Huawei has confirmed that in 2021 HarmonyOS will be getting its general release for smartphones, with the software arriving on new devices as well as being available as an upgrade to existing ones.
At the 2020 Huawei Developer Conference, Huawei Executive Director and CEO of Consumer Business Yu Chengdong announced the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0 and the official open source of HarmonyOS. Yu Chengdong announced that Huawei will officially release the Beta version for mobile phone app developers in December 2020 and that Huawei smartphones will fully support HarmonyOS in 2021.
At the 2020 China Auto Forum Huawei unveiled three car OS systems: the Harmony cabin operating system HOS, the intelligent driving operating system AOS and the intelligent vehicle control operating system VOS. The company also unveiled a cross-domain integrated software architecture dubbed Vehicle Stack.
Huawei has unveiled two new smart televisions, the first products to use HarmonyOS, the company's own operating system. The televisions will be available from August 15 in China and marks the first use of HarmonyOS, chief executive George Zhao said, adding that it will be marketed by its mid-range brand, Honor.