Explained: What impact Huawei HarmonyOS can have on Google Android
Aug 14 2019
Huawei Technologies unveiled on Friday its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm's access to U.S. technologies such as Android.
The news follows the recent loss of Huawei'sGoogle Android license, with Huawei committed to reducing its operational reliance and boost its HarmonyOS platform amid strained US-China tensions.
Huawei confirmed that the OS will be locked, i.e, users won't have root-level access, which is a security threat for any device running Android. Devices such as Smart TVs, Then after messing with United States ban they have changes the few lines of code and make it for smartphones also.
Huawei will launch HarmonyOS-equipped smart screen products this year. The company further said that the OS is ready for use in its smartphones. Some officials also see the rise of Huawei and other Chinese tech competitors as a potential threat to US industrial leadership.
He said he thinks today's operating systems - including Android and Apple's iOS - don't cater for the huge number of different devices that will be connected to the internet.
"Should Huawei opt to make HarmonyOS the operating system on its smartphones, it will make immediate and substantial inroads into Android's market share, given the size of Huawei's domestic market in China, along with its substantial presence in other markets".
Yu said that in order to attract developers, Huawei is willing to cut its fee intake from app developers working for Harmony to as low as 10-15 percent.
Meanwhile, Huawei's Histen sound algorithm aims to help leverage a surround experience through its four full-range units and pair of two silk diaphragm tweeters.
Huawei previously said it intends to focus its efforts with HarmonyOS on just the Chinese market at first, meaning it's unlikely that the device will be available worldwide at launch.
Google is slowly beginning to open up about its next-generation operating system which will take HuaweiHarmonyOS head on.
In this image from video released by Huawei, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, speaks during a news conference in Dongguan, China, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.
HarmonyOS also boasts of something that Huawei refers to as a Deterministic Latency Engine and high-performance Inter-Process Communication (IPC).
However, as easy as Yu made it seem, such switch or transition is not a walk in the park as the HarmonyOS is believed to be created differently from that of a smartphone's Operating System.