Huawei Launches New Operating System Following US Ban

A man holds a Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing China

Huawei's new operating system would not be used on the company's smartphones at the moment, despite being initially proclaimed as a secret weapon to mitigate the impacts of losing access to Google's Android system.

Harmony is Huawei's back up plan if it is cut off form its USA suppliers, although the company has reportedly been working on its own operating system for a number of years.

HarmonyOS will also be made available in smart screen products such as TV, smartwatches, and in-vehicle infotainment systems later this year, according to Yu.

Yu said that Huawei can start using Harmony in smartphones "at any time", but he said that the company is giving "priority" to Android right now.

Huawei just launched its operating system, Harmony OS, during its developers conference in China.

We've been talking about Huawei's Android alternative for quite a while now, and the Chinese company has finally unveiled it.

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Graphics displayed during his presentation did include depictions of smartphones as well as watches, cars and televisions.

Another interesting factor is that Huawei will release this OS as an open-source platform in order to raise more adoption. It'll apparently work with devices with vastly different amounts of memory. The bans would mean that United States federal agencies will no longer be able to buy gear and services from the company as of next week.

Huawei chief Richard Yu says that Harmony is "completely different from Android and iOS". This would be a big blow for any company, but Huawei has actually been working on something that could potentially prove to be a game changer for quite some time.

HarmonyOS' launch had been highly anticipated by the market, especially after Google announced that it will suspend all its business activities with Huawei. A number of names for the OS have been thrown around, from HongMeng to Harmony.

However, if push comes to shove and Huawei had to migrate to HarmonyOS, that would not be hard. However, if it "cannot use Android in the future", the Chinese giant will take the necessary steps to "immediately switch to Harmony OS".

"In consideration of our already established ecosystem and partners, Huawei will still prioritize Android".

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