Huawei executives have long indicated that due to the circumstances of the US veto, they will develop their own ecosystem, which includes a new operating system, called Harmony OS.
The idea was to create an alternative to Android that would be compatible with the applications of this system that we use in Europe, but what we didn’t expect was that the system itself would be based on Android.
Harmony OS 2.0 beta is based on Android
This is what has been seen in the Harmony OS 2.0 emulator that Huawei has put in the hands of developers. In the following picture we see error message in Android 4.4 and the same message in Huawei system. The only difference in the message is, of course, the name of the operating system.
The point is, Huawei did not indicate that Android AOSP was used as the basis for Harmony OS.
The same thing happens if we try to use an old Android app on Harmony OS, which indicates that the app was designed for an old version of Harmony OS. The reality is that Huawei appears to have changed mentions of Android to mentions of its own system, and that’s it.
Even inside the system we see remnants of the Android framework, something illogical unless it is because the system needs it.
This, in itself, This is not a problem and Huawei may have done so to ensure that existing apps are compatible with Harmony.
In the future, a shift could be seen using another technology once the apps use the APIs of Huawei mobile services, being at that point possible to move away from Android. This would explain why Harmony OS should have a different interface than Android in the future.
At this time, we have no confirmation or denial from the company regarding these images, so we’ll have to wait.
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