allowed to work with. Well on this we can just say if android is an open source therefore you can just used it without need for google.
On a normal environment google certifies all android devices to give them access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) meaning access to google core apps i.e. google maps, Gmail, Play store, Google Drive, Google Photos, YouTube, google calendar. What this also means is that third party apps can build their own apps to take advantage of google services. For instance, Uber uses google maps and not their own apps.
Thus, you don’t get the GMS on Huawei phones instead you get the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS).
Without GMS, Huawei phones not only miss out on these essential Google products, they also lack variety of other popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. Plus, many other smaller apps depend upon the infrastructure provided by Google through GMS.
Huawei’s only solution to combat the shortage of GMS was to make its own competing platform — Huawei Mobile Services or HMS.
What is this HMS?
This is a little intensive.
HMS is a platform from Huawei that replaces popular Google apps and services like Gmail, Maps, cloud storage, etc. on your Huawei and Honor phones. HMS also provides third-party developers with tools and services for creating their own apps. With HMS, Huawei aims to do for its own ecosystem everything that Google does for users and developers in the mainstream Android ecosystem.
HMS has a user-facing component (AppGallery and other first-party Huawei apps and services) and a developer-facing component, called HMS Core. HMS Core is made up of various APIs, SDKs, and services that developers can use to create and improve apps.
Huawei Mobile Services has been around for years, but Huawei relaunched and expanded the platform following the US ban that deprived it of Google Mobile Services.
As of today, Huawei claims to possess over 1.8 million developers on board and 5500 HMS Apps. Huawei claims that HMS already has quite 570 million global monthly active users which its App Gallery is out there in 170+ countries. We expect all future Huawei phones, including the upcoming P40 series, to run HMS. albeit Huawei somehow gets access to GMS again within the future, it’s very likely that the corporate will still develop and promote HMS on its devices.
What does HMS contain?
On the user-facing side, HMS offers a bunch of services that aim to exchange GMS. the foremost significant of them is that the Huawei AppGallery, an alternate to the all-important Google Play Store. Below may be a list of all the core services HMS has got to offer. For the sake of clarity, we’ve created a separate section for the Huawei AppGallery at the top of this list.
The first and foremost requirement of using HMS may be a Huawei ID. a bit like Apple ID or a Google account, Huawei ID allows you to customize your Huawei devices. a number of your personal data, including contacts, messages, Wi-Fi passwords, and such are synced to your Huawei ID.
Huawei Mobile Cloud
Huawei Mobile Cloud works in sync with Huawei ID to offer you access to all or any of your device data in one place. It’s essentially where things like photos, videos, contacts, calendars, notes, and more to be stored for backup. You rise up to 5GB of cloud storage free of charge, after which you’ll purchase additional storage up to 2TB. If you would like to access your Huawei cloud data on a PC, you’ll head to cloud.huawei.com to ascertain your entire backup.
The global versions of respect 9X Pro, Huawei Mate XS, and Honor View 30 Pro are all packed with the Huawei Assistant, a robotic assistant to replace the key functions of the Google Assistant. It promotes the search for knowledge and usability in applications. It also features a SmartCare feature that provides access to contextual stock and sports cards, covering 150 sporting events and more than 150 stock markets. Both future computers running EMUI 10 or above will be fitted with a digital assistant.
Huawei Themes is HMS’ theming app. It basically allows you to personalize your phone with various themes, fonts, icons, locks screens, and wallpapers.
It is the company’s own subscription channel. Huawei hasn’t really said anything about it so far, and it might not be available on all smartphones worldwide right now. However, the official service page tells us that it will house songs from popular artists much like every other music listening app. It’ll also split the music into various genres, moods, continents, and more. The Party mode feature will allow users to play the same track simultaneously on various mobile phones for a shared listening experience.
Huawei Video streaming services are available on Huawei and Honor smartphones running EMUI version 5 or higher. Actually, it only operates with those who have Huawei IDs registered in Italy or Spain. The channel includes European and Spanish TV shows, short videos, sporting videos, documentaries, and films.
The Huawei Browser is as the name says: a web browsing app. The browser also comes with a built-in news stream and features Dark mode for ease of use.
The Huawei AppGallery replaces the Google Play Store on Huawei and Honor phones. Huawei has invested upwards of a billion dollars to make apps for the AppGallery, which, consistent with the corporate , has already amassed a user base of 400 million monthly users. We’re unsure how Huawei came up with these numbers and if they’re actually legit. No third-party research organization has verified Huawei’s claims thus far , so it’s best to require those numbers with a grain of salt.
The AppGallery has been around for a short time . However, it still doesn’t have a bunch of popular apps, putting it nowhere near the Google Play Store or maybe Apple’s App Store.
Currently, it segments applications across 18 different categories, including news, social media, entertainment and more.
So just which popular apps are you able to find on the AppGallery?
Well, for now, you’ll find big names like Snapchat, TikTok, Deezer, Amazon, Amazon Prime Videos, Booking.com, The Financial Times, BBC News, and more on the Huawei AppGallery. It also has some popular mobile games onboard.
Sadly, apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Netflix, Messenger, and more are still absent from Huawei’s app store.
On the upside, Huawei says that if users can’t find an app on the AppGallery, they will submit the specified app name to a Wishlist. Once that app becomes available, the user who submitted it via Wishlist will get.
A noteworthy feature of Huawei’s AppGallery are some things called Quick Apps. very similar to Google’s Instant Apps, these are installation-free apps that consume little or no memory but work like native apps. Huawei says users can have quite 2,000 Quick Apps in situ of 20 native apps with just 1GB of space. We don’t really know which apps are available within the sort of Quick Apps, but the corporate claims that there are 1,700 of them released thus far and more are on the way. Notified
Eventually we get to make a decision if this really the longer term of smartphones or is it just another ideology.
Harmony OS DOESN’T Fix THE Dilemma That HUAWEI HAS THE MOMENT.
It’s one thing to get all the software in your shop, but it’s another thing to get people to trust that’s missing for a long time.
Western countries have no interest in Huawei. And take the example of how to experience the effect of the Harmony Operating System, so you need to have it.
- Huawei phone
- Huawei tv
- Huawei music system
- Huawei laptop or desktop
- Huawei powered cars
- Huawei fridges and kitchen appliances
Damn. This too much to ask from a company facing lots of trust issues. Either way lets check on the advantages
Also, there will be no FLAGSHIPN hardware component: that is no
- NO Amoled display
- No high-end QUALCOMM processors
Meaning irrespective of 2021 expectation we expect this to be a mid-ranger NO- FLAGSHIP
Well the benefits of Huawei’s Harmony OS
- Well harmony OS support’s android apps: this a nice one with support of android app means using it will feel much easier for the end user.
- Harmony is a distributed operating system, meaning you can use it on any gadget entirely. This makes it easier for developers to develop applications without having to re modify it for various gadgets.
- Well there is shared intelligence on harmony OS
- Adaptive Emui 11
- Highest security certification
- Faster than android (claimed)
- 1.2x faster core spotlight compared to iOS
Finally, it’s time to make a verdict
Maybe this what most of us have really been waiting for either way only time can tell if it will ever get to see the light of the day considering most companies have gone thru this and failed.
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