Huawei has commenced its annual developer conference today, where it has only revealed its new HarmonyOS mobile operating system. HarmonyOS is a microkernel-based, distributed operating system, which according to the company will help the consumers have a cohesive experience across the range of devices they use.
HarmonyOS will support a number of platforms including smartphones, smart speakers, computers, smartwatches, wireless earbuds, cars and tablets. The company states that the platform will support RAM sizes from KBs to GBs. To address underperformance challenges the company will be using a Deterministic Latency Engine and high-performance Inter-Process Communication (IPC).
The Deterministic Latency Engine will reduce the response latency of apps by 25.7 per cent by setting task execution priorities and time limits for scheduling in advance. Whereas, IPC with the help of the microkernel will help increase the performance efficiency of the operating system by five times compared to existing systems according to the company.