After months of development, Huawei is now ready to launch its HarmonyOS for its smartphones. According to the OEM, HarmonyOS is intended to run on its own manufactured smartphones and tablets. It’s even been hinted that it will run on its wearables and even possibly on the company’s laptops.
Since, Huawei has been prohibited from using Google Mobile Services (GMS), a system in Android, thanks to its placement on the US Entity List. The company had to look for an alternative to make sure its users enjoy their mobile services, so Huawei has brought forth its HarmonyOS.
According to the OEM, Harmony is a “brand-new” OS it has built from the ground up out of necessity. However, reports indicate that the new OS is indeed based on AOSP and will not be much similar to its older EMUI skin which is developed for Android.
Huawei’s phablet, the Mate X2, the first device from the OEM to use an inward-folding design, will be the first to receive the major update that replaces its current build of EMUI 11 without GMS with HarmonyOS.
Also, reports suggest that the company’s upcoming smartphones, the P50 series will be the first few devices to ship with the new software out of the box. Huawei has reportedly produced several betas of HarmonyOS for the future flagships, which are also now expected to launch. The company will also be launched its updated lozenge-shaped rear camera hump that might feature the new, ground-breaking Sony IMX 800 besides.