Huawei’s official announcement: Hongmeng OS users break 40 million and are expected to reach 200 million by the end of this year

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GameLook reported/I still remember the Huawei conference in June, and the Hongmeng system with its own topicality came as scheduled. In less than two months, the number of users of HarmonyOS 2 has exceeded 40 million.

On July 29th, the Huawei P50 series conference, which was confined to the Kirin 9000 swan song, was four months late, “although it is late.” As the protagonist of this conference, the first P50 series pre-installed with Hongmeng system also changed Huawei’s international publishing practices and returned to China.

Although subject to well-known reasons, the “big eyes” P50 series are all 4G chips and do not support 5G, which is a pity, but the press conference still brought some unexpected news:

Huawei Consumer Business CEO Yu Chengdong announced at the press conference: “HarmonyOS 2 has achieved more than 40 million user upgrades, with an average of 8 user upgrades per second, which is widely recognized. It is expected that by the end of this year, 200 million Huawei users will upgrade HarmonyOS. “In the future, Mate 9, P10 and other models will also be open for upgrades.

It is worth mentioning that most games on the market today can be adapted to the Hongmeng system. Not long ago, the first Hongmeng system game “Mini World” has also been put on the Huawei Mall. Not only that, there will also be a keynote speech on “HarmonyOS Card Game” on Hongmeng Developer Day on July 31.

Although it has been predicted, the development of Hongmeng OS is much faster than we thought.

40 million is just the beginning, this year’s goal is to cover 300 million devices

As the first mobile phone with the Hongmeng system pre-installed at the factory, the flagship product P50 series is undoubtedly the core of this conference, bringing two models of P50 and P50 pro. You know, images have always been a feature of Huawei’s P series, and the two new P50 models are naturally no exception. Not only has the “XD Optics computational optics” been introduced, the Vientiane double ring design on the back is also quite eye-catching.

At the same time, the entire P50 series uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 888; while the P50 Pro is divided into two configuration versions, which are equipped with Huawei’s own Kirin 9000 and Snapdragon 888. Although 5G is not supported under US chip restrictions, Yu Chengdong also said that through 4G+Wi-Fi 6, in most user scenarios, it can still bring a good communication experience.

At the same time, Yu Chengdong also announced the latest breakthrough results of Hongmeng 2.0 in terms of users. He mentioned that more than 40 million users have upgraded HarmonyOS 2 and it has been recognized by a large number of users. “It is estimated that by the end of this year, 200 million Huawei users will upgrade to HarmonyOS.”

In fact, Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei’s consumer business software department, has previously given the goal of Hongmeng System-the total coverage target of 2021 is 300 million devices. Among them, 200 million units are Huawei’s own equipment, and the number of equipment for third parties is 100 million units.

According to Huawei’s official disclosure, the number of upgraded users exceeded 10 million within a week. What’s more interesting is that Hongmeng officially announced that its users exceeded 30 million on July 8, and only 21 days later, on the 29th, it added tens of millions of users.

In other words, nearly 480,000 users have been upgrading Hongmeng 2.0 every day since July. Although it is not as good as the official description of “8 user upgrades per second on average”, the growth rate is still amazing.

Of course, Hongmeng is not a simple mobile phone operating system, but a full-scenario, multi-terminal operating system in the Internet of Everything era. The ecological layout is obviously the focus. At this press conference called “Vientiane New Life”, Huawei also specially compressed the length of mobile phones, leaving nearly half of the time for more Hongmeng ecological products.

Next, Huawei will launch Sound X, the flagship speaker jointly designed with Deware, the first Mini LED smart screen, Huawei Smart Screen V75 Super, and Smart Screen V 98, as well as the first children’s education product—Huawei Smart Screen for elf learning. And these new products will also be equipped with Hongmeng 2.0 system.

According to official sources from Huawei, there are currently more than 300 applications and services, more than 1,000 hardware, and more than 500,000 developers participating in the construction of the Hongmeng ecosystem. In addition to hardware manufacturers such as Midea and Joyoung, more applications such as, Youku, and WPS have also begun to adapt to Hongmeng products.

The first batch of upgraded users: easy to use, but the Hongmeng ecosystem urgently needs improvement

Whether it is attracting more and more manufacturers to join, or the number of upgraded users, behind each dazzling data, or from the strong attraction of Hongmeng OS 2.0. Today’s over 40 million milestone events have also caused a new round of discussions among Hongmeng users who have long felt it.

“Upgrade in the first time”-Facing the freshly released Harmony OS2, this is the answer of most Huawei users. And two months later, what different feelings did these “the first batch of people who ate crabs” have about Hongmeng? It does make the outside world curious.

Users who know it said that Hongmeng OS2.0 is already smoother than the previous generation EMUI. “Combined with the technology of sliding and loading, you can get an instant experience when browsing the information stream.” And because the Hongmeng OS itself occupies less memory space, the specially developed APP is also smaller. “This directly surprised me, and many people are also the same. The reason is that a feature of HarmonyOS is that it does not kill the background.”

There are also some users who accidentally upgrade, but it becomes really fragrant in seconds, “I upgraded it easily. It has been a month since the upgrade, and it feels nothing bad to use.”

Naturally, users who are impressed by the multi-device collaborative experience of Hongmeng are indispensable: “There is a saying that the linkage between a tablet and a notebook is really useful. It is used almost every day and the latency is also very low.”

There are also netizens who quoted various professional evaluation data and finally proved that “HarmonyOS’s comprehensive experience is significantly better than EMUI”.

But after all, it is a new operating system, and Hongmeng has not satisfied every user. Although the learning threshold is lowered, some users who are accustomed to the Android system still find it difficult to accept card design and other designs. “When using a mobile phone with one hand, there is always one side that cannot be taken care of, and after the notification bar is pulled down, it is not smooth at all when it is pulled back.”

Others said: “It’s the mobile page that looks weird, and the large folder destroys the beauty of the mobile desktop. But it looks very good on the tablet.” In contrast, the current ecological construction is inadequate, which is most users. Really care about the shortcomings. Some netizens said: “The current system has shortcomings, and the ecological environment of Hongmeng is not perfect.”

This view has also been recognized by many users, “For the Hongmeng system, ecology is its biggest highlight. Only in the case of multiple Hongmeng devices can Hongmeng play its greatest role, so Hongmeng needs more Of users to upgrade, so as to better promote the ecological construction of Hongmeng, so it is necessary to promote quickly.”

Compatible with Android applications, the first Hongmeng game appeared

As the world’s third largest mobile operating system after Android and iOS, although it is basically compatible with Android applications, many players have always worried about the performance of the Hongmeng system in games, and the relationship between the two has always affected the hearts of the gaming circle.

At present, the Hongmeng system covers almost all mainstream games on the market, and its data packet size is not much different from that of the Android version. And in recent days, Hongmeng has finally ushered in its first game-“Mini World”.

According to IT House netizens, the domestic sandbox game “Mini World” has been put on the Huawei App Market, becoming the first game to support Hongmeng services. Unlike the Android version, the “HMOS” icon appears in the lower right corner of the icon of the Hongmeng version of “Mini World”, indicating that the game is developed based on HarmonyOS. At the same time, an underline also appeared under the icon, which means that Hongmeng’s card features are also supported.

The difference is also the size of the package body on both sides. From the data of the app store, the size of Hongmeng version of “Mini World” is 645.9MB, while the size of Android is only 342.4MB. However, some media pointed out that this is because “Mini World” is not a pure Harmony application, but an improved version of Harmony on the Android version, so it is currently larger.

In addition, in April this year, Huawei was exposed to the release of recruitment information related to game development, which was regarded as a sign of intention to enter the game industry by the outside world. However, some analysis also mentioned that this may be to verify the possibility of “distributed games” based on the Hongmeng system-allowing a game to interact with multiple terminals with low latency, bringing players a brand new gaming experience.

At the Hongmeng press conference in June this year, during the demonstration of the card function of the “atomic service”, there was indeed a screen that directly transferred the “Light Encounter” running on the mobile phone to the tablet.

It is worth noting that there have been media reports that on the upcoming Hongmeng Developer Day on July 31, there will be a new technology speech on the theme of “HarmonyOS Card Game”, which is once again used by many peers as a signal of Huawei’s involvement in the gaming circle.

However, Huawei has responded on July 14 that the so-called “HarmonyOS card game” does not refer to products developed by Huawei, but refers to game demos developed by independent developers using the Hongmeng system. Huawei only provides relevant information for game developers. Tools and capabilities. But the specific details still need to wait for the arrival of Hongmeng Developer Day.

Concluding remarks

From breaking 10 million in a week, to 30 million in more than 30 days, and then breaking 40 million in two months, Hongmeng OS continues to raise the expectations of the outside world at an astonishing speed, and it is also attracting more and more cooperating manufacturers to join. .

Although most game companies are still on the sidelines, Huawei has not stopped. With the implementation of “HarmonyOS card game” and more incentives, I believe that it is only a matter of time before game developers join in. We can still have a good view of the future of Hongmeng ecology Have high expectations.

Today, this feeling has become stronger: maybe we are not far away from the real interconnection of everything.

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