Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, is still at loggerheads with the US. The upcoming Huawei Mate X and Mate 30 series can not use Google services. This is a concern for many potential buyers. However, these smartphones will come with Android-based open-source system. According to Huawei’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s Harmony OS is not ready for smartphones. He said that even if the company is to turn things around, it will take several years to build a reasonable ecology.
Ren Zhengfei reiterated that the Harmony OS is characterized by low latency. It is mainly for industrial control, automatic control, automatic driving, car networking, and other systems. Devices such as smartwatches, 8K smart TVs and other terminal products will easily use this system. For mobile phones, it is impossible to build a reasonable ecosystem in a short period of time.
At the IFA2019 exhibition, Yu Chengdong said that Harmony OS can work on a smartphone presently but the company is not giving it any priority. Huawei has always stated that it remains loyal to Google and will use the Android system if available. However, if Google does not release its services to Huawei, the Huawei P40 series scheduled for March next year may become the first mobile phone with the Harmony OS.