Huawei said that it will launch its new HarmonyOS smartphone operating system on June 2. This is the biggest move to date to recover from the damage caused by US sanctions to its mobile phone business. Depends on Android.
The US sanctions prohibit Google from providing technical support for new Huawei phone models and prohibit access to Google Mobile Services, which is the developer service suite on which most Android applications are based. It is not clear whether it will start new smartphones at the same time, or whether there will be updates to existing phones, or how fast it will start.
The new HarmonyOS will only mitigate the impact of the 2019 sanctions in some way. The sanctions also prevent Huawei from using key technologies procured by the United States, thereby hindering its ability to design Huawei, which has already sourced chips and chips from third-party suppliers. Components.
The smartphone manufacturer Huawei currently ranks sixth in the world with a 4% market share in the first quarter. The previous Trump administration argued that the Chinese telecom giant poses a threat to the national security of the United States and the United States-Huawei denies this allegation.
According to an internal memo seen by Reuters, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei this week asked employees to “dare to lead the world” in software to enter business areas that are not affected by US sanctions. He said the company will need to adopt a more “open source” development method and should try to attract more software experts from abroad.