Huawei HarmonyOS: Huawei Announces New Operating System To Beat Google’s Android
Huawei Technology introduced HarmonyOS at its annual developer’s conference. According to CEO Richard Yu, this new operating system of the company was being worked on since 2017.
With the new operating system, Huawei aims to provide an open-source platform that can be used from smartphones to TVs, laptops and even cars. Honor Vision Smart TV is the first device with Huawei HarmonyOS.
It is believed that Huawei HarmonyOS will reduce Android’s dependence on American technology by replacing Android.
During the keynote, Richard stated that Huawei HarmonyOS can replicate Android, but currently the company will only use Google’s software on its smartphones for users and for Google’s app portfolio.
#HarmonyOS is built with a deterministic latency engine that gives a smooth interactive experience. That means latency is at a minimum; bringing fluid interactive experience to the maximum #HDC2019 pic.twitter.com/p9bnwNHJq6
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 9, 2019
Does HarmonyOS Support Android Apps?
In terms of app support, Huawei Harmony OS will support all Android apps as well as HTML5 and Linux. HarmonyOS aims to move beyond Android to become a global operating system in the future. Huawei will make DevKits available to its partners so that they can start building compatible apps immediately and speed up the process of implementing the new operating system.
Huawei was banned in the US a few months ago. Only then did the company say that it would launch its operating system. Huawei is accused of spying on American citizens and blacklisted by the US on charges of espionage and put on the commerce department’s “entity list”. After going into this list, companies do not have the license to do business with American companies. This case has been going on since December last year.