For several years now, Huawei has been working on its own operating system for mobile devices. Last year’s tightening of US government sanctions forced Huawei to rush to launch its own software platform called HarmonyOS.
A few months ago, Chinese developers got access to a test build of HarmonyOS, and now the company is finally ready to publicly present its development. On the official HarmonyOS page on the Weibo social network, Huawei has posted a teaser indicating the exact date of the announcement of the new OS. It is scheduled for next Wednesday, June 2nd.
I must say that Huawei is considering HarmonyOS as an alternative to Android, because due to US sanctions, the Chinese company first lost access to Google’s mobile services, and now it may be completely cut off from Android. Huawei’s platform is a universal open source platform that is compatible not only with smartphones, but also smartwatches, SmartTVs, laptops and other electronics. The Chinese manufacturer is positioning its OS as a platform for the era of the Internet of Things. It is planned that by the end of this year, about 300-400 million devices will go to HarmonyOS.