Huawei said that it does not release Harmony OS for smartphones due to Google

Harmony OS. What do we know about her? Judging by it, it’s not so much. This is its own operating system Huawei, built on the basis of some kind of platform that provided the operation of either cloud centers or corporate servers of the company. But after the introduction of US sanctions, the Chinese had to strain themselves and remake the OS, which once performed a purely technical function, into a more or less full-fledged analogue Android. True, until now, no one has seen the version of Harmony OS for smartphones. But, they say that it exists. It's just that Huawei doesn't release it due to some kind of agreement with Google.


Huawei not releasing Harmony OS due to Google

Harmony OS for smartphones is ready and can be launched at any time, said Yu Chengdong, head of the consumer sector Huawei. According to him, the company could deploy its own operating system among the owners of all branded smartphones, if such a need arose, quite simply and quickly. The whole process would take no more than 1-2 days. The only thing that prevents this is the existence of an agreement with Google. Therefore, Chengdong emphasized, Huawei is forced to wait and not rush to deploy Harmony OS.

Harmony OS for smartphones

Harmony OS presentation

Huawei introduced Harmony OS over a year ago, but still hasn't released it for smartphones

It would seem, what agreements between Huawei and Google can we talk about, if the companies were forced to sever all relations with each other due to the imposition of US sanctions? The US government's demands were that US companies stop cooperating with Huawei because it is considered a threat to the country's national security. In this regard, Google was ordered to stop supplying the Chinese manufacturer not only with its services, but also with the update sources Android. That is, in fact, a real blockade was established in relation to Huawei, which means that there can be no agreements here. But it is not so.

Yu Chengdong, talking about the possibilities of launching Harmony OS, rather carefully mentioned existing smartphones Huawei. Here's what he said:

'Harmony OS for mobile is ready, but we are not launching it due to an agreement with Google. After all, we have old mobile phones, and therefore we have to wait. '

Google services for Huawei

Quite vague wording, from which, nevertheless, it is clear that Huawei ties the hands of an agreement regarding old smartphones. Most likely, we are talking about devices that came out before the introduction of sanctions and have the right to both updates and Google services. Despite the fact that the United States has recently tightened its sanctions against the Chinese company, the search giant still does not turn off its services on smartphones Huawei and Honor, although it does. But there are still many more of them than those that Google services do not support and work on the basis of Huawei Mobile Services.

Huawei Mate 20

Huawei fears that Google will disconnect old smartphones from its services

This means that there is an agreement between the companies, which was apparently initiated by Google and which boils down to one simple rule: we do not block our services on your smartphones, and you do not transfer them to Harmony OS. This is logical, because Google itself is very beneficial for its services to continue to function on devices Huawei. Thus, she not only continues to receive commission on Google Play from the sale of her applications, but also has the ability to track the actions and movements of users, form their virtual portraits and show them relevant ads. Otherwise, Google risks losing a fair share of its income.

In fact, the existence of such an agreement – of course, if it really exists – explains a lot. First of all, it explains the reluctance Huawei to even begin public testing of Harmony OS. It's just that the Chinese were tied hand and foot by the decision of Google, which, possibly, has a double bottom and provides for additional sanctions. After all, it is obvious that deploying a new platform on all devices at once is quite problematic, but not to start testing it even on a narrow audience is at least strange.

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