The caveat to all of this is Huawei’s first-year target for HarmonyOS won’t solely be made up by smartphone numbers. HarmonyOS is designed to work on a wide range of devices such as phones, wearables and even in-car entertainment systems.
The 400million target is also not solely made up of first-party devices.
HarmonyOS (aka Hongmeng OS) will also be offered to third-party product makers, with these firms expected to rollout 100million devices running the Huawei OS this year. Wang also gave fans an idea of what to expect from the upcoming Huawei OS saying it is “not a copy of Android”.
The Huawei bigwig said: “Hongmeng system is not a copy of Android, nor is it a copy of iOS. It is a panoramic operating system that is truly oriented to the future IoT era. This operating system is different from Android and iOS based only on mobile phones. Need such a system to fully open up the bottom layer, Hongmeng has taken the first step, which is also a very important first step.”
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