Huawei unveils the Harmony operating system, don’t ditch Android for the smartphones

DONGGUAN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies unveiled on Friday its own operating system for smart phones and other devices, such as the united states, trade restrictions May be imposed to cut the Chinese firm to gain access to U.S. technologies, such as Android.

Huawei said that it would stick with Google’s Android smartphone and the new software will be progressively rolled out to support the devices, like the smartwatch, speakers, and virtual reality gadgets.

It’s a new OS, it is a part of Huawei’s effort to develop the technologies of the chips, the software, and to reduce the dependence of U.S. corporations in the midst of a deepening of the U.S.-China trade war.

The President, Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States did not intend to do business with Huawei, but that could change if there was evidence of an anti-counterfeiting trade agreement.

Huawei had very little information about the software, it is feeding the speculation on how quickly, or effectively, be able to find an alternative to the Android operating system.

“Harmony, the OS is different from ios, Android, and iOS,” said Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business group, please refer to operating systems which is developed by Alphabet, Inc. ‘ s (GOOGL.(O), Google, and Apple Inc’s (AAPL.D).

“You can develop your app once, and be flexible to deploy them in a wide range of devices,” he said at a developer conference will be held in Dongguan, in southern China, where the Smartphone is equipped with a large, new campus, following the example of other European cities.

President’s Home administration, has warned that Huawei could be a vehicle for Chinese spying, and the organization of a so-called “entity list,” which means that U.S. companies that do business with the telecoms giant that require a special license to do so.

Huawei’s Yu said that the company has no actual knowledge to the question of whether it can continue to make use of the Android platform.

Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business group, revealed the company’s new HarmonyOS operating system running on the Smartphone Developer’s Conference held in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China, August 9, 2019 at the latest. by REUTERSATTRACTING DEVELOPERS

Huawei isn’t the first major tech company involved in the development of a robust ecosystem around its software. Its big rival Samsung Electronics (005930.SO is the use of a proprietary operating system, Tizen, called in a smartwatch and a television.

However, the efforts of the South Korean company to grow Tizen challenge to Android and smart phones, are being hindered by a lack of support from the developers.

Richard Yang, who is a limited partner in the developer studio that was present at the conference, however, said that he believed in the importance of the Chinese market, and help Huawei to overcome such a problem. Huawei says that more than 800,000 developers have on the product and its use.

“The Chinese market is huge, and there are a lot of users, and they have a lot of questions, and the resolution of their claims will result in a lot of apps, products, and once this is done, it will be from the anti-corruption and the creation of a core eco-system, and the Chinese market is going to go on to the end of the international market,” Yang said.

Yu also said in order to attract developers, who wanted to take advantage of the reduction in the amount of dietary intake of app developers to work in Harmony for it to be as low as 10%-15%. Both Apple and Google with a reduction of 30% of the revenue generated through their app store.

Zhang Ping-an, president of the Huawei consumer of cloud services, said in a briefing to the Chinese media that Huawei plans to invest $1 billion to developers to support it, and 80% of the amount that would be spent in the foreign country. Huawei confirmed to have been in response to Reuters, said the time is less than 5 years of age.

A new “smart tv” or connected to the television product will be unveiled on Saturday, it will be the first product with the help of the Harmony, and the so-called Hongmeng Chinese, Chinese he said. It also has a roll-out plan for the OS in other devices, up to 2022.

You said the Harmony open-source, and has as its purpose a more efficient and safer than existing therapies in the market.


More than 4,000 different Smartphone developers have been working on a Tune, according to Yu. Those who are familiar with the development, Huawei, said, Harmony is not designed to be the rival of Android, but it was more like Google ” s Garden – an open-source OS, developed for the American company for the gadgets, which can include everything from smart phones to Internet-of-Things-enabled devices.

Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business group, speaks on the Smartphone Developer’s Conference held in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China, August 9, 2019 at the latest. via REUTERS

You mentioned Google in their Garden several times during his speech, which was made for thousands of players in a basketball stadium in the city. VIP tickets for the event were priced upwards of 4,298 yuan ($608.90).

He also said that it would be difficult to Ascend in order to fulfill her goal to become the world’s largest smartphone maker by shipments this year as the U.S. curbs imposed in May, but I expect to be able to hold on to the No. 2 spot.

The company would have been able to ship 300 million smartphones this year, with no such restrictions. It is to be delivered 118 million in the first half.

Reporting by Brenda Goh and Sijia Jiang; Editing by Miyoung Kim, Muralikumar Anantharaman and Alan Weir

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