Huawei announced in September 2020 that HarmonyOS 2.0 will come to smartphones in 2021. Huawei also had plans to update not one, not a dozen, but 100 smartphones and tablets, and as it turns out, the company is getting closer to what it promises.
The official HarmonyOS account has just announced that 65 Huawei and Honor devices will receive the new software update (via GSMArena). This is not a beta or developer build, but an actual stable version that can be used by the public. In the first wave, only Chinese device models will receive the update. There are still no words about when it will hit the international market.
The list will likely expand further in the first half of 2022, and older devices like the Mate 10, Mate 9, P20, and even the P10 series are expected to be added and supported in the near future. It remains to be seen when HarmonyOS will debut worldwide. Hopefully, users won’t have to wait long to finally switch to Huawei’s own Android-based custom operating system. The list includes many devices including the dates on which they officially received the update.
As mentioned earlier, Huawei has promised that around 100 devices will receive the update from Android to HarmonyOS 2.0, and it is undoubtedly a good sign that 65 devices will be added to support the new operating system. On closer inspection, you will find devices such as the Honor 20 and Honor View 20, which were originally sold on the world market with Google’s services.
Huawei also recently announced its highly anticipated and long-awaited smartphones, the Huawei P50 series. The P50 series are the company’s first devices to hit the market with HarmonyOS 2.0 pre-installed.
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Roland is a technology enthusiast and software engineer based in the UK. He is also a content creator and author and is best known by the name “Techusiast”.