Huawei reaches 150M HarmonyOS devices, pushes v3.0 Developer Preview

22 October 2021
There's also a new UI framework; a platform for high-efficiency coding, and more comprehensive SDK.

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im used to be huawei die hard fans, 1st huawei device was honor 3c. follow by mate 9, 10, 20, p30. When US sanction about to start, huawei consumer ceo richard yu announced 2 promises to all huawei mobile users.

1. huawei can upgrade all their mobile phones from android to harmony os in 3 days.
- Harmony OS rolled out in june/july 2021, now is November, and no single huawei global smartphone upgraded to Harmony os.
- hello richard yu, hows your 3 days count?

2. all existing google enabled huawei smartphones confirmed to have 2 times major firmware update.
- huawei mate 20, rolled out with android 9 with GMS. upgraded to android 10 and now using emui11.
- So where is my android 11 richard yu?

i like to read all huawei news since last time but i started to delete and remove all huawei related news notification now. keep telling how many devices upgraded to harmony os, how good and how strong you are. all news are inside china only. not relate to global users at all. lame huawei.

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Jordy Lefevere, 23 Oct 2021It's not made as competitor but as alternative, it... moreWell it is not what some of the people thinks. That is why it is annoying. The only difference between the two is the HMS and GMS, and they act like Apps on Harmony OS is like a totally new app and Harmony OS will do something big with the android and ios monopoly? Wtf!

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Avon B7, 25 Oct 2021Fairly sure this is incorrect but I'd have to watch th... moreIn those 150 million devices, majority of those are devices being updated from Android to Harmony OS because small portion of it are other Huawei products such as their watches, and televisions.

They even mentioned it that Harmony OS is the fastest ever developed OS and not the fastest growing one.

Emer, 24 Oct 2021Come on Huawei, you keep on posting the update of you Harmo... moreIn december they will start roll out

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Anonymous, 23 Oct 2021Google is banned in China. No search. No Play Store. Wha... more" None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free ".

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Anonymous, 23 Oct 2021Because those 150 million devices are previous Android devi... moreFairly sure this is incorrect but I'd have to watch the HDC 2021 keynote again to confirm.

I would add though, that I believe this 150 million figure does not include Open HarmonyOS devices (none of which are from Huawei). There are millions of those out there with many more to come. There will be a big jump in Open HarmonyOS products on 11th November.

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JustSomeRandomGuy, 22 Oct 2021HarmonyOS = just another Android skin that runs Android app... moreOpenHarmonyOS is not based on other OS. It is still in it's burgeoning infancy.

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Anonymous, 23 Oct 2021Google is banned in China. No search. No Play Store. Wha... moreThe country you are speaking of is basically forthright in it's intentions to monitor communication as their gov't declares it to be such as it is.

Not so forthright in the States.

  • Emer

Come on Huawei, you keep on posting the update of you Harmony OS 3.0, and how many got the update, but still in China. How about the rest of the world. Harmony OS has been in the wild since 2019 and no other country have experience your "new" OS on their "old" smartphone device.
A customet must experience this OS if they purchased a "new" deviced out of the box.
Huwaei

All these devices are in China, because for the international versions Harmony is not distributed but EMUI 12 is distributed.
So this peace of news is completely irrelevant.
What is relevant is that Huawei continues to fall in mobile device sales.
In any European shopping center, the Huawei brand of mobile telephony has disappeared, and Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo and even Vivo increase their sales.

Huawei is dead without Google services and without access to 5G components and chipsets, it is what it is, and that IS THE REALITY.

  • Me

Harmony os when came to iraq. We waiting

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Anonymous, 23 Oct 2021yes we know,and its people whove stuck with huawei..so tht ... moreBut that doesn't mean they are the fastest growing, they are just updating their devices.

DexterHR, 22 Oct 2021Yes, Harmony is Android. But it doesn’t support GMS and tha... moreHarmony is NOT android 👀
It's a whole different thing.
Yes it has some sharing parts with android, yet it IS NOT android.
One way u might better understand is how Google's new FuchsiaOS is not android either...
It's a different way of code and processing. Hard to explain but maybe looking up Fuchsia os will help 😊

Anonymous, 23 Oct 2021Buying Huawei is like using Harmony OS to run Android apps.... moreIt's not made as competitor but as alternative, it's made because the USA has made the dealing with Google so hard they simply had to to keep security high, keep customers happy etc...
It's or harmony or stay at android 10 for the rest of your life.
+ android wasn't made to be used on phones, harmony is.
One reason why even Google is remaking android into I think fusiaOS or something.

DexterHR, 23 Oct 2021I’m not Chinese so not sure about that. But I beleive Andro... moreNo, they have app stores from the phone oems, like xiaomis and huaweis own app stores. They have chinese altenatives for pretty much eveything like twitter, whatsapp, youtube etc. They are named like qq, wechat, bilibili etc. Never heard of google offering any service there.

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DexterHR, 23 Oct 2021I’m not Chinese so not sure about that. But I beleive Andro... moreNo Google search in China. No Play Store in China. Heck, no WhatsApp in China either because big brother can’t monitor it.

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DexterHR, 23 Oct 2021I’m not Chinese so not sure about that. But I beleive Andro... moreGoogle is banned in China. No search. No Play Store. WhatsApp is also banned.

The Chinese government can’t have their people communicating and looking up information on their own. That would be bad.

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Anonymous, 23 Oct 2021Because those 150 million devices are previous Android devi... moreyes we know,and its people whove stuck with huawei..so tht says a lot

MATE 30 PRO, 22 Oct 2021150M Harmony OS devices ... and all of these devices are in... moreMan wronjg.
Huawei Nova 9 for example is available in many countries including europe and runs Harmony OS out of the box.
Many devices are likely same.

Mediatek sux, 23 Oct 2021But google never sold cloud, games etc in china, did they? ... moreI’m not Chinese so not sure about that. But I beleive Androids in China has Play store where one can buy games and cloud storage. I think China bans some search results and things like that. Not sure tho.