Its no news that Huawei is working on Harmony OS as its own operating system. The OS is also referred to as HongMeng OS. Various reports have claimed that Huawei plans to replace Android OS with Harmony OS in future. It was said that Harmony OS is not meant for smartphones. Fresh information reveals that the OS is linked to EMUI 11 and it appears that the said EMUI version will eventually transition into Harmony OS.
It is already known that the EMUI 11 is based on Android 11 OS. According to Huawei Consumer Business Group’s head for software development Wang Chenglu, some of the features of the EMUI 11 uses the same framework as HongMeng OS.
Hence, it appears that the EMUI 11 based Android 11 OS is Huawei’s strategy on transitioning into HongMeng OS. This suggests that the company may not develop EMUI 12.
Currently, the beta version of the HongMeng OS 2.0 will be made available to devices like TVs, cars, and watches. The HongMeng OS 2.0 OTA could be made available first mobile devices that will come preloaded with EMUI 11 OS.
The Kirin 9000 chipset powered smartphones will be the first batch of devices that will be getting Harmony OS. Next in line will be the Kirin 990 5G. The third batch includes Kirin 990 4G, Kirin 985, and Kirin 820 powered devices. Fourth batch includes remaining devices powered by Kirin 980, Kirin 990 4G, and Kirin 820. The last batch includes Kirin 810 and Kirin 710 chipset powered devices.