Huawei unveiled an operating system that can run phones, computers and smart devices

Huawei unveiled an operating system that can run phones, computers and smart devices, but said  it would strongly prefer to keep using Android and Windows if it can.  The Chinese company, which is now the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, said yesterday it wanted to have options if its access to Western technology is cut off.  In May, Google said it would have to stop licensing its smartphone operating system Android to Huawei to comply with a White House ban on selling to the Chinese company. A temporary reprieve to the ban, which has allowed Huawei to continue using Android, expires later this month. Without a licence, Huawei phones would not receive security updates or be able to access Google’s Play app store… HarmonyOS — known as ‘Hongmeng’ in Chinese, a reference to the formless state before the beginning of the world — will be initially rolled out on smart appliances, cars and virtual reality devices. The company said it was considering installing Harmony on its flagship Mate 30 phone, due to launch later this year… Huawei is unlikely to meet its previous goal of becoming the world’s largest smartphone maker by shipments because of the US-China trade war, but is on track to retain its number 2 position… 

Sue-Lin Wong

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