Ever since Huawei was put on the Entity List by the US Department of Commerce, the company has been barred from working with many technology giants. The Chinese giant does not have an Android license from Google anymore and it is also facing Kirin chip production issues.
However, irrespective of these issues, it seems that Huawei has decided to look only forward. According to the latest news, it is setting up its own chip factory from scratch and working on its OS.
HarmonyOS, is Huawei’s ambitious Android alternative which is designed to work with both your phone and ecosystem products. Today, the company released the second generation iteration of this software, HarmonyOS 2.0 in developer beta for mobile devices.
Rumours suggest that Huawei has given the developers access to its new mobile OS, HarmonyOS 2.0 to make it easier for them to build apps. With HarmonyOS 2.0, the company will officially shift from GMS (Google Mobile Services) to HMS ecosystem.
Today, the company said that HarmonyOS 2.0 supports over 15000 APIs. This OS will allow developers to build a single app that can run on smartphones, smart displays, watches, and other devices.
If you are a developer then you can access the developer kit via the official HarmonyOS website. It will provide you access to Huawei’s DevEco Studio IDE to emulate the software and test your apps. Go to this website, register as a developer, and get approval to download the beta build.
Apart from rolling out the beta version of the OS for developers, the company has shared the list of devices eligible. The list includes Huawei P40 (ANA-AN00), Huawei P40 Pro (ELS-AN00), Huawei Mate 30 (TAS-AL00 & TAS-AN00), Huawei Mate 30 Pro (LIO-AL00 & LIO-AN00), and Huawei MatePad Pro (MRX-AL19, MRX-W09 & MRX-AN19).
Though the beta test is currently limited to 5 devices, the company aims to expand it to 100 million devices from 40+ brands in 2021.