Huawei announced the replacement of Android on its smartphones

Huawei announced the replacement of Android on its smartphones

Huawei's Harmony OS will support almost any gadget from 2021

Evgeny Opanasenko

Huawei announced the replacement of Android on its smartphones

Techno section editor

Huawei Technologies plans to release its full-fledged operating system Harmony OS. It is seen as the company's best option to replace Google's Android mobile operating system. The transition from Android to Harmony OS will take place in 2021, according to Reuters.

The addition of Huawei to the US sanctions list in May 2019 banned Google from providing technical support for new Huawei phone models using Android, as well as from Google Mobile Services (GMS). Then, after a short time, the Chinese tech giant announced its own operating system with an eye on a wide range of devices – Harmony OS.

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Huawei has said that it has brought in many improvements and innovations since the announcement of Harmony OS and recently moved into iteration 2.0. The Chinese giant is now planning to open a public beta to developers in December 2020 to get their apps ready for full launch.

Huawei announced the replacement of Android on its smartphones

Harmony OS will run on a wide variety of devices, from smartphones to smartwatches

The operating system from Huawei will support almost any gadget that is equipped with 124 MB of RAM and 4 GB of permanent memory. At the same time, developers will be able to write a single application for both wearable electronics and TVs, cars, etc. – HarmonyOS 2.0 itself will determine on which device this or that program is launched, and therefore will adjust the interface to the device.

Another interesting feature of the shown update is the differentiation of access levels within the system. So, if the watch does not have an NFC module, then its Bluetooth connection with a smartphone cannot be used to access Huawei Pay. Thus, the development of the Chinese giant quite correctly takes into account the capabilities of the device and “allows” it only what is needed for its work, and not everything.

Recall that earlier Honor 9X became the last Huawei smartphone on full Android. At the same time, sales of the most expensive smartphone in the world, the Huawei Mate X, will start in Ukraine.

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