Huawei to Release Its Own Operating System: Harmony OS

Recently, Google announced that Huawei would no longer be allowed to use Android OS on some of its smartphones. 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. This game changer that we are talking about is a brand new micro-kernel based operating system that the company is referring to as Harmony OS.

This OS has been available for Smart TVs for quite some time now, but at a recent tech conference the Chine company announced that it will be expanding Harmony OS and making it accessible to anyone that is using any kind of device including laptops and wearables. However, the true game changer has to do with the fact that Huawei is going to be launching a new phone towards the end of the year, a new phone that might prove to change things quite dramatically because of the fact that it will come with Harmony OS built in.

Ever since smartphones became an intrinsic part of the modern world, the only two companies that have been able to maintain a presence in the operating systems market have been Apple and Google. While there are Linux based operating systems out there, these systems are not nearly as popular as Android and iOS.
"China is home to a strong app ecosystem and a massive user base. Moving forward, Huawei will lay the foundations for HarmonyOS in the Chinese market, and then expand it further to the global ecosystem.", explained Huawei in a press release.
Huawei is the first major competitor that Google and Apple have ever had, although it is fair to say that this is more of a competition with Google since Harmony OS is going to be open sourced, something that a lot of developers have wanted from Android for quite some time. Another thing that will make Harmony OS the first proper competitor for Android is the fact that the operating system is going to support current Android apps which will help establish its legitimacy and will make the crossover process a lot easier for current consumers.

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