As a result of the US ban, Huawei has accelerated the development of its operating system. Introduced in August, HarmonyOS is not yet ready for smartphones, but it may be a valid proposition soon.
In an interview with Fortune Magazine, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says HarmonyOS will be at the iOS level in two to three years. This is a bold statement, but one that reflects the company’s confidence in its software.
HarmonyOS can now be found on Huawei’s first smart television. Your smartphone application is not yet planned, but could be migrated within a few days.
Software is not yet Huawei’s forte, admits its founder
Ren Zhengfei has expressed confidence in the quality of the operating system that Huawei is developing, but admits that there is a long way to go. The founder of Chinese technology says the company is still weak in developing large software architectures.
Its strength lies in infrastructure and hardware and that is what led Huawei to second place in the world market. of smartphones. However, if they want to maintain this position, they will have to improve their software development capabilities.
Huawei still wants to use Android
Despite these claims, Ren Zhengfei himself claims that his company does not want to distance himself from Android. Your hope is to be able to continue using Google’s operating system. Proof of this are the new Huawei Mate 30, which were released with Android AOSP.
In order for Huawei to continue to use Google software, it needs Donald Trump to back down its technology decisions. Zhengfei spoke in his hope that this could happen and this could come about with a new special license granted to some US companies.
Conflict with the US has already caused damage to Huawei
Problems with the US began in May this year and have already had consequences on Huawei’s finances. According to Ren Zhengfei, the technology company has already experienced a drop of ($
Still, the Huawei founder says that this was not too problematic for the company’s finances. As of June this year, Huawei reported revenue of ($ . representing an increase of 23 2% over the same period of 2018.