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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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.

DexterHR, 22 Oct 2021Yes, Harmony is Android. But it doesn’t support GMS and tha... moreBut google never sold cloud, games etc in china, did they? Dont they have chinese sites for those?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Oct 2021"150 million devices are now on HarmonyOS, making it t... moreBecause those 150 million devices are previous Android devices sold by Huawei to consumers way before the ban started.

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veto, 22 Oct 2021This os will put a spell on Android, the end :)More like on Google

MATE 30 PRO, 22 Oct 2021150M Harmony OS devices ... and all of these devices are in... moreNo. This is a common misconception. I'm in the EU and have a Matepad 11 running the latest version of HarmonyOS 2 out of the box. It also ships on their smartscreens, some watches, some routers etc.

It is true that Huawei smartphones don't ship with HarmonyOS outside China at the moment.

  • Anonymous

Buying Huawei is like using Harmony OS to run Android apps. It's like buying a Mac to run Windows. How can it make a difference on the market if you are basically running the same apps? At least on Mac, aside from running Windows, you can run Mac apps. On Harmony OS, you can only run Android apps. Again, what's the impact on Android by doing this?

  • Anonymous

"150 million devices are now on HarmonyOS, making it the fastest-growing OS in history.:
WOW..
JUST WOW...
Surpassing iOS and Android to get the fastest growing OS record is a HUGE SUCCESS.
Bravo Huawei
P.S: This comes from an Apple fan

Duck of death, 22 Oct 2021They don't have a choice but to sell it with it, becau... moreThey were using shady software for a long time, indeed. Namely Spydroid.

FatShady, 22 Oct 2021no one cares, its practically another skin on top of androi... moreWrong. AOSP layer, different kernel. Linux based, though.

Anonymous, 22 Oct 2021Harmony is still android, about what impact are you talking... moreYes, Harmony is Android. But it doesn’t support GMS and that’s really thing that matters most to Google. Real money is no longer in phones and OS, it’s in selling services just like Apple does on iOS. It’s selling services for a monthly fee. So yes, if Harmony powers 500 million devices and through those devices it’s selling cloud, music, movies, games and all, and at the same time, there is really no other option to buy all those services then from Huawei, that would be a HUGE impact to Google.
Don’t get me as a Huawei fanboy, I’m far from that.
I’m just talking that world is not just the USA or just Europe. There is rest of world too and it’s becoming stronger every day.
Law of big numbers, nothing more than that.

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Anonymous, 22 Oct 2021There are devices sold in Europe that are running Harmony o... moreYou're right, I forget to mention a bit: it will not be available outside of china for the smartphones. The tablets get it. Any Huawei smartphones outside China will have lived with emui.

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Anonymous, 22 Oct 2021Harmony is still android, about what impact are you talking... moreYou know nothing, Jon Snow

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DexterHR, 22 Oct 2021China has a population of about 1,4 billion people. Imagine... moreHarmony is still android, about what impact are you talking? Google is not available in China anyway .... doesn't matter Xiaomi, Samsung etc...

This os will put a spell on Android, the end :)

Anonymous, 22 Oct 2021Why should anyone outside of China care and why is Huawei c... moreChina has a population of about 1,4 billion people. Imagine 600 million have Android phones, 300 million have iphones and rest are kids or have dumb phones. Imagine that from that 900 million people with Android and iphones, say 500 million transfer to Harmony. It would be a massive impact to the other two platforms and that is why this news is important.

an0n, 22 Oct 2021I don't think harmonyos will ever be released outside China.Their own very emui os itself is a challenge for users outside of China..... Go Samsung or IPhone and have your peace ❤️💯

FatShady, 22 Oct 2021its been out basically everywhere for long time.It's not out every where @ shady
Many devices are still on emui 10 and Android 10 and Huawei don't seem to care........ I'm using the Y9a released in 2020 for a device almost 2years old it is still on Android 10 and the emui 10.1 it came with out of the box even though emui 11, android 11 and emui 12 and harmony os have long been released......

I will advice people to go Samsung or IPhone if they want their peace of mind on OS updates cos Huawei don't care about their users outside of China.

  • Alando

Huawei is a joke, I swear I use to admire their products but I've realized they care less about what we the customers want.....
Y9a for a device released in 2020 is still on emui 10.1 and android 10........ After Android 11 and emui 11 have been released...... Emui 12 and Android 12 have also been released yet many of Huawei devices have still not received a single OS update from the one they came with out of the box....... As for the Harmony OS the least said the better......
Go for a Samsung or iPhone to have your peace of mind

  • Alando

FatShady, 22 Oct 2021its been out basically everywhere for long time.@Shady it's not released everywhere dude, even the emui 11 update is a problem here in Africa... Huawei is a joke!

  • Anonymous

Why should anyone outside of China care and why is Huawei constantly being promoted here?

China has its own internet too, blocking services and information available to most of the rest of the world. Shouldn't we be getting updates on its AI versions and how many people it tracks and spies on?