The US Department of Commerce may have agreed to allow businesses to start doing business with Huawei again, but that doesn't mean Huawei is giving up its own operating system. It should not be any surprise, as Huawei has been working on an alternative operating system for many years, and after the US ban, it has become more serious about venture.
According to a new application with the EU Intellectual Property Office, Huawei has just registered the name "Harmony" in connection with mobile operating systems. Previously, we have covered Huawei's new OS generally referred to as Hongmeng or possibly the Ark OS, but it now seems to have a new name in mind.
It is quite possible that the new operating system could go with multiple names, depending on the region or product. In previous reports, it has been stated that the new mobile operating system would work for a variety of devices, including phones, tablets, smartwatches, computers and even cars.
So far, Huawei's new OS is still quite mysterious. We have heard rumors that it will be faster than Android or Mac OS, as well as it may start at the end of the year. However, it is expected to start on units at the entry level and will not start on Huawei's flagship until it is ready.
We've also heard that apps for the operating system would be available through Huawei's App Gallery. However, it was before the Trump administration released the ban on Huawei.
Whatever name the operating system eventually starts with, it will be worthless without app support. While the Huawei ban was in effect, it faced the real chance of losing support for Android ̵
For now, Huawei will most likely continue to use Android, but it certainly has renewed its focus on creating alternatives after the recent US trade problems
Losing Google Support Will Damage Huawei's Global Smartphone Business
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