Huawei still banking on Android, HarmonyOS phones still a year away

Yolanda Curtis
December 11, 2019

Huawei plans to bring its in-house operating system Harmony OS to more products in 2020 but will still prioritise the use of Android on its smartphones.

But the company is now targeting devices such as smart watches, speakers and virtual reality devices, rather than smartphones, tablets or computers, it said.

It's important to point out the company hasn't got a nod from the United States government to resume business with companies such as Google just yet.


In August, Huawei launched a smart TV, the company's first product powered by Harmony OS.

We already know about Huawei's operating system, Harmony.

Until recently, it was believed that Harmony OS will take Android's place on smartphones, since the United States banned HUAWEI from purchasing US tech, Google Android included.


According to him, "HarmonyOS" that will be available globally will not replace Android as Huawei still treats Android as preferred OS by choice but things will start moving on this front next year, media rpeorts daid on Monday.

Wang Chenglu, chairman of the Huawei consumer business group's software division, told reporters at a China event that he would release smart TVs, smart watches, speakers and reality solutions based on the new software. But in the near future, we will get it in all Huawei phones.


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