Huawei to launch its Own OS, Says it is more secure than Android and iOS
- Huawei claims that its new operating system is future-oriented and would be more secure than Android and iOS.
- Huawei has been facing the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating US-China trade tensions.
- Huawei would launch the first version of its operating system later this year in its smart screen products.
Huawei unveiled its own operating system ‘HarmonyOS’ or ‘Hong Meng’ in Chinese, it would bring more harmony and convenience to the world.
During a press conference in the southern city of Dongguan, the head of Huawei’s consumer business, Richard Yu, told that the new system would bring convenience to the world.
It has been noted that new highly-anticipated software is crucial for the tech group’s survival. It confronts a looming White House ban on US companies selling technology products to Huawei that could remove its access to Google’s Android operating system.
New Software is different from Android:
Richard Yu said that the new system is a ‘future-oriented OS’ to be more smooth and secure and is completely different from Android and iOS.
When it would be launched?
The tech giant said that it would launch the first version of its new operating later this year in its smart screen products, before expanding across a range of smart devices including wearable technology over the next three years.
“If you are asking when we would apply this to the smartphone, we can do it at any time,” said Yu.
He also said that they gave priority to using Google’s Android operating system, which is compatible with Harmony.
“However, if we cannot use Android in the future, we can immediately switch to the Harmony OS,” he added.
Chinese Tech Huawei is considered the world leader in superfast fifth-generation or 5G equipment and the world’s number two smartphone producer.
Huawei was blacklisted by US President Donald Trump and as a result of the US moves to blacklist Huawei, American companies are theoretically no longer allowed to sell technology products to the firm.
However, a three-month exemption period, ending next week, was granted by Washington before the measure came into force.
In an interview with a German newspaper, published in March, Richard Yu told that creating their own operating system is ‘Plan B’ and that the company doesn’t want to replace its Android phones with a home operating system.