HarmonyOS 4 may debut at HDC2023? Official teases with high level of mystery

'HarmonyOS 4 may debut at HDC2023 with high level of mystery'

【Phoneauto News】On July 24th, Huawei officially released a hint about the HarmonyOS code, triggering speculation among netizens that the anticipation in August should be hinting at the upcoming HarmonyOS 4. From the elements of the poster, the overall color scheme is the same as this year’s HDC, and from the timeline, from August 4th to August 6th, Huawei will hold the Huawei Developer Conference 2023 at Songshan Lake. HarmonyOS 4 may possibly make its debut at this event. At the same time, Huawei has recently pushed the beta version of HarmonyOS 4 to developers, and many users have exposed the features of the new system, indicating that HarmonyOS 4 may have its first appearance at HDC2023.

Since the birth of HarmonyOS, the Huawei Developer Conference has been its “home”, and every year’s developer conference has brought us surprises about HarmonyOS. At the 2019 developer conference, HarmonyOS made its first appearance. As a distributed OS for all scenarios, HarmonyOS is not only installed on smartphones, but also on tablets, watches, smart screens, and other terminal products, which is the best demonstration of its distributed capabilities.

At the 2020 Huawei Developer Conference, Huawei released HarmonyOS 2 to developers, bringing a comprehensive upgrade in distributed capabilities including distributed software bus, distributed data management, and distributed security. At the same time, the Adaptive UX framework was released, allowing developers to quickly reach tens of millions of new devices and users. On June 2nd of the following year, Huawei officially released HarmonyOS 2 and a number of new products equipped with HarmonyOS 2. Phones with HarmonyOS 2 became official products for the market, and the control center, super terminal, and universal card on HarmonyOS 2 became the iconic features of HarmonyOS.

On July 27, 2022, HarmonyOS 3 started its upgrade, bringing six major upgrades including Super Terminal, Universal Card, Smooth Performance, Privacy and Security, HarmonyOS Smart Connection, and Information Accessibility, bringing consumers a constantly updated smart experience. Among them, the Super Terminal supports expansion to 12 types of devices, including printers, smart glasses, and car machines, making learning, work, and entertainment experiences seamless. HarmonyOS Smart Connection has more than 2,000 partners, and the product shipment volume has exceeded 170 million. At HDC 2022, Huawei announced that the number of Huawei devices equipped with HarmonyOS has reached 320 million, making HarmonyOS the most vibrant ecological foundation.

Meanwhile, the all-new HarmonyOS 4 will continue to advance along the path of distributed technology. Users have leaked that the models upgraded to HarmonyOS 4 now have a smoother daily experience, with UI animations becoming silkier, system response speed significantly improved, and the opening speed of various applications becoming more smooth. Moreover, according to the developer version experience, HarmonyOS 4 may add LTPO infinite refresh rate, freely adjustable from 1-120Hz, making it smoother and more power-saving in various scenarios, which can be considered a blessing for some old models. At the same time, the status bar icons have become more eye-catching, making information more clear at a glance.

Based on the current information exposed by developers who have upgraded to HarmonyOS 4, there are many optimizations in terms of user experience, making it smoother and more power-saving. It is more user-friendly for both ordinary users and professional developers. With the release of Huawei’s official “code” message, let us look forward to whether HarmonyOS 4 will be released at the upcoming Huawei Developer Conference. Let’s wait and see.

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