Tipster says these existing Huawei and Honor devices will get HarmonyOS3
It had earlier said that phones running Android 10-based EMUI 11 would be upgradable to HarmonyOS in the future. Thanks to a Chinese blogger (via MyDrivers), we now know which existing devices would be compatible with HarmonyOS once its released.
HarmonyOS roll out will be staggered
Smartphones fueled by the upcoming 5nm Kirin 9000 SoC will apparently be the first to get Huawei's home-brewed OS. The company supposedly only has a few units of the unannounced chip and they are reserved for the forthcoming Mate 40 phones.
After that, Kirin 990 5G-based phones will reportedly be eligible for an upgrade. The chipset is the beating heart of the Mate 30 series, P40 lineup, Mate Xs, Nova 6 5G, Honor 30, and Honor V30 Pro.
Next up are devices based on the Kirin 990 4G, Kirin 985, Kirin 980, and Kirin 820. After that, HarmonyOS will seemingly be made available for phones with the Kirin 810 and Kirin 710.
Huawei does not intend to force its operating system on its users and the choice to switch from Android to HarmonyOS will rest with them.