Huawei will launch its new Harmony operating system for smartphones on 2 June, its biggest move yet aimed at recovering from the damage done by US sanctions to its mobile phone business.
Huawei plans to introduce its HarmonyOS operating system, seen as the company’s best bet to replace Google’s Android mobile operating system, on smartphones next year.
Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the US.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says we would all be using Windows Mobile today instead of Android if an antitrust case had not been lodged against the software giant in the late 1990s.
Google has started rolling out its newest version of the Android operating system, starting with its own line of Pixel smartphones.
Google has said the next version of its Android operating system will be called Android 10, ending a long-standing tradition of naming the releases after desserts or “tasty treats”.
In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod is joined by Jolla CEO Sami Pienimäki to talk about the implications for the world of smartphone operating systems of the US government’s decision to force Google to hang up on Huawei.
Huawei said it’s working on its own operating system for its mobile handsets, and will consider rivals to Google’s Android, after the US blacklisted the company.
Huawei Technologies made a pitch to app makers last year: build software for a new Huawei app store outside China, and we’ll help you inside the world’s most populous nation.
The temporary reprieve means Google will be able to provide key Android security updates during the 90-day time frame, but future Huawei phones will still lack Google’s apps.