Google’s Android stays the preferred working system on the planet with properly over two billion customers worldwide. Till now, Google’s solely different rival has been Apple and its fashionable iOS software program – however that is all about to vary and it may give the US agency a serious headache.
As you could bear in mind, Huawei was compelled to cease utilizing Google’s apps and companies again in 2019 as a result of a US commerce ban enforced on the Chinese language firm. Though its newest telephones nonetheless presently use a model of Android, you will not discover any indicators of Google Maps, Gmail or the app-packed Play Retailer.
Ever because the crippling ban got here into pressure, Huawei has been busy launching its personal software program, together with a brand new app retailer, however now issues are going are a step additional with the upcoming launch of HarmonyOS. This Huawei working system appears to be like set to switch Android on all of its new telephones.
Now, you may be pondering that Huawei has no probability of taking over the may of Android and with its smartphone gross sales in freefall it is definitely going to be an enormous problem.
Nevertheless, Huawei’s new OS may get some severe assist due to various different Chinese language producers who’re regarded as keen on what Huawei has to supply.
Like Google does with Android, it appears Huawei shall be joyful handy over its working system to rival corporations and it is this information that would fear the US tech big.
“HarmonyOS is offered to all smartphone producers,” Huawei just lately confirmed to TechRadar.
Rumours which have appeared on Chinese language social media platform Weibo counsel that a number of the world’s largest smartphone corporations are contemplating a transfer to HarmonyOS with Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo simply a number of the names being talked about.
These main gamers within the smartphone market aren’t commenting on the rumours but when they had been to change to HarmonyOS it may make an enormous dent in Google’s consumer numbers.
In Europe alone, Xiaomi and Oppo have each carried out properly within the first three months of 2021 with Xiaomi seeing 73 p.c development and Oppo getting a whopping 95 p.c leap.
That places these corporations in third (Xiaomi) and fourth (Oppo) – simply behind Apple and Samsung.
“Xiaomi reached its highest market share in Europe ever in March due to the launch of its personal flagship Mi11 units. OPPO, OnePlus, realme and vivo additionally proceed to develop strongly, with most having launched new units within the quarter,” stated Counterpoint Analysis’s Affiliate Director, Jan Stryjak.
We’ll have to attend and see what the long run holds for Huawei however Android may have some severe competitors to be careful for.