Check this video of Harmony OS 2.0 running on Huawei Mate X2

Yordan, 28 April 2021

The Harmony OS 2.0 is Huawei’s in-house platform that should be available by June to customers. It is already in the final stages of development, and we now have the first video, showing how the OS looks like on a Huawei Mate X2. Check it out:

At first the UI has a lot of similarities to Android, especially around the notification bar, the icon layout and design. Swiping down anywhere on the home screen brings the search engine of the phone, and we expect Petal Search to be incorporated for the global devices.

The control center can be pulled down from the top right corner, while notifications come with the same gesture from the opposing side.

The apps demoed are Huawei’s understanding of Calendar and Notes, and it appears the new OS will have a different kind of widgets that will allow you to use a gesture to provide more info without opening them.

Check this video of Harmony OS 2.0 running on Huawei Mate X2

What we also don’t know is whether these gestures are reserved for tablets and foldable devices or we will have three types of downward swipes even on smartphones with smaller screens. There are many unknowns but there’s a hope we’ll get more answers in the next month or so leading up to the launch.


Reader comments

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab
  • 06 May 2021
  • nrX

Fuschia does also not use the Linux kernel which I personally hate about it...

  • Denny
  • 01 May 2021
  • 46n

Both apple OS and android OS are based Unix OS core. So similarly For HOS. The differences are for higher level designs

clearly an android fork. unlike fuchsia, which is entirely a new os.

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