Huawei’s Harmony operating system could power Oppo, Vivo, and Meizu phones, but you’re unlikely to take advantage of it


Huawei showcased its most anticipated Android replacement by releasing the internal mobile operating system called Harmony OS. The smartphone maker launched the operating system in September 2020 after losing access to the Google service on the official version of Android following the May ban. It is the third largest mobile operating system after Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.

At the time of its debut, the mobile operating system was expected to be a major source of revenue for the company and it looks like the predictions are turning out to be true. According to the latest news, it has been reported that Harmony OS may soon power smartphones from brands like Oppo, Vivo and Meizu.

Oppo, Vivo and Meizu should adapt Harmony OS

Yes! You read it right, popular tipster Abhishek Yadav shared a Weibo post on his official Twitter account suggesting that Oppo, Vivo and Meizu could adopt the Harmony operating system to power their handsets. The tipster also suggests that Harmony OS on smartphones from the aforementioned brands will be exclusive for China and initially not be available for other markets. However, smartphone manufacturing brands have yet to say anything about the adoption of the mobile operating system. It is therefore advisable to take this information with a pinch of salt.

Harmony OS was considered the alternative to Google’s Android operating system, but initially the company released the operating system for devices like smart TVs and smartwatches. Huawei now intends to release a new version of Harmony OS 2.0 and smartphone testing has already started since December. The company is expected to release the operating system later this year in October.

Meanwhile, it looks like China is actively developing an alternative to the Android operating system. Until now, all Chinese smartphone manufacturing companies have depended on Google’s Android operating system, but it seems the companies are moving and looking for alternatives. It would be interesting to see handsets running on mobile operating systems rather than Android or iOS.


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