Huawei has spent a long time working against severe restrictions, specifically in the United States.
Due to these restrictions, the company has been forced to innovate in its products. Since working with Google is impossible, Huawei cannot rely on Android as the operating system for its devices. Instead, the company is running on its own mobile operating system called HarmonyOS.
So far, we’ve only seen the beta version of HarmonyOS available for developers to use in smart home products. However, we may see a smartphone release soon, as a new report indicates that the company may have a new mobile operating system installed on the upcoming Huawei P50 smartphone.
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What’s new with the Huawei P50?
According to the Chinese website IThome, the phone could be launched on April 26th or April 27th.
Huawei Business Group confirmed that the OS will be arriving in smartphones in 2021 during a presentation in September, so it would make sense for the P50 to feature the new OS.
However, Ars Technica claims to have had a sneak peek at the source code for the P50, and found that the Android code worked. It could mean that the global version of the phone still has Android, and the Chinese version features HarmonyOS.
When will we learn more about HarmonyOS?
We’ll have to wait until the phone is close to launch to see if it has HarmonyOS. However, it is exciting to think that Android and iOS may not be the only mobile operating systems in the competition if Huawei manages to turn HarmonyOS into a true competitor.