We gave it a whirl to see how the hottest China-made OS looks and feels. Behold the login screen. Workers in the entire city of Siping switched to it.
Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own operating system on Friday, as it faces the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating US-China trade tensions. Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business, told a press conference in the southern city of Dongguan that the new system, called HarmonyOS or HongMeng in Chinese, would "bring more harmony and convenience to the world". The highly-anticipated software is considered crucial for the tech group's survival as it confronts a looming White House ban on US companies selling technology products to Huawei, which could remove its access to Google's Android operating system.
Google cuts Huawei off Android; so Huawei may migrate to Aurora. Call it mobile Eurasia integration; the evolving Russia-China strategic partnership may be on the verge of spawning its own operating system — and that is not a metaphor. Aurora is a mobile operating system currently developed by Russian Open Mobile Platform, based in Moscow.
Read More. Amidst an escalating trade war and political tensions with the US, Beijing officials have decided to develop a custom operating system that will replace the Windows OS on computers used by the Chinese military. The decision, while not made official through the government's normal press channels, was reported earlier this month by Canada-based military magazine Kanwa Asian Defence.
China wants to further strengthen its computer network with a custom operating system that would be installed on systems operated by military forces. The country would thus give up on Windows and develop its own platform that would help block any potential cyber-attacks launched by hackers linked with the United States government, according to a report from The Epoch Times citing Canada-based military magazine Kanwa Asian Defence. As a result, what they want is a custom operating system that would be developed locally and which Chinese authorities would have full control of, technically eliminating all the risks of cyber-espionage.
The new operating system will replace the Android operating systems in Huawei devices. Huawei officially disclosed and confirmed that its new operating system OS -HarmonyOS - will be taking over from Android on the Chinese tech giant's devices. Huawei's new OS will be replacing the company's use of Android.
It is named after the mythical beast qilin. The first versions were based on FreeBSD and were intended for use by the Chinese military and other government organizations. With version 3.
Experts say Chinese maker's Android alternative would likely face frosty reception overseas. But while industry experts agree the Chinese smartphone maker has the know-how to build a workable operating system, whether it will catch on in the global market is up for debate. Huawei phones sold outside of China run on the Android system, and access to latest updates and technical support from Google is critical for the company.