Huawei To Cater Harmony OS To Its Devices From 2020 Onwards

In a technology news report last Monday, Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies stated it is planning to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system (OS) next year.

Moreover, it will promote them at home and abroad, according to Huawei spokesperson on Monday.

The spokesman added there are no preparations currently to roll out the OS to its phones, tablets, and computers, amongst Huawei’s most popular products.

President of the Huawei consumer business group’s software division, Wang Cheng Lu, cited comments. This was all regarding the plans that were first reported in the government-backed Shenzhen Special Zone Daily newspaper.

The event was at a store in the city of Shenzhen, where the business has its headquarters.

In August, Huawei revealed its proprietary OS as a possible substitute for Google’s Android. This was after it copes with trade constraints by the United States. It looms to cut its access to technology made by U.S. firms.

A “smart screen” or linked television product was its first invention to use Harmony, called Hongmeng, in Chinese.

On the flip side, it indicated that at the time, it would stick to Android for smartphones.

Moreover, it will progressively roll out Harmony to other devices such as smartwatches, speakers, and computer-generated reality gadgets.

Wang reiterated that outlook at the store event. In addition, he noted that the company would still have a preference to use Android on its phones.

The information stated was according to the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily newspaper.

Huawei’s Overseas Retreat Crams Chinese Competitors

Huawei: Package box with HUAWEI logo on top. Elsewhere, Washington’s decision to block Huawei smartphones from exploiting Google’s mobile services has created some unexpected victims.

This is by forcing the firm to retreat from abroad. It has put pressure on rival Chinese smartphone manufacturers and bolstered Huawei’s already dominant market position at home.

Late last month, the latest indication of distress came. It was when Xiaomi, the fourth-largest smartphone supplier in China, declared its fifth management reshuffle this year.

The shake-up happens after the Hong Kong-listed firm in November. It has also reported its first quarterly fall in smartphone income since going public in July 2018.

Meanwhile, analysts believe Xiaomi alone is not responsible for its shrinking sales.

The slump is also part of the damage from the U.S.’s de facto export ban against Huawei.

Flora Tang, an analyst at the global consultancy Counterpoint Research in Hong Kong, said, “With no access to Google mobile services, Huawei now has to focus its sales on China.”

This was when Google had been prohibited for years, and locals have accepted alternatives due to the fast-moving modern technology.

In a statement, “The U.S. ban also has increased the sense of nationalism, which works in favor of Huawei,” Tang said.

He also added, “Many Chinese pledged that they would only purchase Huawei phones.”

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