Huawei’s HarmonyOS Exhibited as an Android Alternative

Subscribe To Read This Insight

By David McQueen | 3Q 2019 | IN-5597


Huawei's Long-Rumored Software Platform Is Finally Official


Huawei has finally launched its new HarmonyOS software platform, which, it was at pains to point out, is not a competitor for the Android Operating System (OS), as it would be primarily rolled out to Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices rather than smartphones. However, the impact of U.S. government sanctions on Huawei, owing to the ongoing issue of security, may see the company lose access to Google’s Android OS and related services, which could force the company’s hand and push the deployment of HarmonyOS to its smartphones.

Is Harmony OS to Become Huawei's De Facto Alternative to Android?


At first glance, Huawei’s decision to create its own OS could be seen as a knee-jerk reaction to the current trade war between the United States and China. The most significant aspect of the U.S. government’s directive that prevents any U.S. company from working with Huawei and supplying it with hardware or software has been Huawei’s los…

You must be a subscriber to view this ABI Insight.
To find out more about subscribing contact a representative about purchasing options.