distance Months of conflict Remarks from Huawei executivesBEIJING (Reuters) – China's giant networking giant unveiled on Friday its micro-core distributed operating system, developed to power smartphones, laptops and smart home appliances, as it tries to reduce its reliance on US companies.
HarmonyOS will be available for deployment in smart-screen products such as TV, smart watches and cars later this year, Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei Consumer Division, told the company's developer conference. He said that over the next three years, Huawei, the world's second-largest smartphone vendor, will bring HarmonyOS to more devices including smartphones.
Yu, without providing any real evidence, claimed that HarmonyOS is "stronger and safer than Android". "Can it be installed on smartphones? Of course."
"The standard HarmonyOS adaptability can be flexibly integrated with any device to create a seamless cross-device experience."
The company said it plans to continue using Android to move forward, but HarmonyOS is officially its backup plan if things go south. "We will prioritize the Android smartphone system, but if we can't use Android, we will be able to install HarmonyOS quickly," Yu said.
He said the availability of the mobile operating system, an open source, would be limited to China at the moment, although the company had plans to bring it to international markets at a later stage.
Today's announcement comes months after the US government Huawei and more than 60 subsidiaries in the list of entities, Prohibiting US companies from doing business with the Chinese giant. The US government accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and said it posed a threat to state security. Huawei has He denied all these accusations and followed legal means to respond.
In the aftermath, Google, Intel and other companies that contribute a lot of technology and solutions that enter into a smartphone suspended its business with Huawei, which strongly questioned the future of the company.
The ongoing trade war between the United States and China has Already started to affect the whole point Huawei. According to research firm Counterpoint, about half of all Huawei smartphones are shipped outside China.
Yu said from Huawei that Huawei was about to become the world's largest seller by shipping, which it would achieve "if not for the trade war."