Earlier this week, Chinese tech company Huawei unveiled its second major version of their HarmonyOS. During the unveiling event, the company launched two watches and two tablets that will run on the OS out of the box.
The company plans to migrate about 100 Android devices to their operating system with the first batch expected to begin today. The migration will begin first in China, with no word yet on when the Western or any other markets will be able to switch to the new OS. The China-only rollout will somewhat make the migration process easy for the company, as th units sold in China are without Google services out of the box.
The first batch of devices that will be migrating to the OS starting today are Mate40 Pro, Mate40 Pro+, Mate40 RS, Mate40, Mate40E, Mate X2, P40, P40 4G, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30E Pro 5G, Mate 30 RS, Mate 30, Mate 30 5G, MatePad Pro, MatePad Pro 5G and Mate XS.
The next batch which will happen in Q3 2020 (July-September) are Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, nova 7 SE, nova 7 SE 5G Youth, nova 8 5G, nova 8 Pro 5G, nova 8 Pro 4G, nova 8 SE, nova 7 5G, nova 7 Pro 5G, nova 6, nova 6 5G, nova 6 SE, MatePad 10.8, MatePad 10.4 and MatePad 5G.
By the fourth and final quarter of 2020, older flagships like the Mate 20 X and P30 Pro will get the HarmonyOS. The company has a schedule of migration lined up to the 1st half of 2022. Huawei users can seek assistance by going to one of the company’s 66 in-stores in China.