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Huawei's HarmonyOS coming to smartphones

Huawei is bringing HarmonyOS to smartphones.

The Chinese firm has confirmed the second release of their operating software is expanding into the market, making it a competitor to Android.

Consumer chief CEO Richard Yu made the announcement at Huawei's developer conference in Shenzhen, China, on Thursday (10.09.20).

It's looking likely that there will be a smartphone launch in 2021.

The beta version of the HarmonyOS 2.0 software that is currently used on smartwatches and TVs will be created by December to work on phones.

It's not anticipated tha there will be much difference in Android devices as it will likely be similar to the new EMUI 11 software that runs on top of Android.

Due to their ban in the US, Huawei can use Android on their smartphones, but they are unable to run Google's apps.

However, the company is working on its own AppGallery app store.

What's more, Huawei is launching the OpenHarmony project, which is offering developers the chance to work on their open-source version of the OS, like Android's AOSP.

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