Harmony OS is a very unusual platform, if only because we still don't know about its origins. Despite the fact that a top manager of the company made it clear that Huawei did not copy Android, he never said whether the Google operating system is based on Harmony OS or not. But Wang Chenglu, who has recently appeared very often in the information field, defending Huawei's proprietary platform from attacks, spoke about its unique predisposition to quickly interact with far from mobile devices. Not only told, but also showed.
Harmony OS differs from Android in the deep mutual integration of compatible devices
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At a special conference held in early January in China, Wang Chenglu held a visual demonstration of the interaction of Harmony OS smartphones with each other and compatible household appliances. At this stage, Harmony OS supports only four scenarios for working with external devices, but even what is available now, if not amazing, then clearly indicates that the Chinese have thought about the convenience of users.
Why Harmony OS is better than Android
Smart home appliances can be controlled directly by smartphones running Harmony OS
The first scenario involves the simplified use of kitchen appliances. It is enough just to attach a mobile gadget to the oven for a second to read data from the NFC tag and get quick access to all control elements. Thus, it will be possible not to deal with the instructions, but, starting from the images and signatures on the smartphone screen, set the desired operating mode and wait for it to complete. In the end, it is far from always clear how to turn on the convection mode using standard controls, and with a smartphone this can be done at the touch of a button, and even remotely.
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The second scenario is to instantly exchange data with another smartphone on Harmony OS. In this case, we are not talking about wireless technologies for transferring files, but, for example, about transferring screen contents.
It will be possible to transfer a product card from a smartphone to a smartphone from the online store application
So one user can transfer to another a product card on the website of an online store that he is currently viewing, or a music track that is currently playing on his device. To do this, the second does not even have to install the appropriate application - deep integration of devices based on Harmony OS allows you to share screen content without additional tools.
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From a smartphone, you can send video to a TV
Similarly, you can transfer data from a smartphone to a TV. The main condition is the connection to the same Wi-Fi network. It is not very clear whether you need to bring your smartphone to the TV to establish a connection or you can do it remotely, but anyway, Huawei promises that the ability to broadcast a video stream from a mobile device to a large screen will be available as a standard option. So you can transfer not only a movie, a recording from a camera, but also, for example, a broadcast from TikTok, YouTube and other video services. True, it is strange that such a scenario can be in demand on smart TVs, where viewing any online content should be available by default.
Smartphones running Harmony OS will be able to improve video conferencing. True, it is not very clear how
Well, in conclusion, Wang Chenglu promised that connecting a smartphone to a TV will solve the whole problem of video conferencing services. According to him, this will get rid of fuzziness, bad signal, blurring, sound delay from the picture, etc. Another thing is that Chenglu did not say how exactly such a result would be achieved. If we are talking about 5G, then, of course, he is right, but since this type of communication is not available in most countries of the world, including China, such a thing will be irrelevant and will not be able to attract the consumer.
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In general, the idea that Huawei wants to implement is understandable. It consists not only and not so much in facilitating the use of certain functions of household appliances, but in the mutual integration of devices of different types. However, you need to understand that native interaction will be available only on Huawei branded electronics or on gadgets from those manufacturers that have entered into an agreement with it. But since the Chinese company is under US sanctions, it's hard to imagine any Samsung or LG agreeing to interact with Huawei. I'm not even talking about the fact that it is absolutely not necessary to create a separate OS to work with NFC tags.