Huawei HarmonyOS is now going to replace Android on manufactured devices. Despite the change to the Huawei HarmonyOS, an article says that it could all still be exactly the same.
Huawei HarmonyOS Android?
According to the story by ars Technica, the Huawei livestream officially kicked off the launch for the Huawei HarmonyOS, it's own personal in-house operating system or OS, as well as a few other things, it is now considered a replacement for Android. The company also announced a brand new watch, a brand new tablet, and even a brand new phone to be powered by the Huawei HarmonyOS.
The company also noted that it would be updating quite a massive list including 100 different Huawei Android phone models with the company's new HarmonyOS over the course of the next year. With the announcement, Huawei might look like it now has two completely different operating systems that the company calls the HarmonyOS.
Huawei HarmonyOS vs LiteOS
First up is the IoT as well as the smartwatch version of the Huawei HarmonyOS, which is now based on the Huawei LiteOS and remains open source. The second version of the Huawei Harmony OS is expected to launch for phones and tablets and is actually a fork for Android and still uses the Linux kernel, although Huawei still does not admit this, according to ars Technica.
Having what now seems like two extremely different operating systems share the exact same brand name might lead to quite a lot of confusion. Users can easily make a number of claims regarding the IoT version of the Huawei HarmonyOS that does not technically apply to the official phone version.
Huawei HarmonyOS Code
An example of this is when TechCrunch spoke to Huawei and reported that the company has denied speculations that the Huawei HarmonyOS is now a derivative of Android and said that no single line of code is exactly identical to the Android. A Huawei spokesperson declined to really say whether or not the operating system is really based on Linux, the kernel beyond Android and what powers it.
This particular statement is now true of the IoT version but remains untrue for the phone version. Meanwhile, the company stated that a completely opposite thing to the popular German site ComputeBase. The website quotes Huawei's software president giving the statement.
Huawei HarmonyOS Source Code
According to ComputeBse, in order to make sure that the company's existing users can still easily enjoy the experiences that they remain familiar with in their tablets and phones. Huawei uses a type of open source code coming from AOSP in the Huawei HarmonyOS on the condition of directly complying with the open source license rules and fulfilling related responsibilities and obligations.
Huawei HarmonyOS, as of the moment, is still quite confusing as to whether or not it really remains an Android or is a totally different thing.
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Written by Urian B.