China’s Huawei Technologies Wednesday announced the launch of its Harmony operating system (HarmonyOS) for smartphones.
This technically means Huawei is moving away from Android systems.
Speaking at the launch, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) CEO Richard Yu said HarmonyOS can support a wide range of devices.
“It can be integrated with Huawei Vision, smartwatches, tablets, smartphones and head units. More importantly, it can be introduced to IOT devices, such as cameras, household appliances, power sockets and lamps.”
Huawei announced plans for HarmonyOS in August 2019 following the blacklisting of Huawei by the Trump administration, amid the China and US trade war.
According to Yu, “HarmonyOS transcends past experiences. Typically, Android phones get slower as they are used for longer but HarmonyOS keeps your phone sharp and fast. This is our operating system for a new era where everything is connected and intelligent.”
Huawei also released the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4, its next-generation open-fit Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) wireless Bluetooth earbuds, and two high-end monitors, the HUAWEI MateView and the HUAWEI MateView GT.