Huawei Developer Conference 2020 (Together) was held today at Songshan Lake, China – 10th September 2020. In the keynote speech, Huawei announced major upcoming updates for HarmonyOS 2.0, EMUI 11, HMS (Huawei Mobile Services), Huawei HiLink and Huawei Research. These improvements will empower global developers and ecosystem partners to provide enhanced and innovative experiences for users.
“Huawei’s breakthrough in ecosystem development is a result of the strong support from global developers and partners. Huawei will fully open core technologies as well as software and hardware capabilities to developers, collaborating with them to drive further innovation of an all-scenario smart ecosystem,” said Richard Yu, Executive Director and CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.“Stars shine through even the darkest night. Each of our developers is a star. Together they form a brilliant array. That will light the way.”
HarmonyOS 2.0: Officially Open Source with Mobile HarmonyOS Beta Available to Developers by Year-End
Huawei announced its all-scenario experience operating system, HarmonyOS, back in 2019. Since then, a robust line-up of devices has been developed for the system, facilitating quick device discovery, instant connection, hardware collaboration and resource sharing between multiple smart devices. HarmonyOS 2.0 was announced today, bringing a comprehensive upgrade to its existing distributed capabilities, including software bus, data management, and security. Huawei also introduced an adaptive UX framework that allows developers to quickly reach tens of millions of new devices and users.
With the latest update, HarmonyOS will officially be open-source and developers will be able to gain access to emulators, SDK packages, and IDE tools. The open-source project, which is donated to China Open Atomic Open Source Foundation, will be launched in stages with a mobile HarmonyOS beta release planned firstly for Chinese developers at the end of 2020. Richard Yu announced the roadmap for HarmonyOS in his keynote speech. “Starting on 10 September, HarmonyOS is open to 128KB-128MB IoT devices, such as smart TVs, wearables, cars and more. In April 2021, we will open it to 128MB-4GB devices and in October 2021, HarmonyOS will be opened for devices above 4GB,” he said.
HMS Core 5.0: Breaking Ground as The World’s Third Largest Mobile App Ecosystem
In a single year, HMS Core 5.0’s open capabilities have increased from 14 Kits to 56 Kits, while the number of APIs has jumped from 885 to 12,981 covering seven major areas, helping developers achieve innovation and simplify the development process.
Huawei Research: The innovative research platform
Huawei Research, which focuses on front-end research, opens two key platform capabilities Huawei Research Kit and Huawei Research Cloud. These capabilities facilitate efficient innovative research processes, accelerate technological breakthroughs, incubate apps innovations as well as quickly achieve result transformation. As a result, scientific research institutions, innovation institutions, industry organisations, medical institutions and other industry partners are empowered, allowing industries from all sectors to prosper.
In the Active Health Field, Huawei assisted in heart health research by ensuring that health research data collected is accurate and diverse. In the Travel Safety Field, mobile and wearable devices intelligently collaborate with automobiles to bring new safe-driving technologies such as the collision avoidance system and driver fatigue care. In the Home Life Field, Huawei harness multi-device wireless sensing capabilities to provide features, such as fall detection, non-inductive breathing monitoring and spatial positioning.