The OS is part of Huawei’s so-called “internet of things” strategy where it is trying to create a consistent experience across various connected devices through its software.
According to Honorary CEO George Gao, this smart TV will be available on the market in China on Thursday. It is being marketed under the Honor brand for smartphones targeting a young customer segment.
Honor Vision TV Conference
Also, it has a front camera for video chat and face recognition to prevent children from accessing certain programs.
On other hand, Richard Yu the CEO of Huawei’s consumer division reported, that the situation with Google remains unclear. He stressed that Huawei would prefer to continue using Android on its smartphones, but if it was unable to, then it could switch to HarmonyOS immediately.
Noteworthy, released under the Honor brand that Huawei owns, the 55-inch Honor Vision series starts at 3,799 yuan ($538).
The company would have been able to ship 300 million smartphones this year without such restrictions. It shipped 118 million units in the first-half.
On other hand, the company confirmed that the work on the new OS began 2 years back and was accelerated in 2019, probably due to the ongoing trade issue between the US and China. it plans to release version 2.0 of the micro-kernel next year which will be followed by version 3.0 in 2021.