The Launch of HarmonyOS: Will it Affect Google and Apple?
HarmonyOS by Huawei is a step to challenge Google and Apple.
Huawei has reported that its HarmonyOS operating system will not be available for its smartphones in a forthcoming update.
HarmonyOS will at first be available to recent flagships like the Mate 40, P40, and Mate 30 arrangement, before delivering on more gadgets later in the year. Older mobile phone models like the Mate 9, Mate 10, P20, and P10 will get the update in the first half of next year.
For the unenlightened, Huawei has been working on its own operating system called HarmonyOS to supplant Android on its gadgets after the US trade ban banished the organization from utilizing Google’s platform for smartphones. The release of Huawei’s self-created OS will make way for the company to challenge Apple’s iOS (roughly 26% share of the overall industry in May 2021) and Google’s Android OS (around 73% market share in May 2021), which are the two significant platforms utilized all over the world. HarmonyOS;s first look was seen in 2019, albeit the research on the OS was started in 2012.
Huawei promotes that HarmonyOS permits its phones to offer more consistent connectivity across various gadgets, incorporating simpler pairing with compatible headphones and speakers by means of a simplified interface. There’s likewise improved support for home screen widgets.
The operating system is additionally supposed to be better at getting back to recently opened applications without losing your place.
How would this launch affect Google and Apple?
As of late concern has developed over the fact that Google has progressively been sending users to its own sites to answer their inquiries, including Google Flights and Google Maps. In this way, Google may wind up being grilled by controllers about whether it is mishandling its search dominance, to the impairment of rival content producers.
However, according to a new study from IDC, there’ll be adequately no change of smartphone dominance in the following five years – iOS will hold a major chunk of the high-end users with about 15% share of the overall industry, while Android will dominate everything else.
The launch of Harmony OS by Huawei is a major step that can change the smartphone market dynamics. This can break this duopoly (Google and Apple) and gain trust of users as currently the duopoly players are facing antitrust legal issues.
What we can do is wait and watch to see how HarmonyOS will win user’s trust and will it be effective and amazing like Android and iOS.