Huawei just announced the third version of their HarmonyOS operating system. Over 300 million devices are presently being powered by version 2. Another 170 million or more devices are using the HarmonyOS Connect platform, which is a way for third-party companies to build compatible devices.
The Universal Card widget format is included in the latest version. They may be easily modified into a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. Whenever it makes sense, they may be grouped together, and the widget will afterwards resize itself to fit. And if there are too many, you may stack them on top of one another and switch between them with ease.
Additionally, the new OS can link with two particular sets of headphones, for instance, the FreeBuds Pro 2. This enables you and a friend to enjoy music together. This might be the first seamless implementation of multi-device connectivity.
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The OS keeps track of how frequently each app uses your contacts, files, camera, and microphone. You can choose to remove rights manually after viewing a graph, or the system can do it for you automatically. Additionally, it will watch out for potentially harmful app behaviour, shady network activities, and other risks. Untrusted applications may be granted fictitious rights, enabling them to access things like an empty SMS inbox or a picture gallery that seems to be empty.
The main concept of HarmonyOS 3.0 is expanded upon—generating “super devices,” which are combinations of two or more smart devices operating in unison. The user interface (UI) is rather straightforward, you see connected devices as bubbles, and you connect them by dragging one bubble over to another. This is similar to what other OEMs like Apple and Samsung are trying to work on as well. Making ecosystems is how these companies are growing.
The ecosystem in this instance goes beyond Huawei’s products. If your treadmill is compatible, you can connect it to a Huawei watch to log your workouts and, with the addition of a headphone, to play music. Similar to Android Auto, HarmonyOS is now available in cars and enables app casting from smartphones to the dashboard. This also applies to smart home technology.
Huawei intends to begin a widespread rollout of the HarmonyOS 3.0 to compatible devices by September this year. However, the list of compatible devices is still unknown.