Huawei has detailed many aspects of HarmonyOS – the operating system that will succeed the Android-based EMUI interface. Although HarmonyOS is still based on Android to some extent, it marks a turning point for Huawei to step into independence. This operating system is available on smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and smart home devices.
Therefore, you should probably get a new product running HarmonyOS right out of the box. However, if you already have a Huawei phone or tablet, you can get an upgrade to HarmonyOS.
Huawei has shared a list of all the devices that will be upgraded to HarmonyOS, including some phones and tablets that are several years old. Upgrades for all devices will begin today and are expected to end in June 2022.
New and more expensive devices will get HarmonyOS first. All phones in the Mate 40, Mate 30 and P40 series phones along with the MatePad Pro tablet will receive HarmonyOS first.
In the third quarter of this year, the Mate 20 series, Mate Xs and Huawei nova 8, nova 7 and nova 6 series will all be upgraded to HarmonyOS. Besides, Huawei MatePad 10.4 and 10.8 will also receive the update during this time.
Entering the fourth quarter, Huawei V-series and S-series screens and smart TVs, P30 series, Mate X phones, Mate 20 X series and M6 tablets will be upgraded to HarmonyOS.
Finally, in the first half of 2022, many older phones and tablets will be upgraded such as Huawei Mate 9 2016 series, Huawei P10 and nova 2s…
Huawei is committed to upgrading more than 100 phone models to HarmonyOS. This will be good news for those who have been attached to Huawei phones for a while. Having all devices use HarmonyOS could help Huawei attract more developers and apps on the platform, making it more viable in countries that are accustomed to using the Google Play Store.