Huawei HarmonyOS - what is it and is it here to stay?

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GSMArena Official

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Huawei HarmonyOS on phones and tablets is different on HarmonyOS of wearables and smart home devices including TVs. However, Huawei is keen on combining all of these things into an entirely new ecosystem and it might just be the turnaround they need.

Check out our video to learn the juicy little details of how the tech giant Huawei is reimagining its end-user portfolio from the ground up.

Don't miss our review of the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 - the first device to come out with HarmonyOS in Western markets:

Daniel Farrell
Daniel Farrell День тому
Back in May 16, 2019, the US government placed Huawei on its Entity List. This government action prohibits all US companies, including Google, from collaborating with Huawei. This means that Google is prohibited from working with Huawei on new device models or providing Google’s apps including Gmail, Maps, UKposts, the Play Store and others for preload or download on these devices. Our focus has been protecting the security of Google users on the millions of existing Huawei devices around the world. We have continued to work with Huawei, in compliance with government regulations, to provide security updates and updates to Google’s apps and services on existing devices, and we will continue to do so as long as it is permitted. To be clear: US law currently allows Google to only work with Huawei on device models available to the public on or before May 16, 2019. We have continued to receive a number of questions about new Huawei devices (e.g., new models launching now, or earlier models launched after May 16, 2019 but now becoming available in new regions of the world) and whether Google’s apps and services can be used on these devices. We wanted to provide clear guidance to those asking these important questions. On August 9, HUAWEI has introduced their new operating system called HarmonyOS - a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios. This will also a fork of Android. Then, in September 19, HUAWEI introduced the Mate 30 Series - HUAWEI's first flagship smartphone without Google Mobile Services. Next, in 2020, it will be followed by the P40 Series. Also no Google after all. Next, it will be followed by the Mate 40 Series, still no Google. This software what I don't like - is EMUI 11 which is not Android 11 after all, even though it was still based on Android 10. There's one thing you need to know. On November 17, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is selling its youth-focused budget brand Honor. Huawei said Honor had been under "tremendous pressure" due to "a persistent unavailability of technical elements". US government sanctions have restricted supplies to Huawei on the grounds that the firm is a national security threat. Huawei said it would not hold any shares or be involved in managing the new Honor company. "This sale will help Honor's channel sellers and suppliers make it through this difficult time," the Chinese telecommunications giant said in a statement. Huawei said it will sell Honor to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology, a new company set up for the acquisition. The company is a consortium of more than 30 agents and dealers of the Honor brand, and according to Chinese media, also includes the State-backed Shenzhen Smart City Technology Development Group. Huawei gave no indication of the sale price. When the US first targeted Huawei, as part of the broader US China trade war, founder Ren Zhengfei told me the 'US cannot crush us' Since then though, that defiance has been deflated. Honor's phones rely heavily on Huawei technology, so selling the unit off is a sensible and strategic business decision. But that doesn't mean it wouldn't have hurt both Huawei's bottomline, and its sense of bravado. US restrictions placed on US firms selling equipment to Huawei has made it next to impossible for the Chinese firm to get access to much needed US tech - in particular chips that go into its smartphones. Some analysts say the reason why Huawei is selling its Honor business is to raise enough cash so that it can invest further in its own chip-making technology, which would in theory help it to become more self reliant, and depend less on US tech. But getting to that stage takes time, and in the interim there are competitors lining up to take Huawei's place on the global smartphone stage. Presentational white space Equipment restrictions The Trump administration has increased pressure on Huawei over the past few years, claiming the company is a threat to national security - a claim which Huawei consistently denies. The US department of commerce now requires foreign semiconductor companies to first get a permit before selling chips to Huawei if they are developed or produced using US technology. Although Huawei has stockpiled microchips in an effort to survive the restrictions, it said this latest move was an attempt to salvage a brand that has struggled as a result of US policies. "This move has been made by Honor's industry chain to ensure its own survival," Huawei said. Huawei established the youth-focused brand in 2013, offering phones in the lower and middle price ranges. Honor ships 70 million units annually, according to Huawei. It sells smartphones through its own websites and third-party retailers in China. It also sells its phones in Southeast Asia and Europe. After Donald Trump's defeat in the 2020 US Election, if Joe Biden become president, HUAWEI will have a chance to continue work with most of American technology companies, including Google. Huawei hopes to "reset" relations with the United States under Joe Biden's presidential administration, according to a senior executive at the telecom equipment and mobile phone giant. Paul Scanlan, chief technology officer at Huawei Carrier Business Group, told CNBC's Arjun Kharpal that when there "is a change in government, there is always the opportunity to reset relationships. The unit of Huawei focuses on deploying 5G networks. The Trump administration announced sanctions against China's Huawei in August that effectively cut off the company from some technology it got from the United States. The measures added to a slew of actions the U.S. has taken in the past 15 months against Huawei, which it has accused of being a national security risk. Huawei refutes that allegation. "Of, course under the previous administration, we had a lot of challenges," Scanlan said in apparent reference to the Trump White House. Huawei has been "working through those challenges" with customers and suppliers, said Scanlan, who spoke to CNBC as part of the annual East Tech West conference. Despite those problems, Huawei remains "optimistic" the two sides can resolve their differences. "We would welcome more dialogue," said Scanlan, who added that "with dialogue comes understanding, then comes trust, and then people can do business together." Margin pressure U.S. sanctions have put pressure on the company's margins. For the first nine months of the year, revenue totaled 671.3 billion yuan ($98.57 billion), up 9.9% from the 610.8 billion yuan reported in the same period last year. That's a significant slowdown in growth - in the first nine months of 2019, Huawei's revenue grew by 24.4%. Meanwhile, Huawei's net profit margin came in at 8% for the first nine months of the year, down from 8.7% in the same period last year. Like the United States, a number of countries including the U.K. and Australia have banned Huawei from their 5G networks on security grounds. France, meanwhile, has said that it prefers European vendors but has not gone as far as an explicit ban on Huawei. Sweden banned Huawei from its 5G networks, though an appeal by the Chinese firm has overturned part of that decision. Japan has effectively banned Huawei from its 5G network after the government prohibited public procurement of the company's equipment through new rules announced in 2018. However, it has not mentioned the company by name. Japan's major carriers are not using Huawei gear for 5G. Scanlan sought to downplay "trust" issues countries may have about Huawei gear, insisting the company has been open in its dealings with governments globally. Scanlan underlined if a government "wants to inspect the products, then we show the products, we show everything that's inside the products." "They can bring their experts to us or us to them, and we can sit down and demonstrate that the product is trustworthy," he said. "We do that across the world," he said. In 2021, after Joe Biden enters the White House, Huawei unveiled the Mate X2. Still no Google, thanks to HarmonyOS 2, but let's see what HarmonyOS 2 should be like? Okay, it have Google. Of course, it still based on Android after all. There's another thing you need to know, all upcoming smartphones from April will be Google-free, and the switch to Harmony will take place. On June 2, Huawei began a brand new chapter of HarmonyOS with version 2.0 with a tagline of “One as All, All as One”. Next, is the P50 Series - No Google, no Android, thanks to HarmonyOS 2.0, but it was still based on Android after all, even though it was support full of Google apps, except for some (including Gmail, Google Maps, and UKposts). So, are you happy with your HUAWEI phone that it doesn't support GMS? I'm happy to ask the US government and Google to bring all of these American companies back to HUAWEI for working it now. Daniel Farrell, HUAWEI phone user with GMS
TheDarkAngelGuardian День тому
And people still search how to get all google app into their Harmony OS. 😂 Even search engine still using Google.
F.B.I 2 дні тому
Man it's full ipad lol 120hz screen and 6gb ram oof
Findy J
Findy J 2 дні тому
Symbian, Bada, Meego, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Tizen to Harmony : "We're waiting for you."
King Tech
King Tech 3 дні тому
Android Is the King of Operating Systems
Waqas Hamed
Waqas Hamed 3 дні тому
I have Huawei M6 turbo, and it have Google Play services, if I installed Harmony OS, will it delete Google Play services from my device?
Stevon Barrett
Stevon Barrett 3 дні тому
I jus got this update for my mate 20 X. This cleared up alot.
Zabeehullah Mohammad
Zabeehullah Mohammad 4 дні тому
pasindu 4 дні тому
Huawei should develop their eco system and operating system
Sean Lynx Arciaga
Sean Lynx Arciaga 4 дні тому
Huawei be like Huawei : Gottem! USA : Dang they are good...
Don Escobar
Don Escobar 4 дні тому
Huawei.. Good luck & all the best with new Harmony OS!
Ahmad Kaddoura
Ahmad Kaddoura 5 днів тому
Does harmony havs an eco system similarly to what we know about apple ?
Adisa Akintola
Adisa Akintola 5 днів тому
This is a good review. You highlight the numerous potential uses and benefits of devices running the same OS. Finally, a completely seamless interconnectivity between devices such as watch, tablet, phone, laptop and IoT tech. Looking forward to seeing how this works in reality.
BÚN BÒ HUẾ 6 днів тому
as long as it can run all the android apps, apk… I am okay.
Beedgehog 9 днів тому
I'm still sticking with iOS, but this is BEAUTIFUL! It's a mix of iOS and Android
YJ B 9 днів тому
does it have a GPS map app?
Cemal C.
Cemal C. 9 днів тому
I hope see you next time in a coffee 😎
hyou zan ren
hyou zan ren 10 днів тому
and with this Pegasus spyware(made by israel to spy journalists and world leaders) i really consider Huawei Harmony OS in my new Phone for sure!
Jose Chong
Jose Chong 10 днів тому
Android's operating system is based on the Linux kernel. This is the GNU / Linux operating system based structure, which is a UNIX type system (portable operating system, multitasking and multi-user). The Linux kernel is an open software. It would not be correct to say that Harmony OS is a clone or copy or based on Android... since both Android and Harmony OS are based on Linux kernels... In much the same way, modern day humans and chimpanzees have a common ancestor, it would not be correct to say we descended from monkeys...
Maplenerd22 12 годин тому
No HarmonyOS is using Android framework, not only kernel. That's why people are saying it is a clone. The UI, widgets, menus, settings, icons, status bar, task switcher are all the same as Android. Android 10 easter egg was also found on Harmony OS. Why would HarmonyOS have a Android 10 easter egg in its OS if it's not based on Android?? The fact is HarmonyOS is based on AOSP code.
yHero – Kun
yHero – Kun 4 дні тому
Ur funnh
Hormees William Mathews
Hormees William Mathews 11 днів тому
Harmony OS - Huawei
john terry
john terry 11 днів тому
Copy cat!
kuroshirokun 14 днів тому
Imagine if Huawei uses HarmonyOS on a laptop
Sammy 14 днів тому
US ban is only making Chinese companies stronger than ever before! Thank Trump-Biden who have shown the world that " it will be much better world without US !!!!!!!! " By living in the west for 20 years, I learned 2 key rules to achieve my goals, rule No.1, be selfish, because everyone else is doing so; No.2 , war, bomb, violence have almighty powers, they are the ultimate solutions to end any confrontation / disputation !
David Mubita
David Mubita 14 днів тому
You look like Becky Lynch
thrash burnfuck
thrash burnfuck 15 днів тому
they should get sued for copying the UI design from apple, come on huawei do something different...
Afrocanuk 15 днів тому
Will Huawei HarmonyOS run on an X86 desktop?
I O 15 днів тому
That's good news to contribute new technology to the world
Heptimus 16 днів тому
It looks very similar to IOS too, not just Android. I don't really like the aesthetics (just because of how square, bright and 'cheap' it looks) of it at the moment, but I hope overtime the design will be polished to look nicer like stock android for example. But still, this is a great step forward taken by Huawei.
Rohan C
Rohan C 22 години тому
This is my main issue with Huawei devices. They have already proven they can make amazing things happen, they just need some originality to them. They basically copy apple and some Samsung touches in hardware and software a bit too much. I hope we see something more individual, since they are already bringing so much to the table.
Serto disturber
Serto disturber 17 днів тому
I m just watching but i won't get harmonyOS because i m honor 9x user🤣😂
Selim TV
Selim TV 18 днів тому
awesome jawline
Mohamednoor Ali
Mohamednoor Ali 18 днів тому
I can see myself buying this, I don't use Google apps that much. So long as harmony allows side loading, I will buy a budget Huawei harmonyos phone and explore what they have to offer. I am sick and tired of too much Google dependence and us dependence.
ObamaKun 18 днів тому
Definitely buying Huawei in the fitire
H W 19 днів тому
I think your eyebrows color should match the color of your hair.
jonah 19 днів тому
should i update to harmony os? like i have a p30 with emui 11
Utkarsh Tiwari
Utkarsh Tiwari 19 днів тому
Based on Android OS code. It's just an improvised layer. It'll still suck like MiUi because the core layer is running on Java Virtual Machine. There is no match with iOS like stability unless someone writes a new mobile OS from scratch using a right language that's both memory and processor efficient.
Parag K
Parag K 19 днів тому
Literally copied everything from ipad 😂😂😂
HRISHIKESH NAIR 20 днів тому
MIUI+iOS+ONE UI = Harmony OS
Foody 20 днів тому
HarmonyOS looks like Apple had sex with android
yHero – Kun
yHero – Kun 4 дні тому
Gurinder lotey
Gurinder lotey 15 днів тому
James TL
James TL 21 день тому
More competition better products for consumers. 🤍
Prasad Kalgutkar
Prasad Kalgutkar 21 день тому
That Huawei people have a such strong mentality they never accepted we will loose
Autonomous Soul
Autonomous Soul 21 день тому
Why no one talking about Tizen OS
Jannis David Zwahlen
Jannis David Zwahlen 21 день тому
Thank you for the unbiased review. Subscribed :)
Jannis David Zwahlen
Jannis David Zwahlen 21 день тому
Use UKposts Vanced, for maps use Petal maps or install maps (u just can't login), to check your Gmail login via Huawei Mail. As for apps, the AppGallery is getting better everyday and petal search works pretty good. For the search engine use DuckDuckGo.
Eng Maxamed Xusain
Eng Maxamed Xusain 22 дні тому
harmony OS is all in one android an IOS is old
Ken Twotep
Ken Twotep 22 дні тому
Ccp os?
Ravi Rathod
Ravi Rathod 22 дні тому
Ma'am what's your instagram id?
I agree with u and
I agree with u and 22 дні тому
Hmm, just like they blacklisted Huawei, I hope all democratic govts. Blacklist this software. That way, we can protect freedom! 😇
Riad Hasan
Riad Hasan 23 дні тому
Harmony OS will beat the Android 🖕
Gurinder lotey
Gurinder lotey 21 день тому
Lash Gash
Lash Gash 23 дні тому
Harmony OS mostly looks like IOS and Android. Thats sad. Not a huawei hater. As a huawei user I want them to be UNIQUE. As a Huawei user I could have the power to says android and IOS users that Huawei dont cheat. If um wrong pls tell me. Dont hate comment underneath. Um talking about the view of the screen
GlennJJ1993 23 дні тому
But When will all Chinese companies stop following ios look in their software?
Khalid Mehmood
Khalid Mehmood 23 дні тому
Amazing OS..... waiting for it
005 - Syed Ussama
005 - Syed Ussama 24 дні тому
Huawei is the best company in the mobile phone industry
Aaron Harvey
Aaron Harvey 24 дні тому
An android UX, erm am I the only one that thinks almost everything from icons to UI layout is an iOS copy?
I love Tech
I love Tech 24 дні тому
Teodor Rurac
Teodor Rurac 24 дні тому
What Huawei made for Android code so far is amazing, I can't wait to see more improvements on HarmonyOS✌️
Peter Berj Boyadjian
Peter Berj Boyadjian 25 днів тому
Plus the new additional feature chinese government spyware. 😂
aznbacon321 25 днів тому
Huawei’s look is such a blatant rip off of apple lol
David Chang
David Chang 25 днів тому
Right. A new OS to compete with Windows, MacOS, Android and even Linux. Let’s we how things go…
shreyashi Bose
shreyashi Bose 25 днів тому
Stolen design Never being Used
Casul Games Production
Casul Games Production 25 днів тому
China iOS
Veskii The Wanderer
Veskii The Wanderer 25 днів тому
still waiting to get an update for my Mate 20 Pro 😍
Kevin Cheng
Kevin Cheng 25 днів тому
Is it me or the host is just plain boring
MGCINI NDEBELE 25 днів тому
Another version of android - just crap
Soul Dipto
Soul Dipto 26 днів тому
ios copied fully
jandj Godwin
jandj Godwin 26 днів тому
China is far far superior to USA
king babul
king babul 26 днів тому
Hate that ad .
Jeffrey Hill
Jeffrey Hill 26 днів тому
Hello angi
Yann Ouvey
Yann Ouvey 26 днів тому
I want this tablet.
Yann Ouvey
Yann Ouvey 26 днів тому
Your pronunciation of Huawei is 100% accurate which is amazing.
Shine ツ
Shine ツ 20 днів тому
It's like wow way
Tonny Sarpong
Tonny Sarpong 27 днів тому
Really copied apple
Tsiry Rtvl
Tsiry Rtvl 27 днів тому
kodu lau
kodu lau 27 днів тому
Best wishes
Dennis Fedak
Dennis Fedak 27 днів тому
Angie is looking amazing with her new look.
Marc Vincent Apatan
Marc Vincent Apatan 28 днів тому
I need access to google services... i will pass 😌
WinnieThePigFarmer 28 днів тому
yes, fun and game until communist control your life
Wei Lin
Wei Lin 28 днів тому
Nothing much new, It’s a OS that bypasses all USA political craps so that world has extra choice
Mohammad Heyatzadeh
Mohammad Heyatzadeh 29 днів тому
Their tablet OS is a copycat from Apple’s iPad OS.
stop steal
stop steal Місяць тому
Do not trust and buy any cell phone made in china ! Or use their firmware...if you want all your data or personal information stealing from CCP ! Then use it....! They are try to controlling humanity and destroy humanity !
Feelin' Bad for Myself
Feelin' Bad for Myself Місяць тому
Wtf Huawei! Did you really intended to copy all of Apple's from your UI's, Hardware design, and even the Stage Design can't bare you anymore
Hubsenct Місяць тому
square face
Kog samon
Kog samon Місяць тому
I just used Matepad pro 8gb with Harmony OS to play the Genshin Impact and very smooth
Please dont use any Chinese phones. In june 20 my new x3 pro poco was hack by xiaomi cloud and mi account .by enabling bubble message of their new app fore sim message . My paypal and facebook password reset without my permission .and device heat too much at that time phone got freeze
Hairy Crackpot
Hairy Crackpot Місяць тому
Imagine all other china phone manufacturers goes to harmonyos.
Collandra Місяць тому
You forgot to mention Harmony OS 2.0 is based on micro kernel as opposed to monolithic kernel which the current Android OS based devices are running. Harmony OS 2.0 is equivalent to Google's Fuchsia.
Pink Ain't Gay you're just sexist
Pink Ain't Gay you're just sexist Місяць тому
As long as they make a better Keep Notes-ish App I'm all for it ..
Leko Місяць тому
This is very good. I think this will be big. There are good alternatives too Google apps, and they will now get developed even more. Change is the natural, and this super-os idea is very good. Many of us do not want Google apps because of security reasons. We know Google are spying. Those with accusations against Huawei are the same ones using Google, Facebook etc, spying on everyone. Remember Edward Snowden. Remember also Julian Assange and the idea of real journalism.
Jing Chen
Jing Chen Місяць тому
The phone os is based on android 10, it will stop following google updates and diverse from there, the watch os is based on Huawei’s liteos, Huawei build a connection layer between these os and call them harmony
Abam long506
Abam long506 Місяць тому
She is beautiful😍i feel in love with her...nice review👍
James _ L
James _ L Місяць тому
At the moment I doubt it makes any difference until IoT comes and China products in IoT then it will be something. If 1 wall is connected to the other and the door is placed. IoT in the 1 wall will connect to IoT in the 2nd wall also the door... Forming a single reaction multi-kernel system... React as one, to synchronize as one
Ahmed Saber Morad
Ahmed Saber Morad Місяць тому
The background music is loud and repetitive. I'm here for the information not to listen to music. Please keep it to a minimum.
Well its just fork android. Not an OS entire made from scratch.
中国芯 Місяць тому
HarmonyOS native APP:
Len Місяць тому
Bibek Місяць тому
I was expecting to see some performance differences because we have heard rumours about Huawei OS having a great advantage in efficiency and performance based on how it is build. ...
Qiu Qiu Channel
Qiu Qiu Channel Місяць тому
This is the biggest Blunder that will cost Google Bllions
bruH Місяць тому
Thats 99% iPadOS and 1% HarmonyOS
9Ayir Місяць тому
It's an Android
Gurinder lotey
Gurinder lotey Місяць тому
It looks like ipad os aswell
xperiahkarc Місяць тому
is this an ad? i cant see any actual demo.
Monkey Explorer
Monkey Explorer Місяць тому
So excited for this!
I love Tech
I love Tech 24 дні тому
@Monkey Explorer HarmonyOS is not a copy of android
Monkey Explorer
Monkey Explorer 24 дні тому
Monkey Explorer
Monkey Explorer 24 дні тому
I love Tech
I love Tech 24 дні тому
HARMONYOS IS NOT A ANDROID FORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ˆzpof,a,f
JUR O Місяць тому
Looks pretty smooth
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