This weekend, the Chinese press announced that Huawei is preparing to install its HarmonyOS operating system on 300 million devices, almost all of which are smartphones (200 million).
Huawei should begin to begin this transition from next April on 90% of the devices currently in circulation. For the moment, these are only rumors launched by some Chinese media, but the Shenzhen firm should officially communicate on this subject in the coming weeks.
If, however, this news is made official, it would mean that Huawei has made enormous progress in terms of its operating system. A few months ago, the company would have had great difficulty in moving 200 million smartphones to HarmonyOS.
A copy of Android?
There is a very simple explanation for this, Huawei has developed an operating system very similar to Android 10. The American media Ars Technica does not hesitate to go so far as to say that it is a real clone. In other words, this migration could be just an illusion, Huawei would then simply modify its overlay without touching the system.
If Huawei is trying by all means to regain ground in Europe following the American ban, the situation remains complicated for the Chinese giant. A situation that allows Xiaomi, one of its main competitors, to take off.
Due to the health crisis, the smartphone market as a whole suffered heavy losses. However, Xiaomi seems to be able to weather the storm without too many problems as the company increased its market share from 8% to 17% in the space of a year. Currently, according to the new study by Couterpoint Research on the smartphone market in Europe, Xiaomi is in third place behind Samsung and Apple.
Other competing brands like Vivo, or even Oppo, are also trying to find their place in France and in Europe.