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Huawei bids farewell to Android and launches Harmony

Huawei bids farewell to Android and launches Harmony
Huawei bids farewell to Android and launches Harmony

The Chinese company Huawei Technologies announced yesterday, Wednesday, the launch of its operating system (Harmony or .

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for smartphonesHuawei unveiled its first mobile devices equipped with the new “Harmony” system in a virtual event broadcast from its headquarters in Shenzhen, in the south of the country, today.

Huawei will start rolling out the Harmony operating system in certain smartphone models, starting from this evening, as it will give users the opportunity to change the current operating system based mainly on Google’s Android platform.

And the use of Harmony means that the company will no longer be fully dependent on the Android systemThe company is looking to recover from sanctions imposed on it by the United States, which obstructed its activity in the production of phonesThe US sanctions prevent Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Group, from providing technical support for new models of Huawei phones or allowing them to access the Google mobile service on which most applications depend on the Android operating system.

The technology community has closely followed the development of the “Harmony” system since former US President Donald Trump’s administration launched a fierce campaign in 2018 to block the ambitions of Huawei, which the United States accuses of spying.

No company has so far succeeded in ending the duopoly of mobile operating systems, as BlackBerry, Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Amazon’s Fire program have withdrawn from the battlefield.

Huawei, which is the world’s number one supplier of telecom terminal equipment and other network equipment, entered the field of mobile phones in 2003 using the Android system.

It has become one of the world’s three largest smartphone makers, along with Korea’s Samsung and US Apple, buoyed by Chinese demand and sales in emerging markets.

But the US sanctions, which prevented the company from obtaining the necessary components, made the mobile phone sector of the Chinese group enter into uncertaintyAccording to analysts, the biggest challenge Huawei is currently facing is applications and convincing enough developers to re-adapt their applications and other content to work according to the “Harmony OS” system, with the aim of consumers continuing to buy Huawei phones

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Huawei bids farewell to Android and launches Harmony
Huawei bids farewell to Android and launches Harmony

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