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Huawei launches new operating system for phones harmonyos 2021



Huawei launches new operating system for phones harmonyos 2021 

On Wednesday, China’s Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (HWT.UL) launched the Hongmeng operating system for smartphones, hoping to recover from US sanctions, which hindered its mobile phone business.

Huawei will begin to roll out the Hongmeng operating system on selected smartphone models, providing users with the opportunity to switch from the current operating system based on Google's Android platform.

Huawei launches new operating system for phones harmonyos 2021

The use of HarmonyOS means that the company will no longer rely entirely on Android. U.S. sanctions prohibit Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) from providing technical support for new Huawei phone models and prohibit access to Google Mobile Services, which is the developer service pack on which most Android applications are based in smartphone.

Huawei positions the Hongmeng system as an "Internet of Things" platform, not a substitute for similar products, and aims to operate and connect other devices, such as laptops, smart watches, cars, and electrical appliances.

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At the video conference at the company's Shenzhen headquarters, the company launched several new products using the Hongmeng operating system, including tablet computers, smart watches and stylus pens.

The launch event ended with a preview of the flagship P50 phone. “Everyone knows the reason,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei's consumer business software department, who has led Huawei's development of the Hongmeng operating system since 2016, said that Huawei's goal is to install the Hongmeng operating system on 200 million smartphones and 100 million third-party smart devices by the end of the year.

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Wang spoke at a media roundtable a day ago, and his comments were banned until Wednesday.

Due to national security issues, this leading Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer was included in the US trade blacklist in May 2019.

The ban puts Huawei's mobile phone business under tremendous pressure. Huawei used to be the world's largest smartphone manufacturer and now ranks sixth with a 4% market share in the first quarter.

Although the company press release stated that it would re-release two older high-end models, the presentation did not include any new smartphones.

Yu said that the company is considering upgrading some components such as batteries for users of old phones.

But Wang said that the company is using Hongmeng OS to look beyond smartphones. He said that the smartphone market has stagnated and that smartphones are still the dominant device in people's lives, mainly because most developers have almost no other platforms to develop.

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harmony os preview , Wang said: "The problem with existing operating systems is that devices cannot easily connect." Users usually have to download a separate application to connect.

"But Harmony can connect devices to form a super device. It will work as a file system, which is actually a device," Wang said.

Wang said he welcomes the adoption of Hongmeng by other smartphone manufacturers, but added that Huawei sees a huge opportunity for cooperation with non-smart phone device manufacturers.

IDC analyst Will Wong said that the adoption of Hongmeng operating system by other smartphone manufacturers is not important to Huawei.

"(But) in order for Huawei to realize its ambitions, it is very important for other electronics brands and even automakers to join the operating system, and China provides a favorable market ecosystem to achieve this goal," Wong said.