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HarmonyOS is arriving on Huawei Flagships including Mate X2 from April 2021


Back in September at the HDC 2020, Huawei confirmed that it would bring the HarmonyOS to its Smartphones. Standing by its word, it has already rolled out a Beta Version of the HarmonyOS 2.0 to some devices. Now, the company has said that the stable Android alternative OS is finally coming to flagship devices.

HarmonyOS rollout

Starting from April 2021, Huawei flagship devices will start getting the HarmonyOS upgrade. This finally will transition the company’s smartphones into an ecosystem of its own.

At the launch, the company also said that the newbie HUAWEI Mate X2 will be among the first to get it. This means that the device will run EMUI 11.0 (Based on Android 10) till then.

Assuming that the HUAWEI P50 series launches in a couple of months, it should also get it alongside the 2021 foldable first. HUAWEI brought the HarmonyOS ecosystem as a way to evade the tussle with the US and the subsequent ban on Google Mobile Services(GMS).

This new Operating System is also considered as an infrastructure to get deep into the roots of smart IoT devices including Smart TVs. The company Last year upped the ante by bringing the HarmonyOS 2.0


As mentioned above, it extended the support for IoT devices initially. Following this, it released the SDK and Developer Toolkit for Smartphones in December 2020 and Beta versions from Jan’21.

Now, it has finally found the groove for the Flagships, and hence, expect the stable versions to roll out before H1 2021 ends. We don’t have an exact list of devices that will be getting the update yet. However, it is likely to arrive on the Huawei P, Mate, and Nova devices gradually.


Not just the HarmonyOS, Huawei is working hard to improve the App Gallery market as well. As of 2020, it had up to 500 million monthly active users worldwide and is expanding further.



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