Huawei Technologies has announced the launch its Harmony operating system for phones. This initiative will help it recover from US sanctions that have hobbled the handset business.
Huawei plans to start rolling out Harmony OS on selected smartphone models – offering users the option to switch from their current operating system based on Google Android platform. With this new OS, the company will no longer be reliant on Android OS.
The US sanctions banned Google from providing technical support to fresh Huawei phones and access to Google Mobile Services. Furthermore, the Chinese tech giant is billing Harmony OS as an “Internet-of-Things” platform aimed at operating and connecting other smart devices.