Huawei has just published a first schedule for the deployment of HarmonyOS on its various smartphones. Unsurprisingly, the future Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro will be the first to migrate to HarmonyOS 2.0.
HarmonyOS is intended to replace Android on Huawei devices. The home OS should logically compensate for the absence of the Google operating system and the various proprietary applications of the Mountain View firm, such as Google Maps, Drive, YouTube and others.
Ultimately, the Chinese manufacturer wants to create an ecosystem centered around HarmonyOS. This is why several products from the Shenzhen firm such as its connected TVs, its connected watches, or even a few cars already work under the home OS. The migration of the company's various smartphones to HarmonyOS 2.0 is therefore the next step in this strategy.. The first smartphone beta should also land in January 2021.
The Mate 40 and 40 Pro will be the first
However, Huawei published on the social network Weibo this Monday, October 6, a first calendar concerning the deployment of its new OS. Without surprise, the latest smartphones from the manufacturer will go first under HarmonyOS 2.0. Clearly, it will be the future Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro, the launch of which is expected in China for mid-October.
If the Mate 40 seems reserved for the Middle Kingdom, the Mate 40 Pro could be exported to other markets as evidenced by a recent certification. Then, devices equipped with a Kirin 990 5G, such as the Huawei P40, P40 Pro and the Mate 30 Pro, will in turn migrate to HarmonyOS 2.0.
Five waves in total to cover the whole park
Smartphones with a Kirin 990 4G, 985 and 820 will follow. Among them are, for example, the Honor View 30 and V30, the Huawei Nova 6 or the Huawei Nova 7 SE and the Honor 30S. The fourth batch will be dedicated to phones running Kirin 980 as well as any missing Kirin 990 4G and 820 devices.
Here we find several old high-end and mid-range devices from the manufacturer and its subsidiary Honor, such as the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, the Mate 20 and Mate 20X, the Honor 20 and 20 Pro, the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone or again the Huawei Nova 5T and Nova 5 Pro.
The last wave of deployment will be devoted to mid-range equipped with Kirin 810 and 710 such as the Huawei P40 Lite, the Honor 9X Pro and 9X, the Huawei Nova 5, the Huawei P Smart 2020 or even the Honor 10 Lite. For now, the manufacturer did not give a date concerning these different successive waves of migration. However, we suspect that they will be spaced out throughout the year 2021.
Source: GSM Arena