Honor smartphones can also switch from Android to HarmonyOS


This Wednesday, June 2, the official premiere of HarmonyOS, a new mobile operating system developed by Huawei as an alternative to Android, will take place. At the event, Huawei will name the first batch of devices that can migrate from Android to HarmonyOS 2.0. Among them, as expected, there will be smartphones of the Huawei P40 and Mate 40 series, Mate X2, Nova 8 and MatePad Pro. But these are not the only gadgets for which the new OS will be available. Honor devices, the former Huawei sub-brand, which was sold at the end of last year due to increased US sanctions, will also be able to qualify for the update.

Insiders say that Huawei considers old Honor users to be an integral part of the company and therefore has prepared an update for them to HarmonyOS. By old users, they mean the owners of those Honor devices that were released before the sub-brand split from Huawei.

It is worth saying that Huawei is positioning HarmonyOS as an open and universal platform that is suitable for a wide range of devices — from smartphones and tablets to wearable electronics and car systems. The company expects other electronics manufacturers to take an interest in its operating system. Recently, two Chinese companies officially announced their desire to install HarmonyOS on their devices — Meizu and Midea. Who else has aroused interest in the Android alternative from Huawei is still unknown.