Huawei to make Harmony passing Linux as the fifth largest operating system by 2020, agency says

In a recent interview, Joy Tan, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, said that Harmony OS has fewer lines of code and is more secure. According to Counterpoint Research, Harmony is expected to overtake Linux as the fifth most popular smart digital terminal operating system by the end of 2020.

Huawei to make over-Linux the fifth largest operating system by 2020, agency says

Joy Tan says the Harmony operating system is a distributed, lightweight, compact operating system with powerful capabilities. It has far fewer lines of code than other operating systems on the market, so it is more secure.

She says the operating system is different from Android and iOS, where developers only need to do one app development and the app can be flexibly deployed to multiple different terminals.

“We only released Harmony OS a few months ago, and now we have a report from Counterpoint Research, a market research firm, that Harmony OS is expected to overtake Linux as the fifth most popular smart digital terminal operating system by the end of 2020. ”

Huawei’s autonomous operating system, Harmony, will gain 2% market share (globally) by 2020, surpassing Linux as the world’s fifth-largest operating system, according to a new report by MarketResearch, a market research firm, Counterpoint.

According to the report, the current global share of operating systems is 39% for Android, 35% for Windows, 13.87% for iOS, 5.92% for macOS and 0.77% for Linux.

At the HDC 2019 Huawei Developer Conference on August 9 this year, Yu Chengdong officially released Harmony OS, a full-scene distributed OS based on a microkernel.

Harmony system has four characteristics: distribution structure, natural smooth, internal nuclear safety, ecological sharing, can achieve module solution coupling, corresponding to different equipment can be elastically deployed.

Mr Yu said Android had more than 100 million lines of code and more than 20 million lines of kernels, but the average user used less than 8% of the code, which was more redundant overall, which was neither necessary nor needed in the IoT era.

The Harmony system adopts the “microkernel” design concept, different from the “macro kernel” of Android and other systems, the microkernel adopts the same operating platform, for different hardware capabilities of the product deployment, and adopts the distributed architecture to improve efficiency.

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