Huawei smartphones will lose another Google service soon


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Google will block the possibility of using another of its services on smartphones that could not obtain Google Mobile Services (GMS) license. Among such smartphones, the most prominent are, of course, Huawei and Honor models released since the end of 2019.

Huawei smartphones will lose another Google service soon

Evidence of the imminent disconnection of such smartphones from Google Duo video chat was found in the code of the latest update of the Google Duo application version 123.

At the moment, Google Duo can be safely used on smartphones without GMS certification, including Huawei and Honor. However, Google will close this loophole in the spring.

A few days earlier it also became known that Google Messages will stop working on “uncertified” Android smartphones from March 31, 2021, and this includes Huawei and Honor smartphones.

At first, a vague wording exists in the Google Duo code – the service will stop working on “unsupported” devices.

However, enthusiasts of the XDA Developers community of mobile developers did not rest on this and found more accurate information in the code. We are talking about devices “compatible” with GMS, in other words, licensed by Google. The date of complete cessation of work is the same – March 31. Users will get 14 days to download their data.

Huawei: Here are the main differences between HarmonyOS, iOS and Android

Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei’s Consumer Software Division, decided to finally clarify the main differences between HarmonyOS, iOS and Android.

HarmonyOS (HongmengOS in China) for smartphones is for many, an alternative to Android. Earlier, there were information on the web that the first release of HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones will be based on Android.

Also, Wang Chenglu said yesterday that HarmonyOS is not a copy of iOS and Android. So, now he has provided a table (for those who know Chinese) showing the main differences between the operating systems.

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HarmonyOS 2.0

HARMONYOS VS IOS VS ANDROID

  • HARMONYOS:

Hardware platform: In addition to the mobile phone, it can also be mounted on many IoT devices like TV, cars, smart home appliances

Growth Area: IoT devices have great potential

Advantages: Open source, fluency, and distributed capabilities

Disadvantages: Newborn system in growing age

Apps Developments: One-time development, multi-end adaption capability

  • IOS:

Hardware platform: Mobile phone

Growth area: limited

Advantages: Smooth

Disadvantages: Closed

Apps Developments: Individual adaptation

  • ANDROID:

Hardware platform: Mobile phone

Growth area: limited

Advantages: Open source

Disadvantages: Fragmentation, stuttering

Huawei: HarmonyOS is not a copy of Android and iOS

Huawei’s operating system HongmengOS for China and HarmonyOS for the rest of the world is not a copy of either Android or iOS. So, one of Huawei’s top managers, Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei’s consumer software division, spoke about this in a speech to reporters.

HarmonyOS for smartphones is being considered as an alternative to Android. Earlier, there were information on the network that the first release of HarmonyOS 2.0 for smartphones will be based on Android.

According to Wang Chenglu, the company has been developing the operating system since May 2016. He also noted that HarmonyOS provides very broad “panoramic” opportunities for the future era of the “Internet of Things”. While, for example, iOS is exclusive for smartphones.

HarmonyOS 2.0

The company has set a goal of 200 million HarmonyOS-based devices in 2021, and hopes for much greater results – 300-400 million.

The Chinese company is already testing HarmonyOS 2.0 on smartphones by selected developers and partners.

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