Exciting news for Huawei fans worldwide! HarmonyOS, Huawei’s very own operating system, is now available for everyone to enjoy. After being subjected to several sanctions by the US government, Huawei quickly developed its own versatile operating system that can be used on a variety of electronic devices.

HarmonyOS’s cross-platform capabilities enable it to function on nearly any electronic device, including smartphones, smart TVs, smartwatches, and in-car infotainment systems.

Huawei’s announcement of its own mobile operating system was met with enthusiasm by fans worldwide, who eagerly anticipated its release. After its debut, HarmonyOS quickly gained popularity, becoming the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. Despite only being two years old, it has already earned the status of the third-largest mobile operating system globally.

As a technology enthusiast, I sought out negative comments about the OS, but found very few. The most common criticism is that the OS is an Android fork, which Huawei and other HarmonyOS developers have refuted.

For end-users, it appears that there are no significant issues. Huawei deserves commendation for this alone. Typically, bugs are one of the most prevalent issues that emerge when a new operating system is introduced. However, with HarmonyOS, such issues are almost non-existent. This gives the company more leeway to enhance the OS and incorporate additional features.


Let’s talk about HarmonyOS, Huawei’s operating system. First, it’s important to understand that it runs on a microkernel, which is different from Android’s Linux kernel. Despite this, the two operating systems share similarities in their interfaces and features. However, they are fundamentally different, and HarmonyOS was built to resemble Android to ensure a smooth transition for Huawei users who were previously on Android.

Huawei’s decision to make HarmonyOS look similar to Android makes sense, as their users are accustomed to the EMUI interface. By providing a similar-looking interface, Huawei ensures that users can switch to the new operating system without worrying about a new interface. As Huawei migrates more users to HarmonyOS, they plan to gradually change the interface.

It’s also important to note that while Android is primarily designed for devices with screens, HarmonyOS is more versatile. It can run on both devices with screens and IoT devices due to its microkernel architecture. HarmonyOS is also a lightweight operating system, which allows it to run on devices with lower specifications.

Despite HarmonyOS’s popularity among global users, Huawei initially focused on the Chinese market after its launch. HarmonyOS 3.0 and 3.1 were released, but there was no information about a global rollout. Instead, global users received an updated version of Huawei’s EMUI interface that resembled HarmonyOS. However, Huawei has recently decided to test HarmonyOS in the global market. The company launched two smartphones, the mid-range Huawei Nova 11i and the flagship Huawei P60 Pro, with HarmonyOS installed for both the Chinese and global markets. This marks a significant shift as Huawei has ditched EMUI for all global devices.