Huawei has announced the release of HarmonyOS Next, the latest version of its own operating system. Initially, it was claimed that HarmonyOS Next would not support applications made for Android, but this claim was later denied by the company. The ban on Huawei by the US in 2019 led to the development of HarmonyOS as an alternative to Google services under Android.
HarmonyOS is an operating system designed for the Internet of Everything (IoE) era and provides a shared language for smart and connected features on different devices. It has already been installed on over 100 million devices and is currently only planned for release in China in 2024. While there are no current plans to distribute HarmonyOS for devices outside of China, Android-based applications will continue to be fully supported on devices sold outside China with the EMUI operating system.
It’s important to note that there is false information circulating about the support of Android applications on Huawei devices, as they will continue to be fully supported on all devices sold outside China. There seems to be unrelated and random game forum content mixed in with the Huawei news, so it’s important to keep the information focused on the topic to avoid confusion.