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Huawei’s Latest OS That Could Replace Android


TechInAfrica – Huawei is on the move after the recent trade restriction by the U.S, claiming the company as a national security threat due to its fast-growing devices and technology advances. An operating system called HarmonyOS has been in development back in 2017, and the trade conflict has Huawei accelerated and finalized the end-product, with promising and flexible features that could put Android to the back burner.

The ban, extradited by Trump’s administration, prohibits Huawei from engaging in business with any U.S companies. For Huawei, that means a dead-end for future android updates and chipsets transaction.

On Friday, August 9th, Huawei introduced the latest-in-development OS to the world, aimed to set Huawei as a multi-capable company of withstanding its technology for everyday use. HarmonyOS will be compatible with various apps, from Linux to HTML5 and by being set as an open-source, developers are invited to contribute to the long term development of the operating system.

Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business group, speaks at the Huawei Developer Conference in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China August 9, 2019. via REUTERS

Though still in progress, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, said that the company is currently focusing on ramping up the development, and believe that by 2020, HarmonyOS will make its way to everything, from cars to watches and even PCs.

Huawei is confident with the upcoming release of this operating system. In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Huawei’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei notes that U.S’s act will not impose any lag to Huawei’s advances. “If U.S companies were to stop supplying us altogether, our production would not stop for a single day in the future. Rather, we would ramp up production. There’s no lethal risk that threatens Huawei’s survival at all.”


The version 2.0 is scheduled for next year release, while the version 3.0 planned for 2021. HarmonyOS is expected to land on PCs in 2020.



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