The Chinese technology giant Huawei today presented its own operating system, called HarmonyOS, with which it proposes an alternative to Google’s Android in view of the prospects of the China-US trade war. leave you unable to use it for your devices.
On the first day of the 2019 Developer Conference, which the company organized in Dongguan (in southeast China), Huawei ended with months of rumors and speculation, and presented this platform, on which it intends to build its own software ecosystem.
In the event, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer division, Richard Yu, said that having an operating system of his own is necessary to face the future challenges of the era of the internet of things.
Yu said some of the HarmonyOS features had already been implemented in some of its high-end smartphones and other devices.
With its new platform, which will be open source, Huawei aims to make the user experience smooth on all its devices.
For now, according to specialized media, the first device to work with HarmonyOS will be an Honor TV, the second Huawei brand.
On July 30, during the presentation of the semi-annual results of Huawei, its president, Liang Hua, reiterated that, “Yes, the US It allows us to use Android, it will always be our preference, but if not, we have the ability to develop our operating system and its ecosystem. ”
However, at that time Liang kept the mystery about the today unveiled HarmonyOS by being asked if it was ready and if the phones launched in the coming months would incorporate it: “You will see with your own eyes how prepared we are at the time.”
Information on Huawei’s own operating system – which the company would have been developing for years, according to the local press – began to increase after in May Washington blacklisted the company as it considered a danger to its national security and vetoed its Business with American companies.
This veto was temporarily and partially lifted in June, as part of the commercial truce signed by US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.
However, the resurgence of tariff disputes between Beijing and Washington leaves in the air the future of the relationship between Huawei and Google.
If the veto remains standing, Huawei’s new devices will not be able to access Google and not use the applications developed by the US company, such as Google Play Store.