Huawei started beta tests for the third version of the HarmonyOS operating system earlier this month. The next version will be officially released in April.
We are now used to updating the operating systems of smartphones every year. Chinese manufacturer Huawei has been working on the full version of its operating system HarmonyOS for a long time. The new operating system was in beta in early March. The last beta version will arrive on March 31st.
Huawei stated that while the beta process for HarmonyOS continues, the stable version of the operating system will arrive in April. Not only that, the company announced that the first model to receive the update will be the Mate X2, a foldable phone.
Huawei is moving away from Android
Having suffered greatly from the trade wars between the US and China, Huawei lost access to many US products and services and had to struggle with a severe embargo. After this crisis, Huawei turned to different suppliers and solved the software problem by developing its own operating system.
The MateX2 model was actually using the Android 10 operating system when it was first released on the market. In fact, the transition of the foldable phone to HarmonyOS seems to be a necessity for Huawei. Other devices will follow MateX2 in the future.
P50, the first phone to come with HarmonyOS
Although not officially confirmed, the general expectation of the public is that the new Huawei P50 will be the first model to be released with HarmomyOS out of the box. The fact that the release of the device, which is expected to be introduced in March, was postponed to May strengthens this view.
The company, which continued its work for HarmonyOS, which was developed after Huawei devices lost Android support, then invited other Chinese manufacturers to use their own operating system. Do you think this operating system will be able to rival Android?