Welcome guest. Before posting on our computer help forum, you must register. Click here it's easy and free.

Author Topic: Chinese firm has Android OS replacement.  (Read 40330 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Geek-9pm

    Topic Starter

    Mastermind
  • Geek After Dark
  • Thanked: 1026
    • Gekk9pm bnlog
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Expert
  • OS: Windows 10
Chinese firm has Android OS replacement.
« on: August 09, 2019, 08:04:17 PM »
Here is a report tom Wall street  Journal.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/huawei-unveils-android-backup-but-prefers-not-to-use-it-11565346923
Quote
By Dan Strumpf
Updated Aug. 9, 2019 8:00 am ET

DONGGUAN, China—Huawei Technologies Co. offered the first details about the operating system designed to replace Google’s Android on its smartphones, as the Chinese technology giant races to develop backups to American technology following its U.S. blacklisting.

Huawei’s new operating system, called HarmonyOS, is intended to run on all of Huawei’s consumer gadgets, including its hugely popular smartphones, which run Android and have taken a sales hit overseas since its May blacklisting, said Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer-device business.

Huawei prefers to continue using Android, the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, on the company’s smartphones, Mr. Yu said. But Huawei could switch its handsets to HarmonyOS “in just one or two days” if it had to.

This might have wide impact on the smartphone and Personal Computer industry.

From Washington Post:
Quote
The Trump administration says Beijing’s efforts are based on stealing or pressuring companies to hand over technology. Washington and other trading partners say the Chinese campaign violates its free-trade obligations.

Washington has labeled Huawei a security threat, an accusation the company denies. Some officials also see the rise of Huawei and other Chinese tech competitors as a potential threat to U.S. industrial leadership.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/huawei-unveils-phone-system-that-could-replace-android/2019/08/09/d1e6acd0-ba83-11e9-8e83-4e6687e99814_story.html?noredirect=on

Comments ?

DaveLembke



    Sage
  • Inventor of the Magna-Broom 3000 =)
  • Thanked: 655
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Expert
  • OS: Windows 10
Re: Chinese firm has Android OS replacement.
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 08:40:43 PM »
I don't see this affecting the PC market as they aren't launching an OS that replaces x86 or x64 system OS's

As far as OS that can replace the Android OS, I am more curious if they reverse engineered Android and copied it as their own or if they went the Linux approach to an ARM OS and have a cleanly coded OS that doesn't have remnants of Android OS at its core.

BC_Programmer


    Mastermind
  • Typing is no substitute for thinking.
  • Thanked: 1136
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • BC-Programming.com
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Beginner
  • OS: Windows 10
Re: Chinese firm has Android OS replacement.
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 09:52:55 PM »
HarmonyOS does not target Smartphones. It is currently intended for devices like Televisions, and they might bring it over to their smartphones over the next 3 years.

They claim it will be Open Source, so if that is true then that seems like it could be good- Open Source Forks could be useful.
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

DaveLembke



    Sage
  • Inventor of the Magna-Broom 3000 =)
  • Thanked: 655
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Expert
  • OS: Windows 10
Re: Chinese firm has Android OS replacement.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 08:28:04 PM »
Cool... Open Source also means that the code is exposed for what it is too, so maybe less likely for a rogue OS to worry about.