Former Huawei executive Wang Chenglu has confirmed that a Hongmeng PC version will be released next year. Wang, who is now the CEO of Shenzhen Kaihong Digital Industry Development Co., Ltd., made the announcement in a Weibo interaction with netizens.
Hongmeng, also known as HarmonyOS, is an operating system independently developed by Huawei. It was first unveiled in 2019 and is designed to be a full-scenario distributed OS that can be used across a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, and smart home appliances.
The PC version of Hongmeng is still under development, but Wang’s announcement suggests that it is nearing completion. It is unclear whether this system will be based on the open source Hongmeng or the Hongmeng system that Huawei has been working on.
In February of this year, engineers from Hongmeng ecological enterprise iSoftStone subsidiary Honghu Wanlian completed the initial adaptation of OpenHarmony to PC. OpenHarmony is an open source version of Hongmeng that is available for anyone to use and modify.
The release of a Hongmeng PC version would be a major milestone for Huawei. It would allow the company to compete with Microsoft in the PC market and further expand its ecosystem.
The news of the Hongmeng PC version has been met with mixed reactions. Some people are excited about the prospect of a new operating system for PCs, while others are skeptical about Huawei’s ability to compete with Microsoft.
Only time will tell how successful the Hongmeng PC version will be. However, it is clear that Huawei is serious about its ambitions in the PC market.