HDC 2020 starts September 10th, EMUI 11 based on Android 11 and Harmony OS 2.0 expected
Huawei holds several events throughout the year, covering a wide spectrum of topics across its entire ecosystem of products. One of its key events is the annual Huawei Developer Conference, or HDC, which sees wide participation across the industry, and attendance from Chinese as well as international guests. Since COVID-19 has made international travel difficult, this year’s HDC is expected to rely much more on online presence rather than on-site presence. Now, Huawei has announced that HDC 2020 will be held from September 10, 2020, to September 12, 2020.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 2, 2020
This year’s event will be held at Songshan Lake in Dongguan, China, where Huawei has an office, but we expect ready livestreaming facilities for all major events. The first day will host the keynote speech, after which we expect several presentations and activities over the course of three days. A lot of these presentations will be developer-focused, as is the theme of the event, but we do expect to hear more about Huawei’s upcoming strategies and consumer-facing products.
For instance, HDC 2019 was the first event where Harmony OS was first shown off, and for HDC 2020, we are expecting Harmony OS 2.0 to make an appearance. Further, we also expect EMUI 11 based on Android 11 to be shown off, continuing the tradition of showcasing beta builds of the upcoming UX upgrade at the event, as they did for EMUI 10. Other items on the agenda should be HMS Core and its new Kits, 5G, AI, and other changes to the Huawei ecosystem. The main keynote will be followed by different tech sessions where developers can expect to hear more from industry leaders, as well as codelabs for live sessions involving coding and programming.