Huawei is working on its HarmonyOS to replace Google’s Android operating system, but the question is when will we see such a device hit the market. For those who are fans and eager to see how HarmonyOS will compare with Android, you might not have to wait too long.
This is because Huawei has confirmed that their first smartphone that will ship with HarmonyOS preinstalled will be launched in the first quarter of 2021, meaning that we should have more details in the coming weeks. It has also led to speculation that the Huawei P50 series could be that phone in question.
Huawei has yet to confirm when the P50 will be launched, but if the company’s comments are accurate, it should be soon. It will be very interesting to see how HarmonyOS will fare against Android. Huawei has been adamant that HarmonyOS will not be a copy of Android and that they plan for it to be more than just about phones, and that it could also be a platform of smart home devices.
It will be a tall order for Huawei to try and convince users to ditch Android for a brand new operating system. We’ve seen many companies in the past try to go up against iOS and Android only to fail, although Huawei has managed to build up a pretty huge following over the years, so maybe they could be successful on that front.
In the meantime, the company’s recently-announced Mate X2 will be eligible for the update to HarmonyOS in the future.