More and more details about the HarmonyOS operating system are appearing on the Web, and some points, if not shocking, are certainly surprising.
For example, such a fact: as the source writes, to run HarmonyOS 2.0 is enough just … 128 KB of RAM. This is the minimum. But in general, the limit is specified quite generally – from 128 KB to 128 MB. Given that HarmonyOS is already addressed to smartphones (beta version of the appropriate build will appear in December), there is reason to believe that this OS will be better adapted for low-power smartphones than the Android Go.
But it’s no surprise at all that such a meager requirement for the amount of RAM needed to run HarmonyOS. Originally, this operating system was developed with the aim of using in a variety of Internet devices things (IoT), and their hardware platforms do not require all that volume and variety of hardware required by modern smartphones or computers.
But here’s another curious fact about HarmonyOS 2.0 – it, according to Huawei, works faster than Android and iOS! And this, apparently, is due to the features of its file system. For comparison, various APIs and components of the three operating systems were used: the framework of iOS CoreSpotlight, Unix-protocol Samba and class Android ContentProvider, which provides a unified interface to access the data of the application.
In all three cases, the speed advantage of HarmonyOS was from 1.2 to 4 times. Testing was conducted using smartphones Huawei Mate 30 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.