A new mobile OS coming! Let's hope that this won't wind up like Windows Mobile, BlackBerry OS, Tizen, or Baidu happened---in the dust with few developers interested. I'm cautiously hopeful. Let's see if Huawei can make a go of it.
Huawei may be looking at a software over hardware focus over next few years as they soon won't be able to produce there Kirin Processors until they find there own solution and it also sounds like everyone else will be prohibited from supplying them...... I can see Huawei really pushing Harmony OS next year in China where Google is extremely irrelevant and by convincing the likes of Oppo, Xiaomi etc to use it they could become the Chinese Google which would grow both there App Gallery and OS to eventually be successful globally......
Harmony OS will be a hit on China that's for sure and probably in a few developing markets, but a poor market share in India, Europe and absolute zero in Japan and the US - Canada.
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2020There's a meaningful difference in this case. This OS can run Android apps. That's a... moreYou could do that on Fire OS i know because i have a Fire tablet and i can side load any android app, and also you can do that in Tizen and Sailfish OS with some tweaks. So, Harmony OS is not that different.
I want update Huawei mate 10 series pls...
Will the upgrade to Harmony OS be optional or mandatory for the huawei phones selected for the upgrade?
Bring it on FAST thx 👌🏻
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2020And killed like Symbian OSPoint 5 is impossible giving the circumstances... Only naive person that has no idea how Chinese company policy and culture works would blop a hopeful wish like point 5...
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2020No, that's not true. The world needs a new OS on mobile. You know, a new OS means a new e... moreWhat you say is partially true. But would you dive into a eco system that has not guarantee of policy?
Sure, US controls good proportion of tech patent, regardless what lurks behind the curtain, it still an open market that believe it or not, some Chinese firms still taking advantage of either than the US targeted enterprise aka Huawei.... But can you say the same with Huawei and its backing state? LOL, you'll be lucked if your social criticism post 'just' getting banned.
Nick.B, 28 Oct 2020Wait. So the Harmony OS will be launcher over Android? Not full new OS ? In both options ther... moreDuh, Huawei isn't as nearly innovative as it claim to be, not pretend I researched throughly on this, but judging from Huawei's enterprise product, I'm pretty safe and sure to say, it based on something that Huawei always trying very hard to hide.
Please i want this update for huawei y9 prime 2019
Technoprat, 28 Oct 2020This Harmony Os is going to be an epic failure. Even globally accepted vendors like Samsung co... moreNo, that's not true. The world needs a new OS on mobile. You know, a new OS means a new ecosystem. All the competition for application developers to earn money and achieve fame, is starting all over again. Well, maybe not all. Like playing a game, you can restart the game without losing the items you bought before.
Cell phones are a primary human need and it is big business. In 2018 the iPhone recorded the highest revenue of US $ 265.6 billion, Alphabet was recorded to have pocketed US $ 136.8 billion. The total is US $ 400 billion. Dude, I admit I did bad math. But, God damn it! If the island of Bali was sold, that much money would be sufficient to buy the island of Bali. That doesn't include income from other big companies, FB, Amazon, etc. And why is it that only the US receives giant money every year, while most other countries are just spectators? It's because the US controls the system. Patents, propaganda, hegemony. The emergence of a new OS - assuming this OS is successful - is a threat to the US, because it means the possibility of moving money to many countries. They do not want the past to repeat itself, where at that time many European companies were successful. It is better for US to share a little cake with China as long as US can get a bigger portion.
The failure of Samsung with Tizen and Microsoft with WP is that there are few vendors who adopt the OS. If Harmony OS is free, many cellphone vendors are involved and friendly to application developers (free of charge, if applicable), it is not impossible that this OS will be successful. This new OS concerns the economic future of many countries. Obviously, Huawei will have political support from many countries, but it does need strong communication between governments. We will see later.
confuse me now , 28 Oct 2020enough with the hype, just give us the real view not the concept. is harmony os really pure ne... moreActually Harmony OS is a theme on mobile. Like the Nokia and Sony Ericsson which still use Java, remember? *lol.
This Harmony Os is going to be an epic failure. Even globally accepted vendors like Samsung could not establish their mobile OS. Bada and Tizen failed.... Windows Mobile failed.
I don't know why this would be bought outside China. Many people don't like Chinese products for their shady privacy record. It will fail.
Wait. So the Harmony OS will be launcher over Android? Not full new OS ?
In both options there will be same problem with the apps.
current situation is also no apps (most of them) what new and better will come with android launcher? If you have no apps, go from scratch
Just Another Andriod Skin..
Where is Kirin 970
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2020chinaIf you use them, more power to you. I'm not planning on giving Apple or Google more access to my data.
AnonD-964431, 28 Oct 2020emulation is always a performance hit, which is sucks, I think Harmony OS will die like Window... moreThat depends on the public and developers' interests. The reason why Windows Phone died is that very few developers are interested in it. With Huawei though, I see the AppGallery keep growing little by little and day by day.