Huawei is set to release the latest version of its operating system, HarmonyOS Next. Initially, it was claimed that this new version would not support applications made for Android, but this claim has been denied by the company. In 2019, the US imposed a ban on Huawei, which led to the development of HarmonyOS as an alternative to Android. The original HarmonyOS was based on the open-source version of the Android operating system and fully supported applications made for Android.
According to statements from Huawei executives, HarmonyOS is designed for the Internet of Everything (IoE) era and provides a shared language for smart and connected features on different devices. HarmonyOS 4 has already been installed on over 100 million devices in a short period of time. Currently, there are no plans to distribute HarmonyOS outside of China, so Huawei users outside China will continue to use Android-based applications with the EMUI operating system.
While it was announced at the Huawei Developers Conference 2023, HarmonyOS Next is currently only planned for release in 2024. There have been some false rumors circulating about the support of Android applications on Huawei devices, but Android applications will continue to be fully supported on devices sold outside China.
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