Back on September 2020, Huawei’s latest EMUI 11 was launched at the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC). Huawei Mate 40 series was the first device that is equipped with the new EMUI 11. This year in January, the president of Huawei’s Consumer Business Software Department stated at the Huawei club Annual Conference that 2021 is the first year of Hongmeng OS’s launch.
Now, according to the reports, EMUI 11.1 will be based on the HarmonyOS karnel, and possibly Huawei P50 series would be the first to equipped with this new system. Report also says that it could be the last EMUI version, as the HarmonyOS will take place after EMUI 11.1 in future smartphones.
HarmonyOS is a distributed operating system and as of now Huawei’s smart screen TVs are equipped with this system. Report also suggest that Hongmeng OS mobile version is expected to have some internal test quotas at the end of February or early March. HongmengOS 2.0 beta testing for Huawei smartphones already begin, as developers received beta update. President of CBG software at Huawei Consumer Business Group, Wang Chenglu said that the Hongmeng system can be opened to third-party developers as well. If everything goes according to the plan, Huawei smartphones with Hongmeng OS will be official this year.
A very popular Weibo tipster, Changan Digital King broke the news that Huawei’s next EMUI 11.1 version is expected to be released in next the month in March and it will be based on HarmonyOS karnel. He also said that it will be last EMUI version as the new HongmengOS system will replace the current system.
As per report, Hongmeng OS mobile version is expected to have some internal test quotas at the end of February or early March. Also, HarmonyOS 2.0 developer Beta version testing is going on Huawei P40, P40 Pro, Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, and MatePad Pro devices.