On Friday, the 9th of August 2019, world’s No. 1 telco gear manufacturer, Huawei Technologies, headquartered in Shenzhen, China, made its proprietary OS ‘Harmony’ for Smartphone alongside other devices public adding that it would not yet ditch out Google’s Android OS, however, its new software would gradually replace Operating systems of other supported Huawei devices such as smart speakers, smartwatches and virtual reality gadgets.
Latest Huawei decision to roll out its new Operating System, Harmony, came amid a tempestuous trade relationship with United States, which blacklisted Huawei on May this year after a premature conclusion of a China-US trade talk and an unprecedented escalation of trade spat.
Besides, ratcheting up tensions further, US President Donald Trump said on Friday (August 9th) that United States would not be doing business China anymore, but the landscape could alter if there was a deal, while as an aftermath, Huawei developed its own OS to reduce reliance on US suppliers.
Followed by reveal of its new OS, dubbed as Harmony, referring to Harmony’s upscaled versality in comparison to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, head of Huawei’s Consumer business group, Richard Yu said in a developers’ conference at Dongguan in Southern China, “Harmony OS is completely different from Android and iOS. You can develop your apps once, then flexibly deploy them across a range of different devices. ”