Huawei today held an event for programmers where the main theme was its alternative to Android, HarmonyOS. As promised, this event also resulted in the availability of the first beta version of this software.
After debuting on one of its smart TVs, Huawei finally launches HarmonyOS for mobile devices. This operating system is currently in beta and available only for a restricted group of branded products.
Here are the devices that can already experience HarmonyOS
- Huawei P40
- Huawei P40 Pro
- Huawei Mate 30
- Huawei Mate 30 5G
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro
- Huawei MatePad Pro
It is with surprise that we notice the absence of Mate 40 from the list of models that support the first public beta of HarmonyOS. These tops have always been at the top of the bets to receive this software.
If you have one of the models mentioned above, you can already experience what Huawei is preparing for a future without Android. This being a beta version of HarmonyOS, we do not advise you to install it on your main equipment due to its expected instability. If you are not satisfied with the result, you can always return to EMUI 11.
How to install HarmonyOS on your device
If you want to try HarmonyOS now, the first step will be to sign up on this site. However, it is important to note that it is in Mandarin, so the process will be a little more laborious than usual.
If you are accepted in this testing phase, you will receive a confirmation email and the necessary instructions to carry out your installation. The software will reach your Huawei compatible via OTA (over the air), but note that it may take a few days.
Based on the first videos that are already on the internet, we can see that HarmonyOS will not be aesthetically very different from EMUI. Something that will facilitate the process of getting used to the new operating system.
It is also worth mentioning that HarmonyOS will be compatible with applications designed for Android. It will also be possible to create applications from scratch for this operating system, and the Chinese company has already launched an incentive campaign for programmers to embrace its platform.
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