Probably every owner of new brand smartphones Huawei knows that they lack Google applications due to the US ban, and that is why the manufacturer is developing its own system. The Chinese company now even according to the portal GSMarena has begun distributing the beta version HarmonyOS 2.0 for selected models.
Huawei forced the loss of Google applications to develop its own system
A year and a half ago, the US Department of Commerce banned the sale of US technology to Huawei. In addition to the loss of a number of component suppliers, the new Huawei smartphones have lost Google certification. This means that they could only use the open version of Android (AOSP) without Google apps and the Google Play store. The Chinese company responded by launching its own AppGallery store and announcing the development of its own system. Although the first version of HarmonyOS was intended only for smart TVs, the second can also be used by smartphones and tablets.
Beta version is available for four smartphones and one tablet
Beta version of HarmonyOS 2.0 should be available as an OTA update for Huawei P40, P40 Pro, Mate 30 (including 5G version) and Mate 30 Pro (including 5G version) smartphones. In addition to smartphones, the manufacturer also thought of the Huawei MatePad Pro tablet (Wi-Fi, LTE and also the 5G model). To receive the update, you must first register on this website in Chinese. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email and then the update should be available for your device.
Owners of these devices will be pleased to know that even with the installation of the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta, they can easily return to Android with the EMUI 11 extension. It was the EMUI 11 extension that was prepared for the new system and has most of the code in common with it. However, its graphical interface is different, which is an advantage because it is adaptable for different types of devices. It can be easily applied on a smartphone, tablet, smart TV or touch screen in a car.
Of course, HarmonyOS 2.0 can run Android applications, but in addition to them, it should also have its own applications. Huawei has released an application testing emulator for IDE plus developers, and has also announced a $ 230,000 developer competition for them. Even recently, it has attracted competing manufacturers to HarmonyOS to expand its market share faster.
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