Presenting its new ecosystem at the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), Huawei provided information on HarmonyOS 2.0 features. Users will be able to easily connect with other devices in the same ecosystem.
Wanting to serve its users with an Apple-like ecosystem, Huawei wants to work on accessibility and sustainability with HarmonyOS 2.0.
Huawei will be making a beta of the HarmonyOS 2.0 SDK available to developers starting September 10, although it will initially only support smartwatches, car head units, and TVs. A smartphone version of the SDK will follow in December 2020.
HarmonyOS is a strategically important project for Huawei, as it could serve as a bulwark for the Chinese giant to do business with American companies. Huawei is currently forced to ship its Android phones without Google services, crippling its ecosystem of apps and functionality for users outside of China.
Harmony OS 2.0 features:
The company has introduced a new distributed virtual bus pool technology that will allow new developers to jump right into the development of products and services for the new ecosystem.
Distributed virtual bus pools will provide a smooth, lag-free experience for devices in the ecosystem, with key features such as:
- Latency less than 10 ms
- 2.4 Gb / s data transmission
- less than 30% data loss
This will allow devices to communicate with each other much smoother and faster with capabilities such as mesh network where all devices are interconnected with each other and share the same network providing a smooth audio and crossover video experience and without lag.
The conference put more emphasis on the fact that inter-hardware data transfer with distributed data management is one of the most important functions of HarmonyOS 2.0.
With the implementation of the Samba protocol in the Harmony suite, it observed increased read and write speeds, up to 4 times faster than the previous method and 1.2 times faster than in the iOS Core system. Spotlight.
Security is also seen as one of the main points of the keynote as the Harmony suite provides an artificial intelligence-based network security system, which will make it more difficult for malicious attackers to access the network.
Users will also be able to use their mobile phone as a wireless game controller in the new operating system.
Huawei is looking to stay relevant in the mobile space without Android and it remains to be seen how the development community and consumers get to grips with the new operating system.