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Huawei released its own operating system to rival Android: Harmony OS

Written by Petteri Pyyny @ 09 Aug 2019 6:36 User comments (1)

Huawei released its own operating system to rival Android: Harmony OS

Even though there's a ceasefire between United States and Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the company is determined to seek alternatives to Google-controlled Android. Today, those plans came to life today as Huawei released its own operating system, called Harmony OS.
Announcement was made during Huawei's own annual developer conference in China. According to Huawei, the new operating system is suitable for all kinds of devices, ranging from small IoT devices to full-blown smartphones and tablets.





Company says that Harmony OS supports HTML5-based apps, Linux software and Android apps. But the full-blown Android app support is still somewhat in middle of development / testing process, as the support for Android apps was stated "to be released later".



Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Richard Yu, stated that the company wishes to continue to use Android with its smartphones, but stated that it could switch "immediately" to Harmony, if it was (once again) blocked from using Android. Yu also claimed that Harmony runs smoother and faster than Android.

Company is expected to launch its first Harmony-based device tomorrow, when it is expected to launch its own smart TV, Huawei Vision TV, for Chinese markets.

Huawei also owns Honor, its smartphone sister brand that is very popular in many European countries.

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111.8.2019 00:51

"Huawei also owns Honor, its smartphone sister brand that is very popular in many European countries." It is doing exceedingly well in India too.

I just hope they have based their OS on Free or Open BSD just like Apple. Then their cost of royalty payouts to Microsoft would be eliminated making them lower in cost to compete with other phones.

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