Own Huawei operating system is called HarmonyOS, and you can use it not only in mobile phones. However, while the largest Chinese manufacturer remains with Google, despite the sanctions.
Huawei, China’s smartphone and telecommunications equipment maker, has introduced insurance against tougher US sanctions, the HarmonyOS operating system, designed to replace Google’s Android if necessary.
The first smartphone on HarmonyOS will be presented on Sunday, it will be a gadget under the brand name Honor, reports the Bangkok Post. Will the smartphone be sold abroad or is it intended
The head of the company’s consumer division, Richard Yu, said the company still wants to use Android, but it can “go [to its own OS] at one time.”
According to CNet, HarmonyOS will support many programming languages and environments, Android applications can work in it, there is support for Linux and HTML5. In addition, according to Yu, the HarmonyOS code will be open, like Android, so third-party manufacturers will be able to modify it to fit their needs and gadgets.
HarmonyOS will not work on smartphones yet, but by the end of the year it will be tested on other devices manufactured by Huawei, such as smart TVs and, probably, smart watches.
Huawei is the world’s second largest smartphone company. She became the target of US sanctions due to concerns of lawmakers about her close relationship with the Chinese government. In the US, they fear that Chinese equipment may be used for espionage. In May, Huawei was blacklisted by the Donald Trump administration. who forbade American companies to provide her with their products. This meant terminating access to Android, which Google immediately confirmed. At that time, it was the most decisive step of the United States in the trade war with China. However, then the “execution” of Huawei was postponed for three months, and later Trump announced that he was ready to lift the ban.
At the same time, observers note that the transition to their own operating system will solve Huawei’s problems only partially. The power of sanctions is not only that there will be no Android in Chinese smartphones. They also block access to the entire ecosystem built by Google, primarily to the app store. And if there are alternatives for Chinese buyers, then Huawei’s sales abroad will bring down such a ban, by the company’s own estimate, by 40%.
Now the use of equipment of a Chinese manufacturer is prohibited in state institutions of the United States. Huawei has repeatedly stated that US suspicions are unfounded, and there are no spy bookmarks in the equipment.