Huawei already has its own operating system after accelerated development in its last stages due to the US blockade. The refusal of the United States of America to allow Huawei to access proprietary parts of Android (Google services) reinforced the determination of the Chinese firm to have your own system, HarmonyOS, whose beta is already open.
Huawei is not the first manufacturer to have own operating system. LG has WebOS on its smart TVs, for example, and Samsung also has Tizen, the system it uses in TVs, wearables and some other mobile, and it remained to be known what Huawei wanted to do with your Android-based HarmonyOS. Now we know. It will be offered to manufacturers in the same situation as Huawei itself.
HarmonyOS, the Android for those who can’t access Android
This time it is not about any type of speculation about what use HarmonyOS could be given within the Huawei ecosystem, but rather its own CEO has been in charge of unveiling the company’s plans. Richard Yu has stated that HarmonyOS has not been developed solely for his own consumption but that it sand intends to bring the operating system to the catalog of other national manufacturers.
Huawei apparently wants to use HarmonyOS as an escape route for other manufacturers who find themselves in the same situation. That is to say, manufacturers that also suffer bans like the one that has led Huawei itself to not be able to use Google services on its Android phones. Huawei has created its HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) for this and has now also created an operating system.
HarmonyOS is designed to operate on multiple hardware combinations and will remain open source
Thus, HarmonyOS will be available to all Chinese smartphone manufacturers. unable to access protected parts of Google’s operating system, the famous Google Mobile Services, and thus facilitate that they continue to put devices in circulation. Something that was already affirmed in 2019 and that now, in the mouth of Richard Yu, is emphasized again.
According to Huawei itself, HarmonyOS is internally prepared to work with a multitude of different processors and want to keep it in an open source format so that it can be accessible by any brand, even if Huawei takes the lead in terms of its development and evolution. That is, Huawei has created its own Android for not being able to access the protected parts of Android. At least in China, we will see what happens in the future.
Via | Huawei Central
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