The United States has lost the war against Huawei. The Chinese tech giant will present its own operating system on Wednesday.
When the US government under former President Donald Trump tried to destroy Huawei, the company responded with innovation. The US ban on Huawei almost wiped out its mobile phone business. Part of the ban focused on parts developed in the United States or by its partners as well as its operating system, Android, which is in part developed by Google.
The OS ban was probably the deadliest, as it meant Huawei could not confidently produce cellphones in the future, as those would not be supported by Android. But the business was not shaken. Instead, he developed his own operating system, HarmonyOS.
HarmonyOS, known as Hongmeng in Chinese, was unveiled in August 2019, three months after the United States announced trade restrictions that banned Huawei from shipping new products with Google apps and services preinstalled.
The hostile treatment of the United States inspired Huawei to innovate, and in so doing, laid the groundwork for a significant change in the world’s operating systems.
Huawei’s new operating system will be the third operating system in the world and the first outside of the United States.
Currently the world only uses two operating systems for mobile phones in the market, one by Apple iOS and one by Google, Android which is basically used by all other mobile phones that are not. Apple devices.
Huawei HarmonyOS will become another key player in the mobile market. This new operating system will power not only mobile phones, but also the technological devices of the future.
HarmonyOS will be a future-proof distributed operating system adaptable to mobile office, fitness and health, social communication and multimedia entertainment, to name a few.
Unlike a legacy operating system that runs on a stand-alone device, HarmonyOS relies on a distributed architecture designed around a set of system capabilities. It is able to work on a wide range of device shapes including smartphones, tablets, portable devices, smart TVs, main units, PCs, smart speakers, headphones, and AR glasses. / VR.
It is reported that the next version of the operating system will focus on cell phones.
The introduction of the operating system is good news for Huawei mobile phone users who have been partly held hostage by the US ban.
The new operating system will release new innovations. The Huawei fan base that will host this development goes beyond consumers and cell phone users, it will include an army of developers who will develop services and solutions for the Huawei operating system.
When Apple and Android introduced their own operating systems, they also indirectly created the app economy. New businesses have been created thanks to applications from Apple and Google. The Huawei operating system will have the same economic effect and even more.
The fact that Huawei’s new operating system will even power cars in the future is an indicator of its power.
The company’s first product running HarmonyOS was a smart TV released under its old economy brand Honor in 2019.
Last September, Huawei chief executive Richard Yu Chengdong said the second generation of HarmonyOS would be available on the company’s smartphones, smart speakers and headphones by this year, adding that more ‘devices, such as virtual reality glasses, would be added to the ecosystem. after next year.
Huawei has announced plans to roll out HarmonyOS to 400 million devices this year.
The HarmonyOS project is in line with the ambition of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei to develop more software to reduce the impact of US trade sanctions on its overall business.
When the founder of Huawei announced that the tech company would develop its own operating system, many questioned the feasibility of such an idea. The company’s ability to achieve this will go down in the history of technology as one of the most impressive and remarkable achievements.
Huawei offers important lessons for Africa on what it means to develop your own systems for independence.
The continent is in the same position as Huawei before developing its own system. On almost all technology-driven systems, Africa depends on other parts of the world. Huawei has shown that it is possible to set what seems like an impossible goal and achieve it.
Huawei offers important lessons for the African continent and businesses on what it means to develop your own systems for independence.