Huawei’s Chairman Wang Chenglu reportedly confirmed that the company may start rolling out HarmonyOS for some of its smartphones as early as next year. However, it wasn’t confirmed whether the company will start with low-end or high-end devices.
The company made it clear that HarmonyOS will not be replacing Android, and Google’s system will remain the main OS to use. in addition, it will also be launched in international markets.
Recall that the Chinese tech giant Samsung also tried to create it own smartphone OS, Tizen OS, even though it was only available for a few smartphones, the Chinese tech giant quickly backed out because it might lead to their downfall if they don’t use Android.
Will HarmonyOS Compete with Android?
Looking at the picture of things, it’ll be unprofessional to say HarmonyOS will rival Android, but it will be great if we actually get to see Huawei in the smartphone OS competition.
It is virtually impossible for Huawei to create services as competent as Google’s offerings. Especially apps like Google Maps and Google Assistant.
But the interesting aspect of this is that, HarmonyOS platform will be fully open source from August next year. This will make it much easier to develop apps and games for the new operating system.
Will HarmonyOS debut on High-End Smartphones?
In November 2019, it was reportedly said that the upcoming Huawei P40 flagship phone may be the first device to boot Huawei’s HarmonyOS and most likely dual boot Android alongside, which means a dual OS phone.
While this has not been confirmed, the company is most likely to begin with, low-end devices and if it succeeds, then, they’ll think of moving the OS to high-end Huawei flagship devices.
So by 2020, expect to see Huawei very own OS debuts on smartphones.