Huawei has brought out its own operating system – the HarmonyOS which is set for a debut on an internet-connected TV.
The Honor Vision TV was brought into a declaration and was revealed on Saturday and it has stood up to be the first device that has been powered by Huawei’s own operating system, the HarmonyOS. While the new OS was launched on Friday bearing the heavy uncertainty of whether Huawei, caught in the trade war between the U.S. and China, can resume trading with American technology companies for the supply of the product or not.
The OS has emerged to be an essential part of Huawei’s “internet of things” strategy where it will be working towards creating a considerably consistent experience across various connected devices by the help of its software.
Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer division, addressed reporters at a press conference held on Friday after the HarmonyOS launch. He conveyed that the situation with Google remains “unclear.” while stressing upon the fact that Huawei would prefer using Android on its smartphones, but if it was unable to, then it could switch to HarmonyOS “immediately.”
The Chinese technology giant said, “HarmonyOS, also known as HongmengOS, will eventually be used across devices from smartphones to smartwatches, and even smart speakers, smartwatches and in-vehicle systems”. The device has bee released under the Honor brand name that Huawei owns, the 55-inch Honor Vision series s starts at 3,799 yuan ($538).
The release of HarmonyOS has been marked as a “part of the company’s back-up plan should it be cut off from U.S. technology”. The recent addition of Huawei on the Entity List by the Department of Commerce of US restricted American firms from carrying out any business with the Chinese master of the market. U.S firms required to seek a special license to trade components to Huawei.
“The Trump administration said recently it would begin approving licenses for some products as long as they do not pose a security risk to the U.S. or its allies.” continues the report from CNBC.”Huawei uses Google’s Android operating system for its smartphones. But analysts told CNBC that not having access to Android could badly hurt Huawei, which is now the second-largest smartphone maker in the world, behind Samsung and ahead of Apple. That is a big reason for Huawei developing its own operating system.”
The news has glimpses of which sparked hope and joy at the core of the company must include the self-sufficiency as a pivot to their community’s turnover and capability to stand up to renovation.