Huawei has had to bear a huge loss due to the US Government on the barring companies in the country from selling their technologies and providing support to the manufacturer. Huawei could not sell its smartphones in advanced markets like the US and Europe without the Android license and key Google apps. The Chinese major appears to have worked around this handicap and is said to be ready to launch the Huawei P40 with its dual boot HarmonyOS and Android. The phone may be launched in early 2020.
Huawei’s In-house Operating System Harmony OS is Ready
According to reports, Huawei was already working on developing its operating system which could rival the Android and iOS software that operate all the mobile devices in the world today barring a small percentage. The company had publicly challenged that it is capable of developing an operating system in a couple of years and it would be better than iOS. It may be a little early to confirm if the HarmonyOS is anywhere close to rivaling iOS or Android since it is yet to be put to test. The company has started testing the software on its television sets calling them Honor Vision TV, adopting the sub-brand Honor route. Even in the smartphone space, some announcements by the company indicate that the Honor brand smartphones may carry the HarmonyOS firmware to operate the handsets.
Huawei P40 with Dual Boot Technology
The Huawei P30 was launched as an Android smartphone. The successor, the Huawei P40 is expected to be released with what is known as the dual boot feature. With this provision in your device, you may have a default boot sequence in the Huawei P40, once you power it on, to launch with the HarmonyOS.
However, if you are not happy with the OS, you will have the option to go back and power the mobile using the Android OS. However, this version of the Android OS is known as the Android Open Source Project or ASOP. This, as the name suggests, it is open-source software and won’t hold the latest license from Google.
From current indications, the Huawei P40 may hit the shelves only by March 2020 and before this happens, some hints about its new OS can be had from the Honor Vision TV. Huawei is trying to bring on OTT players on board a la Android TV. How far they succeed and how much the users will appreciate these efforts will be known only when these are in the hands of the users.
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