Huawei’s smartphones sales have been badly affected by the US sanctions. The sanction shrunk the company’s market share in smartphones.
The main reason for this dwindling market share is the company is not able to Google services and apps. The company was forced to use the open-source Android system for its smartphones.
That’s why Huawei has been offering smartphones running the Harmony OS operating system in China since 2021 to compete with Android.
Now the Chinese company has decided to launch phones equipped with Harmony OS globally.
According to the company, as of December 2, 2021, Harmony OS has been updated in 2135 Huawei and Honor devices.
In a recent interview, Derek Yu, head of Huawei’s Consumer Business, said that the company’s Harmony OS operating system will be available to global consumers in 2022.
This is the first time a senior Huawei official has talked about introducing Harmony OS globally.
The company has now upgraded its Android-based EMUI 12 system to its smartphone users outside of China.
According to Derek U, the overall performance of the devices will be improved by 10% with the transfer of Harmony OS from the Android operating system.
It is worth noting that Harmony OS 3.0 is already under construction, with a beta version expected to be released in the first quarter of next year.
The Huawei official did not give a specific date or month for the global availability of Harmony OS.
Huawei officially launched the Harmony OS system on June 2 and now has more than 150 million users in China, and the company expects that number to reach 300 million by the end of the year.