Huawei is now starting to make its long-term transition to Harmony OS. The Chinese giant manufacturer could soon ditch the Android system for its smartphones. 

However, there are only selected tablets and smartphones that can install the Harmony OS Beta. Right now, there are only two major mobile operating systems. These are iOS and Android. 

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OEMs are greatly relying on the Android system to build their own smartphones. Why? Because Apple is the one controlling iOS. 

On the other hand, Android is really dependent on Google although it is an open-source service. This is not a good situation for Huawei since Google is in favor of the United States. For example, the Chinese giant company faces problems when the U.S.

Commerce Department put it in the Entity List, cutting off the company's assets to new GMS license agreements that are controlled by Google. 

Huawei now opens Harmony OS Beta 

Huawei is trying to solve its issue with Google and the United States by transitioning to its first-party operating system, Harmony OS. 

According to XDA Developers' latest report, the new system was already unveiled one and a half years ago. Huawei first showcased it in the Honor Vision smart TV. Although this is the case, Huawei still reaffirmed its commitment to Android in 2019, together with its plans to expand the new Harmony OS to devices other than tablets and smartphones.  

Eligible devices

To help you know more about the new system, here are the eligible devices for Harmony OS 2.0 developer beta. 

  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro (LIO-AL00)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 5G (MRX-W09)
  • Huawei P40 (ANA-AN00)
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G (LIO-AN00)
  • Huawei P40 Pro (ELS-AN00)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro Wi-Fi (MRX-AN19)
  • Huawei Mate 30 (TAS-AL00)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro (MRX-AL19)
  • Huawei Mate 30 5G (TAS-AN00) 

Giz China reported that there are different methods developers can use to install the new smartphone system. The first method is downloading the compressed file from the mirror site. Another technique is acquiring the code from the actual warehouse. Once you get it, all you need to do is install it from the code repository through git or repo tools. If you want to learn more about how to install it, just click here.  

For more news updates about Huawei's transition to Harmony OS, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes. 

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