Huawei has announced that it will be releasing HarmonyOS Next, the latest version of its own operating system. Initially, there were claims that this new version would not support applications made for Android, but this has since been denied by the company. The ban on Huawei by the US in 2019 led to the development of HarmonyOS as an alternative to Android, and the original version was based on the open-source version of the Android operating system and fully supports applications made for Android.
HarmonyOS is an operating system designed for the Internet of Everything (IoE) era and provides a shared language for smart and connected features across different devices. It has already been installed on more than 100 million devices worldwide. Currently, there are no plans to distribute HarmonyOS outside of China, so Huawei users outside China will continue to use Android-based applications with the EMUI operating system.
Although HarmonyOS Next was announced at the Huawei Developers Conference 2023, it is currently only planned for release in 2024. There are also false rumors circulating about the support of Android applications on Huawei devices, but it’s important to note that Android applications will continue to be fully supported on devices sold outside China.
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