Despite no longer having Google Mobile Services, Huawei is still going strong and making some strides in its domestic market. The company shows no sign of stopping as it is still working on new phones, and considering the expected production numbers, things are pretty impressive. Now, the company has announced that its upcoming HarmonyOS Next is going to completely ditch Android app support.
Huawei’s HarmonyOS Next is a confident attempt at showing that the company can survive without Google
Huawei announced the HarmonyOS Next earlier this year at its developer conference, and based on the information we have received, the new version will be a pure version of the HarmonyOS operating system. There will be no Android libraries, as the company is looking to replace existing versions of the platform on all the devices.
A new report suggests that a lot of Chinese tech companies are now rushing to hire developers so they can start working on native HarmonyOS apps. The report also talks about how the new version of the OS will remove support for Android-based apps on all the devices installed with this version of the operating system.
Given how there are multiple reports about the same topic, it is safe to say that HarmonyOS Next is Huawei’s answer to Google, and it’s honestly a bold move. We are aware of Android’s domination of the market, which is why I am really looking forward to seeing how the new version of the OS works and how the company survives without any support for Android apps.
As far as Huawei’s presence in the international markets is concerned, that still comes with a massive question mark, so we cannot say for sure what the future holds. What I can appreciate, however, is the company’s tenacity to continue without being willing to support the drop, and that is impressive, to say the least. Many other smartphone companies would have easily caved if put in the same circumstances.
News Source: South China Morning Post