Huawei needs to be in charge of its personal future and this week it took a big step in that course – it introduced HarmonyOS 2.0, which can change Android on its smartphones, tablets and watches.
And never simply on new fashions both, the corporate introduced plans to transform around 100 current devices (telephones and tablets) from Android to Concord. Unusually, proper now we solely know of plans to transform units in China the place the shortage of entry to the Google Play Providers was basically meaningless.
What’s going to occur to present units overseas? Unclear. However the Huawei Watch 3 is already listed in Germany (with a pre-order deal), so HarmonyOS can be out there overseas in a single type or one other.
A key expertise is what Huawei calls the “DSoftbus”, a standardized strategy to join a number of units (of various varieties) to create one “tremendous machine”. This permits one machine to manage others and knowledge will be shared freely between all of them.
Associated to that’s the HarmonyOS management panel. This does greater than letting you toggle Wi-Fi on and off, additionally, you will be capable of management sensible units in your house.
Tremendous units will also be managed from the panel, for instance, you’ll be able to solid a video out of your telephone to a sensible TV and ship the audio to wi-fi earbuds, all with out reaching for the distant management. Huawei has labored onerous to make sure that the video and audio stay in sync in such use instances.
For those who pair a pc and a telephone or pill as a brilliant machine, you’ll be able to switch recordsdata to and from with a easy drag and drop. A key function is the simplicity of the setup, HarmonyOS avoids the prolonged means of pairing units and presents a easy, intuitive interface. On the Home windows facet of issues Huawei took the native strategy – the telephone merely seems as a drive when hooked to your laptop computer, so you should utilize Explorer. This could work seamlessly with principally any Home windows app too.
HarmonyOS and Home windows can cooperate seamlessly
Android has to cope with a fractured ecosystem that makes such built-in options more durable to tug off. For instance, Samsung has SmartThings and will get particular therapy in Microsoft’s My Cellphone app for Home windows. Xiaomi sensible devices are managed by Mi Dwelling as an alternative. Cellphone/laptop computer interplay is equally stored behind walled gardens.
In fact, Huawei now faces the problem of speaking different makers into supporting the Concord method of doing issues.
So, has Huawei constructed a greater mouse lure? Or do you assume it will go the way in which of Home windows Cellphone?