Recently, Huawei’s president Dr Wang Chenglu has revealed that soon its devices will appear with Harmony OS starting next year. However, he also stressed upon that that the company is not planning to swap Google’s Operating system Android. In the future, the OS can support Android, Linux, and HTML5.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has announced that soon their smartphones will come equipped with Harmony operating system next year. But its spokesman confirmed that the company has no plans to release the new OS to its smartphones, tablets as well as computers.
As per a report, this plan was first revealed by the President of Huawei consumer business group’s software division, Wang Chenglu to the government-backed Shenzhen Special Zone Daily newspaper during a store event.
To recall, Harmony OS was introduced by Huawei few months ago in August in order to replace Google’s Android. As the company had a tiff with the US regarding the trade restrictions with the intention of cutting its access to technology made by U.S. firms.
As per the Counterpoint Research report, Harmony OS will become the world’s fifth-largest operating system surpassing Linux, with 2 percent of the market share by 2020. “Currently, Android is the world’s leading operating system with a market share of 39 percent and is followed by Windows having 35 percent market share, Apple’s iOS with 13.87 percent market share and macOS with 5.92 percent market share. Linux is currently the fifth largest operating system with 0.77 percent share,” the report further added.
The company has already starting rolling out the OS to its smart televisions Honor Vision TV and Huawei’s Smart TV. The company plans to release the Harmony OS to its other device like smartwatches, speakers and virtual reality sets.
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