Huawei is reportedly looking to popularize its Harmony operating system platform with phones outside its brand, including those of its Chinese competitor .
According to SlashGear , granting Android-like access has made the transition to Harmony OS a bit easier for both smartphone developers and manufacturers. However, its interface has yet to meet Huawei’s promises.
One drawback of Harmony OS for other brands is that it was developed to operate primarily on Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin processor. Android itself has parts specifically developed for certain chipsets, like Qualcomm and MediaTek … which makes this part of the reason it can run on the majority of phones in the world .
Recently, a report said Harmony OS will be developed to run on Qualcomm and MediaTek’s processor platforms, meaning it will be able to run on phones outside of Huawei products. However, the problem is that Chinese smartphone manufacturers are really concerned about whether using Harmony OS on their phones is worthwhile as using it without Google apps is a limitation, although Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are all not equipped with Google apps on Android phones sold in China.
If Harmony OS was simply an interface to Android, a platform transition wouldn’t make too much sense for other Chinese smartphone makers. Anyway, Google doesn’t matter too much because the Google Play Store is not officially available on Android phones sold in China.