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Huawei HarmonyOS revealed to be an Android Fork


Huawei’s HarmonyOS initially is said to be a new operating system created after being banned in the US and no longer allowed to use Android licenses.

The fact is, this new operating system is not a new alternative. Instead it is just a fork from Android operating system.

This was discovered by Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica through the beta of the operating system. Among the things he highlighted include;

  • Developer access needs to go through a two-day background check required to include a copy of passport, identity card and credit card information to Huawei
  • The OS beta is not operated as an emulator and it is streamed directly to you. More or less ala Google Stadia.
  • HarmonyOS looks like Android 10 modified with the word “Android” replaced with “Harmony”

This operating system is however expected to be as popular in China as most other Huawei products. It is more of a continuation of Huawei EMUI with the difference, it is likely to be slow to receive Android updates through the Open Source Android Project (AOSP).

You can read more details of the discovery made by Ron Amadeo at Ars Technica.

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