HarmonyOS, the operating system that Huawei announced a few years ago as an alternative to Android and iOS, has not yet finished taking off outside of China. In Spain, for example, it has only arrived in a couple of watches and a tablet, but not a single smartphone. That, however, appears to be close to changing.
And it is that in a meeting with the media that took place in Romania, Derek Yu, president of Huawei CB for Central and Eastern Europe, has slipped that the company intends to introduce HarmonyOS in Europe from 2022. From Xataka we have contacted Huawei to confirm the news and know what devices it will reach and we will update as soon as we receive a response.
HarmonyOS ‘next step is to get out of China
The meeting with the media took place on the occasion of the launch of the Huawei Nova 9. This device, let us remember, comes with EMUI on Android 11, but not with HarmonyOS 2.0. In China, however, the opposite is true. When asked why, Derek Yu stated the following:
“In June of this year we announced HarmonyOS 2.0, mainly for China, and we already have more than 100 million users who are happy with the experience that the operating system offers. When users switch from Android to HarmonyOS, the level of satisfaction increases by 10%. For users in Europe we will introduce HarmonyOS from next year (2022). “
Thus, and sticking to the words of the executive, it seems that Huawei’s operating system will land on our borders shortly. In essence, and from what we have been able to test from Xataka, the experience offered by HarmonyOS is very similar to that offered by Android and EMUI.
What’s more to be compatible with Android applications, HarmonyOS promises better terminal performance, better internal storage management and better battery management, always according to Huawei. In China there are already mobiles that have been updated and the company’s plans are upgrade to 2016 models.
Back in June 2021, Huawei Spain confirmed to Engadget that they were working on updating their devices to HarmonyOS, but without giving an estimated date. So far this has been nothing more than a declaration of intent., but Derek Yu’s words hint at a closer horizon.
Derek Yu has also confirmed the arrival of a new Mate and a folding one in 2022
On the other hand, Huawei has confirmed to the Romanian media that there will be a new Mate in 2022 (this should have been presented months ago) and that it will be presented at the Mobile World Congress next year a new folding smartphone. Maybe it’s the “shell” type model that was leaked a few days ago, who knows.
Via | truth