Huawei reveals in-house developed HarmonyOS
- Huawei has officially revealed its in-house developed operating system christened HarmonyOS. Previously, it was rumoured to be called ArkOS or OakOS.
- HarmonyOS is an open-source Android alternative which can power a wide variety of products including smartphones, TVs, laptops, smartwatches, and even cars.
- It was previously believed that Huawei would ditch Android after its new operating system goes official because of the company’s uncertain relations with the USA. However, Huawei has confirmed that this is not the case and Huawei/ Honor phones would continue to be powered by Android.
- However, in a scenario where Huawei gets permanently banned from dealing with US-based companies, its current Android phones can immediately migrate to HarmonyOS. In fact, Harmony will soon gain support for Android, HTML5 and Linux-based apps.
- The first HarmonOS-powered product, which is likely not a smartphone, will be revealed by Honor very soon.
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