One year ago, Huawei introduced its own operatingsystem called HarmonyOS. But at that point it had been only limited to IoTdevices. Today at their annual developer conferenceHuawei announced the second version of its HarmonyOS which can be made for smartphones. Huawei mentioned that a Huawei smartphonerunning Harmony OS are going to be launched next year. Huawei will make a beta version of the HarmonyOS2.0 SDK available to developers today, except for the nonce it’ll only support smartwatches,cars, and TVs. SDK of HarmonyOS for smartphones are going to be releasedin December this year and a smartphone running this OS are going to be available forconsumers sometime next year. the great thing about this operating systemis that it’s cross-platform functionality which suggests developers do not have to makedifferent apps for TVs or Smartwatches, they only got to create one which can work acrossdifferent platforms. Also a bit like Android HarmonyOS are going to be anopen-source project.
Huawei also shared its HMS app ecosystem hasnow reached 96,000 apps and is supported by 1.8 million developers. Pretty good thus far . No company has succeeded in building an operatingsystem to compete with Android and iOS. In November 2010, Microsoft introduced WindowsPhone to compete with Android and iOS. It died. Samsung created Tizen, hoping to eventuallyreplace Android and lessen its dependence on Google. Now it’s mostly only used on smartwatches. Countless others have come and gone. Symbian, WebOS, and Firefox OS have failedto gain much traction. Even Google itself is experimenting with anOS called Fuschia which will ostensibly bring Android and Chrome OS together. So far, nothing has materialized there, either. a part of the rationale this is often so difficult isbecause of third-party software. Any phone that can’t use Instagram, or anysmart TV that can’t play Netflix, won’t be as useful to customers as a tool thatcan. On the opposite hand, developers don’t wantto build their apps for devices that customers aren’t buying. But the story is completely different with Huawei. Currently,
Google isn’t allowed to bringits proprietary app store and services to China. This presents a drag for Western developerswho can’t forced an entry the Chinese market and it gives Huawei a chance . The domestic China market is large enough thatif Huawei can get some users onboard, through work with domestic developers, maybe thatoffers enough incentive for Western firms to require to undertake to develop for his or her platform. Huawei already commands the most important shareof the Chinese smartphone market, they sold 240 million smartphones last year out of whichalmost 200 million are from China alone and every one of that with absolutely zero support fromGoogle. so it’s not an excessive amount of of a stretch to imaginethe company could leverage its power to bring developers onboard and make a worldwide rivalthat can get up to Google and Apple. it’s going to not be as successful within the west sincethere won’t be any Google apps in it but China alone is enough to form it a viable thirdcontender. on the other hand again Huawei has a good bigger problemat hand immediately . they’re banned from making Kirin chips andthey can’t invite other chips from different chip making companies either because theyall use US technology.
So by the time people start using HarmonyOS,Huawei are going to be out of chips to form new phones. in order that they got to figure this out before thinkingabout rivaling Google and Apple on the OS front. Anyway, let me know what does one think aboutthis down within the comments and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out