BREAKING: Huawei announces HarmonyOS, an open-source platform for every device

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Huawei HarmonyOS.

Huawei kicked off its annual developer conference today, and it’s just announced HarmonyOS. The new, open-source platform is ostensibly the final name for its Hongmeng OS.

HarmonyOS is “the first microkernel-based distributed OS for all scenarios,” CEO Richard Yu told attendees at the Huawei Developer Conference.

The new platform supports smartphones, smart speakers, computers, smartwatches, wireless earbuds, cars, and tablets. In fact, Yu says the platform supports RAM sizes ranging from kilobytes to gigabytes.

The Huawei CEO also notes that the platform will eventually support a range of apps, specifically noting that HTML5, Linux, and Android apps will be compatible. “They will all be able to run on our OS in the future,” Yu says.

Yu adds that the ARK Compiler used in HarmonyOS app development will also support Kotlin, Java, Javascript, C, and C++.

This is a breaking news story. More information to follow.

 

via Android Authority

August 8, 2019 at 10:15PM