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Huawei's Harmony OS will expand to phones with next upgrade

Huawei’s Harmony OS will expand to phones with next upgrade


Harmony OS
could open appearing on phones as early as next year, according to the company’s mobile CEO, Richard Yu. Speaking at the Huawei Developer Conference on Thursday, Yu detailed the latest version of the company’s homegrown by means of system software, which will be a fully open-source platform and work on more worthy devices than it does currently.

First released last year, Harmony OS is the company’s answer to iOS, Apple’s mobile software, and Android by Google. When the US government banned Huawei from humorous US tech products or services, the company designed Harmony to assist as its alternative to the Google services on which it previously relied.

During Yu’s keynote, he said that Harmony would be available on phones “maybe starting next year,” but a spokesman for the commercial later confirmed to CNET that Huawei would launch Harmony OS phones in 2021.

Yu capable said he eventually intended to open up Harmony OS and have it run on phones last September, but over the past year Huawei has focused on growing its App Gallery — its own version of the App Store or Google Play — by sketch more developers on board. Huawei now says it cmoneys the third biggest app ecosystem in the world.

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For Huawei, as the operating system spreads its wings, it’s not modestly about getting it on phones, but rather enabling a wider ecosystem of products to work together as more and more connected devices contract available. This isn’t just a part of the company’s mobile strategy, but its strategy for the internet of things, which is increasingly becoming a reality thanks to the advent of the 5G next-generation network technology.

According to Huawei, apps developed for Harmony OS will work not just on smartphones, but across devices including TVs, watches and in-car regulations, opening up possibilities not just to other phone manufacturers, but tech companies of all kinds.

The beta version of Harmony OS for TVs and smartwatches is available currently, with a mobile software development kit coming in December.