Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo could all use the HarmonyOS operating system on their smartphones sold in China, it would be a blow to Google's Android.
After the black period linked to sanctions at the hands of the United States and the export blockade, Huawei is aiming high with HarmonyOS. And, according to the first rumors, the operation could have all the credentials for success since Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo have already shown interest in using Huawei's mobile operating system in their devices.
The idea of replacing Google's little robot is certainly a battle worthy of an epic but, apparently, Huawei is not afraid of the enterprise. The idea of expanding its domain, putting a foot in the devices of competitors in China, would not be among the most remote and for a good reason: those who have already reduced to a minimum the cumbersome presence of Big G in the Chinese editions of their smartphones, as happened to Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, would have every intention to integrate on future products an OS like the one made by the giant of Shenzhen.
Huawei, is Android still under HarmonyOS?
Huawei has already admitted that HarmonyOS 2.0 Beta, the last one made by the company, will not be the final version. According to the opinions of those who had the opportunity to test it with their own eyes, the Chinese proposal would be a bit too much like the original one, differing only for some details of relative importance. Under the surface, therefore, the heart of the robot would still be beating.
Although the similarity between the two operating systems could represent an advantage for the developers, this would go to move away in clear way from what claimed by the manufacturer. Speaking of Harmony, it has always been referred to a completely revolutionized user experience compared to Google's idea, a promise that - as things stand - would not be completely respected.
HarmonyOS, more compatibility with processors
The other obstacle to overcome is the processor. Currently, the operating system is optimized to work shoulder-to-shoulder with HiSilicon Kirin chips; however, this is not an outlier. Even Android presents features aimed at the same type of components produced by Qualcomm and MediaTek; these specifications are essential to work properly and perform well on this type of devices.
The issue would not represent an insurmountable obstacle: Huawei would already be working to offer as soon as possible the same degree of compatibility, so as to go beyond the flagships made by the company and expand the range of phones on which you can install your alternative. And, once the mission is completed, the interest of competitors could really soar, so much so that Google could risk losing even the last substantial glimmer of presence in the Chinese market through Android.