Due to US sanctions, Huawei could introduce its Harmony operating system to smartphones in the next 6 to 9 months, due to the loss of various features of Google's various apps and Android operating system.
Huawei's Senior Vice President Vincent Pong confirmed, "We cannot wait any longer, we have already missed a flagship (this was a reference to the Mate 30 smartphone, which was given the open-source Android operating system). Which is missing from other Google services and apps, including the Google Play Store). '
Huawei was blacklisted in May this year by the US Department of Commerce and barred US companies from doing business with it without government permission. As a result of this restriction, Huawei has been unable to work with Google, which is operating the Android operating system.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Russia recently said that licenses for US companies to work with Huawei will be issued soon, but no official announcement has been made in this regard. Huawei introduced the Harmony operating system in August this year, replacing smartphones that are being used on smart TVs and other devices.
In this regard, Vincent Pong said in a new interview, 'Harmony is not a replacement for Android, it is the next generation of Android'. Until now, Huawei has introduced televisions working on its operating system but has not yet specified how it will work on smartphones.
Huawei has said in the past few months that it wants to work with Google and wants the Android operating system on its phones and is not planning to introduce a Harmony OS based smartphone in the near future. However, the company also says that if US sanctions remain, operating systems operating on smartphones and laptops may be introduced during the first or second quarter of 2020.
Despite US sanctions, Huawei's phone sales saw a 24.4% increase in the third quarter of the financial year compared to the same period last year, but the company is facing difficulties outside China, particularly in Europe.