HarmonyOS, the operating system developed by Huawei, will not erase data or Android apps installed on Android smartphones. Anxious to reassure users, the Chinese group specifies that all apps and all data will not be endangered by the installation of HarmonyOS. After installation, everything will continue to work as with EMUI.
A few days ago, Huawei unveiled the final version of HarmonyOS, its alternative to Android. Developed on the basis of AOSP, the mobile OS will soon be available on a total of 100 devices, including the brand’s latest smartphones. Indeed, the smartphones Mate 40, P40, Mate 30 and the MatePad Pro tablet will be among the first to be able to install the update.
Unsurprisingly, the update will first be offered in China. In order to convince users of its products to install the update, Huawei customer service wanted to clarify certain points on the sidelines of the June 2, 2021 conference, reports ITHome.
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Android apps will work normally with HarmonyOS
First of all, customer service ensures that data stored on an Android smartphone (with the EMUI overlay) will not be erased by the installation of HarmonyOS. Huawei user account, mobile phone number, WeChat account and all accounts they are logged in to will still be accessible.
There will be no need to create a new account or to reconnect with your credentials. The transition is intended to be as smooth as possible. “Its relevant data will not be lost and can continue to be used” Huawei claims.
In addition, installing HarmonOS will not make Android applications on the smartphone unusable. All apps already installed will continue to work normally. Likewise, it won’t be necessary to reinstall all the apps you need.
It’s not really a surprise. From a code point of view, HarmonyOS turned out to be just a fork of Android Open Source Project, the open source version of the operating system from Google. This approach allows Huawei to offer a smooth transition from Android to HarmonyOS.